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Toyota RAV4 Cruiser 2022 review: snapshot

The model everyone seems to want is the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser.

The demand for the Cruiser grade has been so huge that Toyota has added a cheaper model below it, the XSE, to try and divert some of the demand away from this spec. But there's plenty to like about Cruiser trim, so here's a rundown on what you get.

The standard equipment list is identical whether you choose the 2.0L non-hybrid auto powertrain ($42,500), hybrid 2WD ($45,000) or hybrid AWD ($48,000).

It has leather-accented seats, three-stage heated front seats with ventilation/cooling, and there is eight-way power adjustment for the passenger front seat, too, and the driver's seat has memory settings.

It also scores LED headlights and daytime running lights, LED foglights, redesigned 18-inch alloys, and there's a new digital rearview mirror that uses a camera to offer a wider field of view. There are also auto-folding door mirrors, and the Cruiser scores a nine-speaker JBL stereo system.

Further, you get an 8.0-inch touchscreen like the lower grades, a part-digital dash cluster (7.0-inch screen) and there's Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, DAB digital radio, five USB ports, keyless entry and push-button start and more.

Safety gear mirrors the models below, with a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, front AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Pricing guides

$43,550
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$34,400
Highest Price
$52,700

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
GX (2WD) Hybrid NAV 2.5L, Hyb/ULP, CVT AUTO $37,900 2022 Toyota RAV4 2022 GX (2WD) Hybrid NAV Pricing and Specs
GX (2WD) Hybrid 2.5L, Hyb/ULP, CVT AUTO $36,900 2022 Toyota RAV4 2022 GX (2WD) Hybrid Pricing and Specs
GX (awd) Hybrid 2.5L, Hyb/ULP, CVT AUTO $39,900 2022 Toyota RAV4 2022 GX (awd) Hybrid Pricing and Specs
Cruiser (2WD) 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $43,250 2022 Toyota RAV4 2022 Cruiser (2WD) Pricing and Specs
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