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2019 Toyota Rav4
Select a Different Model (9 Available): Adventure AWD
Fair Market Price $ 34641
Zero to 60 8.8 seconds
MPG (EPA) 25 CTY /33 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 38 cu.ft.
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2019 Toyota RAV4 MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Active safety tech comes standard
  • Generous cargo capacity

You Won't Like

  • Poorly tuned eight-speed auto
  • Sloppy handling
  • Chassis needs improvement

New for 2019

The all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 moves to the automaker's TNGA platform and features two powertrain options including a more powerful hybrid. The five-passenger crossover also features Toyota's more distinctive design language, giving the RAV4 a look that's more in line with its rugged body-on-frame siblings.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

Currently Toyota's best-selling model, the 2019 RAV4 is a compact crossover that slots below the three-row Highlander and above the subcompact C-HR. A hybrid returns and comes standard with all-wheel drive and more power than before. Five trims are available and a sixth one, the XSE, is exclusive to the RAV4 Hybrid.

2019 RAV4 LE: The base LE grade comes with 17-inch steel wheels, LED headlights, a rearview camera, cloth upholstery, keyless entry, Toyota's Entune 3.0 interface with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, a USB port, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker audio system, a 4.2-inch gauge cluster display, and Bluetooth.

2019 RAV4 XLE: Moving up to the XLE trim adds a moonroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, keyless start, and four extra USB ports.

2019 RAV4 XLE Premium: Mid-grade XLE Premium models build on the XLE with 19-inch alloys wheels, a power liftgate, SofTex leatherette upholstery, an eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights and a soft-touch dash.

2019 RAV4 Adventure: Available exclusively with all-wheel drive, the Adventure trim adds unique matte black 19-inch alloy wheels, a 7.0-inch gauge cluster display, orange accents and interior stitching, active grille shutters, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen.

2019 RAV4 Limited: Range-topping Limited grade models add puddle lights, heated front seats, dark brown interior accents and stitching, a rearview camera mirror, blue interior ambient lighting, and navigation.

Options include a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, and an 11-speaker JBL audio system.

Performance and Fuel Economy

A new 2.5-liter I-4 with 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque comes standard on the 2019 RAV4 and is paired exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy ratings are 26/35 mpg city/highway for front-drive models and 25/33 mpg with all-wheel drive (27/34 mpg on LE AWD models).

Safety

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 comes standard on all 2019 Toyota RAV4s. The package bundles forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, lane departure warning with steering assist, automatic high beams, sway warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane tracing assist. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are standard on all but the base LE trim where it's optional.

Utility

Cargo capacity regardless of powertrain is generous at 37.6 cubic feet (37.5 cubic feet with the standard moonroof and 37.0 cubic feet with the panoramic moonroof) with the rear seats in place and 69.8 cubic feet with them folded. Max towing capacity is 1,500 pounds.

What We Think

In a 2018 comparison test against the Honda CR-V, we were impressed with the RAV4's cool-looking cabin, especially the Adventure trim with its orange accents. Build quality is solid and the seats are comfortable and spacious even in the rear. Where the RAV4 starts to fall behind the CR-V is in practicality; it's not as smartly packaged as the Honda. For example, the rear doors don't open to a near 90-degree angle and that detracts a little from its overall usability. Although power from the 2.5-liter I-4 is good, it sounds gravelly and the eight-speed transmission likes to upshift early. Steering is also vague and body motions are substantial.

The 2019 RAV4 also took part in a Big Test comparison with the Chevrolet Equinox, Nissan Rogue, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, Jeep Cherokee and Honda CR-V. The Toyota finished in fourth place because its ride tossed plenty of heads around, the cabin lacked the space of the comparison-winning CR-V, and we found the powertrain unrefined.

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2019 TOYOTA RAV4 SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 2.5 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, ECT-i 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
Adventure AWD
Class
Mid-Size Utility
Horsepower
203@6600
Standard MPG
25/33
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Advanced Technology Package

INCLUDES: Collision Warning System, Rear Cross Traffic Braking (RCTB); Coming Home Device; Garage Door Opener; Mobile Phone Prep with Charger; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera and Radar; Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar; Rear View Mirror; Rear View Mirror, Automatic; Wireless Charging Pad NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [EN] Entune 3.0 Premium Audio Navigation & JBL
$1125 $1265

Four Season Floor Mat Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: All-Weather Floor Liners; Door Sill Protector; Floor Covering, Carpet In Load Area; Floor Mats, Carpet NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [2T] All Weather Floor Mats/Cargo Tray (PIO)
$270 $438

Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof with Sliding Sunshade

$757 $850

Protection Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: [WL] Alloy Wheel Locks (PIO); [BM] Body Side Molding (PIO); [D5] Door Edge Guards (PIO); [MF] Mudguards (PIO)
$330 $543

Weather Prep Package

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Reclining Ventilated 10-Way Power Adjustable Heated; Luxury Trim, Leather On Shift Knob; Passenger Seat, Ventilated Heated; Steering Wheel, Leather Covered Heated; Windscreen Wiper/De-Icer; Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor
$1056 $1185

Engine: 4-Cyl 2.5 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, ECT-i 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Midnight Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Lunar Rock/Ice Edge

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Blue Flame/Ice Edge

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Mid Night Black/Ice Edge

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ruby Flare Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Lunar Rock

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Blue Flame

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Cornering Brake Control

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

CONTAINED IN: [GD] Frameless Homelinik Mirror (PIO); [AT] Advanced Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Destination Assist Connect

