2019 Toyota RAV4 is the new economical compact-crossover SUV

The approaching 2019 Toyota RAV4 is a compact SUV that comes with decent power, beautiful design, good fuel economy and modern interior. RAV4 is not that off-road capable as some other rivals, however, it offers strong resale value and is more than reliable.

Toyota’s Safety Sense-P suite adds plenty of driver assist and safety features, and this SUV comes with five stars safety rating. Hybrid is also on the offer, and 2019 RAV4 is available in a couple of trim levels and the price is in line with equipment that specified trim brings.

2019 Toyota RAV4 front

2019 Toyota RAV4 Exterior looks more aggressive

Thanks to its sharp lines and curves, new 2019 Toyota RAV4 looks more aggressive than its predecessor. The combination of aggressiveness and sportiness looks beautiful and the proportions are just perfect. There is plenty of chrome work all over the body. Furthermore, the 18-inch wheels are standard, you can choose optional 19-inch wheels. Two-tone paint is available as well.

The headlights are equipped with LED technology and are aimed slightly toward the front fenders. Whole front part comes with plenty of black detailing, from central intake to the lower bumper. For the new model, a rear-mounted tire is excluded.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Interior is more attractive with a big screen on the center

The interior of the upcoming 2019 Toyota RAV4 is packed with soft-touch materials and high-quality plastics. The interior is very comfortable and pleasing. The base model comes with contrasting colors, and carbon-fiber cladding on the gearshift levels and doorsills. However, the leather is excluded but SofTex materials are doing a good job. The seats are comfy and supportive, and higher trim levels are including lumbar support. The center will get a 7.0-inch touchscreen system running Toyota’s Entune 3.0 software as standard or bigger 8.0-inch screen with satellite radio, and navigation is optional.

Legroom at the rear is good just like the cargo space behind rear seats. However, heated cloth seats and heated steering wheel are optional on the base model and standard on the Adventure model.

Thanks to Toyota’s Safety Sense P suit, this SUV features a pedestrian detection, collision-mitigation braking and adaptive cruise control as a standard. Safety rating is among the best in class as a result.

Trims Features

The new model will be available in few trims and hybrid variant will get the new one XSE. The base one and standard trim LE will get much more features if we compare it with the predecessor. It will get a beautiful colored 7.0-inch display with Bloototh connectivity and plenty auxiliary and USB inputs. Also, this trim offers a great sound system with six speakers AM/FM/CD, Toyota Safety Sense package, integrated backup camera display and AWD system with Dynamic Torque Control.

The next trim XLE adds advanced Entune system, dual zone climate control with air filter, satellite and HD Radio system and better front leather seats. Also, like the trim above it will get premium audio system and navigation. For the safety, this trim will be available with features like blind spot monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) and with jam protection in height-adjustable power liftgate.

However, the SE trim is the recommended one with great sport suspension, sport shift lever, SofTex seating, rear cross-traffic alert, floor mats and door sill protectors. The adventure trim that is made for off-road will add stylish 18-in. 5-spoke Black alloy wheels, Toyota Safety Sense, blacked roof rails, heated cloth seats and elevating ride that is height to 6.5 inches.

With the LImited trim and Platinum comes 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, attractive power liftgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Entune Premium audio and Integrated navigation, push-button start, and more. The platinum trim will also hands-free, power liftgate with the foot-activated system, 5-door Smart Key System and Bird’s Eye View Camera.

2019 Toyota RAV4 interior

2019 Toyota RAV4 Powertrain Details

The forthcoming 2019 Toyota RAV4 will hit the dealerships with two drivetrain options. A gasoline-powered 2.5-liter four-cylinder mil is rated at 176 HP and 172 lb-ft of torque.

This engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive setup is available as an option. Tow rating is rated at 3.500 pounds. The second drivetrain option is a Hybrid of course, as we mentioned. Fuel economy with base engine is 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid model

Basically, Hybrid model is using the same 2.5-liter engine in combination with two small electric motors. This mix is capable of producing up to 194 HP and 206 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive configuration is standard on Hybrid models, just like a CVT automatic transmission. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid scores in city/highway fuel economy of 34/30 mpg. This model will come in three trims XLE, SE and Limited.

2019 Toyota RAV4 hybrid

2019 Toyota RAV4 hybrid interior

The first one XLE trim that comes in hybrid model will offer AWD system with intelligence (AWD-i), premium audio system and navigation and Toyota safety sense. Furthermore, the SE hybrid trim variant will add sport-tuned suspension, attractive and stylish 18-in. 5-spoke Sport alloy wheels, floor mats protectors and sport shift lever.

The last one trim in the hybrid model is the Limited. This will add to this model auto-dimming rearview mirror, mighty JBL premium audio system with 11 speakers and more.

2019 Toyota RAV4 rear

2019 Toyota RAV4 Price, Competitors and Release Date

The newest 2019 Toyota RAV4 starts at $26,000. Top-range Platinum model with an all-wheel-drive system could cost slightly over $38,000. Hybrid version starts at $31,000. With these prices, the newest 2019 Toyota RAV4 is in line with some competitors such as Ford Escape or Honda CR-V. This 2019 Toyota RAV4 compact-SUV will go on sale later this year.

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