2022 Toyota RAV4: Release Date, Price, and New Features

A quarter of a century ago, the Toyota RAV4 made its debut and helped pioneer the crossover SUV segment. After all of these years, there are many more crossover SUVs, but the RAV4 still paves the way as the best-selling SUV in the world. Read more to find out the release date, price, changes, new features, and color options of the 2022 Toyota RAV4.

When will the 2022 Toyota RAV4 be released and available?

Side view of Silver Sky Metallic 2022 Toyota RAV4 SE Hybrid
Silver Sky Metallic 2022 Toyota RAV4 SE Hybrid | Toyota

The release date of the 2022 Toyota RAV4 will be in mid-December 2021. It will be available at dealerships throughout the United States. 

How much does the 2022 Toyota RAV4 cost?

Toyota has not yet released the price information for the 2022 RAV4. The automaker stated that it would announce the complete cost information for the RAV4 closer to the release date in mid-December. However, the cost of the 2022 RAV4 is not expected to significantly differ from the 2021 RAV4. The starting price of the 2021 RAV4 ranges from $26,350 MSRP for the base LE trim up to $41,675 MSRP for the RAV4 Prime XSE trim.

Is the 2022 Toyota RAV4 redesigned?

Steering wheel, touchscreen, and front seats in 2022 Toyota RAV4 SE Hybrid
2022 Toyota RAV4 SE Hybrid interior | Toyota

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 is not redesigned, for it’s primarily a carryover from the 2021 RAV4. However, there are minor changes across the RAV4 trim lineup. The most significant addition is the new SE Hybrid trim. It has sporty styling and performance but at a more affordable price than the XSE Hybrid trim.

Notable standard features for the 2022 RAV4 SE Hybrid include an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, fabric-trimmed seats, and mono-tone paint color options. For an additional cost, you can get optional features for the XSE Hybrid. This includes heated front seats, a heated leather steering wheel, and rain-sensing windshield wipers with a de-icer feature. Also, the RAV4 SE Hybrid offers a convenience package, which includes a height-adjustable power liftgate, a moonroof, and a 9-inch touchscreen.

What are the color options for the 2022 Toyota RAV4?

Driver's side rear angle view of 2022 Toyota RAV4 XSE with Cavalry Blue color option
Cavalry Blue 2022 Toyota RAV4 XSE | Toyota

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Another addition for the 2022 RAV4 is the new Cavalry Blue paint color option. Cavalry Blue is available for the 2022 RAV4 XSE trim, TRD Off-Road, and SE Hybrid. Other color options offered for the 2022 RAV4 include Magnetic Gray Metallic, Lunar Rock, Blue Flame, Blizzard Pearl, Super White, Midnight Black Metallic, Ruby Flare Pearl, Blueprint, and Silver Sky Metallic. Also, many two-tone color options, such as Lunar Rock/Ice Edge Roof, are available for the 2022 RAV4.

New 2022 RAV4 wheel designs and other feature upgrades

Black wheel on Cavalry Blue 2022 Toyota RAV4 XSE
Wheel of 2022 Toyota RAV4 XSE | Toyota

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Various 2022 RAV4 trims have new wheels. The LE Hybrid, XLE and XLE Hybrid, and Adventure trims have a new wheel color, while the XLE Premium Hybrid, XSE Hybrid, and Limited Hybrid have a new design for the wheels.

Another feature upgrade is for the lighting of the 2022 RAV4. The RAV4 XLE models have new headlights, while the XLE Premium, Limited, Adventure, and TRD Off-Road trims have new LED fog lamps. Also, the XSE Hybrid has sleek new vertical lights, which were first introduced for the 2021 RAV4 Prime XSE model.

Additionally, the 2022 RAV4 has some interior updates. This includes LED interior lights and a locking glove box for all trims, an 8-way power passenger seat in the Limited trim, and illuminated interior switches for the XLE and above trims.

If you want to buy the 2022 Toyota RAV4, you won’t have to wait much longer, for it will be released in mid-December 2021. As soon as Toyota reveals the full price information for the 2022 RAV4 with the cost for each trim, we’ll provide an update.

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