CONTAINED IN: [EN] Entune 3.0 Premium Audio Navigation & JBL
Grp Grp

Entune 3.0 Premium Audio Navigation & JBL

INCLUDES: Destination Assist Connect; Power Locks; Remote Connect; Speakers, 11 Upgraded JBL with Subwoofer NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [AT] Advanced Technology Package
$1441 $1620

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

CONTAINED IN: [GD] Frameless Homelinik Mirror (PIO); [AT] Advanced Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Cargo Net (PIO)

$39 $59

Mobile Phone Prep with Charger

CONTAINED IN: [AT] Advanced Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Locks

CONTAINED IN: [EN] Entune 3.0 Premium Audio Navigation & JBL
Grp Grp

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Connect

CONTAINED IN: [EN] Entune 3.0 Premium Audio Navigation & JBL
Grp Grp

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Wireless Charging Pad

CONTAINED IN: [AT] Advanced Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Voice Activating System, Siri®, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 4.071

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 14.5 Gallon

Std Std

Power Supply, Mains

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

Drive: Dynamic Torque Control AWD Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Automatic Selection and Descent Control System AWD

Std Std

Terrain Type Selection

Std Std

Roof Rack Cross Bars (PIO)

$210 $315

Body Side Molding (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [Q2] Protection Package (PIO)
$125 $209

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Door Edge Guards (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [Q2] Protection Package (PIO)
$85 $140

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Mudguards (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps CONTAINED IN: [Q2] Protection Package (PIO)
$80 $129

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [MF] Mudguards (PIO)
Std Std

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Running Boards (PIO)

$399 $549

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Roof Rails

Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Underbody Protection

Std Std

Wheel Opening Molding

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

All Weather Floor Mats/Cargo Tray (PIO)

INCLUDES: Floor Covering; Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [CF] Carpet Floor Mats and Carpet Trunk Mat (PIO); [C8] Four Season Floor Mat Package (PIO)
$165 $269

All-Weather Floor Liners

CONTAINED IN: [C8] Four Season Floor Mat Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

Std Std

Carpet Cargo Mat

CONTAINED IN: [CF] Carpet Floor Mats and Carpet Trunk Mat (PIO)
Grp Grp

Carpet Floor Mats and Carpet Trunk Mat (PIO)

INCLUDES: Carpet Cargo Mat; Door Sill Protector; Floor Mats, Carpet NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [2T] All Weather Floor Mats/Cargo Tray (PIO)
$165 $269

Console

Std Std

Door Sill Protector (PIO)

$179 $199

Door Sill Protector

CONTAINED IN: [CF] Carpet Floor Mats and Carpet Trunk Mat (PIO); [C8] Four Season Floor Mat Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Floor Covering, Carpet In Load Area

CONTAINED IN: [C8] Four Season Floor Mat Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Covering

CONTAINED IN: [2T] All Weather Floor Mats/Cargo Tray (PIO)
Grp Grp

Floor Mats, Carpet

CONTAINED IN: [CF] Carpet Floor Mats and Carpet Trunk Mat (PIO); [C8] Four Season Floor Mat Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber

CONTAINED IN: [2T] All Weather Floor Mats/Cargo Tray (PIO)
Grp Grp

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Steering Wheel, Leather Covered Heated

CONTAINED IN: [CY] Weather Prep Package
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel: Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Universal Tablet Holder (PIO)

$75 $99

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Carbon Fiber Look On Console And Doors : Alloy Look On Instrument Panel

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Leather On Shift Knob

CONTAINED IN: [CY] Weather Prep Package
Pkg Pkg

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

CONTAINED IN: [GD] Frameless Homelinik Mirror (PIO); [AT] Advanced Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror

CONTAINED IN: [AT] Advanced Technology Package
Std Std

Frameless Homelinik Mirror (PIO)

INCLUDES: Coming Home Device; Garage Door Opener; Rear View Mirror, Automatic
$120 $175

Warranty Full Service, 24 Months / Other Miles

Std Std

Paint Protection Film (PIO)

$219 $395

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Special Color

$352 $395

First Aid Kit (PIO)

$20 $30

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 8

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Pre-Collision System (PCS)

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Rear Cross Traffic Braking (RCTB)

CONTAINED IN: [AT] Advanced Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [AT] Advanced Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar

CONTAINED IN: [AT] Advanced Technology Package
Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Std Std

Windscreen Wiper/De-Icer

CONTAINED IN: [CY] Weather Prep Package
Pkg Pkg

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

CONTAINED IN: [CY] Weather Prep Package
Pkg Pkg

Driver Seat, 10-Way Power Bucket; Passenger Seat, Bucket

Std Std

Driver Seat, Reclining Ventilated 10-Way Power Adjustable Heated

CONTAINED IN: [CY] Weather Prep Package
Pkg Pkg

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Softex Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Mocha Softex Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Passenger Seat, Ventilated Heated

CONTAINED IN: [CY] Weather Prep Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear Seats, Split Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Speakers, 11 Upgraded JBL with Subwoofer

CONTAINED IN: [EN] Entune 3.0 Premium Audio Navigation & JBL
Grp Grp

Audio System, Entune™ 3.0 Audio Plus AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P235/55HR19 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 19" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std

Alloy Wheel Locks (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [Q2] Protection Package (PIO)
$40 $65
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
24
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Toyota announces a Loyalty Rebate Certificate for select customers when financing or leasing a new model through TFS. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-08-2019