RAV4 Adventure adds rugged styling for 2022

Toyota RAV4 Adventure

Toyota is widening the authentic SUV appeal of the RAV4 with the introduction of the new Toyota RAV4 Adventure, an addition to the range that reinforces the model’s “go anywhere” spirit with stand-out rugged styling that’s ready for life in the great outdoors.

This new version will broaden the model’s market reach to people who want a vehicle that matches their love of life off the beaten track while preserving the performance and efficiency benefits of Toyota’s hybrid-electric technology.

Toyota RAV4 Adventure

The RAV4 Adventure makes its intentions clear with its more purposeful front-end design. The new look, all-black grille has greater visual impact, with the Toyota emblem moving down from the leading edge of the bonnet to a central position on double horizontal bars that cross the centre of the unit. The vehicle’s commanding stance and SUV capability is amplified by setting the front fog lights in new black surrounds and fitting a bright silver-finished under-run.

The effect is enhanced by wider wheel arches and new 19-inch alloy wheels with a matt grey finish. At the rear, there’s a matching silver under-run.

In the cabin there’s a dedicated upholstery design for the seats, combining smooth, black synthetic leather with deeply quilted back and cushion sections, with contrasting orange stitching. RAV4 Adventure scuff plates are also fitted.

Toyota RAV4 Adventure

The RAV4 Adventure is powered by Toyota’s fourth-generation hybrid electric technology and is equipped as standard with intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD-i), provided by an additional compact electric motor on the rear axle. The efficient yet powerful hybrid powertrain combines electric motors and a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine – a unit with one of the world’s highest thermal efficiencies for a production engine – delivers 219bhp. AWD-i allows for (braked) loads of up to 1,650 kg to be towed. 

The new model also introduces new projector-type LED headlights and LED front fog lights. Elsewhere in the range, a new 10-spoke alloy wheel design will be introduced in bright silver or gloss black according to equipment grade. In the cabin, the focus is on added comfort and convenience with new LED lighting, power adjustment for the front passenger seat, illuminated window control switches and new, USB-C ports suitable for charging phones and devices while on the move. 

Toyota RAV4 Adventure

The latest changes maintain the momentum of the world’s best-selling SUV. In 1994, the original RAV4 created a new market for recreational SUVs with car-like agility, a breakthrough that has since earned it more than 10 million global sales. Its spirit of innovation has been maintained as the first model in its segment to offer hybrid-electric power. 

UK deliveries for the new Toyota RAV4 Adventure and the refreshed RAV4 model range will begin in the first quarter of 2022. Prices and further details will be announced nearer the on-sale date.

All information was correct at the time of publishing

106 comments

  1. I currently have a Black Edition RAV, which is excellent all round, except I have had to turn off AHB as the system isn’t quick enough to respond in certain situations an I either have to manually overide, or sometimes get flashed. It’s easier and safer to operate high beam manually. The other disappointment is that Fog lights and internal lights are not LED, which I read will be changed for 2022 models.
    But I have one question regarding headlights which you describe as ‘projector LED’. I suspect this means they are the same as on my current RAV, (with the resultant AHB shortcomings), or are they upgraded to the adaptive high beam system as used on higher spec Lexus, e.g. NX, which I found were faultless in their high beam switching function?
    Finally do the revised LED fog lights incorporate a turning function?

    1. Hi Rob,
      Thanks for your comment. We are glad to hear that your RAV4 is serving you well.
      The LED and AHB systems for Toyota and Lexus headlights are similar, some specifications/features do vary depending on grade.
      Only some Lexus models feature the cornering lights at this stage.
      Unfortunately, the AHB system does have some limitations in certain conditions.
      Please let us know if you have any further questions.
      Thanks.

      1. Hello
        I placed an order for a Rav4 hybrid in Dynamic trim on the 28th September at my local dealer. There was little mention of the impending model update. The site I used to search for the particular car and trim level, now tells me the vehicle is unavailable and the Toyota site indicates the brochure for this vehicle is currently being updated to show details of the 2022 model. My estimated delivery is 5 months away in the middle of March which is a lengthy wait, however I do understand the reasons that are affecting the production and delivery, but feel that this latest news confuses the issue. Can you indicate how the changeover from 2021 model to the 2022 model might affect my order please. Regards Chris Mitchell

      2. Hi Chris,
        Thanks for your comment.
        Your Toyota Centre would be best placed to advise on the differences between the MY21 and MY22 RAV4.
        Please let us know if you have any further questions.
        Thanks.

