Jesse’s Reviews – March 2019
Dependable, reliable and functional: three words that perfectly describe any of the vehicles in Toyota’s fleet. Sleek, stylish and sporty are three words that I don’t generally think of when the Toyota RAV4 comes to mind. Toyota is looking to change that with the redesigned 2019 RAV4, and recently I had the chance to get a bit more familiar with the new-look SUV. Toyota went all in with their redesign of the RAV4, providing something that is as good looking as it is functional. This isn’t your typical RAV4, and that is precisely what Toyota was shooting for.
Let’s start with looks. Toyota drastically revamped the 2019 RAV4, doing so with an entirely new look. Gone is the boxy, understated and boring look that the RAV4 was known for. Instead, the look is contemporary and audacious, with a decidedly sporty aesthetic. Inside, a comfortable and spacious cabin awaits. The RAV4 boasts a prominent touchscreen that offers effortless control over the infotainment system, while a two-tiered dashboard and large center console provide plenty of storage space for small items. The cargo area features a low floor that makes loading easy and effortless, while a premium appeal comes thanks to high-quality materials and a bevy of soft-touch details.
The 2019 RAV4 is radically different inside and out. That applies to the power and drive features as well. The RAV4 is offered in an array of powertrain options, while the XLE features a 2.5-liter inline-four cylinder. The engine provides plenty of power to get around while delivering decent fuel economy in the process. The RAV4 may appear sporty and quick; however, it’s still a crossover, and it’s not designed to be a sports car. It’s easy to drive, comfortable and responsive in terms of power and handling. The RAV4 boasts a fuel economy of 32mpg, as well as a full array of driver assist features to help keep you safe on the road.
Toyota might have restyled the RAV4 for 2019, but beneath that bold new look is the superior dependability we’ve come to expect. Bigger is better in 2019, and the new RAV4 provides ample space. Looking for adventure? Looking for a reliable vehicle for the family? Hunting for a sharp looking vehicle with a functional approach? The RAV4 is a worthy option. No matter where the road in front of you may lead, the RAV4 will provide plenty of assistance and comfort on your adventure.