The Toyota RAV4 Is Back with A Major Revamp For 2019

For years, the Toyota RAV4 has been among the most recognizable - and among the best-selling - compact SUVs, delivering a strong combination of power and interior roominess. Whether hauling a family to school or going on a camping trip, it was a jack-of-all-trades with a lot to offer.

However, fans of the RAV4 had started to feel like the model had gotten a bit stale and had given up too much ground to competitors.  Toyota agreed because the new 2019 Toyota RAV4 has seen a huge number of changes and upgrades.

Is this your new all-purpose SUV? Let's take a look.

What You Should Know About the New 2019 Toyota RAV4

When looking at the new RAV4, the first unmissable change is the new look. Gone are the smooth curves of previous years, replaced with a much more angular and aggressive feel - particularly when viewed head-on. It's a bold statement from Toyota, declaring that this is not your everyday RAV4.

The 2019 RAV4 is available in both hybrid and traditional models. Toyota has always been at the front of the hybrid pack, so it's no surprise that the new RAV4 hybrid is a standout as well. Between the 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine and hefty nickel-metal-hydride battery, it's capable of a smooth 219 horsepower.

The hybrid out-performs the traditional model, which pairs the same 2.5-litre four-banger with an eight-speed automatic transmission and comes out with 203hp. That's substantial enough to make a difference you can feel, particularly when going up hills or accelerating onto the highway.  We recommend the 2019 RAV4 hybrid variation, for both zippiness AND eco-friendliness.

Inside, the RAV4 has also gotten a total facelift. The old models were a bit... classic... in their design, and so the 2019 RAV4 gets a very sleek and inviting new interior to match the new looks. There's still plenty of space, including 37sqft of storage in back, with enough head and legroom for even tall drivers. It also features a downright superlative multimedia center and HUD, with great viewability and a highly responsive touchscreen.

See The 2019 Toyota RAV4 at 1000 Islands Toyota!

We're the top Toyota dealer in the 1000 Islands area, and we've got both hybrid and gas 2019 RAV4s available to test drive. Come visit and try it for yourself!