While new arrivals are under the spotlight at the moment, Toyota is preparing new models. Its Camry is the best-selling vehicle, but major competition comes from crossover class. Ever since its debut, RAV4 is growing in every way. It also opened doors to other SUVs from this company. Now, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is almost ready for release, but there is still some work to finish.
The first spy shots are available, but it is not easy to conclude which changes are coming. Heavy camo is covering the most of the body. Also, RAV4 appears in rear occasions on the streets, so pictures are not showing many details.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Redesign and Features
As everyone knows, RAV4 is a 4-door crossover, and it keeps the same look for upcoming models. Since the first appearance, this SUV is stylish, elegant, and comfortable. Now, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is using more aluminum and carbon-fiber for body parts, making it lighter. As for design, spy photos show large air intakes and a new grille. On the back of the vehicle, designers will change rear-lights and spoiler.
Equipment of the 2019 Toyota RAV4
Plenty of space inside the cabin leaves room for many features. It is clear that Toyota is going to follow modern flows in infotainment. So, many hi-tech features will be present, including easier smartphone connections, both for Apple and Android systems. Some bigger tuning of the control panel is not expected. However, minor changes are always good, such as the redesign of the shift knob, door panels, and other sundries.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Drivetrain
Engineers in Toyota will make an extra effort to give more power to RAV4 crossover. A boost of the drivetrain is certain. The more powerful inline-4 engine is the best solution. Nevertheless, it seems like it is not going to get help from the turbocharger.
The current output of 175 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque will definitely get a boost, probably of around 10-15 hp/lb-ft respectively. Smoother shifting and better ride come in a pair with an 8-pace automatic gearbox.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Hybrid vehicles are future of car industry. So, to keep up with competition, constant innovations are an obligation for any company. We already had plug-in versions of RAV4, and it is likely to return for 2019 season. Nevertheless, another detail is important. Nissan is preparing new Rogue, and it will also offer a hybrid version.
Mileage of the new RAV4
Besides the boost in the power output, engineers are working on improvements in fuel economy. The crossover should give better numbers than its predecessor. A boost of 1-2 mpg for every version would be great, and it is not impossible to see the even better output.
That means the base unit will return 28 mpg combined, and 26 for AWD model. Hybrid saves fuel, and experts believe it will offer 37/33 mpg on the highway and in urban areas.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Price and TRD Package
Base versions of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 cost around $25,000. This is slight raise comparing to current 2018 model. However, the hybrid is about to have $5,000 higher price tag. Also, new crossover will have in offer special TRD packages. Depending on features in it, depends on the final price.