The Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular compact SUVs in the world, with more than 10 million units sold since its debut in 1994. It's also the best-selling vehicle in the US that's not a pickup truck, thanks to its spacious interior, versatile cargo capacity, reliable performance, and advanced safety features. But Toyota is not resting. For the 2024 model year, the RAV4 gets a few updates that make it even more appealing to buyers looking for a practical and stylish SUV.
New Color and Trim Options
One of the most noticeable changes for the 2024 Toyota RAV4 is the addition of a new exterior color: Wilderness Green. This earthy hue replaces the previous Lunar Rock color and gives the RAV4 a more adventurous and rugged look. The new color is available on all trim levels except for the TRD Off-Road and Prime models.
Speaking of the TRD Off-Road, this trail-ready variant of the RAV4 also gets some enhancements for 2024. It now comes with a standard power liftgate that can be opened and closed with a touch of a button or a wave of a foot under the rear bumper. This feature makes it easier to load and unload cargo when your hands are full or dirty. The TRD Off-Road also gets a new black roof rack that adds some contrast to the body color and provides extra space for carrying bikes, kayaks, or other outdoor gear.
Another trim level that gets some updates is the RAV4 Hybrid XSE, which is the sportiest version of the hybrid model. It now features black-painted 18-inch alloy wheels that complement its two-tone exterior color scheme. The wheels also have a machined finish that adds some shine and sophistication. The Hybrid XSE also gets a new 9-inch touchscreen display that replaces the previous 8-inch unit. The larger screen makes it easier to see and control the infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, SiriusXM, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
More Standard Features
The 2024 Toyota RAV4 also offers more value for money by adding some features that were previously optional or unavailable to the standard equipment list. For example, all models now come with LED fog lights that improve visibility in low-light conditions. They also have heated side mirrors that prevent fogging or icing in cold weather. Additionally, all models except for the base LE trim have rain-sensing windshield wipers that automatically adjust their speed according to the amount of rainfall.
Another feature that becomes standard on all RAV4 models for 2024 is the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ suite of driver assistance technologies. This system includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, lane tracing assist, road sign assist, pre-collision system with pedestrian and cyclist detection, automatic high beams, and blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. These features help prevent or mitigate accidents by alerting or assisting the driver in various situations.