2019 Toyota RAV4

MSRP $25,650 - $35,050

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2019 Toyota RAV4 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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The Toyota RAV4 started the rage for crossover SUVs about two decades ago, and since then, many players have launched very competitive products to take a major chunk of the pie. Toyota has revamped the RAV4 completely for the 2019 model, and we are glad it did. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 gets Tacoma-inspired styling and now looks more rugged than ever. The 2019 RAV4 got its much-awaited styling updates with comfortable interiors, modern technology, and driver assistance features across all the trims. 

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Pros

Well-controlled NVH levels

Good cargo capacity

Ergonomic Interiors

Cons

Performance could be better 

Steering lacks precision

Clunky Transmission 

What's New?

The 2019 RAV4 is thoroughly revised 

Better styling and interior updates

Built on TNGA platform 


2019 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Reviews and Ratings

6.0

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7.0/10Features
4.0/10Interiors
5.0/10Design
7.0/10Safety
6.0/10Reliability
8.0/10Deal Value

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2015 Toyota RAV4

Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

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User Overall Rating

Posted On: December 27, 2021

underpowered SUV with confusing tech-features

Pros - Roomy seats, ample cargo space, balanced ride and agile handling.

Cons - Cumbersome infotainment system, struggling acceleration, low quality interior, and weak engine.

SUV with struggling acceleration I will come straight to the point. With comfort and space perspective, my 2015 RAV4 is good but performance wise I would give it a thumbs down. If I talk about a few positive sides of the car, It has a smooth ride on most roads, two rows of roomy seats, and more cargo space than my brother's car. This is a great example for the quote “Looks can be deceiving” because while driving on the highway and over steep slopes, it struggles to accelerate swiftly. In addition, there are too many harsh plastics in the interior, and the updated infotainment system is confusing. The finance and the sales team work together to understand customer's needs and give them the best d...

7/10
Features
4/10
Interior
5/10
Design
7/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25650

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

torque

184 lb.-ft. @ 5000 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

105.9 in.

length

180.9 in.

width

73 in.

height

67 in.

curb weight

3370 lbs.

ground clearance

8.4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

69.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

1240 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

175 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

26/30/35 mpg

highway range

595.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

LE$25,650 onwards

  • 7-Inch touchscreen
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic high beams
  • Led headlights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rearview camera
  • Usb port

XLE$27,450 onwards

  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Foglights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Keyless entry
  • Push-Button start
  • Rear-cross traffic alert
  • Sunroof

XLE Premium$29,650 onwards

  • 19-Inch wheels
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-Adjustable driver's seat
  • Soft-Touch dashboard materials

Adventure$33,050 onwards

  • 19-Inch alloy wheels
  • 8-Inch touchscreen
  • Rearview camera
  • Satellite radio

Limited$33,650 onwards

  • 8-Inch touchscreen
  • Auto-Dimming mirror
  • Driver-Seat memory functions
  • Navigation system

Colors and Styles

2019 Toyota RAV4 in Blueprint color
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Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

8.3

Fuel Economy

7.8

Interior

8.4

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.9

Competition

6.0

Final Verdict

6.5

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is available in five trims, namely the LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, and Limited. The prices for the base trim start at $25,650 and go up to $33,650 for the top-of-the-line Limited trim. Toyota also introduced three hybrid trims to reach a wider audience, and they are equipped well just like their gas counterparts. The 2019 RAV4 faces some serious competition from the likes of Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5


8.3/10
Engine and Performance

7.8/10
Fuel Economy

8.4/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.9/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition

6.5/10
Final Verdict


2019 Toyota RAV4 Features

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is available in five trims, namely the LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, and Limited. Toyota has tried to attract different buyers by offering comfortable cabin appointments across all the trims. The new RAV4 is based on Toyota’s TNGA platform, which is lightweight and safer as compared to previous-generation models. The base model is not overwhelming by any means, but the higher trims offer many features to be excited for. 

