Toyota’s RAV4 is the best-selling vehicle in the automaker’s line-up, and so when there’s a new model it has to get things right. The 2019 RAV4 introduces a new 2.5-liter gas engine, a new hybrid, and a brand new AWD system – one of three, in fact, on the small SUV. New trims, meanwhile, make for a RAV4 that’s ready to play whether off-road or in the city.
It’s based on Toyota’s latest TNGA platform, which increases the wheelbase by more than an inch over the outgoing SUV. Front and rear track have increased, but the 2019 RAV4 is actually a little shorter than the old model. That translates to more interior space and a beefier look outside.
Inside, there’s Entune 3.0 with a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, and 4G LTE with WiFi hotspot support. Qi wireless charging is an option.