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Finding the right SUV for you starts with a test drive of the accomplished 2018 Toyota RAV4. While waiting for the 2019 Toyota RAV4 that just debuted at the New York Auto Show, here is what you can expect from the well-appointed 2018 version. Whether it’s the regular or hybrid edition, these SUVs offer to pamper and protect you.

The sporty crossover has a muscular stance that is enhanced by its rounded features. To match the shopper’s needs to the right vehicle, there are LE, XLE, LE-Plus hybrid, regular or hybrid SE, and regular or hybrid Limited trims. A special Trail Edition allows the RAV4 owner to venture further off road.

The 2018 RAV4 offers fuel efficiency for your budget and crash avoidance features for your safety
Ready for the highway, the standard four-cylinder engine generates 176 horsepower. This modern engine is performs at 10 L/100 KM in the city and 7.8 L/100 KM on the highway. Hybrid powertrains generate 196 horsepower. It’s efficiency is 6.9 L/100 KM city and 7.8 L/100 KM highway. AWD is available on all trims.

Watching the front of the RAV4, radar and cameras combine to provide an effective forward collision warning system. Even better, the system watches for pedestrians, too. If it senses a danger that’s too immediate for the driver to handle, it may start braking or even bring the SUV to a stop. A lane keeper watches the lines and actually assists you with straightening up. Your nights can be easier with automatic high beams, and commuting is easier, too, with adaptive cruise control.

Technology and comforts in the well-designed rav4 cabin in Ottawa, Ontario

Toyota has carefully integrated technology into the cockpit. The 6.1-inch touch screen provides access to a backup camera and Bluetooth streaming audio. Siri Eyes Free expands what the system can do for iPhone users. If you step up to the bigger touch screen, you can enjoy other assets such as navigation and a Bird’s Eye View Monitor. It can watch your surroundings and show you any obstacles in your path.

The base RAV4 comes standard with heated front seats and air conditioning. The fabric bucket seats can be upgraded with power adjustment functions. Handsome upholstery choices include premium cloth or SofTex leatherette. There’s plenty of room for luggage. The cargo holds up to 1087L. You can claim 2078L with the seats folded flat.

Isn’t it time to enjoy your ride? Get more with the 2018 Toyota RAV4, available now at Bank Street Toyota.