2018 Toyota RAV4 Reviews | What Critics Think | San Marcos Toyota

2018 Toyota RAV4 Reviews Position it as a Top Crossover SUV

2018 Toyota RAV4 Review Highlights

Kelley Blue Book

“As the vehicle that started the compact-crossover-SUV segment, the RAV4 has consistently been a top seller.”


“The tall and wide windows allow for an expansive view out. There's a sizable window in the three-quarter view that compensates for the wide rear roof pillar.”

The Car Connection

“The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular new cars on the planet, and is at home in Portland, Oregon or Portland, Maine or Puerto Vallarta.”

Car and Driver

“The RAV4’s spacious cabin, straightforward controls, and the added perk of advanced standard active safety tech … widen its appeal.”

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Garners Critical Acclaim

Kelley Blue Book

“Toyota’s dedication to safety is apparent in the 2018 RAV4 compact-crossover SUV” – Kelley Blue Book

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is well-known for its adventurous side, but you’ll never feel safety has been sacrificed. Far from it — Toyota RAV4 reviews were unanimous in their appreciation of its cutting-edge safety, and so they should be. Each model includes Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) features as standard:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection: Your Toyota RAV4 can detect upcoming collisions and warn you of danger, providing vital time to react.
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist: Should you start to deviate from your chosen lane without signaling, the RAV4 will take note and let you know. Fail to react and gentle corrective steering pressure will be applied.
  • Automatic High Beams: As you drive between New Braunfels and Canyon Lake at night, your high beams will automatically toggle on and off to match incoming cars.
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control: When you’re tackling traffic on your way into Kyle, your cruising speed to be adjusted to leave a safe distance between your Toyota RAV4 and the vehicle ahead.
2018 Toyota RAV4 Models


“The RAV4 offers one of the largest cargo areas in the class, and its low liftover height means you won’t strain your back while loading heavy items.” – Edmunds.com

Edmunds.com drew attention to the Toyota RAV4’s interior. Giving it a 5-star rating, they celebrated the wide openings, excellent visibility, and large cargo area. You’ll find:

  • Up to 38.4 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space as Standard
  • Up to 73.4 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space with the Rear Seats Folded

The Car Connection

“The RAV4 rides comfortably and muffles out most road and wind roar.” – The Car Connection

With a 2.5L four-cylinder engine fitted across all trims, the Toyota RAV4 combines up to 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, with the ability to make up to 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.* Acoustic noise-reducing UV reduction glass is used to maintain a whisper quiet drive wherever you happen to find yourself.

2018 Toyota RAV4 Cargo Area with Seats Folded Down

Drive the 2018 RAV4 at San Marcos Toyota

If you’d like to give us your own Toyota RAV4 review, don’t hesitate to visit San Marcos Toyota to take a test drive.

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*2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
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