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2022 Toyota RAV4 Gets Refreshed Styling, New Hybrid SE Trim Level

Toyota today revealed pricing for its updated 2022 RAV4 compact crossover, which gets new styling cues and adds a new mid-range Hybrid SE trim level.

The RAV4’s base price increases by $600 to $28,850 for the entry-grade LE FWD (front-wheel drive) trim level, which otherwise carries over unchanged from last year; all-wheel drive (AWD) is a $2,100 option in LE trim (before taxes and fees).

The 2022 Toyota RAV4’s cosmetic changes begin with the XLE trim, which gets new projector LED headlights; the XLE now comes standard with AWD for $34,550, also a $600 bump over the equivalent 2021 model.

The RAV4 Hybrid’s new SE trim slots in between the XLE and XSE trims with a $37,990 starting price that includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen, power driver’s seat, black 18-inch wheels, heated steering wheel, power tailgate, and rain-sensing wipers. The Hybrid SE is the fifth distinct version of the RAV4 available with Toyota’s gas-electric powertrain. RAV4 Hybrid pricing starts at $33,190 in LE trim, a $700 increase over last year's model.

Among the 2022 RAV4’s other new additions is a Cavalry Blue paint colour available in the Hybrid SE and XSE trims, and on the TRD Off Road model. A few RAV4 models also get new wheel designs.

Carried over from last year is the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, whose prices are unchanged at $44,990 in SE trim and $51,590 for the XSE upgrade.

All RAV4 powertrains are carried forward for 2022. Base models derive 203 hp from a 2.5L four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed transmission; The RAV4 Hybrid gets 219 hp from a 2.5L engine, two electric motors and a continuously variable transmission (CVT); and RAV4 Prime gets 302 hp from its 2.5L engine, plug-in electric drive system and CVT.