The Toyota RAV4 Woodland Edition Challenges the TRD Off-Road Trim

Today we have a battle of off-roading trims. The 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition is coming to challenge the Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road trim. Let’s see if the Toyota RAV4 Woodland Edition can keep up. 

2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition vs. Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road 

2023 Toyota RAV4 Woodland Edition off-roading
2023 Toyota RAV4 Woodland Edition | Toyota

The 2023 Toyota RAV4 Woodland Edition adds off-roading chops to the RAV4 Hybrid. It’s the second model to adopt the Woodland name, and the Toyota Sienna Woodland was the first. Both feature visual tweaks and better off-roading equipment. 

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition sports a unique look with bronze wheels, mud flaps, a roof rack, black exhaust tips, and exterior badging. The TRD Off-Road is set apart with a two-tone roof, black wheels, and TRD badging. 

Currently, the 2022 RAV4 Hybrid starts at about $29,575, while the gas-powered model has an MSRP of $26,957. The Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road increases the price to about $36,915. So, the Hybrid Woodland Edition could start at around $40,000. 

Does the RAV4 Woodland Edition have more power? 

The 2023 Toyota RAV4 Woodland Edition has a 2.5-liter inline-four engine and two electric motors to produce 219 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.4 seconds.

With the Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road, you get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It can reach 60 mph in about 8.4 seconds. While testing the RAV4 TRD Off-Road, there were times when we wanted a little more torque. 

The Woodland Edition rides on a TRD-tuned suspension, including bump isolation, body control, twin-tubed shocks, and off-road-tuned coiled springs. It rides on Falken WILDPEAK all-terrain tires. 

While this sounds like a lot, but only the suspension and tires were modified. The Woodland Edition doesn’t have a lifted suspension, underbody protection, or differential upgrades. 

The RAV4 TRD Pro has a ground clearance of 8.6-inches, while the Hybrid sits at 8.1-inches. The TRD Off-Road model has stabilizer bars in the front and rear with three skid plates for protection. 

Also, the TRD Off-Road has Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, and off-roading modes for Snow, Mud & Sand, and Rock & Dirt. 

Does the RAV4 Woodland Edition have more value? 

2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road off-roading
2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road | Allison Barfield, MotorBiscuit

The 2023 Toyota RAV4 Woodland Edition gets an EPA-estimated 41 mpg in the city and up to 38 mpg on the highway. The RAV4 TRD Off-Road receives an EPA-estimated 27 in the city and up to 35 mpg on the highway. 

Both trim levels come with rubberized flooring and a 120-volt household plug in the rear. We’re still waiting to learn more about what comes with the Hybrid Woodland Edition. It could have leather upholstery and ventilated seats like the TRD Off-Road model. 

Each 2023 Toyota RAV4 model gained new screens. Lower trim levels get an 8-inch infotainment system and a 7-inch digital gauge cluster. Ou can upgrade to the 10.5-inch touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. 

So, the Hybrid Woodland Edition will have a smoother ride over light off-roading trails and a better fuel economy. The TRD Off-Road is a little more capable, and both options could have similar interior features.

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