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2019 Toyota RAV4

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2019 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 highlights

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4.5 out of 5


  • Quiet and comfortable ride quality
  • Easy-to-use controls and standard Apple CarPlay®


  • Lackluster performance from the non-hybrid engine
  • Lacks the precise steering of more agile rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

26 city, 35 highway, 30 combined

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All-new for 2019, the Toyota RAV4 looks bold and fresh

Toyota reinvented the RAV4 for 2019, but don't worry—it might look a bit more radical now, but it's fundamentally the same. That means plenty of space for five passengers and a sizable, good-shaped trunk, decent EPA-estimated fuel economy, a smooth-riding suspension, and a simple lineup of trim levels each with decent levels of standard equipment. Toyota finally installed Apple CarPlay® on the 2019 RAV4 and admirably equips all trims with the advanced driver aids in Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and forward collision control with automatic braking.

The standard engine remains a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, and for 2019 it bumps up to 203 hp, which is just enough to power the RAV4 but doesn't supply any real pep. It's backed by a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Trim levels for the regular RAV4 are LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, and Limited. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive as an option on all but the Adventure, which comes with it. If you choose all-wheel drive on the Limited, it gets the more sophisticated system of the Adventure with torque vectoring to enhance traction. With the Hybrid, all-wheel drive is standard and the lineup is LE, XLE, XSE, and Limited. The Hybrid supplements the gasoline engine with a pair of electric motors that boost performance considerably yet return EPA estimates that are right at the top among rivals. This 2019 redesign is a substantial improvement over the already impressive previous RAV4 Hybrid model.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

5 Stars11
4 Stars2
3 Stars0
2 Stars0
1 Star0

RepairPal reliability rating**

RepairPal gave the Toyota RAV4 an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Toyota RAV4 2nd out of 26 among Compact SUVs.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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LE 2WD 4D Sport Utility