2019 Toyota RAV4

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Toyota RAV4 highlights

Customer rating


  • 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)

25 city, 33 highway, 28 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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What is new for the 2019 Toyota RAV4?

  • The RAV4 is available in a new trim called the XLE Premium.
  • The Platinum and SE trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • RAV4 trims have been upgraded with Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • Panoramic Sunroof and A/C Seat(s) features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Limited trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.
  • The Adventure trim now comes with Power Seat(s), Parking Sensors, Smart Key, Blind Spot Monitor, Leatherette Seats, and Power Hatch/Deck Lid as standard equipment.
  • The XLE trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor and Smart Key as standard equipment.

2019 Toyota RAV4 trims

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  • 203-hp, 184-lb-ft of torque 2.5L
  • Rear View Camera
  • Traction Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster
  • View our Toyota RAV4 LE inventory


XLE Premium:



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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Toyota RAV4

1. Built for adventure

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is a small SUV that's ready for big adventures. Whether you're taking a trip to the city or heading into the wilderness, the RAV4 has you covered. Toyota's dedication to the thrill-seeker lifestyle is shown in its aptly named Adventure trim. This model features all-wheel drive, a sporty aesthetic, and an estimated towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. with the 2.5L engine, when properly equipped.

2. Thrifty hybrid option

The LE and XLE trims of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 are available with a 2.5L four-cylinder hybrid engine that's good for 219 net hp. Hybrid models come standard with AWD and a drive-mode dial that lets you choose from Sport, ECO, and Normal modes. There are also Trail and EV Mode select buttons so you can truly tailor your drive.

3. Multi-terrain select system

On all 2.5L engine models of the 2019 RAV4 with AWD, you'll find Toyota's Multi-terrain Select system. This system allows you to choose from four modes—Mud and Sand, Rock and Dirt, Snow, and Normal—giving you improved traction for whatever terrain type you're tackling. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is well equipped to handle inclement weather, beach cookouts, and so much more.

4. Bold style

The sharp lines of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 make it stand out in a crowd. You'll love the aggressive stance, flared fenders, and muscular lines. Inside, the style continues with an available panoramic glass roof, available SofTex®-trimmed seats, and more high-end options. Available two-tone exterior paint colors also give you a chance to shine, with combinations like Blue Flame with an Ice Edge roof, and the classy Blueprint with Midnight Black Metallic roof.

5. Refined interior

Beyond the good-looking interior of the 2019 Toyota RAV4, you'll appreciate how the cabin feels as a whole. Premium materials throughout give a sense of luxury that only grows as you climb the trim levels. Look for the top-tier Limited trim for features like soft-touch door grips, an eight-inch touchscreen with Entune 3.0 premium audio, and a digital rearview mirror.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Review

In this video, Ryan ZumMallen highlights all the details that make the 2019 RAV4 one of the best-selling vehicles on the market. From driving performance to interior features to its standing against competitors, we're here to give you all the information you need to decide if the Toyota RAV4 is the best choice for your lifestyle.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is a small yet very roomy and comfortable vehicle with lots of storage space. The car drives excellent and has many features. Customers like the car for its versatility, reliability, and fun to drive.

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 4th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Toyota RAV4 features and specs

XLE Premium 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Entune
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • JBL Sound System
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41"/R 37.8"

Head room

F 37.7"/R 37.7"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.



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