The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is finished in the top half of our compact SUV standings. It is stronger and more fuel-efficient than the outgoing model and is a strong competitor in this class. 2019 Toyota RAV4 reboots cab and materials, incorporates a camera-based background mirror and enhances safety. However, the roadways stop wanting more. Toyota offers adventure, efficiency, and safety with the 2019 RAV4, but some rowing habits ruin the sauce. Although the class offers a to-do list of improved performance and good safety standards, the new RAV4 lacks the comfortable ride of some competitors and the lack of road habits of others.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Features
The biggest surprise was the Adventure model, which I debuted last year, with slightly more style and adventure as well as rising prices. Like the 2018 release, the new Adventure model features rugged body coverage and gets some new exclusive colors, but the biggest change comes in its name with a solid new AWD system.
The new momentum for a new all-wheel-drive unit is stepping beyond the RAV4’s standard AWD system in terms of capacity. Up to 50 percent of the engine can retract the rear wheels for more traction, and also directs the left and right rear wheels when the crisis is detected. There is also a diverse earth selector that optimizes the AWD system for soil, dirt, rock, sand or snow.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Engine
The RAV4 Hybrid provides usability, economy and the most comfortable driving experience. The hybrid features 2.5-liter four-cylinder four-cylinder engines with electric motors, a nickel-metal hydride battery pack, and a continuously variable 219 horsepower automatic transmission. Outside of this line, pep is quick and linear, and CVT does the right job of getting more work done, even if it encourages hill climbs, the obstacle can be loud.
Gas RAV4, however, is making strides in fuel economy. Toyota’s base models will get 26/34/29 mpg with the front wheels, with 26/33/29 mpg AWD. It is better than the 23/29/25 mpg rating of the outgoing FWD model and matches the RAV4 with the base versions of CR-V (26/32/28) and Rogue (26/33/29). It is a relatively better number than the CX-5 (28/31/28).
2019 Toyota RAV4 Safety
All Toyota RAV4s come with Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0 system. Pedestrian detection and emergency automatic brake, full-speed radar cruise control, lane departure warning with steering, automatic high beams, lane detection, and lane assist. (Toyota calls Lane Tracing Assist) There is also a new road sign assist system, which identifies road signs and can alert drivers to the type of signal they are taking. Options include a blind-sea warning with a rear-wheel alert, 360-degree camera system, 2019 Toyota RAV4 parking sensors and rear-wheel alert with automatic braking.