Sales reps of used‌ ‌cars‌ ‌for‌ ‌sale‌ ‌in‌ ‌Orange‌ ‌County‌ have witnessed the growing trend of customers leaning towards crossovers. They may not necessarily go adventuring with their crossovers, but everyone loves the idea that if they want to hit a rough trail, they can do so on a whim without any worries whatsoever. Crossovers are very good at offering practicality to car buyers of Orange‌ ‌County‌ ‌used‌ ‌cars‌


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As a matter of fact, the employees at ‌‌the dealer of used‌ ‌cars‌ ‌for‌ ‌sale‌ ‌in‌ ‌Orange‌ ‌County‌ ‌ ‌informed us that it has come to the point that the top-selling Toyota Camry has been surpassed in popularity by the very popular RAV4 that domestically sold over 407,000 units in 2017. As a result, it has become the best-selling vehicle in America that isn't a pickup truck. The 2018 RAV4 speaks to those who adore the idea of an all-mighty crossover with the Japanese car company's new RAV4 Adventure model. 


Although the 2018 RAV4 mid-level model has additional ground clearance - it has 6.5 inches compared to the standard 6.1. and sturdy design cues. However, every Adventure has a standard Tow Prep package with beefed-up cooling components, including an upgraded radiator and supplemental engine-oil and transmission-fluid coolers. These make room for the front-drive versions to pull up to 2900 pounds; the all-wheel-drive model maxes out at 3500 pounds. Those are modest ratings, to be sure, yet they're substantial enhancements compared with the regular RAV4s, which can drag, at most, 1500 pounds.


What Do You Get With The 2018 RAV4 Adventure Model?


The 2018 RAV4 Adventure has the same standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, like the other models in the line: LE, XLE, SE, Limited, and Platinum trim levels. Also, all models come with a six-speed automatic transmission. 


Front-wheel drive comes standard on all trim levels, and all-wheel drive is optional. Unlike most competitors, the RAV4's different trim levels do more than just alter when it comes to feature content — they can have slightly different styling and overall characters. For example, the SE is sportier while the Adventure is more outdoorsy.


The Adventure adds special styling touches, 18-inch black alloy wheels, a slightly increased suspension (6.5 inches of ground clearance versus 6.1), all-weather floor mats, fender flares, a leather-wrapped shift knob, and a 120-volt household-style outlet in the cargo area. The Cold Weather package, exclusive to the Adventure, adds the power driver seat, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a windshield wiper de-icer.


Adequate And Safe Interior


Throughout the RAV4 Adventure, you'll find the stamped trim name and mountain logos on the all-weather floor mats and door-sill protectors, adding carbon-fiber-like trim panels and wrapping the shift knob with leather. The vehicle is your typical Toyota ride when it comes to practicality with its sufficient passenger and cargo space.


You can get your 2018 RAV4 Adventure fitted out with the Interior Light Kit and the Power Premium Extra Value package. The package includes several infotainment upgrades besides the passive entry, a height-adjustable power liftgate, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring. Every RAV4 has advanced driver assists, including forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. Unfortunately, the interface lacks Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or mobile Wi-Fi hotspot options, but it does come with Toyota's own efficient Entune system.  


The RAV4 is a two-row SUV with five seats. The front seats are luxurious and nicely contoured, and the SUV's large windows offer good visibility in all directions. The rear seats are comfortable, and both rows provide ample headroom and legroom for tall passengers. The interior sports a stylish design, and various places on the dashboard are padded with soft-touch plastics. However, remember that some surfaces are constructed of rigid and cheap-feeling plastic.


Standard seating features:

  • cloth seats

Available seating features:

  • heated front seats

  • SofTex synthetic leather seats

  • power-adjustable driver's seat

  • heated steering wheel


If you are traveling with young children, you'll appreciate that the RAV4's second row has two complete sets of LATCH connectors for securing child car seats. This LATCH system is user-friendly, and all of its upper and lower anchors are easy to access. 


2018 Toyota RAV4 Tech Features


Every RAV4 is outfitted with a touch-screen infotainment system. You can find the screen high on the dashboard. It responds quickly to inputs, and going through the menu is a piece of cake. With physical buttons and knobs for the core audio and climate control settings, you don't have to depend on the touch screen for every function.


However, there are a few disadvantages to this infotainment system. Its screen can be challenging to see in direct sunlight, and it doesn't support Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, which have become desirable features in many other vehicles.



  • Standard infotainment features: a 6.1-inch touch screen, a CD player, six speakers, Bluetooth, and a USB port

  • Available infotainment features: a 7-inch touch screen, a navigation system, satellite radio, Siri Eyes Free, an 11-speaker JBL stereo, and the Entune app suite (iHeartRadio, OpenTable, Pandora, Yelp)

  • Additional standard features: remote keyless entry

  • Other available features: dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a power liftgate, and a moonroof


If you want a vehicle with a lot of space to carry your gear and hauls, used‌ ‌cars‌ ‌for‌ ‌sale‌ ‌in‌ ‌Orange‌ ‌County‌ like the 2018 RAV4 will not disappoint you. The crossover has 38.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 73.4 cubic feet with these seats folded. You have to admit that this is a generous amount of cargo room for a compact SUV. The vehicle length is 15 feet in length, 1 inch and its curb weight is 3,455 to 3,630 pounds.
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