2019 Toyota RAV4 Model Review

23/30  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
8.3  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
5
Seats
73.4  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2019 Toyota RAV4?

With its strong sales over the years, the RAV4 has certainly proven itself to be one of the most popular and beloved vehicle's from Toyota. Several changes and updates along the way have made it even more enjoyable to drive, and 2019 is no exception. This year, the RAV4 comes to market with an edgier exterior design, a quieter cabin, and more off-road capabilities. The latest RAV4 attracts attention with a new, more powerful engine.

The once-standard six-speed transmission has been replaced with an eight-speed automatic transmission for a faster and more responsive driving experience. What's even more impressive is that despite having a higher performing engine, the 2019 RAV4 also features the best fuel economy to date in the RAV4 family. Rounding out the exciting changes for 2019 are a new platform, called the TNGA platform, which provides more space in the cabin for passengers and gives the RAV4 a longer wheelbase. With the new platform, Toyota upgraded the RAV4 tires to 19 inches, which make it better suited for tough terrain and off-road performance.

2019 Toyota RAV4

Take Your Next Feature Filled Adventure in the RAV4

Even the base model RAV4 comes with a healthy package of features, and upper-level trims only build on those generous offerings. Standard features in the base model include Apple CarPlay, a seven-inch entertainment and navigation touchscreen, and WiFi connectivity.

Passengers can also connect to Amazon Alexa. Multiple USB ports make it possible to power and play multiple electronic devices at once. The latest RAV4 also comes with a Qi wireless charging system. Sound quality and projection in the RAV4 is top-notch thanks to an 11-speaker audio system.

The Limited trim builds on the base model's features with 19-inch wheels and a slightly larger (eight-inch) touchscreen. The Adventure trim has a sportier feel with torque-vectoring all-wheel drive and a special multi-terrain feature that provides optimal traction in snow, mud, rain, and other adverse weather conditions. The Adventure model also has a unique handling system that provides extra power to the rear wheels when needed for better handling. It also improves the car's fuel efficiency when extra power isn't needed. The Adventure gets a sportier new look too with custom roof rails and fog lights.

The highest level trim is the XSE HV. This trim tops the line with maximal horsepower, more pickup, and a sporty suspension system. Best of all, it comes with the best fuel efficiency of all the trims. Along with the standard features, a variety of attractive features are available as add-ons for all trims. The list includes heated back seats, ventilated front seats, a panoramic moonroof, and a power-operated liftgate.

What Does the RAV4 Have Under The Hood?

2019 Toyota RAV4The 2019 RAV4 is powered by a 2.5L, four-cylinder inline engine. The engine features a greater power output than in past model years, which is coupled with a better fuel economy. The gasoline-powered RAV4 models have an eight-speed automatic transmission system. The hybrid models have engines matched to a continuously-variable transmission that is controlled electronically. Tighter and more responsive suspension systems, which are new for 2019, make the RAV4 more responsive and easier to handle, especially on off-road terrain. Come see how it feels to drive the 2019 Toyota RAV4.

Is The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Safe?

2019 Toyota RAV4A generous list of safety features comes standard on the newest RAV4. Standard components include a frontal collision warning system, which uses visual and audio alerts, pedestrian detection, and an automatic emergency braking system that stops the vehicle when a collision is imminent.

All trim levels of the RAV4 also have lane departure warning and lane-keep assistance. A special radar speed detection system allows drivers to drive at a pre-set speed while maintaining a safe driving distance from vehicles in front. Adaptive cruise control completes the list of standard safety features, while blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are still optional features, as they've been in past years.

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