In the infinity field of SUVs on the market, few models are always standouts and one of them is the forthcoming model 2019 Toyota RAV4. This model comes with attractive design and it is offered in few trims. It will be also available in the Hybrid variant that looks unique. There are two engine choices that give great fuel economy. A few years back this compact-crossover-SUV is consistently being a leader and top-selling model by the company.
The changes on the new vehicle are evident and some modifications can be seen on the exterior of the SUV and in the interior. Also, the safety is much more improved than in the predecessor and it will rival most of the SUVs on the market.
2019 Toyota RAV4 exterior changes
As we already said the 2019 Toyota RAV4 comes with unique styling that is very popular. The changes that are most seen lying in the sharp lines that offers much more aggressive look than ever. Like in the previous generation, this one also doesn’t offer rear-mounted spare tire. However, the tires that is attached to this SUV is Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus, 235/55R-18 100H M+S.
Dimensionally, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is same as the predecessor. It comes with a wheelbase that measures 104,7 inches, while the length is 184, 5 inches. Also, the width of the crossover is 72,6 inches and height is 66.3 in. The front of the car has kept the same design with attractive LED headlights and recognized grill.
At the rear, the taillights in this year model will be also equipped with the latest LED technology. There are plenty of color variants, however, the model that will tool much attractive is Adventure that will get black hood stripe and optional Ruby Flare Pearl paint.
2019 Toyota RAV4 interior and trims
Like the exterior of this crossover-SUV, the interior will be also stylish. Furthermore, even the base trim offers a good amount of equipment. The base one LE trim comes with great touchscreen 6.1-inch display with AM/FM/CD system that offers six surrounds speakers and there is a plenty of USB inputs and auxiliary. Furthermore, the next one trim offers more staff like dual climate control, HD radio, advanced Entune, power moonroof and it comes with leather seats that are much comfortable.
The SE trim will get the much better suspension that is sporty, Toyota SofTex seats that are made of a synthetic and artificial leather material, 2-tone paint, paddle shifters and cross-traffic alert.
The next on the list of trims is Limited. This one will possess all above plus will add a power liftgate, Entune Premium audio system with 11 speakers and much better navigation with maps. However, the top of the offer is Platinum one that adds a heated steering wheel, JBL audio, navigation, Smart Key and a foot-activated power rear liftgate.
The safety of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is much better than in current one. The manufacturer adds Bird’s Eye view parking system, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, electric stability control that is much better and lane assist system.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid model review
The upcoming model 2019 Toyota RAV4 will be available in the Hybrid variant as well. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid offers a unique design with great aerodynamic. This model will be offered in XLE, SE and Limited trims. It comes with an all-wheel-drive system that is standard.
This system will give better stability in wet weather and on a dirty surface. The interior of this one will get voice recognition system and various app. Also, it includes a navigation system with Toyota’s Entune telematics and JBL premium audio system with 11 speakers all around. Under the hood, it will have a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine that is connected to the electric motor.
2019 Toyota RAV4 engine specification and fuel economy
The newest 2019 Toyota RAV4 will be available with two engines and one of them is the hybrid one. The first one is gasoline and it employs a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that is able to deliver 176 horsepower. This engine comes with the standard 6-speed automatic transmission. Also, for the accelerate from 0 to 60 mph this one will reach in less than 10 sec.
This time is not so good but is enough for non-required buyers. Furthermore, standard system in this one is FWD and one can buy AWD as optional. Fuel consumption in the city/highway is 23/29 mpg for the model with FWD system and 22/28 mpg with model AWD.
However, the next engine under the hood of forthcoming 2019 Toyota RAV4 is Hybrid one. It uses the same 2.5-liter engine but with Atkinson-cycle technology. This engine relates to two smalls electric motors. The electric motors sit on the front and rear axle. EPA city/highway fuel economy of this one is 34/30 mpg. Furthermore, the AWD system in this one is standard and a CVT automatic transmission.
The upcoming model 2019 Toyota RAV4 will tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped as for updates.
2019 Toyota RAV4 price, release date and rivals
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 will have Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $25,500 for the base model LE. This price includes destination charge. However, if one chooses a top of the offer Platinum with AWD system it must pay $37,000. Also, the Hybrid variant XLE starts at $30,000. All models above will be available in the middle of 2019.
The models as Honda CR-V and Ford Escape are priced almost same and this makes it strongest rivals. However, the models Kia Sportage and Mazda CX-5 cost little lower.