Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

This week Toyota announced a first for the worlds largest automaker, and for our favorite outdoor industry (overlanding)....
They announced a TRD Off-Road version of their RAV4 Crossover SUV.

 Since we started Toyota Cruisers & Trucks back in 2014, we've been focusing on body-on-frame, true 'Trucks' produced by Toyota, in both original and Lexus trim. Our coverage of the most dependable and capable adventure vehicles will continue, but now we may need to add a new model to our regular updates.

TRD Off Road Toyota RAV4 Crossover SUV

While the RAV4 doesn't meet the traditional definition for a TRUCK or CRUISER, it is still capable in it's own way. It certainly meets the needs of many outdoor and adventure enthusiasts, so I feel that we owe it to our readers to publish updates as the come across our desk.

With that, here's what the new TRD Off-Road RAV4 will offer:

  • A more aggressive 'Rally Inspired' appearance
  • 8.6" of ground clearance
  • All Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring
  • Rated to tow up to 3,500lbs
  • 18×7-inch matte-black TRD alloy wheels with Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail all-terrain tires
  • Multi-Terrain Select
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Trailer Sway Control (TSC), and Downhill Assist Control (DAC)

Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road Crossover SUV

The new model offers plenty of capability for the light off-highway adventurer, so we're interested to see how they perform in the real world.

Read more about the RAV4 TRD Off Road on the Toyota Website