2019 Toyota RAV4 Created the Segment — And Now Evolves It

It’s no secret that the Toyota RAV4 carved out the compact crossover SUV segment when it arrived in Canada 22 years ago. But now, the 2019 Toyota RAV4, heralding in the fifth generation, seeks to revolutionize the segment with some major updates to improve versatility, handling, fuel economy, and comfort.

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For starters, the new powertrains offered on the 2019 RAV4 boost performance while simultaneously improving fuel economy. The new powertrains include the Dynamic Force 2.5-liter engine the Toyota Hybrid System powertrain.

In addition, second-generation Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0) is standard across the RAV4 lineup. This includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beam, and Lane Tracing Assist (new). In addition, Toyota has added even more features and functionality to the standard Entune™ 3.0 system, which now boasts Apple CarPlay™ compatibility.

Toyota has “refined” and “re-defined” the 2019 RAV4 with an updated interior that feels more upscale and “premium” than ever before. The interior boasts user-friendly multimedia technology, sophisticated interior materials, and comfort and convenience features such as standard two-zone front heated seats and a wider centre console. The RAV4 is even available with a wireless charging pad for smartphones.

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2019 Toyota Highlander: King of Road Trips

Are you a frequent road tripper in need of a new set of wheels? Enter the 2019 Toyota Highlander, Canada’s premier road trip vehicle.

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What makes the 2019 Toyota Highlander perfect for road trips? For starters, it can seat up to seven or eight passengers (depending on whether you go with the bench seat or captain’s chairs for the second row). Either way, you will have lots of space for luggage — especially if you fold down the rear seats during a solo or two-person road trip.

The 2019 Highlander also has three hybrid models in the lineup for incredible fuel savings on long distances. Even the non-hybrid models get incredible fuel economy, however. In fact, the gas-powered Highlander can achieve up to 32 miles per gallon on the highway — that’s 8.7 L/100km.*

Technology is also an important piece of the road trip puzzle, and the Highlander has plenty of it. The backup camera makes reversing in unfamiliar territory much safer while the 6.1-inch touch screen audio system makes connectivity on the go a piece of cake. Three zone independent climate control and available heated seats keep passengers comfortable on long trips.

“Canadians know the Toyota Highlander is the perfect choice to create family adventures and memories to last a lifetime,” explained Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “Ready for weekend getaways, and comfortable enough for daily driving, the Toyota Highlander has the safety, driving fun and features that let Canadians focus on the journey — wherever life takes them.”

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*Fuel efficiency estimates were determined using approved Government of Canada/Transport Canada Test Methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Learn more about Fuel Consumption Ratings.