2022 RAV4 Update: New Colour, New Trim, Redesigned Headlights!

The RAV4 has been the crossover to beat for the past four years. The Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V continue to compete, but the RAV4 has retained its position as the top-selling SUV in North America and a 2022 RAV4 Update is just around the corner! It will see Toyota’s current fifth-generation RAV4 get a mid-cycle refresh.

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The RAV4 has evolved into a flexible vehicle that caters to a wide range of customer requirements over the last 25 years. It has two value-oriented trims, LE and XLE, as well as two higher-end trims: the XLE Premium and Limited. All can be equipped with a hybrid engine and all-wheel drive.

Weekend warriors will enjoy the adventure-friendly Trail and TRD Off Road models, which have more aggressive styling and specially tuned suspension. The sporty XSE hybrid and high-performance RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid offer fuel-sipping commuting with flair.

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2022 RAV4 Update: New Hybrid Trim

Part of Toyota Canada’s 2022 RAV4 Update is the release of a new SE Hybrid trim to increase the number of RAV4 hybrids on the road. The SE Hybrid is a new addition to the RAV4 Hybrid’s lineup, which sits below the XSE and with a more athletic attitude than the XLE and Limited trims. The SE Hybrid has a 7.0-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, and cloth seats inside.

If you want Softex Leather interior, you can opt for the XSE which now includes an expanded 8″ touchscreen, digital display rearview mirror, and 7″ in-dash info display.

You can load the XSE with a Technology pack, which adds a larger 9″ touch screen, wireless charging, embedded navigation, panoramic view monitor, and driver seat memory to the mix.

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New Body Colour

A new paint colour, Cavalry Blue, is available in the XSE, TRD Off-Road, and SE Hybrid models. This colour was on the Tacoma pickup and Camry TRD in the past and is an interesting new choice for the RAV.

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New Wheel Style

The 2022 RAV4 linup will have new wheel colours. The XLE’s wheels will be light grey. While the new SE Hybrid comes with black alloy wheels. A brand new dark premium metallic wheel design will be added to the Limited Hybrid.

2022 rav4 new headlight

The headlights on the XLE and all models above it will come with updated LED fog lamps; this is now standard on the XLE Premium, Limited, Trail, and TRD Off-Road. The XSE Hybrid will now come standard with matching vertical LED fog lights, as found on the RAV4 Prime XSE.

The cabin also gets some adjustments; all trims now come with a locking glove box, LED interior lighting is standard on XLE and higher trims. Illuminated switches are available in the Premium grade for the first time. The 2022 update also comes with added eight-way power-adjustable passenger seats for the Limited trim.

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The engine should go into production unchanged; a 203-hp 2.5-litre four-cylinder that produces two electric motors for 219 hp in the hybrid versions. Toyota is likely to release pricing for the 2022 RAV4 Update in mid-December when it goes on sale. The new SE Hybrid should start at around $38,000.

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