If you've been hanging out under a rock, chances are you've heard about the completely redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4. We haven't been able to quit talking about it, we're just so excited over the upgrades and fresh changes made! "Completely Redesigned" doesn't really get into the nitty gritty of just WHAT has changed, so we're here to break it down a bit for you.
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Exterior Changes
  • Bigger than the previous model
  • The body is 57% stiffer and sits 1/2 inch higher
  • larger grille
  • better sculpted lines and angles, giving that more "aggressive" look
Interior Changes:
  • More cargo and passenger space
  • Premium look and feel to the interior in comparison to earlier models
Mechanical Changes:
  • Better fuel economy with 30-31 MPG overall (Hybrid version available soon!)
  • 2.5 liter, inline four, 202hp (vs 176 hp of the 2018) - 15% power increase!
  • 2.5 liter, inline four hybrid (available soon!)
  • First RAV4 available with electronic rear driveline disconnect, which means only the front wheels are being powered when AWD isn't needed, which helps improve fuel economy for AWD-equipped models
  • Torque vectoring system - meaning the system improves handling with AWD in use and sending power to the rear wheels as needed
  • Adventure grade offers "Multi-Terrain Select" drive mode for more of that rugged off-roading
Technology Upgrades:
  • Standard Toyota SafetySense features such as pre-collision with pedestrian detect, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning with steering assist and road sign assist, and lane-keeping assist
  • New Entune 3.0 comes with wi-fi connect, Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay - Android Auto hopefully available in the future!
We hope this helps better explain some of the updates, but as always, our team of experts are standing by, ready and waiting to answer any and all questions you throw their way! Check out our available 2019 Toyota RAV4 inventory here or call us at 563.263.8028 and let us help you today!