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New 2023 Toyota RAV4 in Philadelphia, PA

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Reviewing the New Toyota RAV4

If you've been wondering whether to upgrade to an SUV in Philadelphia, now is a great time to pick the 2023 Toyota RAV4. Since its debut in 1996, the RAV4 has become Toyota's most popular vehicle. Why? When the RAV4 launched, it included unprecedented options like two or four-door versions, automatic or manual transmission, a balance of size and fuel economy, and state-of-the art safety features.

Bensalem drivers know the RAV4 continues to be synonymous with reliability and longevity. This two-row, five-passenger, SUV has an excellent resale value because of these factors. When you want to drive a compact SUV with the latest features and style, the RAV4 is your perfect match.

2023 Model Year Updates

Infotainment is the theme of 2023 RAV4 updates. Drivers from Trevose, and across "The City of Brotherly Love" area, can now navigate from an eight-inch screen on trim levels that previously had standard seven-inch ones. The Limited and TRD Off-Road trims feature 10.5-inch displays. The RAV4's software interface is also new, with more interactive capabilities including OTA (over-the-air) updates, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless connectivity.

Otherwise, the new RAV4 is pretty much unchanged from the 2022 model. The old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," applies. The RAV4 was the top-selling vehicle in the United States and world in 2021.

Interior

The best part about sinking into the driver's seat of a new RAV4 is its spacious interior and aforementioned cutting-edge technology. Features include SofTEX-trimmed seats, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, and Sunroof. With up to 37.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in use and 69.8 cubic feet with rear seats folded, the RAV4 is more than capable of accommodating a busy lifestyle. Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 comes standard; offering Automatic High Beams, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping System, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Forward Collision Mitigation.
Front-seat dashboard look of the 2023 Toyota RAV4 SUV.

Exterior

If a stylish exterior is what you're after, the new Toyota RAV4 has you covered. With its Power Liftgate and a 120v/100W deck-mounted power outlet, you'll do well with adapting to a changing schedule. Drivers can also enjoy wheel styles like 18-inch multi-spoke super-chrome alloy wheels, 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, 19-inch multi-spoke super-chrome-finished alloy wheels, and more.

Engine Performance

The RAV4 won't win any drag races, but its ability to offer enough power to rival the competition is more than enough reason to buy one. All-wheel drive comes optional, and Multi-Terrain Select with selectable Mud and Sand, Rock and Dirt, Snow, and Normal modes can handle even the toughest eastern Pennsylvania road conditions. Tow up to 3,500 pounds and get your family's vacation off to a great start with your favorite boat or trailer. A standard 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder DOHC engine with 203 horsepower does well with efficiency and emissions ratings.

2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Exterior shot of a New RAV4 hybrid SUV.


Speaking of efficiency, experience up to 41 miles per gallon (city) with the RAV4 hybrid at Sloane Toyota of Philadelphia. With approximately 50% more MPG than its non-hybrid variants, the new 2023 RAV4 Hybrid comes in seven trim levels: LE, XLE, Woodland Edition, SE, XLE Premium, XSE and Limited. All are equipped with 219-horsepower systems, CVTs (Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission) and all-wheel drive. Below are spec comparisons between a few of those trims.


Trim Hybrid Woodland Edition Hybrid XLE Premium Hybrid XSE
Engine Hybrid 2.5L 4-cyl. engine CVT AWD Hybrid 2.5L 4-cyl. engine CVT AWD Hybrid 2.5L 4-cyl. engine CVT AWD
MPG Estimates* 38/35/37 41/38/40 41/38/40
Cargo Volume** 69.8/37.6 69.8/37.5 69.8/37.5
Towing Capacity Not Available 1,750 lbs. 1,750 lbs.

*city/highway/combined. **front/rear.


There is also a plug-in hybrid version: the RAV4 Prime. Depending on driving conditions and battery optimization, the 2023 RAV4 Prime can close in on 100 miles per gallon. However, this model is a victim of being in high demand and low supply. As a result, we don't typically have them in stock. We suggest contacting us. Our team would be more than happy to keep you in the loop, and assist you with purchasing a RAV4 Prime. 

Trim Levels for Every One

Variety is the spice of the RAV4's life. The non-hybrid 2023 RAV4 is available in six trim levels. Below are just a few of their highlights.

  • LE: Direct Shift 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission, Available All-Wheel Drive (AWD), Available Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) with MUD & SAND, ROCK & DIRT, SNOW and NORMAL modes, and Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5.
  • XLE: Adds 17-in. 5-spoke light gray metallic alloy wheels, Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), and Dual zone automatic climate control system.
  • XLE Premium: Adds 19-in. multi-spoke Super Chrome-finished alloy wheels, SofTex®-trimmed seats and power-adjustable driver's seat with available two-position memory function, and Power tilt/slide moonroof.
  • Adventure: 19-in. split 5-spoke alloy wheels with matte-black accents, Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive (TV-AWD), 120V/100W deck-mounted power outlet, and SofTex®-trimmed seats and power-adjustable driver's seat.
  • TRD Off-Road: 18-in. 6-spoke matte-black TRD flow-formed alloy wheels, Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive (TV-AWD), TRD-tuned independent MacPherson strut front suspension with stabilizer bar and multi-link rear suspension with stabilizer bar, and LED projector headlights with chrome-finished bezels.
  • Limited: 19-in. multi-spoke Super Chrome-finished alloy wheels, Available Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive (TV-AWD), 10.5-in. Toyota Audio Multimedia with wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ compatible, SiriusXM® with 3-month Platinum Plan trial subscription, SofTex®-trimmed seats and power-adjustable driver's seat with two-position memory function.

Toyota RAV4 Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Toyota RAV4 a Good Car?

The Toyota RAV4 has a wide range of capabilities that help provide you with a myriad of myriad of benefits. Not only is it efficient and rugged, but it also is capable of handling all types of roads. Plus, it is loaded with cutting-edge features that help keep you secure and comfortable. In these ways, and many more, the Toyota RAV4 is a great car and an even better investment.

Where is the Toyota RAV4 made?

Beginning in 2019, the same year the RAV4 entered its fifth generation, the SUV has been produced in the United States at Toyota's plant in Georgetown, KY. The plant has been in operation since 1988, however, and the Camry was the first model it assembled. The facility's size equals more than 150 football fields situated on approximately 1.3K acres.

Prior to US production, the Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan built RAV4 vehicles at manufacturing plants in Japan, China, Russia, and Canada.

How Long Does the Toyota RAV4 Last?

The Toyota RAV4 is a durable and reliable vehicle. When taken care of properly, it can last hundreds of thousands of miles and many years. Simple, routine services can also help extend your vehicle's longevity -- from oil changes, to tire rotations, brake repairs, battery changes, and much more.

What Does RAV4 Stand For?

The vehicle's name is abbreviated as "Recreational Active Vehicle with 4-wheel drive." More recently, its also stood for "Robust Accurate Vehicle with 4 Wheel Drive." Ironically, the RAV4 also comes in all-wheel drive and standard front-wheel drive.

Buy Online, or Test Drive the New 2023 RAV4 at Sloane Toyota of Philadelphia

Use our "Sloane at Home" feature to build your deal and buy online. This fast and secure tool streamlines the purchase process by enabling you to obtain accurate finance and payment information without having to step inside the dealership.

However, if you would like to learn more about our selection of vehicles, including buying or leasing the new Toyota RAV4, we invite you to visit us in North Philadelphia, PA. Our team would be proud to help you schedule a test drive with your preferred automotive option. You can also schedule a test drive below. We will get back to you shortly, and look forward to serving you. We know you'll going to love the Toyota RAV4.

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