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


  1. Is there any update on differences between MY21 and MY22? I have a RAV4 Design on order and i’m being told it will definitely be MY22, but i dont know what to expect? different headlights? trim? thanks

    1. Hi Rob,
      Thank you for your order.
      The Model Year 2022 RAV4 introduces new projector-type LED headlights and LED front fog lights.
      Further to this, 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.
      We hope this helps.

      1. Thanks for the info, that’s great. As its made in Russia are you anticipating delays now?

      2. Hi Rob,
        Thanks for your comment.
        The RAV4 is manufactured in Japan. Like other manufacturers, there may still be delays as a result of chips shortages but please be assured we are doing everything we can to deliver our vehicles as quickly as possible.
        We hope this helps.

      3. Hi Paul,
        The Model Year 2022 RAV4 does not come with wireless Apple CarPlay.
        A cable will have to be used.

      4. That’s such good news the MY22 comes with a powered front passenger seat. Will the powered sunroof still be an optional extra on the Dynamic and also for the Design now?

      5. Hi Simon,

        The sunroof is only available on the Excel and Dynamic grades currently.


  2. I have ordered for Toyota Rav 4 72 reg. It will be registered in August 22. I wanted to know if it has speed camera detection.

  3. Hi, I have ordered a Rav4 Excel, which I hope to get by September/October this year. Will it have the same looks as the pictures in this article ?

    1. Hi Neil,
      Thanks for your comment.
      The pictures in this article show the Adventure grade, which differs slightly to the Excel grade.
      We hope this helps.

  4. Hi, can you advise what changes there will be to the Black Edition – from outstanding orders they are honouring?

  5. I’ve ordered an Excel Rav with delivery notified as December. What type of infotainment screen will be fitted? Will it be like the picture here which seems a larger and has a less obvious bezel. It looks smarter and more flush to the casing. Thanks

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for your order. All RAV4 come with the same 8″ multimedia screen as seen in the image above.

      All the best,

      Toyota UK

  6. What is the latest date you can ask to change the colour of your car before the proposed delivery date

    1. Hi OJ, thanks for your comment.

      There is no specific time frame on this, we would recommend discussing it with your local Toyota Centre. However, please keep in mind that any changes to your order may push the delivery date further.


      Toyota UK

  7. I ordered a new Dynamic Premium plug In Hybrid RAV4 in January 2022. It was due for delivery in June 2022 but is now expected in September 2022. The spec for this model is no longer shown on the Toyota UK website. My dealer is a little vague on what will he delivered but says there may be some tweaks. Is it likely to include the upgraded In Car Entertainment system or other changes due in the 2023 model announced for Australia and the USA?

    1. Hi Peter,
      Thanks for your comment.
      We would recommend discussing this with your Toyota Centre as they will have the details of your specific order.

  8. Hi. Can you please confirm (because my local dealership are not entirely sure) that if I order a RAV4 PHEV Dynamic this week, that when it arrives (in 8 month’s or so time) it will be the MY22 version (still called a Dynamic) that includes the powered front passenger seat and all the other additional upgrades that you describe earlier in this trail? Thank you.

    1. Hi Simon,

      Thanks for getting in touch, and for your interest in the RAV4 PHEV. Due to the long lead times, by the time your vehicle is built, it will be MY23 specification, not MY22. We know that there will be some upgrades like the Toyota Smart Connect multimedia system with 12.3” screen and Toyota Safety Sense 2.5, but we are unable to confirm exact specifications throughout the whole vehicle at this time unfortunately. We realise that will be frustrating for you, and we apologise in advance for that.


      1. Ok, thanks for your reply. Do you know if there will still be a trim level called Dynamic for MY23? And are you able to say if it does come with a powered passenger seat (which was mentioned earlier in this trail)? It’s important to know because we’re looking to purchase through Motability and they can wiggle out of an agreement if the manufacturer “changes the description of the vehicle” between ordering and delivery. The powered passenger chair is important to us because it will help to manage my wife’s condition when we’re traveling.

      2. Hi Simon,

        There will be a Dynamic grade but we are unable to confirm exact specifications at this time. Apologies again.


  9. FYI, the 2022 Rav4 Adventure doesn’t come with a powered adjustment for the front passenger seat. I have one (delivered June 2022, ordered back in January). The driver’s seat is power adjusted, but the passenger seat has the old manual bar to change the seat position. It’s a lovely car, but that surprised me after reading this article. Perhaps you meant to say it is an option?

    1. Hi Chris,

      Congratulations on your new car and sorry for the surprise. The information in this article was correct at time of publishing, when the vehicle was revealed for European markets. UK specifications do sometimes vary. Official vehicle specifications are listed on http://www.toyota.co.uk.

      Apologies again for the surprise and we wish you many more happy miles in your RAV4.


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