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The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure is ready for... adventure, duh

It's the most rugged RAV4 yet, which to be fair, is not a hard act to beat.

Jon Wong
Jon Wong was a reviews editor for CNET Cars. He test drove and wrote about new cars and oversaw coverage of automotive accessories and garage gear. In his spare time, he enjoys track days, caring for his fleet of old Japanese cars and searching for the next one to add to his garage.
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Toyota's new RAV4 Adventure for the 2018 model year is aimed squarely at young, active families.

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To improve its off-road capabilities, the Adventure model's ride height is a half-inch higher than the regular RAV4.

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To be better equipped to tow light loads, the RAV4 Adventure gets a standard tow prep package that adds an upgraded radiator and additional engine oil and transmission fluid coolers.

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Like all RAV4 models, the Adventure comes standard with hill-start assist control and trailer sway control.

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Exclusive styling touches include larger overfender flares, lower body cladding and special Adventure badges.

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Black styling elements include 18-inch wheels, headlight bezels, fog lamp surrounds and roof rails.

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The Adventure model will be available with front-wheel drive with a limited-slip differential, or all-wheel drive.

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The cabin is dressed with unique trim pieces, Adventure door sills, all-weather floor and cargo mats and a leather-wrapped shift knob.

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For an additional power source when you're camping out in the middle of nowhere, a 120-volt power outlet is standard in the cargo area.

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If you're in the market for a compact crossover that's a bit better suited for a weekend expedition out of the city but aren't super hardcore, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure goes on sale in September. Click through for a bunch more photos from the Chicago Auto Show 2017.

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