Trims

LE

XLE

XLE Premium 

Adventure 

Limited 

MSRP

$ 26,770

$ 28,570

$ 30,770

$ 33,050 

$ 34,770 

Key Features

2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder engine

Adds to upgrades to the LE trim

Adds to upgrades to the XLE trim

Adds to upgrades to the XLE Premium trim

Adds to upgrades to the XLE Premium trim

 

17-in. steel wheels

Integrated fog lights 

19-in. multi-spoke super chrome-finished alloy wheels

3500-lb. towing capacity

Dark gray metallic-colored hexagon-patterned front grille

 

Climate control system with dust and pollen filter

Dual-zone automatic climate control system with rear vents

Power liftgate with jam protection

Unique split-bar front upper grille

Puddle lights

 

Multi-LED headlights with black bezels and Automatic High Beams

Smart Key System

SofTex-trimmed front bucket seats

Unique Adventure roof rails

Heated front bucket seats

 

LED taillights and stop lights

Keyless and push-button start 

8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support 

Active grille shutters

Dark-brown-accented interior

 

Power outside mirrors with folding feature

Rear cargo area cover

4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat 

Soft-touch dash, door, and armrests with a stitched dash

8-in. touch-screen with Entune 3.0 Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation

 

Privacy glass

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering 

Front bucket seats with orange accents and stitching

Intelligence clearance sonar 

Which trim should you buy? 

The XLE Premium trim sits exactly in the middle of the trim hierarchy and is a balanced combination of features and value. It is equipped with features like dual-zone climate control, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, leather-wrapped wheel, faux leather seating surfaces, etc. It is also a safe trim as it gets Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0 and Star Safety System as standard. So we recommend the XLE Premium trim.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Engine and Performance

8.3/10

The 2019 RAV4 is equipped with a 2.5-Litre inline-four engine which produces about 203 HP and 184 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and is available as FWD as standard. You can also opt for an AWD configuration, which is optimized well for off-road conditions, and reworked axle ratios ensure better fuel efficiency.

The transmission fitted is not very active in selecting the perfect gear for acceleration. It is smooth but doesn’t make use of the 203 HP power output from the engine as we would expect. It isn’t a slouch, but compared with the rivals, the power delivery could have been better. Also, at higher speeds on the highways, the engine becomes a bit noisy and feels stressed if pushed too hard.

Models

2019 Toyota RAV4 

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Mazda CX-5

MSRP

$26,770 

$25,020

$24,450

$24,350

Engine

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.4L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic transmission 

CVT

CVT

6-Speed automatic

Power 

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

170 hp @ 6,000 rpm

184 hp @ 6,400 rpm

187 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

184 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm

175 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

180 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm

186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.5

9.3

8.6

8.7

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.6

17.1

16.8

16.7

Top-Speed (MPH)

130

120

130

130

The RAV4 offers better acceleration than its rivals, but the way it accelerates on the highways is what could have been better. The drivetrain offers a decent mid-range but suffers in the top range. It does a 0-60 mph sprint in just 7.5 seconds and a quarter-mile drag is completed in 15.6 seconds. The Honda CR-V is a second slower than the RAV4. The Nissan Rogue offers the least output and is slower than the competition. 

How well does the 2019 Toyota RAV4 handle?

The 2019 RAV4 is redesigned by Toyota from the bottom up, and it is now based on Toyota’s TNGA platform, which is claimed to be lighter and offer better stiffness than its predecessor. It is very stable on highway speeds and won’t scare you on a twisty section of the road. However, the steering doesn’t inspire the same level of confidence as some of the other cars in the segment. 

The lower center of gravity has aided in handling, but it's still behind some better handling SUVs like the CX-5. It is paired with a good set of tires, and a well-tuned suspension will take care of potholes and other road undulations with ease. However, owing to a taller stance, there is the prevalence of slight body roll around the corners. The driver aids like electronic stability control help in keeping things on track while cornering hard.

Braking Performance

The 2019 RAV4 is equipped with larger size rotors upfront and comparable size rotors at the rear. It gets 12.0-inch rotors and 11.1-inch rotors at the front and rear, respectively. The rotors work hard and bring this SUV to a complete stop from 60 mph speed within 143 feet. Looking at the spec sheet, we expected it to offer better braking performance, but unfortunately, it needs an improvement in the braking department. The brake pedal feel is firm and affirmative, but it lacks the initial bite.

