2023 Toyota RAV4 in Hamilton, ON

Toyota RAV4 at Upper James Toyota

The 2023 Toyota RAV4 is your ticket to exploration across Ontario. There is a wide selection of models that suit exactly what you want out of a crossover SUV, including the efficiency of the RAV4 Hybrid, whether you’ll be tackling the off-road or enjoying the city streets with the utmost of premium elegance. Follow along with our team here at Upper James Toyota as we outline all of the top features of the 2023 Toyota RAV4, covering many important areas such as design, technology, safety, performance and more.

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Exterior Design & Features

Powerful Style

The RAV4’s exterior balances both powerful and sleek features with its fine-tuned design. It’s not just looks built into the design but stability as well, all thanks to a long wheelbase and wide track. The RAV4 is designed for adventure, specifically, with short overhangs and high ground clearance.

RAV4 Hybrid

Make your RAV4 drive as efficient as possible with the efficient and economical hybrid trims. Explore gorgeous features, including:

  • Two-tone exterior (available)
  • Black out wheels
  • Bi LED projector Low & Hi beam headlights (XLE and above)
  • LED fog lights (available)

RAV4 Trail

The RAV4 Trail trim ups the ante in providing an SUV even more fit to tackle the rigours of off-road travel. These features include:

  • Aggressive grille
  • Distinct wheel design
  • Big over fenders
  • Fog light surrounds

RAV4 Limited

The RAV4 Limited represents the best in elegant luxury on the RAV4 model lineup. These features include:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Chrome accents
  • Redesigned projector LED Hi headlights
Dimensions:2023 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD (Gas)
Length (mm/in)4,596 / 180.9
Width (mm/in)1,854 / 73.0
Height (mm/in)1,702 / 67.0
Wheelbase (mm/in)2,690 / 105.9
Ground Clearance (mm/in)211 / 8.3
Base Curb Weight (kg/lbs)1,525 / 3,362

Interior Design & Features

Premium Interior

The RAV4 may be rugged on the outside but it’s more than inviting on the inside, with a host of convenient features. Enjoy many including available front and rear heated seats, ventilated front seats, 8-way power adjustable driver and front passenger seat, driver seat memory and more.

Passenger Seating & Cargo Storage

Utilize the 60/40 folding rear seats to adjust your RAV4 to whatever demands you have out on the road. Need more space that the RAV4 can’t contain inside? No problem, just tow it, thanks to up to 1,590 kg (3,500 lbs) of capacity for the RAV4 Trail.

Exclusive RAV4 Trail, Limited & Hybrid Features


Continuing the RAV4 Trail’s unique look inside are seat finishes that are available in either black or a unique Mocha-coloured Softex. To provide a further distinct look, orange stitching and appointments cover the interior.


The RAV4 Limited continues its many premium features from the outside and brings them inside. These include:

  • SofTex seats
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Advanced technology


Enjoy exclusive Hybrid elements like the XSE Hybrid featuring black-mixed SofTex & fabric sets complete with blue accents across the interior, leading toward stylish and comfortable seating for all.

Dimensions:2023 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD
Headroom (front) (mm/in)958 / 37.7
Headroom (rear) (mm/in)1,001 / 39.4
Legroom (front) (mm/in)1,039 / 40.9
Legroom (rear) (mm/in)960 / 37.8
Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Seat (L/cu-ft)1,059 / 37.4
Cargo Volume Behind Front Seats (L/cu-ft)1,977 / 69.8


Toyota Multimedia System

The 2023 RAV4 features 5x the amount of power than previous systems in regards to the Toyota Multimedia set-up. Enjoy everything from easy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity to the suite of Connected Services including Safety Connect, Service Connect, Remote Connect and Drive Connect.

Digital Display Rearview Mirror

It’s not just the backup camera that gives you a clear view behind your RAV4, but also this Digital Display Rearview Mirror on the Limited and XSE Hybrid models. It will give you an unobstructed look to the rear of your Toyota, without anything getting in your way.

Power Back Door

Trail and XLE RAV4 models enjoy a backdoor that opens as simply as the push of a button on your fob. Limited models with the XSE Technology package bring it up a notch with a kick sensor, allowing you to wave your foot under the rear bumper for it to open.

Gas Performance

Dynamic Force Engine

The 2.5L 4-cylinder Dynamic Force engine ensures you get a heavy dose of power alongside an efficient ride. Its 8-speed automatic transmission helps to provide a smooth ride, quick acceleration and fewer trips to the pumps.

All Wheel Drive Systems

Active Torque All-Wheel Drive is found on the AWD LE and AWD XLE, which switches from FWD to AWD when needed. Dynamic Torque Vectoring All Wheel Drive is found on the Trail and Limited models, where it can send up to 50% of torque to the rear wheels, as well as giving it to the left or right wheel for the best control.

Multi-Terrain Select

Multi-Terrain Select provides four different modes to perfectly regulate wheel spin depending on the traction at hand. This feature is standard on all AWD models and is fit to thrive on everything from mud to sand to rocks.

