Part of that premium feel comes from a 6.1-inch digital display on the center stack that's standard equipment on all trim levels, including the $23,300 LE base model.
The other two trim levels are XLE ($24,290), which adds some popular features like dual-zone climate control and roof rails, and the luxury-oriented Limited model ($27,010), which comes with SofTex leather-like seats, a power liftgate and Smart Key starter.
All the changes for 2013 add up to a nice improvement for the RAV4, which makes it a good option for people who are looking for that traditional kind of crossover.
Derek Price is an automotive columnist for CNHI News Service. Contact him at email@example.com.