Models

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Mazda CX-5

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

12.0

11.7

11.1

11.7

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

11.1

11.5

10.2

11.9

Curb Weight (lbs)

3370

3454

3307

3541

60-0 MPH (feet)

143

137

129

136

The Honda CR-V is the star of the braking game, and despite having smaller rotors at both ends, it performs exceptionally well and comes to a complete halt from 60 mph within 129 feet, which is quite commendable. The Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5 are very closely matched with respect to their braking performance. When comparing the curb weight, Mazda is the heaviest option in the competition at 3,541 lbs.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Fuel Economy

7.8/10

The 2019 RAV4 offers good fuel economy, especially considering its power output. It offers 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg in mixed driving conditions. With a fuel tank capacity of 14.5 gallons, the crossover can travel up to 363 miles, 479 miles, and 420 miles in the city, on the highways, and in mixed driving conditions, respectively.

Models

2019 Toyota RAV4 

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Mazda CX-5

MPG (City)

25

26

26

25

MPG (Highway)

33

33

32

31

MPG (Combined)

29

29

28

28

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

14.5

14.5

14.0

14.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

363/479/420

377/478/420

364/448/392

370/458.8/414.4

The RAV4 and Rogue are closely matched when considering their fuel efficiency, fuel tank capacity, and range. The Mazda CX-5 is equipped with a bigger fuel tank but delivers slightly less fuel efficiency as compared to the RAV4. The CR-V is equipped with a smaller fuel tank and is less efficient, so it delivers the least range on a full tank of gas. 

2019 Toyota RAV4 Interior

8.4/10

The 2019 RAV4 gets a well-designed interior with major changes inside the cabin. The seats are designed ergonomically and offer good support with adequate cushioning. The dashboard layout is neat, and it carries a floating infotainment screen in the center accompanied by climate control knobs just below the AC vents. Toyota has smartly used contrasting color-scheme and metallic trim inserts on the dashboard, steering wheel, and door trim pads, which look youthful and will excite the Z-generation.

As you climb up the trim ladder, features like dual-zone climate control system, SofTex trimmed upholstery, heated front seats, optional ventilated front seats, soft-touch dash, etc become a more common sight. The Adventure trim gets an orange accented interior which includes orange stitching on the dash, doors, and seats. The interior of the Adventure trim adds a gist of youth and makes it stand out among other trims. 

Models

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Mazda CX-5

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg, in inches)

41/57.8/39.5

41.6/56.6/43.0

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.7/57.1/41.0

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg, in inches)

39.5/56.4/37.8

38.5/55.9/37.9

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.0/54.8/39.6

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

37.6

39.3

39.2

30.9

The 2019 RAV4 offers good headroom across both rows. However, the second row feels cramped owing to lesser legroom as compared to its rivals. The CR-V offers the best legroom across the second row. The RAV4 offers a cargo capacity of 37.6 cu-ft, which is more than adequate to pack your goods, although less than the Nissan Rogue by just 2.3 cu-ft. The Honda CR-V also offers almost the same cargo capacity as that of the Rogue. Some of the standout interior features of the 2019 RAV4 are:

  • LED projector-beam headlights
  • Automatic high beams
  • Power outside mirrors with folding feature
  • Integrated fog lights
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Integrated fog lights
  • Optional panoramic sunroof 

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2019 RAV4 is equipped with an Entune multimedia system. It also gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen display which is bright and glare-free under most conditions. Even with the base trim, you get features like AM/FM, Scout GPS Link, Apple CarPlay, hands-free phone capability, advanced voice recognition, and music streaming via Bluetooth. You also get Wi-Fi support with complementary data. 

The bigger 8-inch display is a part of the optional package and is standard on the Adventure and Limited trim. As you climb the trim ladder, you also get support for SiriusXM satellite services, an 8-speaker audio system, dynamic POI search, dynamic voice recognition, etc. For a better musical experience, you can opt for the optional package, which includes a JBL Clari-FI premium audio system with an integrated navigation system. Some of the standout interior features of the 2019 RAV4 are:

  • 7-inch touch-screen/ 8-inch touch-screen display
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Scout GPS Link 
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Advanced voice recognition
  • USB charging ports
  • AM/FM/HD Radio
  • 6/8 speaker audio system

2019 Toyota RAV4 Exterior

8.0/10

The 2019 RAV4 is currently in the fifth generation after its design overhaul. It now looks quite different as compared to its counterparts. The new design looks more aggressive, and the RAV4 gets truck-like aesthetics. The front fascia imbibes the hexagonal grille with the Toyota logo in it, and the inverted trapezoidal headlamps look sleek and grant the front fascia a mean look. The 2019 RAV4 is lower and wider than its predecessor. 

