2023 Toyota RAV4: Refresh, Engine Specs, Release Date, Price

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The sixth-generation 2023 Toyota RAV4 is coming, and we can expect it to remain a carryover when it hits showrooms. As a carryover, the new SUV should carry on with the same design language, and it will reportedly gain some minor upgrades inside.

Under the hood, the RAV4 will come with the same engines as the fifth-generation model. This SUV can be powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit or with a hybrid (PHEV) system. The power flows through an eight-speed automatic transmission using front wheels as standard. Considering small upgrades, we expect its MSRP to remain close to the current model that starts at $27,500.

What Will the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Look Like?

The latest generation, 2023 Toyota RAV4, will look more attractive for sure. However, it will still feature the same sharp truck-like grille and the same geometric-shaped body. Also, it should adopts a much bolder nose, flared wheel wheels, rugged body cladding, and more.

Adventure and TRD Off-Road are the most favorites trims, and both come with Black body cladding, large over-fenders, and model-specific front bumpers. However, the XLE and Limited models are pushing up designs with polished alloy wheels and an attractive pallet of colors. Like before, we can expect the new RAV4 to come standard with 17-inch wheels, but 18-inch and 19-inch options are available.

Cabin Specs

The 2023 Toyota RAV4 has one of the finest and comfortable cabins in the compact crossover class. Behind the rear seats, there is 37.5 cubic feet of the luggage area, which can be almost double to 69.8 cubic feet, folding seats down. Overall, the cabin feels upscale, and Toyota added plenty of soft-touch materials on the dash and center armrest. The center stack dominates with a bright 7-inch screen (8-inch in Limited, Adventure, and TRD models). Also, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa come as standard. The XSE trim spices things up, thanks to blue accents and stitching.

Besides, standard safety equipment is much better, including eight airbags, adaptive cruise control, a pre-collision system with pedestrians, lane departure warning, lane-tracing assistance, and road sign recognition.

2023 Toyota RAV4 Engine Specs

Under the hood, the 2023 Toyota RAV4 will probably be available with the same engines as predecessor. The basics model deploys a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine sending 203 horsepower to the front wheels (FWD) through a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission.

Besides, the RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is available as well, and it consist of a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with electric motors. Also, this model comes with a large lithium-ion battery. According to Toyota, the RAV4 Prime is able to travel for up to 42 miles, which is better than any other PHEV in the class. On top of that, the PHEV model is also fuel-friendly and is rated 94 MPGe.

Release Date and Price

The debut of 2023 Toyota RAV4 is set for the next year. This SUV is major player in the compact crossover world. It comes with a unique design, excellent safety scores, and it offers plenty of interior space.

With no big changes, we expect the new Toyota RAV4 to remain close to the current model that starts at $27,500. There are many popular SUVs in the same class, and we cannot wait to see how RAV4 will handle with the upcoming Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5.

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