Introducing the 2019 RAV4

Make the journey better than the destination

These days, finding time to relax and unwind isn’t an easy task. More often than not, 24 hours simply doesn’t feel like enough. Which is why the 2019 RAV4 is designed to help you make the most of every moment, thanks to its responsive handling, striking, sporty design, and a premium interior that includes state-of-the art features. Playing hard has never felt so easy.

What's New?

  • All-New Robust Design and Unparalleled Driving Experience
  • 2.5L Inline-4 and Toyota Hybrid System Powertrains Offering More Power and MPG
  • TNGA K Platform with Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0)
  • Standard Entune 3.0 with Wi-Fi Connect powered by Verizon, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay Compatibility
  • True Off-Road Capabilities with Available Multi-Terrain Select and an Available Toyota-First, Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect

The Details

Each body panel has a sophisticated twist to it, with a chiseled appearance that is a perfect combination of athleticism and charisma. The stronger nose leads into a more dynamic profile, robust shoulders, and available 19-inch wheels, making for a powerful stance ready to tackle any road, any time.

The longer wheelbase and wider front and rear tracks provide a stable, confident driving platform. For off-road prowess, the shorter front and rear overhangs will aid in RAV4’s ability to overcome rugged terrain.

RAV4 incorporates an optimally-tuned multi-link rear suspension, providing ideal damping for handling, minimum interior cabin noise, and the utmost ride comfort. Ground clearance has been increased by more than half an inch, yet RAV4 is able to achieve improved aerodynamics.

With a 40-percent thermal efficiency (41 percent for hybrids), the 2.5-litre 4-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine is the ideal powerplant for the all-new RAV4 to meet the demand of providing a highly responsive, yet fuel efficient driving experience. The Direct Shift-8AT transmission provides direct-lock up from gears two through eight to eliminate power loss from the torque converter, executing ideal smooth shifts.

For explorers looking to satisfy their outdoorsy cravings, RAV4 Trail has the capabilities for all types of off-road fun.RAV4 Trail is distinguishable among the other grades with its standard high-rise roof rails and large over-fenders. Inspired by Toyota’s off-road vehicle heritage, RAV4 Trail grade has a more rugged exterior, thanks in part to its more aggressive grille, fog light surrounds, and unique wheel design

In addition to standard front-wheel drive, RAV4 gas models offer two types of available all-wheel drive. The new, segment- and Toyota-first, Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect comes standard on AWD-equipped Limited gas and Trail grade models. It can direct up to 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels, as well as distribute it to the left or right rear wheel to enhance handling on or off pavement.

When AWD isn’t required –on long stretches of highway, for example – RAV4 can achieve better fuel economy thanks to the Rear Driveline Disconnect system. The system uses the world’s first ratchet-type dog clutches to stop the rear-axle driveshaft’s rotation, thus significantly reducing energy loss and improving fuel efficiency.

Standard on all AWD-equipped gas RAV4 models, Multi-Terrain Select gives drivers the ability to maximize traction when driving through mud, sand, rocks, dirt and snow. The system is easy to use thanks to control buttons or a control dial (depending on the grade) positioned to the left of the transmission shift lever.

The driver can select Mud & Sand mode for beach driving, or Rock & Dirt mode for trails. Using the Multi-Information Display (MID), the driver can view torque allocation and slip control, which change depending on driving and road conditions.

In addition, RAV4 models include the following features for optimal on-road and off-road performance and safety:

  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
  • Downhill Assist Control (DAC) (standard on Trail and Limited AWD only)

Additional content that enhances the ambiance includes ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a panoramic moonroof. When the weekend’s gear fills both hands, the hands-free power liftgate helps considerably by opening with a wave of the foot below the rear bumper.

Between front passengers sits a center console having a repositioned standard Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) for easier accessibility. Ergonomics have been further enhanced by an increase in the console’s volume, side-by-side cup holders, and an open tray capable of holding small items, with optional Qi wireless charger.

The in-dash tray within arm’s reach of front passengers will see its share of electronics, sunglasses, and travel must-haves. A standard smooth boot adorns the top of the shifter, and the HVAC knobs in the center panel are redesigned for improved tactility. 

Toyota Safety SenseTM (TSS) is designed to help protect drivers, passengers, people in other vehicles on the road, and pedestrians (TSS-P only). TSS is comprised of multi-feature active safety packages anchored by automated pre-collision warning and braking. TSS is designed to support the driver's awareness, decision-making and vehicle operation over a wide range of speeds under certain conditions.

2019 Toyota RAV4: First Look