Ron Doron takes a deep dive into the all-new, 5th generation Toyota RAV4 and the All-Wheel Drive Adventure model. With rugged looks and 8.6" of ground clearance, this best-selling vehicle is destined for more greatness.

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    • Sarah Doodles
      Sarah Doodles

      That tablet jammed in the middle of the dash is not a "nice little touch". The orange accents and the tablet interface drove me nuts. I read that the RAV4 used to have a V-6 but now it doesn't. I think that was a bad move on their part. I keep hearing people market it as a "mini 4Runner" but without the engine that's a big fat no.

      about 15 days ago
    • Liam Ross
      Liam Ross

      In regards to that comment that the hybrid model is the fastest Rav4 ever, I fondly remember our 2008 Rav4Sport V6 with 274hp and 249 ft lbs of torque and it's 5speed automatic / AWD. Zero to sixty in under 7seconds and decent fuel consumption to go with it. All in a family hauler we transported our kids to hockey in. Hybrid the fastest ??? Nope.

      about 1 month ago
    • Alex A
      Alex A

      RAV4 2019 hybrid, - great car.
      Inside and outside.

      about 1 month ago
    • SnowManD
      SnowManD

      Deciding between this and a Subaru Forester. I'm an avid skier. Spend lots of time on snowy mountain roads and driving in bad winter conditions. I do some light off-roading on the way to hikes and bike rides in summer. Any thoughts?

      about 1 month ago
    • cristinas4767
      cristinas4767 In reply to SnowManD

      Subaru great awd but shit reliability they use cheap parts. Not a long term vehicle.

      about 9 days ago
    • Z15TEEN
      Z15TEEN

      It's the best selling non pickup Toyota car in the US But Toyota ignores that.

      about 2 months ago
    • is what it is
      is what it is

      Thedriversseat, the fastest RAV4 ever is not any of these past 2012. The V6 in these from 2006-2012 has 270hp, 246lb-ft of torque and rockets these little crappers to 60 in 6.3 seconds from the factory. Mine will do it in 6 flat. The 2019 hybrids hit 60 in the mid 7's.

      about 2 months ago
    • Mike alsafadi
      Mike alsafadi

      Off road car without an available off road tires........ that’s so dome to by off road car and when when you go to the dealership of Toyota to change the tires , there are no off road tires 235/55/19 that’s really stupid

      about 2 months ago
    • Justin Case
      Justin Case

      No turbo,please.

      about 2 months ago
    • Z A86
      Z A86

      How's the wind and road noise inside the cabin in the Adventure trim?

      about 3 months ago
    • Frankie
      Frankie In reply to Z A86

      Z A86 pretty solid

      about 3 months ago
    • Paul C
      Paul C

      Man, if Toyota offers a V6 in this 2019 RAV4...we would have a real winner :).

      about 4 months ago
    • Toyota Brony
      Toyota Brony In reply to Paul C

      Paul C a 300 hp rav4 would be the ultimate small SUV.🙌🏼

      about 27 days ago
    • Don King
      Don King

      I prefer a v6 over a turbo.

      about 4 months ago
    • Michael McGowan
      Michael McGowan

      Crosstrek?

      about 4 months ago
    • Alexander E
      Alexander E

      To those that are saying turbo engines are not reliable... I’m sure Toyota would make sure to have a very reliable turbo engine if they made one.
      Have a twin-turbo Audi in my family. Factory turbos at over 200k, engine has been reliable except for the vehicle electronics

      about 4 months ago
    • ma thoozalah L.
      ma thoozalah L.

      just got rid of my 17 civic sport touring. was a good car, but it was cvt and the turbo caused the engine to run SO hot all the time. makes you wonder how long that engine could really last, and how long the turbo could last. I bought the 19 adventure w/ jbl stereo. I m SO happy i no longer have cvt or turbo to worry about. this adventure is SO nice.

      about 4 months ago
    • Frank Stonehouse
      Frank Stonehouse

      Thanks for the video review. Is there a reason why it is almost impossible to find the tongue weight capacity for towing? This is just as important as the tow rating of 3,500 lbs. Does anyone know the tongue or hitch weight that the Rav4 Adventure can handle?

      about 4 months ago
    • Frank Stonehouse
      Frank Stonehouse In reply to Frank Stonehouse

      zero to 60 in 6 seconds So, the published hitch capacity is? Question isn’t about weight distribution; it’s about max hitch weight regardless of weight distribution strategies.

      about 2 months ago
    • is what it is
      is what it is In reply to Frank Stonehouse

      Not attacking here, just making a point..If you don't know how to distribute weight when towing, you shouldn't tow. 3500lbs isn't too heavy so distributing the weight should be easy 😊

      about 2 months ago
    • Frank Stonehouse
      Frank Stonehouse In reply to Frank Stonehouse

      But towing capacity is a much-trumpeted upgrade feature of the Rav4 Adventure over other versions. The other versions are 1,500 lbs towing capacity while the Adventure is promoted heavily as taking that rating up to 3,500 lbs. But, if the hitch capacity is the same as the other versions, that makes the 3,500 rating pretty much useless since heavier trailers are going to also have heavier tongue weights. I'm wondering if the unusual silence means it's a no go! I even contacted a Toyota dealership, and they couldn't or wouldn't tell me.

