The interior, more so the storage area, is surprisingly spacious for a small SUV.
It’s hard to ignore the frequent use of plastic here and there in the cabin, but it’s balanced well with the use of good quality soft-touch materials.
Divided into two rows, the RAV4 has a total seating capacity of 5. The front seats have 39.5 inches of headroom, 54.3 inches of hip room, and 41 inches of legroom. You can have either a 4-way or 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and bucket front seats for additional comfort.
RAV4’s rear seats are spacious and comfortable, with 39.5 inches of headroom, 47.7 inches of hip room, and 37.8 inches of legroom. The rear seats can be equipped with a folding center armrest and rear ventilation ducts. The split-folding rear seats are very easy to stow, and they come in handy when you need to haul a large amount of luggage.
Toyota’s design identity for the RAV4 remains almost similar to its previous year, with small alterations. Its robust and rugged design is now complemented by rugged-looking headlamps, available from trim XLE onwards.
To ensure maximum in-car entertainment, Toyota offers a 7-inch touchscreen display for the first few trims, and from XLE onwards, it gets upgraded to an 8-inch screen. Mobile hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are available for all trims. Optional items include a dedicated navigation system, JBL sound, and wireless charging. Even though there’s nothing remarkable here, this infotainment system does the job.
Overall height and space
The 2022 RAV4 is 67 inches in height and 180.9 inches in length. The estimated interior volume is 136.4 cu.ft. There is ample headroom and legroom in both the front and rear seats.
There is 37.5 cubic feet available as base cargo space behind the rear seats. When these seats are folded down, the trunk space expands up to 69.8 cubic feet. Compact SUVs generally have cramped cargo, but the 2022 RAV4 is an exception.