2022 Toyota RAV4 Preview Gastonia NC

2022 RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 burst onto the road 25 years ago, helping to lay the template for the crossover SUV as it went. Now in 2022, it looks to continue improving on that template with a new hybrid trim level and enticing exterior and interior upgrades.

For drivers in Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton, NC, who want to know what the upcoming SUV will have in store, our team at Toyota of Gastonia has put together a 2022 Toyota RAV4 preview.1 Keep reading below to find out more!

New Trim on the Block

Leading the pack of new features for the 2022 Toyota RAV4 is an entirely new SE Hybrid trim level. Standard features include mono-tone paint for the exterior, fabric-trimmed seats for the interior, and a 7-inch touchscreen with six speakers for your Toyota Multimedia features. All while providing the efficiency you’ve come to expect from a hybrid vehicle.

The new SE Hybrid trim also comes with a number of optional features, split between two available packages. The Convenience Package adds handy features like a height-adjustable power liftgate for easier cargo loading and unloading, a moonroof, and an upgraded Audio Plus system that features a larger 9-inch touchscreen.

The other available package is the Weather Package, a commuter’s dream. This package aims to help keep you cozy when driving during the colder months and includes features like a heated leather steering wheel, heated front seats, and rain-sensing windshield wipers with a de-icer function.

Something For Everyone

A bold new exterior color option, Cavalry Blue, will be available on the new SE Hybrid trim as well as the existing TRD Off-Road and XSE trims, with the XSE also featuring a black roof. In fact, you can expect exterior and interior updates and upgrades across all trim levels on the 2022 Toyota RAV4.

On the LE Hybrid, XLE, XLE Hybrid, and Adventure trim levels, you can expect a stylish new available color option for the wheels. Meanwhile, the XLE Premium Hybrid, Limited Hybrid, and the XSE Hybrid will be sporting new wheel designs.

For improvements to both aesthetic and capability, updated headlamps can be expected for the XLE trim level and above. The XLE Premium, Limited, Adventure, and TRD Off-Road trim levels will be receiving new LED fog lamps, while the XSE Hybrid trim level will be equipped with super sleek vertical lights, which first debuted on the 2021 XSE Prime.

Turning to the interior, all trim levels will come with a locking glovebox along with LED interior lamps. The XLE and above trim levels will get illuminated interior switches, while the Limited trim level will have an 8-way power passenger seat for upgraded comfort.

The Classics

RAV4 Interior

Of course, many features from the previous year will be returning in 2022, including a Dynamic Force 2.5L engine that delivers203 horsepower and is paired with an 8-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission.

You’ll feel confident behind the wheel with the returning Toyota Safety Sense suite and features like Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, and a Pre-Collision System.

As mentioned above, Toyota Multimedia will also return to provide your infotainment needs, allowing access to features like:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Integrated Dynamic Navigation

The 2022 Toyota RAV4: Coming to a Dealer near You!

For drivers in Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton, North Carolina, there’s plenty to look forward to in the 2022 Toyota RAV4. If you want to know more about this upcoming Toyota SUV, get in touch with our team at Toyota of Gastonia!

1Model not yet released. All specs mentioned herein have been cited from the Toyota Newsroom and are subject to change by the manufacturer.