2019 Toyota RAV4 Review
Midsize SUVs are one of the most popular vehicle types out there because of the ample cabin space, the strong and efficient performance, and the impressive features included. The new 2019 Toyota RAV4 delivers on the expectations and exceeds them! The redesigned body on this beloved model is certainly set to impress all levels of drivers, so if you’re in the market for a new ride, you’ll want to keep reading.
At Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego, we’re here to give drivers in San Diego, Pacific Beach, and El Cajon a glimpse of the 2019 Toyota RAV4, so you can learn all about the new and exciting updates to this classic midsize SUV!
2019 RAV4 Engine Specs & MPG
The 2019 RAV4 includes a similar 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine as the 2018 model. However, this engine has been reworked a bit to provide a meatier output. The 2019 RAV4 can deliver 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, while 2018’s model maxed out at 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque.
The engine comes paired with the Direct Shift 8-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission with intelligence and sequential shift modes. The 2019 RAV4 gets an EPA-estimated 26/35/30 MPG city/highway/combined.*
Updated Design & Appearance
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 was completely redesigned from its previous incarnation. The 2019 design gives the RAV4 a sportier aesthetic, with sharper edges and a more aggressive stance. It features a more upright hood and an arched rear lift gate. The front grille has a more assertive look than the previous year’s model, with a metallic mesh fitted in between the sleek new headlamps.
As for the interior, the 2019 RAV4 offers an expansive cabin, taking some space from the rear and boosting more room for the passengers. The midsize SUV offers 37.6 cubic feet behind the second row, and 69.8 cubic feet when the second row is folded flat.
Entertainment & Technology Features
The RAV4 continues its Entune™ Audio system features. The Entune™ 3.0 Audio includes a 7-inch touchscreen and a 6-speaker sound system. The screen features the Scout® GPS Link with a 3-year trial, as well as Apple CarPlay™, which makes accessing your phone’s apps, libraries, and contacts easier because they can be selected from the touchscreen rather than your phone. The RAV4 also includes Wi-Fi Connect with a 6-month trial.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 also includes Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, which is the standard selection of driver-assistance features. These features include the same features as last year, but with a few additions like Road Edge Detection and Sway Warning System, Road Sign Assist, and even Lane Tracing Assist.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Lease
If you’re interested in leasing a 2019 Toyota RAV4, the team of experts in our finance department would be happy to help you along every step of the way through the financial process. A Toyota lease is essentially a short-term ownership, as leases generally only last between two and three years. Leasing is a great option for people who want to drive a new car every few years, so they always have the latest technology, safety, and driver-assistant safety features.
Another positive of Toyota leasing is that sometimes your monthly payments are smaller than they would be if you bought a car. You also could have a lower down payment when you decide to lease rather than buy your RAV4.
With a Toyota lease, you usually don’t have to deal with major depreciation repairs, because you only own the vehicle for a period of time. You’ll just have to cover the standard routine maintenance services like oil and filter changes, and tire rotations.
If you have any questions about if leasing is the right choice for you, our team will be happy to answer it. Our goal is to have you confidently driving off the lot after you make your purchase.
Test Drive the New RAV4 Today!
At Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego, we hope that this 2019 Toyota RAV4 review helped you learn about the new appearance, abilities, and features that this midsize SUV brings to the table. If you’d like to learn more, why not swing by and take a closer look? You can certainly learn a lot from the driver’s seat!
Schedule your Toyota RAV4 test drive at our San Diego Toyota dealership! We’re here to help drivers in San Diego, Pacific Beach, and El Cajon learn more about their options!
*2019 preliminary MPG estimates determined by Toyota. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.