2019 Toyota RAV4 Preview

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is a completely reengineered, reimagined compact crossover, and it’s likely to (again) become the automaker’s best-selling vehicle. Now built on Toyota’s TNGA platform, the 2019 RAV4 will be spacious and offer lots of cargo space. With the new generation, the crossover adds a more modern and competitive interior as well as better differentiation between trims.
A 2.5-liter naturally aspirated I-4 and four-cylinder hybrid will be offered on the 2019 Toyota RAV4. Learn more in our 2019 RAV4 First Look right here.

Likes
Beefier styling...
...backed up by some off-road-ability
Hybrid promises good mpg
Finally, Apple CarPlay

Dislikes
Styling a little weird from some angles
No power specs yet
CVT on hybrid
No Android Auto

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is easily the best-looking RAV4 ever. We’ll know soon if it’s the best-performing, too.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 has a little more SUV in its compact crossover shape this year. Its new styling has been influenced by the automaker’s decidedly trucky Tacoma pickup. It has more ground clearance, and an available Adventure trim level with an off-road traction control system promises to take the redesigned RAV4 in a new direction.

The 2019 RAV4 goes on sale toward the end of 2018, with a hybrid version to follow early next year.
Toyota has discarded last year’s quirky styling. The new RAV4 tries to be all things at once. It looks better, to be sure, and its blocky lines are actually more aerodynamic than the outgoing model. The RAV4’s chunky front fascia gives way to a chiseled side profile that’s so blocky it could have come from VW’s design studios. At the rear, the chunky roof pillars give the appearance of being split; certain RAV4 trim levels offer a contrasting roof color.
At 180.9 inches from bumper-to-bumper, the 2019 RAV4 is a hair shorter than last year’s model. That missing girth was added to its width, which grows slightly to 73.0 inches. A longer wheelbase provides more rear-seat room, but Toyota hasn’t specified interior measurements yet.
Inside, the RAV4 features a nearly symmetrical dash that puts its standard 7.0-inch or available 8.0-inch infotainment screen up high on the dash. Climate and comfort controls sit below, including a control knob for various drive modes next to the transmission lever.
Underhood, standard RAV4s get a 2.5-liter inline-4 paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Toyota hasn’t detailed horsepower and torque specs, but we’ll update this space when we know more. The automaker did say to expect about 15 percent more power for the standard RAV4, which would put it at over 200 hp.

The RAV4 Hybrid swaps in a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and a battery pack. Again, Toyota has held details like horsepower and battery capacity until closer to the RAV4’s on-sale date, but the automaker says that the RAV4 Hybrid will be the most powerful version of its compact crossover.
Both powertrains comes standard with front-wheel drive and will offer a choice of all-wheel-drive systems, depending on the trim level. The standard system fitted to non-hybrid RAV4s can be upgraded to a system with dynamic torque vectoring, which Toyota says more rapidly distributes power from axle to axle and from side to side. The upgraded all-wheel-drive system is included on Limited and Adventure trim levels. All versions of the RAV4 with all-wheel drive now feature a control knob with various off-road traction control modes, another sign that Toyota is serious about butching up its compact crossover.
The RAV4 Hybrid features its own all-wheel-drive system, which Toyota says sends more power rearward during normal driving situations than the setup on non-hybrids. The range-topping RAV4 XSE Hybrid features a firmer suspension and special steering tuning, which Toyota says make it the corner-carver of the group.

2019 Toyota RAV4 features and safety
The 2019 RAV4 is a big tech upgrade over last year’s model. An available camera-based rearview mirror eliminates blind spots caused by the crossover’s chunky roof pillars and its rear-seat headrests.
More luxury features are available, such as cooled front seats, heated front and rear seats, a panoramic moonroof, and a power liftgate, but Toyota hasn’t detailed trim levels or specifications for the new RAV4 yet.
A 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment is standard, while an 8.0-inch version is optional. The larger screen brings with it satellite radio, and a number of smartphone-based apps, but both screens feature Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa connectivity, and a Verizon-powered Wi-Fi antenna. A JBL-branded audio system is optional, as are up to five USB ports and a charging pad for Qi-compatible devices. Android Auto isn’t available, at least not yet.
Toyota also throws in two years or 25,000 miles of scheduled maintenance.
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Comments

