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.
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.
Test-drive the 2019 Toyota RAV4 at High River Toyota.