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When you buy an SUV there are certain things you expect. You want it to be spacious. For some, that means enough room for the kids and all the things that come with them. For others, it means cargo space for an adventurous lifestyle.

You also want an SUV that performs when you need it to. That means AWD in the winter (particularly if you live in Canada), agility in the summer and utility all-year-round. Finally, you want something that is comfortable to drive, reliable and safe.

So… why not give the Toyota RAV4 a try? After all, Toyota’s flagship SUV has earned the IISH Top Safety Pick for 2018, and over 90% of RAV4s sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today, not to mention it was the top-selling SUV in North America in 2017. Plus, it’s the most spacious and reliable SUV in the segment!

What’s New for 2018?

Probably the most exciting addition to the RAV4 for 2018 is the Adventure trim. With a raised ground clearance to 6.5 inches, new towing accessories and an available Cold Weather package that adds a host of heated accessories, the Adventure model is already a huge hit among consumers province-wide. The new model also showcases a sportier vibe and new styling elements.

2018 RAV4 Trim Levels

The 2018 RAV5 compact crossover SUV comes in six trims: are LE, XLE, Adventure, SE, Limited and Platinum. All models seat five passengers and come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (176 horsepower, 172 pound-feet of torque) and a six-speed automatic transmission. All-Wheel-Drive is available across the fleet and each trim sports a different look, feel and vibe.

Spacious and Sporty

The RAV4 is the roomiest SUV in the segment, offering passengers tons of leg and headroom. Even the tallest passengers (6-foot and beyond) will find there is more than enough space for comfortability. The second-row middle seat also offers lots of space should an adult need the spot.

There is 1,087 liters of cargo space in the rear seats and an additional 1,000 liters when the seats are folded. That is the most cargo capacity offered by an SUV in the compact crossover class, which makes it’s the best choice for families and people travelling with bulky items, large pets or outdoor gear.

Safety

The 2018 RAV4 is loved by automotive experts and blogs across the board thanks to Toyota Safety Sense and a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS. Every RAV4 comes with a rearview camera, forward-collision warning, automotive emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlights and adaptive cruise control. Blind-spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alerts are optional.

Features

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 lineup offers a laundry list of available features depending on your needs and lifestyle. Base models are well-outfitted with tons of standard features including power windows and locks, Bluetooth capability, a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a USB port.

The XLE adds a moon roof, fog lights and automatic climate control to the roster, not to mention a half-an-inch in ground clearance. The SE includes paddle shifters, LED headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The Limited is a great choice for buyers looking for that finer aesthetic touch inside; leather upholstery, keyless entry, and a larger (7.0-inch) infotainment system with integrated navigation come included. Finally, you have the Platinum trim which offers a surround-view camera system and heated steering wheel – a clutch option in a cold Alberta winter.

Buying a 2018 RAV4 at Country Hills Toyota in Calgary Alberta

When you step inside the RAV4 it’s hard not to be a convert. Equal parts utility and style, the RAV4 is meant for the crossover lover; a person who needs space, wants style and demands safety, and a vehicle that works for a variety of different lifestyles.

When you purchase a vehicle with Country Hills Toyota we cover your oil changes for life. That’s right; you don’t pay for a single oil change during the time you own your Country Hills Toyota RAV4. Our service department is also open late (8:30 P.M.) because sometimes the 9-5 just doesn’t work for your schedule.

Shopping for a new SUV in Calgary? Let Country Hills Toyota take you on a test drive in the all-new Toyota 4RAV4 and experience why North America has named this reliable SUV their favourite for over a decade.