The sides look distinct too with raised squarish wheel arches and black cladding on them, making the RAV4 look rugged. The raised shoulder line merges with the rear and gives the RAV4 a proper SUV look. The rear profile gets two sharp-looking wrap-around tail lamps which makes the rear profile look exciting too. Also, the dual exhaust ports add to the sporty appeal of the RAV4.

Models

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Mazda CX-5

Curb weight (lbs.)

3370

3456

3421

3541

Length(in)

181.5

184.5

182.1

179.1

Width(in)

73.4

72.4

73.0

72.5

Height(in)

68.6

68.0

66.5

66.2

Ground clearance (inch)

8.6

7.8

8.2

7.5

Wheelbase (in)

105.9

106.5

104.7

106.2

The 2019 RAV4 is a compact SUV, but the design makes it look bigger than it actually is. The higher ground clearance just adds to its off-road capability, and only the Honda CR-V comes close in that regard. The CR-V and the Rogue look family-oriented and classy, but the RAV4 looks more like a rugged SUV. It is also the lightest in its class, thanks to a new TNGA platform, and is also stiffer than before. Some of the standout exterior features of the 2019 RAV4 are:

  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED tail lamps
  • Integrated rear spoiler 
  • Active grille shutters
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof with one-touch open/close (XLE and above)
  • Power outside mirrors with folding feature (Standard)
  • Integrated fog lights (XLE and above)

2019 Toyota RAV4 Safety

9.9/10

Like any other Toyota, the RAV4 is well equipped with many safety features, including the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 and the Star Safety System. The good thing is that most of the safety features are available as standard from the base trim itself. The 2019 RAV4 is based on Toyota's TNGA platform and is lighter than the previous generation. 

As per Toyota’s claims, the new chassis offers 57% more stiffness than the older chassis. The NHTSA has given an overall 5-star safety rating to the RAV4 in various tests conducted by it. The IIHS has also awarded it the “Top Safety Pick +” award for its meritorious performance in various tests performed by it. Some of the standout safety features of the 2019 RAV4 are:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Automatic High Beams 
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control 
  • Road Sign Assist 
  • Brake Assist 
  • Blind Spot Monitor 
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert 

2019 Toyota RAV4 Competition

6.0/10

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Nissan Rogue 

The Nissan Rogue is one of the closest rivals of the RAV4. However, with the updated styling and a long list of features, the RAV4 has gone ahead. The RAV4 also comes with many safety features as standard. However, the Rogue still offers better comfort, handling, and ride quality in comparison to the RAV4. The RAV4 is more powerful and still offers the same efficiency as that of the Rogue.

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Honda CR-V 

The Honda CR-V is a well-known name and for all the good reasons. It offers many premium features and better practicality as compared to the RAV4. It also has better ride comfort and drivability in comparison to the RAV4. However, the RAV4 offers better fuel efficiency, ground clearance, and looks rugged. It is also more powerful than the CR-V but lacks an adrenaline rush as that of the CR-V.

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 has been well received by the audience owing to its better handling and braking performance. It also looks good and offers better cabin quality and comfort in comparison to the RAV4. However, the RAV4 is more powerful than the CX-5. It is more fuel-efficient and offers better cargo capacity than the CX-5. The RAV4 also gets many safety features as standard. 

2019 Toyota RAV4 Final Verdict

6.5/10

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is now a more compelling option in the crossover segment owing to its newer styling and loaded cabin features. It is also very powerful and offers better fuel efficiency. However, it still lacks in the handling and braking department. It is also less practical than some of its competition. However, it has more pros than cons and also comes with many safety features as standard. So we won’t be afraid to recommend this SUV to someone looking for a reliable and value for money option.

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underpowered SUV with confusing tech-features

SUV with struggling acceleration

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