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What does the top Platinum trim add to the RAV4?

Features exclusive to the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Platinum trim

The Toyota RAV4 is a fun sporty crossover, and it’s been in the thick of the crossover market since the inception of the crossover. Many would even call the RAV4 the first crossover. Quite uniquely, the RAV4 has 6 trim levels to choose from, and that’s not including its 4 hybrid trim levels. At the top of the lineup is the Platinum trim. Learn more about it as we explore features exclusive to the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Platinum trim.

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To understand the RAV4 Platinum, first it might help to get a brief primer on all the trim levels available for the 2018 RAV4. The lineup starts with the LE, and goes up from there with the XLE, Adventure, SE, Limited and the top Platinum. Of those all but the Adventure and the Platinum are available as hybrids.

2019 Toyota RAV4 white front view with a blue RAV4 in backExterior additions to the RAV4 Platinum

It’s easy to tell a Platinum trim apart from other trims because the Platinum RAV4 has nearly everything color-keyed to the exterior paint including the side mirrors, door handles, over fenders, rocker panels, and bumper trim.

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For the sake of convenience, the Platinum trim also adds a hands-free foot activated liftgate standard which is also available on the Limited trim with the right options. The Platinum trim also takes the smart key system that comes on the front doors and rear lifts gate of the Limited trim and extends it to the rear doors.

2018 Toyota RAV4 side mirror with blind spot monitorInterior additions to the RAV4 Platinum

Right away you will notice the footwell lighting and Platinum branded floor mats and door sill, but that’s just for starters. For additional luxury you also get a heated steering wheel and a premium JBL sound system.

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On the safety front, the Platinum trim also adds a Bird’s Eye 360-degree camera system that lets you see all your immediate surroundings right on your infotainment screen. That’s not all, the Platinum trim also adds a blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert and parking sonar in both the front and the rear.

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