    • HEMANT PAWAR
      HEMANT PAWAR

      Kitane ki he car $$$$$???

      about 10 days ago
    • Mdjamshedmd Md
      Mdjamshedmd Md

      But Indian people dont like left side stearing

      about 12 days ago
    • Mdjamshedmd Md
      Mdjamshedmd Md

      Mast

      about 12 days ago
    • kt 72
      kt 72

      I wish the interior color options weren’t so ugly.

      about 12 days ago
    • Outside The Box
      Outside The Box

      Does the Toyota RAV4 hybrid 2019 have a particulate filter?

      about 14 days ago
    • Roger Macaranas
      Roger Macaranas

      The legend toyota rav 4

      about 21 day ago
    • Roger Macaranas
      Roger Macaranas

      This is better and compatible for my out of town

      about 21 day ago
    • waleed abdulkarem
      waleed abdulkarem

      6:11

      about 28 days ago
    • Raquel De la Cruz
      Raquel De la Cruz

      Is it compatible with Android??

      about 1 month ago
    • Guo Peggy
      Guo Peggy

      Which version has the panoramic moonroof?

      about 2 months ago
    • Hong Seok Koh
      Hong Seok Koh

      지랄도 유분수다...꼬시기는...딱 그정도의 차...일본의 수준...철학이 없음...팔아 먹으면 그만...포장수준 수준급~~

      about 2 months ago
    • Loli martinez
      Loli martinez

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w1a1w9MMUo
      Perfect SUV! JaJaJa

      about 2 months ago
    • Alfon Mardi
      Alfon Mardi

      If this cas come with 7 seater i will buy this car...this car is very good, but i need extra seat like CRV

      about 2 months ago
    • Jinatta Kimpha
      Jinatta Kimpha

      I went to TOYOTA shop in Australia sale guy he said it will be in Australia the end of April or early May. I very like New RAV4

      about 2 months ago
    • Roma Moscaleve
      Roma Moscaleve

      Music video?

      about 2 months ago
    • atticstattic
      atticstattic

      Perfect commercial!

      about 3 months ago
    • hartley asi
      hartley asi

      Please come to malaysia

      about 3 months ago
    • Will Manning
      Will Manning

      I've seen it in person at dealership. It is definitely ugly, definitely overpriced.

      about 3 months ago
    • Kakataeh
      Kakataeh

      RAV4 or Peugeot 3008 ?

      about 3 months ago
    • Valdi Micolchik
      Valdi Micolchik

      Yea , but now it is 2019 , sorry Toyota , just to late to the party. If this vehicle was in 2008 - 2010 Toyota may have good place around the table party. Now the competition it is to fierce in this segment and it is very difficult to impress someone. Instead to have good slice of cake ,Toyota may have just few crumbs . This is the result of ignorance and thinking slowly .
      Sorry , I'm going to Mitsubishi !!!

      about 3 months ago
    • Bunzari Sisa mdima
      Bunzari Sisa mdima

      Bei gan

      about 3 months ago
    • fadil khenzue
      fadil khenzue

      wajib beli😍😍

      about 3 months ago
    • chun chen
      chun chen

      nice car

      about 4 months ago
    • Mohidin rushdi
      Mohidin rushdi

      Störende laute Musik

      about 4 months ago
    • Oriba CAR CHANNEL
      Oriba CAR CHANNEL

      Can't wait ! A lot of new RAV4 are shipping from Japan!→https://youtu.be/dIOl1GFUvUk

      about 4 months ago
    • Gwhwm Narzary
      Gwhwm Narzary

      Prize?

      about 4 months ago
    • Nooraini Ismail
      Nooraini Ismail

      4 months ago
      Really nice looks amazingly similar to new Audi SUV.
      the interior look drastically awesome,

      about 4 months ago
    • Mikhrozul Rachmat21
      Mikhrozul Rachmat21

      Keren.... From Indonesia 👏👏

      about 4 months ago
    • nizam mohd
      nizam mohd

      CVT?...sorry toyota

      about 4 months ago
    • CosmicMaster St. S
      CosmicMaster St. S

      When will this vehicle be available in Malaysia ?

      about 4 months ago