Specifications:2023 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD (Gas)
Engine2.5L, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence
Towing Capacity (kg/lbs)680 / 1,499
Payload (kg/lbs)511 / 1,127
TransmissionDirect Shift 8-speed automatic
Fuel Efficiency (city/highway/combined) (L/100 km)8.8 / 7.1 / 8.0

Hybrid Performance

Hybrid Engine Power

Believe it or not, the Hybrid RAV4 models offer up more horsepower and quicker acceleration than the gas models. It does this thanks to a next-gen hybrid system working in concert with the 2.5L Dynamic Force engine. This equals 219 net horsepower, while still staying efficient at 5.8 / 6.3 L/100 km on the city/highway.

Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive

Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive is AWD performance better than ever. It features an electric motor dedicated to each wheel, switching from 100% of power to the front wheels to a 50/50 split on the front and rear when needed in rough terrain.

Sport-Tuned Suspension & Drive Modes

The hybrid primed to go wherever you need it, the 2023 RAV4 Hybrid features a sport-tuned suspension. The SE provides exceptional handling to always keep you in total control. Turn the dial and match your driving style with EV, Eco and Sport modes available, to further keep you as the leader out on the road.


Toyota Safety Sense 2.5

Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 comes standard on every RAV4 model, highlighting a large system of active safety technologies that are here to support your ride. These many features include:

  • Pre-collision Safety System (with enhanced low-light Pedestrian Detection & Daytime Bicycle Detection)
  • Lane Departure Alert (with Steering Assist with enhanced Line & Road Recognition)
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Left Turn Intersection Support

Parking Assistance

Drive with confidence knowing your next parking job will be as easy as ever. How is this so? With the Intelligent Clearance Sonar system, you’ll be warned of objects in your way by audible and visual notifications. The system will even assist in braking for you, if needed.

8 Airbag System

The RAV4 has an extensive amount of traditional safety features in tow, including a large network of airbags. 8 airbags are placed around the cabin for full coverage. These locations include:

  • Dual stage driver and passenger
  • Driver’s knee
  • Passenger seat cushion
  • Front and rear side curtain

What’s New on the 2023 Toyota RAV4?

The new upgrades to the RAV4 for 2023 mainly revolve around the technology systems of the SUV. Every single trim of the RAV will feature the new Toyota Multimedia system, with available features like Drive Connect, Intelligent Assistant, Cloud Navigation, Destination assist and more. The display screens have been updated as well, where depending on your trim you’ll see an 8-inch, 10.5-inch or 12.3-inch screen. Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 is new as well, for every trim.

2023 Toyota RAV4 Trim Levels

Front side view of 2023 Toyota RAV4 LE AWD


Starting at $32,150*

– Heated front seats
– Active Torque AWD
– Toyota Safety Sense 2.5
– LED interior lights

View 2023 RAV4 LE Inventory
Front side view of 2023 Toyota RAV4 LE AWD Hybrid

LE AWD Hybrid

Starting at $34,390*

– 219 hp Toyota hybrid system
– 17-inch alloy wheels
– 6-speaker audio system
– Heated front seats

View 2023 RAV4 LE Hybrid Inventory
Front side view of 2023 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD


Starting at $35,890*

– 17-inch alloy wheels
– Power moonroof
– Power back door
– XLE premium package (available)

View 2023 RAV4 XLE Inventory
Front side view of 2023 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD Hybrid

XLE AWD Hybrid

Starting at $37,550*

– 17-inch alloy wheels
– Projector LED Lo headlights
– Smart key
– XLE Premium and Woodland packages (available)

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Front side view of 2023 Toyota RAV4 SE AWD Hybrid

SE AWD Hybrid

Starting at $39,350*

– 18-inch painted black wheels
– 8-inch Toyota multimedia system
– Rain-sensing wipers
– 5 USB slots

View 2023 RAV4 XLE Hybrid Inventory
Front side view of 2023 Toyota RAV4 Trail

Trail AWD

Starting at $39,590*

– 19-inch Trail alloy wheels
– 7-inch TFT multi-information display
– Wireless charging
– 3,500 lbs towing capacity

View 2023 RAV4 XLE Hybrid Inventory
Front side view of 2023 Toyota RAV4 XSE AWD Hybrid

XSE AWD Hybrid

Starting at $42,250*

– 18-inch alloy wheels
– 12.3-inch multi-information display
– 11-speaker JBL audio system
– XSE Technology package (available)

View 2023 RAV4 XLE Hybrid Inventory
Front side view of 2023 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD

Limited AWD

Starting at $43,750*

– Dynamic Torque Vectoring All Wheel Drive
– Intelligent Clearance Sonar
– 8-way power adjustable driver seat
– 11-speaker JBL audio system

View 2023 RAV4 XLE Hybrid Inventory
Front side view of 2023 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD Hybrid

Limited AWD Hybrid

Starting at $45,390*

– 18-inch wheels
– LED fog lights
– Kick sensor power back door
– Wireless Apple Carplay, Android Auto

View 2023 RAV4 XLE Hybrid Inventory

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