More than 20 years after it landed in America, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 has become an absolute cornerstone of the company's lineup. It’s the best-selling model in its class AND the Japanese automaker’s most popular nameplate, with nearly 408,000 delivered in the U.S. in 2017.

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For 2019, this utility vehicle is all new from the ground up, riding on the ubiquitous TNGA architecture, a foundation that’s far stiffer and provides higher quality, improved comfort and even more versatility. With tasteful-but-aggressive styling, improved acceleration and reduced fuel consumption, what’s not to like?

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    • Craig Cole
      Craig Cole

      Howdy, folks! Just to clarify, hybrid RAV4s only have ONE electric motor driving the rear wheels, NOT TWO as I stated in this video. Please forgive me. Clearly, I have no idea what I’m talking about!


      about 9 months ago
    • Tony Soottinanchai
      Tony Soottinanchai In reply to Craig Cole

      It would be nice if it did though. MDX Hybrid could use a smaller competitor.

      about 9 months ago
    • JJF
      JJF In reply to Craig Cole

      Just don’t do it again! 😆
      There are good car reviewers but you are the best Craig, keep it up buddy.

      about 9 months ago
    • Craig Cole
      Craig Cole In reply to Craig Cole

      @Val Strambu Phew, thank goodness! :-)

      about 9 months ago
    • Craig Cole
      Craig Cole In reply to Craig Cole

      @Miguel Ircontar HELLO!

      about 9 months ago
    • Val Strambu
      Val Strambu In reply to Craig Cole

      We'll let it slide this time! ;)

      about 9 months ago
    • Christian Vargas
      Christian Vargas

      Is that Zach from Try Guys?

      about 5 days ago
    • Val B
      Val B

      Thanks for the advice. Does the 2019 RAV 4 have transmission related minor issues, such as problem shifting gear?

      about 4 months ago
    • Simmer Pete
      Simmer Pete

      Love the new Rav4 but it’s very snug and tight inside. Surprised that Toyota would exclude tall and heavy people from their best seller. And $39k and no power passenger seat.

      about 5 months ago
    • surf boy
      surf boy

      I recently bought 2019 RAV-4 XLE Hybrid. After I bought the car, I noticed the car makes sort of loud high pitch noise when I put the gear in reverse. When I told the dealer about it, they told me it's normal and all the hybrid cars make that noise. Did you notice any noises in the reverse gear when you did the test drive? Thank you,

      about 5 months ago
    • travel78

      Like the car. Hate the orange in the interior.

      about 7 months ago
    • Stanley Kania
      Stanley Kania

      2019 Toyota RAV4 is a Gamechanger in the Compact SUV Segment

      about 7 months ago
    • Richard Morse
      Richard Morse

      The engine is noisy on start up in the Limited trim. Could this be due in part to no under hood sound deadener? Other than obvious cost cutting why would Toyota do this?

      about 7 months ago
    • Richard Morse
      Richard Morse

      I have to agree with the comment below: are the seats comfortable? I've sat in several trims and found the driver's seat head rest uncomfortable.
      Any comments out there?

      about 7 months ago
    • Simmer Pete
      Simmer Pete In reply to Richard Morse

      Richard Morse I’m 6’7” and the back of the seat only supported half my back otherwise very comfortable seat.

      about 5 months ago
    • Joal Blo
      Joal Blo

      Get a cx5 with the turbo. Less mileage but so much more fun to drive and much better looking.

      about 7 months ago
    • R. Sasso
      R. Sasso

      This color is awesome on this trim

      about 7 months ago
    • Yiyang BAO
      Yiyang BAO

      that music ease-in was so creepy i literally looked behind my back

      about 8 months ago
    • Matt L
      Matt L

      So much cheap, black exterior plastic that will look terrible in a year. And what's with this thing pushing $40k on the top end and it has synthetic leather???

