2019 Toyota RAV4 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Toyota RAV4 Model Overview at Germain Toyota of Columbus

Toyota RAV4

Key Features

  • Starting at $26,595 MSRP*
  • Dynamic Force 2.5-liter I4 engine with VVT-iE mated to an 8-speed Direct-Shift Automatic Transmission with up to 6 city / 35 highway MPG**
  • Standard Entune 3.0 with Wi-Fi Connect powered by Verizon, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay Compatibility
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
  • Available Multi-Terrain Select and an Available Toyota-First, Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect
  • Optional 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory and 2-way lumbar support
  • TNGA K Platform with Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Available hands-free power liftgate

About the All-New 2019 Toyota RAV4

As the best-selling non-pickup truck in the USA and the number-one selling vehicle in the Toyota lineup — it’s clear why the Toyota RAV4 has established its proven reputation for excellence. Now in its fifth generation, the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 maintains high levels of finesse inside, along with the compact presence of a small SUV on the exterior. Riding on a new TNGA platform, the new RAV4 is now wider and lower than the prior generation. The result of tireless efforts from Toyota engineers, the 2019 RAV4 has an advanced powertrain which delivers a confident yet natural driving experience. A collection of groundbreaking tech features, life-saving safety from Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, and bold style set the 2019 RAV4 apart from your typical small SUV.

What the Critics Say

For 2019, the RAV4 is racier and sportier with a more pronounced front end angled slightly—but not so far as to wear the shark-nose moniker. The front end features new grilles, angular LED headlights, and squared-off octagon wheel arches (think Lexus), and in back the new RAV4 has a spoiler, LED taillamps, and dual exhaust.” — Motor Trend
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 has a little more SUV in its compact crossover shape this year. Its new styling has been influenced by the automaker’s decidedly trucky Tacoma pickup. It has more ground clearance, and an available Adventure trim level with an off-road traction control system promises to take the redesigned RAV4 in a new direction.” — The Car Connection

Toyota RAV4 Features

2019 Toyota RAV4

Bold Styling

No matter if it’s a short trip across town, a weekend getaway to the beach, or a short jaunt on the trails — the 2019 Toyota RAV4 offers bold styling to help you make a memorable first impression. From its strong nose at the front, chiseled side profile lines cascade across robust shoulders to the pronounced wheel arches which accent its available 19-inch wheels. An extended wheelbase along with wider front and rear tracks help make the RAV4 an ideal choice for drivers searching for impressive off-road capabilities. Helping to increase forward visibility around the A-pillar, its side mirrors have been repositioned to sit lower on the door. While ground clearance has increased by more than half an inch to help you conquer rugged terrain, the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 is still able to improve on the aerodynamics of the outgoing model.

Capability & Performance

In terms of performance, the all-new RAV4 is powered by a Dynamic Force 2.5-Liter Inline 4-Cylinder with VVT-iE paired with an 8-speed Direct-Shift Automatic Transmission. This sophisticated new powertrain limits energy losses through the use of high-speed combustion technology and a variable control system, giving you a fuel-efficient yet responsive driving experience. Representing a first for Toyota, Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect gives the driver the ability to steer the RAV4 as intended — even across the roughest terrain. This technology can send 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels or direct it from side-to-side to give you uncompromised handling and control. Maximize traction when driving through sand, rocks, snow, or mud by using the optional Multi-Terrain Select system.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Performance & Capability
2019 Toyota RAV4 Interior

Tech-Focused Interior

Crafted with refinement is the main priority, the interior layout of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is centered around comfort. Its ergonomic layout, modern design, and usage of premium materials make the cabin the perfect place to relax and unwind. All 2019 RAV4 models come standard with Entune 3.0 multimedia including Wi-Fi Connect powered by Verizon, hands-free access to Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Available with an optional Qi wireless charging tray and up to five USB ports, the RAV4 allows you to stay connected no matter how far the adventure takes you. An all-new JBL audio system transforms your favorite music with an enhanced system architecture, new speaker design, and an improved tuning process.

Next Generation Safety Technology

Remaining an industry leader when it comes to safety, the all-new RAV4 includes standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. New active safety technologies and capabilities included in this updated safety package help enhance your confidence behind the wheel. Contained in this updated safety package are new active-safety technologies and capabilities which enhance your driving confidence. Standard technologies include Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), and Automatic High Beam (AHB). Making their debut on the RAV4 in 2019 are Lane Tracing Assistant (LTA) and Road Sign Assist (RSA). Eight standard airbags and the Toyota Star Safety System prove that no other vehicle prioritizes your safety and security quite like the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4.

Toyota Safety Sense

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V vs Nissan Rogue

Curious how the RAV4 stacks up against the competition? Below you’ll discover how the RAV4 outperforms the Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V in terms of efficiency, power, technology, and safety. You’ll quickly understand why more and more drivers are choosing the Toyota RAV4.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited FWD VS 2019 Nissan Rogue SL FWD 2019 Honda CR-V Touring 2WD
$33,500 MSRP (excluding destination) $31,390 $32,750
203 Horsepower 170 190
184 Torque 175 179
35 Highway MPG 31 34
477 miles Vehicle Range 421 miles 420 miles
8-inch Navigation Screen 7-inch 7-inch
Standard Steering Driver Mode Not Available Not Available
Standard Driver Knee Airbags Not Available Not Available

Trims & Specs

Toyota RAV4 LE


  • Starting at $26,595 MSRP*
  • 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder engine with 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0)
  • Available All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Multi-terrain Select
  • Integrated Backup Camera with Projected Path
  • Multi-LED Headlights with Automatic High Beams (AHB)

Toyota RAV4 XLE


  • Starting at $28,395 MSRP*
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Smart Key System on front doors and liftgate
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system with rear-seat vents
  • 17-inch 5-Spoke Silver Alloy Wheels
  • Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips

Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium

RAV4 XLE Premium

  • Starting at $30,595 MSRP*
  • SofTex®-Trimmed Front Bucket Seats
  • 19-Inch Multi-Spoke Super Chrome-Finished Alloy Wheels
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof with one-touch open/close
  • Entune™ 3.0Audio — includes six speakers, 7-inch touch-screen, Apple CarPlay® and Siri® Eyes Free
  • Height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection

Toyota RAV4 Adventure

RAV4 Adventure

  • Starting at $33,995 MSRP*
  • SofTex®-trimmed front bucket seats with orange accents and stitching, embossed seat inserts
  • Smart Key System on front doors and liftgate with Push Button Start
  • Unique Adventure grade roof rails
  • Black RAV4 and Adventure badging
  • 19-inch split five-spoke alloy wheels with matte-black accents

Toyota RAV4 Limited

RAV4 Limited

  • Starting at $34,595 MSRP*
  • Entune™ 3.0 Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and 8-inch touchscreen
  • Digital Rearview Mirror with HomeLink® universal transceiver
  • Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking (RCTB)
  • Available Heated leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers

*MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $930 for Cars (Yaris LB, Yaris Sedan, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1,095 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,495 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally related equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.