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The Toyota RAV4 brings significant technology upgrades for 2023. As one of the company’s most popular models, this compact SUV went years without changes. And that makes sense—why change a good thing? But with high-tech interiors becoming the norm, Toyota brought many updates to the new RAV4. But what do they include?

Let’s review the 2023 Toyota RAV4’s revised technology and what it means for everyday drivers.

What’s new and improved in the 2023 RAV4

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The Toyota RAV4 is one of the best-selling vehicles in the world, and it hasn’t seen many changes since 2019. But for 2023, Toyota added upgraded tech for an even better experience, according to U.S. News.

While driving, instrumentation relays vital info like speed, RPM, and fuel level. And as technology advances, an increasing number of vehicles use digital instruments. Besides being easier to read, these displays have adjustable settings, so drivers can pick and choose what they see.

To that end, the 2023 Toyota RAV4 brings an appealing digital instrument cluster. Not only does that add functionality, but it gives the interior a high-tech feel.

Standard on the Limited trim and optional on the TRD Off-Road and XLE models, the 12.3-inch display shows comprehensive vehicle data like:

• Speed and RPM

• Fuel level

• Outside temperature

• Trip timer

• Hybrid energy monitor

The Toyota website has the rest.

And with infotainment systems central to the modern driving experience, Toyota revised the 2023 RAV4 to compete with the best on the market. A standard 8.0-inch touchscreen has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless connectivity. And to stay connected far and wide, a 4G LTE hotspot links all your devices.

Higher trims like the RAV4 Limited and TRD Off-Road include a 10.5-inch touchscreen for even better usability. And options like JBL premium audio, wireless charging, and navigation round out the technology-focused interior.

2023 Toyota RAV4: trims and pricing


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The Toyota RAV4’s sales success speaks for itself: it’s a capable, reliable SUV trusted the world over. And to meet varying tastes, Toyota produces many RAV4 trims. Starting with the $28,275 LE all the way up to the $39,530 Hybrid Limited, buyers can opt for the model that suits them best.

The RAV4 is available with the company’s venerable hybrid system as with many Toyota models. That means superb fuel economy—like 40 mpg combined—and 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds. That’s an appealing combo.

While every 2023 Toyota RAV4 comes with revised infotainment, depending on the driver, some trims are more suitable than others. While some models focus on luxury amenities, others concentrate on off-road prowess.

Here are a few appealing trims of the 2023 RAV4.

Toyota RAV4 LE ($28,275):

• 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque

• Eight-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive

• Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV)

• Six-way adjustable front driver’s seat

• 30 mpg combined

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE ($33,920):

• 2.5-liter four-cylinder with dual electric motors produce 219 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque

• All-wheel drive

• Five USB ports

• Dual-zone automatic climate control

• Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV)

Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road ($37,895):

• 8.6 inches of ground clearance

• Dynamic Torque Vectoring all-wheel drive (TV-AWD)

• TRD-tuned suspension

• 18-inch matte black TRD alloy wheels

The Toyota RAV4 is a best-selling compact SUV for good reason. It’s good-looking, reliable, and fuel-efficient. And for 2023—with its upgraded infotainment and digital instruments—it’s even better. Thanks to Toyota’s many trim levels, buyers can get a RAV4 perfectly tailored to their needs. No wonder it’s so popular.