      about 8 months ago
    • 1 Rami
      1 Rami

      Jerky transmission /Slow acceleration
      Cheap center stack /Plasticky
      Grandma rented/ fleet rental
      So common you’ll be another Nobody that no one will ever look at you

      about 8 months ago
    • M
      M In reply to 1 Rami

      Some of us don't base our identity and uniqueness on our fucking cars. Do people only "look at you" because of the car you drive? That's pretty...sad. It's also sad that you'd base your car buying decision on how much attention you think you'd get. Anyway, out of curiosity, which car would you recommend someone get, that fits your criteria?

      about 8 months ago
    • Rob Alvarez
      Rob Alvarez

      So is it smooth, is it quiet, is it comfortable???

      about 8 months ago

      I like new 2019 Toyota Rav4 Adventure in and out looks very cool just like FJ Cruiser

      about 8 months ago
    • chocolate milk
      chocolate milk

      $26k for a base trim? When will people realize they don’t need SUVs or crossovers. Sedans, hatchbacks and wagons will do just fine and cost less. 🙄

      about 8 months ago
    • louis binwag
      louis binwag

      Why don't you try in snow road so that people can how does it work in snow road... people did not see Rav4 was been test in snow road...

      about 8 months ago
    • Randominator

      All cars look the same nowadays. Garbage.

      about 8 months ago
    • Irfan

      all USA built Toyota vehicles made with light sheet of metal , no sound deadening materiel inside in door nor internal floor make these vehicles louder pretty louder and yes audio system is cheap too the amplifier they use its pretty bad to provide sound to the speakers , now Toyota jump to CVT to save gas on Rav 4 and coming to other cars too , and calling off road rav 4 , such a joke .
      Toyota reliability is going off the track , complex engine and engineering not cool these things cant go longer

      about 8 months ago
    • LiquidSm0ke
      LiquidSm0ke In reply to Irfan

      Irfan speak English

      about 5 months ago
    • Anthony Szeto
      Anthony Szeto

      26K for a Rav 4 base! I just bought my 2018 4runner SR5 for 32K. wow!

      about 9 months ago
    • Darth PlaguePiss
      Darth PlaguePiss In reply to Anthony Szeto

      Awd? Nice

      about 2 months ago
    • 張天河

      新休旅車2019 有2000cc嗎售價多少,力道過嗎

      about 9 months ago
    • Mannix C
      Mannix C


      about 9 months ago
    • Ruben Torres
      Ruben Torres

      Give me a basic model with a manual transmission and I'll bite!

      about 9 months ago
    • Arjel Agustin
      Arjel Agustin

      I love my 2018 RAV4 LE

      about 9 months ago
    • Bijendra Makwana
      Bijendra Makwana

      Please lonching in India

      about 9 months ago
    • Shadownian

      Love toyotas and Im considering trading in my new CHR for this around this time next year...but....
      What is with toyota and these crap tires??
      My CHR has shit tires that im already looking to fully replace especially with the snow season here....
      And all these videos of the new Rav 4 show them with what looks to be tires with little to no grip.

      Looks like if I get the Rav 4 Ill be getting the dealer to replace the tires before I buy it.
      Sad for a brand new car to worry about tires....

      Edit: Come to find out my CHR that I bought here in New England was sold to me with Summer Sport tires. lol. Ya so had to spend 800 bucks to get all new tires on a brand new vehicle that Ive only put 20k miles on. Also....Dunlop sucks Toyota...stop using them. :-)

      about 9 months ago
    • East Coast Resident
      East Coast Resident

      Awesome review as always. Kudos to Toyota for not putting a CVT Transmission in the RAV4 and allowing you to uncouple the rear diff but what is it with this giant front grill trend? It's ugly! You could run a Bugatti Veyron engine in this thing and it wouldn't run hot. Jumping Jesus, enough with the big grills!

      about 9 months ago
    • Toucan Sam
      Toucan Sam

      When they say “ a little bit” that really means a lot. They can’t be truthful because they are being paid by the manufacturers

      about 9 months ago
    • Toucan Sam
      Toucan Sam

      This guy sounds like a woman. He needs to work on his tone

      about 9 months ago