      about 4 months ago
    • thedriversseat
      thedriversseat In reply to Frank Stonehouse

      Frank Stonehouse Great question. This was not discussed at the press conference. Probably because towing is not a primary function of the RAV4, but we’ll try to get the answer. Thanks

      about 4 months ago
    • Haraldur P Gudmundsson
      Haraldur P Gudmundsson

      no turbo !!! toyota is going rigth way but others wrong , these turbo cars will have more problems .. i have no worrys toyota listen this man :) they know what they are doing .

      about 4 months ago
    • Steve Ottavaino
      Steve Ottavaino

      Review done right. Thank you.

      about 4 months ago
    • Mark Myers
      Mark Myers

      Just get any Trailhawk edition renegade or compass if your going off road at all. True low range will save your butt!

      about 5 months ago
    • RexSol
      RexSol In reply to Mark Myers

      Get away from Renegade, it's trouble, had mine for 2 years and already failed me so many times, it went dead for no reason when I needed it, everything is electric, I'm never buying a Jeep again in my life.

      about 3 months ago
    • Stanley Kania
      Stanley Kania

      No turbo needed.. you want more power.. bigger electric motors ! This guy don't know kaizen

      about 5 months ago
    • Toyota Brony
      Toyota Brony In reply to Stanley Kania

      Stanley Kania or get more aftermarket performance parts. This one still has the same 2AR, as the Camry and even Scion tC. Not a bigger electric motor. With an aftermarket bolt-on turbocharger

      about 27 days ago
    • Stanley Kania
      Stanley Kania

      I'm going to be getting one.. My F-150 is junk..

      about 5 months ago
    • ZIPPER
      ZIPPER

      Nobody wants a turbo. It’s less reliable. Turbos break down.

      about 5 months ago
    • Will Chu
      Will Chu

      Toyota turbos are super reliable.

      about 5 months ago
    • Xela Oso
      Xela Oso

      Honda crv is 7.8 inches actually

      about 5 months ago
    • Frankie
      Frankie

      Just ordered my rav4 adventure, comes first week of March 😍

      about 5 months ago
    • is what it is
      is what it is In reply to Frankie

      @Frankie my wife's does too. But, she has a 2013 model. She has eco, normal, and sport mode. All 3 has a different characteristic about them. In eco it is holding your throttle back and makes your car stay in a higher gear as long as possible. What is the noise just so we know it isn't abnormal? My 2010 V6 I've dogged for years makes funny noises at times, then goes away. Who knows? Almost 150k miles. Over its life I've changed the belt, water pump, flushed tranny a couple times, changed the filter about 3X, changed transfer case fluid 3X, 3 wheel bearings, and changed rear differential fluid 3 or 4X, All I've ever owned has been Toyota, and ALL OF THEM make the weirdest noises that go away lol. Doesn't even use oil. Neither of them.

      about 2 months ago
    • Frankie
      Frankie In reply to Frankie

      Justin Case love it! Especially during sunset time

      about 2 months ago
    • Justin Case
      Justin Case In reply to Frankie

      Did u get this color? How do you like it?

      about 2 months ago
    • Frankie
      Frankie In reply to Frankie

      Z A86 love it, the only concern is it makes a funny noise when it changes gears especially in eco mode

      about 3 months ago
    • Z A86
      Z A86 In reply to Frankie

      How's it so far? I'm interested in buying the Adventure model

      about 3 months ago
    • davidrx795
      davidrx795

      That makes no sense bring a turbo? This 2.5 L produces more horsepower than most of the competition that are using turbos. When it comes to reliability durability, and resell value Toyota has everything in the bag and they’re going to sell it ton of these. The new torque vectoring I will drive that’s in the RAV4 is a game changer, it makes the RAV4 extremely capable on and off the road

      about 5 months ago
    • poopadore12
      poopadore12

      Turbos would bring down reliability... please no turbo!

      about 5 months ago
    • Toyota Brony
      Toyota Brony In reply to poopadore12

      poopadore12 except aftermarket that makes them more efficient

      about 25 days ago
    • Henry Joe
      Henry Joe

      If it can tow 3500 lbs why doesnt Toyota offer a towing package???

      about 5 months ago
    • Luis Castillo
      Luis Castillo

      I disagree with Ron car makers are getting away from turbo's, Hyundai, Subaru, and Honda will get rid of turbo's in it's next generation vehicle.

      about 6 months ago
    • ae90tuner
      ae90tuner In reply to Luis Castillo

      Thats cause toyota already experimented with turbos in the 90s.

      about 4 months ago
    • morison morison
      morison morison

      Thay much i paid for my tacoma

      about 6 months ago
    • Lars Viking
      Lars Viking

      Great review but no turbos on Toyota ever. Let the others be in the repair shop and let Toyota run and run forever!!!

      about 6 months ago