  2. Hello , will the new new Rav4 Adventure have an increased ride height compared to the rest of the range?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Christian,
      Thanks for your comment.
      The RAV4 Adventure Grade does not have an increased ride height.
      Thanks.

  3. Hi can you confirm if the new Adventure grade will get a spare wheel? I have a 2020 RAV4 and went for Design purely to get the best spec I could with a spare wheel. I would’ve gone higher up the range but I noticed Excel upwards get a repair kit which put me off.

    1. Hi Deelan,
      Thanks you for your interest in the RAV4 Adventure Grade.
      Our Product Team have advised that the Adventure Grade comes with a spare wheel.
      Please let us know if you have any further questions.
      Thanks.

  4. Hi. I ordered a RAV4 EXCEL either very late August or Early September. I’ve been informed it will arrive sometime between mid Feb and March 1st.

    Will I have the newer spec MY22? My dealership isn’t sure.

    1. Hi Alex,
      Thanks for your comment and thank you for your order.
      The final production month of current Model Year RAV4 is November.
      The planned production volume has very recently been uploaded to our system.
      Therefore if your Centre checks your order now, if it is showing as matched to a vehicle stock number then it will be current Model Year, but if it is still showing as unmatched then it will come from MY22.
      Please let us know if you have any further questions.
      Thanks.

  5. I have ordered a RAV4 October and told I will get it in March, I will be highly disappointed if it’s not a 2022 model

    1. Hi Phil,
      Thanks for your comment.
      The final production month of current Model Year RAV4 is November.
      The planned production volume has very recently been uploaded to our system.
      Therefore if your Centre checks your order now, if it is showing as matched to a vehicle stock number then it will be current Model Year, but if it is still showing as unmatched then it will come from MY22.
      Please let us know if you have any further questions.
      Thanks.

      1. Hi, I’ll be collecting new Rav4 in May 2022 ( design grade). Is there any difference in MY22 to MY21 or it only applies to higher grades? Thanks Andy

      2. Hi Andy,
        Thanks for your RAV4 order.
        Firstly, you will need to confirm with your centre whether you have ordered a MY21 or a MY22 RAV4.
        The changes for MY22 include – illuminated window switched, LED Fog, USB C connectors, interior LED lights, 18″ wheels standard and a spare wheel (on all grades except Adventure).
        Thanks.

      3. Hi Dave,
        As the final production month for the Model Year 2021 RAV4 was November, all RAV4s ordered now should be a Model Year 2022 specification.
        Please let us know if you have any further questions.
        Thanks.

  6. Hi,

    I placed an order on the 29th of September for the excel model,
    will I get the new led design or is that reserved for the adventure range?

    1. Hi Brian,
      Thanks for your comment and thank you for your order.
      The final production month of current Model Year RAV4 is November.
      Therefore, this will depend on which Model Year RAV4 you are receiving. Your Toyota Centre will be able to check this for you.
      The planned production volume has very recently been uploaded to our system.
      Therefore, if your Centre checks your order now, if it is showing as matched to a vehicle stock number then it will be current Model Year, but if it is still showing as unmatched then it will come from MY22.
      Please let us know if you have any further questions.
      Thanks.

      1. will all models get this updated front bumper and led lights or just the adventure model?

      2. Hi Brian,
        The updated front bumper is for the Adventure Grade only.
        However, there are some changes that are being introduced across the RAV4 range for 2022 such as the new LED lighting.
        Thanks.

    1. Hi Viv,
      Thanks for your interest in the RAV4 Adventure.
      The configurator will be available towards the end of the year.
      Thanks.

  7. Hi
    I placed an order for an Excel on 21st October. Do you know the likely delivery dates?
    Also, I’ve been told I can track progress on the app. How do I do this?

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for your comment and congratulations on your RAV4 order!
      Your Toyota Centre would be best placed to advise on delivery dates. However, due to certain part shortages caused by COVID-19, this may be slightly later than expected.
      Furthermore, you are able to track the progress of your vehicle on your MyT app. Your Toyota Centre can set this up for you as they have your order information.
      Please let us know if you have any further questions.
      Thanks.

  8. Hi,

    When will the updated RAV4 brochure be available?

    I’ve ordered a RAV4 dynamic – estimated delivery date next May. Are there any exterior changes to the 2022 model? Will the 2022 model have the 19inch black alloy wheels (10 spoke)?

    Many Thanks.

    1. Hi Brian,
      Thank you for your RAV4 order.
      We would advise contacting your nearest Toyota Centre as they now have the MY22 RAV4 bulletin, so they will be able to advise you on the changes.
      Thanks.

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