Big redesign we expect from the upcoming RAV4 crossover. Besides changes in styling, this SUV will add a new plug-in drivetrain to the existing engine lineup. Well, it is not all-new, since it uses the same elements as its predecessor. Fans will have to wait for a new generation to see bigger changes here. For 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid engineers will update the entire driving system.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will be the next edition of a successful run of electrified crossover. The current generation of the SUV was launched in 2013. One of the biggest surprises was a hybrid engine, which five years ago didn’t have so much popularity. Nowadays, many other carmakers are on markets with hybrid models.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Updated Specs
The plug-in system in 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will combine again Atkinson gasoline drivetrain and electric batteries. The conventional unit is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. Electric power comes from a hydride battery and 50 kW motor. The first unit is installed under the rear seat, while the other one is on the rear axle. Thanks to the second one, the upcoming Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will come with better traction. Of course, the crossover will offer all-wheel drive.
MPG and Electric Range
At its beginnings, the hybrid drivetrain was there to increase a mileage. Now, these engines are on par with conventional units with its power outputs. Toyota, as a leader in this class, is always innovative. The new vehicle will offer the independent ride on petrol unit or electric motor.
The standard drive will be able to run 36 mpg in the city. On highways, this number drops to 31 mpg. Mileage of electric battery alone will be modest. This motor is not too powerful to deliver 300 miles of range, like some electric models. We believe that help of around 30 miles will be enough for drivers to reach the first gas station.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Redesign
The styling of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will be the same as on the standard model. Outside we can’t guess from shapes will it be plug-in or petrol model. Besides stickers on the side and at the back of the crossover, nothing is going to be different between these two.
As its sibling, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will have enough features for additional tuning. Besides mechanical upgrades, owners of the crossover can boost overall comfort in the cabin. There is navigation system as a part of Toyota Entune infotainment. Voice commands are standard. Drivers that already had RAV4 will notice improvements at first touch. Finally, there is a premium JBL audio system. Diver assist features are a blind-spot monitor, parking assist, and lane departure warning.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Price
Whoever wants to buy the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid must be ready to splash at least $30,000. Everything above this is extra equipment. Nevertheless, the company will offer at least two or three configurations copying trim level of petrol models. Top of the class is Platinum crossover. Whatsoever, the plug-in variant won’t bring so luxurious features and equipment. The Honda CR-V Hybrid will definitely be the main rival on the US market for 2019 RAV4 Hybrid.