Toyota RAV4 2019 Trims

Choosing a Trim for Your Toyota RAV4 2019

The style of trim you select for your Toyota RAV4 2019 can make all the difference in terms of style and performance over time. Each has its benefits, but by working with local Toyota experts you can select a style of trim that suits your driving requirements in the years ahead. In this latest post, the team at 1000 Islands Toyota explores the RAV4 in detail, examining its popularity, and explaining the various trim options for the newest RAV4.

The evolution of the RAV4

The first generation of the RAV4 shared elements of the Carina and the Corolla. The vehicle made its debut in Japan and Europe in 1994 and then in North America in 1995. The goal was to capitalize on the growth in demand for SUVs across the marketplace, as vehicle owners sought out cars with more cargo space that retained a sleek design appeal.

Fourth generation redesign

After experiencing strong sales over a decade, Toyota decided to expand upon the RAV4 design for the fourth-generation release. The vehicle would now no longer use the V6 engine, but the inline four-cylinder engine. The fourth-generation RAV4 also saw the introduction of the 2.5 Liter Atkinson engine with a powerful electric motor delivering greater efficiency.

The Toyota RAV4 2019

With the introduction of the 2019 version of their RAV4, Toyota has added multi-terrain selection options, allowing drivers to achieve optimal control over sand, mud, rock, dirt and other challenging surfaces. The 2.5L engine is now paired with an 8-speed, direct-shift automatic transmission, which increases horsepower levels by 15% on the newest gasoline models.

What are the options for the Toyota RAV4?

Before you make your decision in terms of trim level, you should know more about the options offered through Toyota RAV4. There are several options based on your preferences for either a gas or electric vehicle. The LE, XLE, and Limited trim levels are offered with both the gas and hybrid cars. Then there’s the gas-only Trail and XLE Premium trim levels, and the hybrid-only XSE.

What you should know about the engines

The gas vehicles get power from a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine, which is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid model engine is also a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine, which offers all-wheel-drive performance with front and rear electric motors. The hybrid model is supported by a nickel-metal-hydride battery pack and offers an electronic continuously variable automatic transmission.

Features and pricing

As with the latest 2019 vehicles from other Toyota lines, the RAV4 is now offering the newest features for the modern driver. All RAV4 versions will have new equipment as standard in 2019. For example, the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is now being added as a standard feature for 2019. In addition, all RAV4s this year will feature Entune 3.0, which is compatible with both Alexa and Apple CarPlay. The more features you add to the vehicle, the more you’ll be paying for each trim level. For example, the base 2-wheel drive model is priced at $26,545 to start and all-wheel drive adds $1,400 to this price.

The trim levels in-depth

Now that you know a little bit more about the background to the RAV4 and the various trim levels, let’s looking at the individual trim levels in-depth. The information below can help you pinpoint the right level for your driving comfort in the coming years.

  • LE

With a 203HP, 2.5L engine, the LE trim is a great value option for those seeking a RAV4 at a low price-point. LE vehicles feature soft-touch interior accents as standard and feature a 7-inch touch screen with Entune 3.0 and Apple CarPlay.

  • XLE

One step up from the LE we have the XLE, which features dual-zone automatic climate control and rear seat vents. The XLE also comes with blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert to mitigate collisions. For convenience, the XLE also features the latest keyless entry technology, ensuring vehicle owners secure access to their cars without the need to hold their keys.

  • XLE Premium

Now we move onto the next level beyond XLE, XLE Premium, which features an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with full lumbar support. For those looking to maximum driving comfort, the XLE Premium also features a telescoping three-spoke steering wheel. The exterior also evokes premium style with 19-inch alloy wheels.

  • Trail

The Trail all-wheel-only model adds upgraded dynamic torque vectoring for greater control in all driving conditions. Within the vehicle, drivers have access to an 8-inch touchscreen that highlights road conditions to the rear with a connected backup camera. The vehicle features orange interior accents and a digital speedometer alongside digital instrumentation. Trail drivers will also have access to a deck-mounted 120-volt AC power outlet, which is ideal for connecting all devices within the vehicle.

  • XSE Hybrid

The XSE Hybrid is considered the sports-oriented hybrid-only model, which adds onto the XLE hybrid. One of the key performance benefits of the XLE hybrid is that it’s designed with a sports-tuned suspension and unique 18-inch wheels for maneuverability across all surfaces. The vehicle features heated front seats and is designed with a digital rear-view mirror, so drivers retain full control regardless of their surroundings.

  • Limited

A stage up from the XLE Premium model is the Limited trim, which features two-position memory foam seat function and heated seats throughout the vehicle. Drivers will love the premium audio system, which is designed for optimal acoustics from each seated position, with speakers across the vehicle. The Limited trim also comes with a three-month trial subscription to Sirius Satellite radio, to help increase the entertainment options for the entire family.

Turn to 1000 Islands Toyota for affordable 2019 RAV4 pricing

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We offer access to the latest vehicles released by Toyota, including the 2019 RAV4 as well as many other 2019 models. Call our team directly to book a test drive today.

Our team is now available to help answer your questions about the 2019 Toyota RAV4 as well as any of the models under the Toyota brand. Call us today to speak with a sales professional and book a test drive!