2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Toyota RAV4 | Photo: Toyota

An overview of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 with recent articles, pros and cons, and a range of questions answered.


The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is the latest generation of one of Canada’s most popular vehicles. Completely redesigned, the 2019 edition of the RAV4 is the fifth generation of Toyota’s compact SUV.

It’s more spacious than ever and offers a wide range of new technologies, a more powerful and efficient engine, and new off-road version called Trail that also offers better towing capacity and a more capable all-wheel drive system.

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is powered out of the gate by a 2.5-liter engine that delivers 203 horsepower, more than any other compact SUV’s entry-level engine. One of the best-selling SUVs in its segment, the RAV4 is certainly among the better options for anyone looking for space, fuel economy, and overall balance.

On the flip side, the new RAV4 doesn’t feel as fast as other models in this segment despite having more power and it doesn’t feel as sporty and dynamic as other compact SUV options. It’s also a bit more expensive than other models, all things being equal.

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is also available as a hybrid.

2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Toyota RAV4 | Photo: Toyota
2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Toyota RAV4 | Photo: Toyota

Quick Questions About The 2019 Toyota RAV4


How Much is a Brand-New 2019 Toyota RAV4?

The new 2019 Toyota RAV4 starts at $27,990 with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive models start at $30,690. The most expensive RAV4 with a gas engine is the Limited which starts at $40,690.


Where is the Toyota RAV4 Built?

There are three plants in Japan, one in China and another in Woodstock, Ontario.


What kind of engine is available in the Toyota RAV4?

There is a hybrid engine option available which is covered in another page. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 gets a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 203 horsepower. It’s the most powerful engine in its class.


How many rows of seats in the 2019 Toyota RAV4? 

Every Toyota RAV4 has two rows of seats and room for 5 passengers.


What is the Toyota RAV4’s maximum towing capacity? 

The Toyota RAV4 can top up to 3,500 pounds with the Trail model. All other models offer 1,500 pounds of towing capacity.


Is the Toyota RAV4 reliable compared to its competition?

Toyota has finished second in J.D. Power’s 2019 Vehicle Dependability Study. On the other hand, this new RAV4 is too recent and its reliability hasn’t been tested. Given what we know about Toyota models, however, we would not be worried.


Is the Toyota RAV4 fuel-efficient compared to other compact SUVs?

It’s a lot more fuel-efficient than other compact sport utility vehicles. The Toyota RAV4 is among the five most efficient models in its class.


Is the Toyota RAV4 spacious compared to other compact SUVs?

It is very spacious. One of the top 5 most spacious in its class.


Which version has heated seats?

Every 2019 Toyota RAV4 has heated seats.


Which version have heated steering wheel?

The heated steering wheel is available starting in the XLE version ($31,590 with FWD, $33,690 with AWD).


Which version have leather seats?

The new 2019 RAV4 doesn’t have traditional leather seats. It does, however, have what Toyota calls SofTex seats which is a synthetic leather that’s designed to be easy to clean. SofTex is standard starting on the Trail and Limited models and optional on XLE models.


Which version has automatic braking?

Every 2019 Toyota RAV4 has automatic braking.


Which version has blind spot monitoring?

Every 2019 Toyota RAV4 has blind spot monitoring.


Which version have ventilated seats?

Ventilated seats are offered on the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Trail and AWD Limited.


Which version have adaptive cruise control?

Every 2019 Toyota RAV4 version has adaptive cruise control.


Which version have lane departure warning?

Every 2019 Toyota RAV4 has lane departure warning.


Which versions have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Apple CarPlay is standard on all RAV4 models. Android Auto isn’t offered.

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