2019 Toyota RAV4 Spied Testing, Redesign, Release date, Colors, Specs


Around since 2012, the current RAV4 managed to keep itself relevant with a clever design and a great set of features. However, even though Toyota updated the model not that long ago, it looks like a major revision might already be on its way. This is mostly because the current car doesn’t really have the greatest interiors out there. This should change with the future 2019 Toyota RAV4. Even though there are plenty of missing details about this future vehicle, it looks like it will be quite impressive. So far the photographers managed to get a good look at a heavily camouflaged vehicle. Even though this didn’t really reveal much, it did provide a great look at its proportions.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Review, Rumors

New version of the RAV4 is going to use a new architecture.

Unlike its predecessor, the new version of the RAV4 is going to use a new architecture. This will use Toyota’s new TNGA modular architecture which has not been around for that long. New Highlander is here…

2019 Toyota RAV4 Ratings

This means the car will become more structurally sound than before and lighter too. With the new platform, the new RAV4 will also benefit from a longer wheelbase and a wider track.

These alone should allow it to be slightly more stable on the road. Some also suggested the car’s running gear will change. It looks like it may get a different setup for the rear wheels which would make use of the new platform better.

2019 Toyota RAV4
Image source: autoguide.com – 2019 RAV4 Spied

On top of that, the car’s brakes should be on par with the best in its class. On top of being lighter, the new model will also benefit from better NVH levels. RAV4 on Wikipedia…

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 will achieve this by offering a stiffer platform than before. It also looks like the sound insulation will be considerably better but this has yet to be confirmed.


Release date, Price

The most basic car should still hover around $25,000 with the top-end models going for not much more than $35,000.

Considering the state of the prototype, it is safe to assume the upcoming 2019 Toyota RAV4 is not that far off. Most rumors seem to suggest a late 2018 release with the production model coming months later.

Its price shouldn’t change much over the current version. The most basic car should still hover around $25,000 with the top-end models going for not much more than $35,000.

2019 Toyota RAV4
Image source: pakwheels.com – Toyota RAV4 Spy shots

Redesign

The FT-AC showcases what we can expect from the future RAV4.

There is no doubt about the fact the current version of the car looks great. However, the upcoming RAV4 is going to take things a step further. Even though Toyota hasn’t confirmed the official design scheme, they did release a concept not that long ago. Buy the new RAV4…

The FT-AC showcases what we can expect from the future RAV4. The angled headlights, the large hexagonal grille or the SUV-like look should all be found on the production version of the RAV4. Ont op of that, the car is likely going to receive a few special models such as an off-road inspired edition.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Infographics


Competition

Subaru Forester, Ford Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V


Interior

While the quality is above the average, the actual layout of the cabin is not that great. Well, the future 2019 Toyota RAV4 should change that.

For starters, we can expect a far friendlier layout than before with fewer buttons and fewer hard plastic surfaces.

2019 Toyota RAV4
Image source: extremetech.com – RAV4 interior

On top of that, the infotainment system will get replaced with Toyota’s newest while the instrument cluster should change to an entirely digital one.

In terms of available space, thanks to the new platform, the RAV4 will be able to offer more headroom and legroom than before without sacrificing any trunk space.


Colors

Magnetic Gray Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Super White, Black, Ruby Flare Pearl, Black Currant Metallic, Galactic Aqua Mica, Electric Storm Blue


Engine, Specs

It looks like Toyota will release two all new engines in the near future and both of them may be used on the new crossover.

The only available engine with the current model is a rather average 2.5 liter unit. In the upcoming 2019 RAV4, things will change a bit. It looks like Toyota will release two all new engines in the near future and both of them may be used on the new crossover.

The most basic version of the car could get a new generation 1.5 liter turbo-three offering around 160 to 180 horsepower and up to 180 lb-ft of torque. The higher end versions of the RAV4 on the other hand should make use of a 2.0 liter turbo-four.

2019 Toyota RAV4
Image source: live.cdemo.com – 2018 Toyota RAV4 AWD LE Standard Package

Even though the specifics are still unknown, it looks like it should be easily able to provide well in excess of 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

With these, the RAV4 is finally going to be able to compete with its European and American rivals. Both engines will likely benefit from a new 8 speed automatic gearbox which will drive either the front or all four wheels.


Safety

2018 Toyota RAV4 LE FWDSafety Features
Parking Aidno
ABS And Driveline Traction Controlyes
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbagsyes
Pre-Collision System (pcs) Forward Collisionyes
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbagsyes
Airbag Occupancy Sensoryes
Rear Child Safety Locksyes
Driver Knee Airbag and Passenger Cushion Front Airbagyes
Stability Controlyes

Comparison

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V Comparison


Crash Test

U.S Crash Safety Tests: 2018 VW Tiguan vs. Toyota RAV4

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