The year 2019 is going to reveal us the next generation of Toyota’s best-selling crossover – 2019 Toyota RAV4. The fans have been eagerly waiting to see if the fifth generation of RAV4 will keep that kind of reputation and appear better in terms of design and performance than its predecessor.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Toyota RAV4, we can say that the fans will be more than satisfied with its brand-new design. The first thing that Toyota is about to change is the platform. Namely, the next-generation RAV4 is going to use the modular TNGA platform that has been found on some of the newest Toyota’s models such as Camry and CH-R. This will improve the crossover in so many ways, including the possible hybrid option under the hood. The chassis of this model will also be lighter in weight, which will significantly enhance its efficiency and performance. Also, the fans will be glad to hear that the new RAV4 will come with better suspension system and off-road abilities. In fact, the whole vehicle will get more aggressive, truck-like and off-road appearance. Speaking of appearance, the front fascia will get a distinctive large grille that seems inspired by the Tacoma TRD Pro. The headlights will be swept back and meaner. They, as well as the as big fog lights, will be using the latest LED technology. In the back part of the vehicle, this model will probably get redesigned horizontal LED taillights.
The interior of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 will be modern and functional, revealing a spacious and comfortable cabin that will accommodate up to five adult passengers. Everything inside will be improved, from high-quality materials to technology and the next-generation features. The latest infotainment and entertainment system will be provided on a touch-screen display. In higher trim levels, the driver will also get a head-up color display, projected on the windshield, so you will be able to enjoy your ride and read the information without taking your eyes off the road. You can count on lots of necessary safety systems and driver assist features such as airbags, seatbelts, active cruise control, forward collision warning, rear-cross traffic alert, camera parking system and others.
We have already mentioned that the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is expected to be far more powerful than the current model which uses a 2.5-liter inline-four, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Such an engine delivers 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. The expected output of the 2019 RAV4 should be more than 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. It might get a brand-new eight-speed automatic transmission as well, but we expect more information about this soon.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Release Date and Price
The release date and the price details of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 have still been a mystery. However, if the current base model starts around $24,500, you should expect a bit higher price for the 2019 version. Competitors: 2019 Honda CR-V, 2019 Mazda CX-5, 2019 Subaru Forester, 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, 2019 Hyundai Tucson, Ford Escape.