Three athletic people standing next to two-toned 2018 Toyota RAV4

Is the 2018 Toyota RAV4 a good off-roading vehicle?

2018 Toyota RAV4 performance and drivetrain features  

The Toyota family is unique in that, across its entire line of vehicles, most are capable of providing everything you could ever want out of your drive, both on and off the beaten path. There has to be a favorite model though, which is where the RAV4 crossover comes into play. It’s clear that much research and development has gone into making this one of the best machines on the American market, as you’ll soon see. Join Toyota Palo Alto today to check out the 2018 Toyota RAV4 performance and drivetrain features! 

Performance and Styling Features of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 

To answer the question posed above, the 2018 RAV4 is a fantastic choice if your idea of fun lies off the pavement. It comes with an available All-Wheel Drive system, which also features Dynamic Torque Control, a technology that monitors and distributes engine strength to the appropriate wheel. This ensures that you’ll keep your grip on dirt, rocks, asphalt, sand or any other terrain you’re heading for!

Blue sport suspension shocks of 2018 Toyota RAV4

Selectable drive modes of 2018 Toyota RAV4


Of course, keeping traction on the earth ahead doesn’t mean much if you’re feeling every bump. The 2018 RAV4 has this covered, as its sport-tuned suspension proves. This system – with awesome blue shocks to boot – can absorb any impact you feel, giving you a smooth and confident ride every time! 

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Engine Specifications and Drive Modes of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 

Under the hood, the 2018 RAV4 certainly has the kind of power and performance that you’d expect out of a top-tier crossover. It features a 2.5-liter DOHC Inline 4, which can crank out 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque!
Not every drive is created equal, however, which is why the RAV4 also offers three included drive modes – ECO mode is designed to give you optimal fuel economy, Sport Mode revises shift points and acceleration, and, with the 2018 RAV4 Hybrid, you’ll also get EV mode, which allows you to drive purely on battery power!  

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Test drive the 2018 Toyota RAV4 in Palo Alto CA 

All this is available on the 2018 Toyota RAV4 for a starting price lower than $25,000, and we encourage you to give our Toyota Palo Alto sales team a call today to schedule a test drive. We can also help you sign off on a budget-friendly payment plan so you can welcome the new RAV4 to your driveway and family!