2019 Toyota RAV4 Review

An iconic vehicle of the Toyota lineup, the Toyota RAV4 offers the everyday versatility that drivers in Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton crave. Do you believe that this Toyota SUV might be a good fit for your lifestyle but not sure what features and specifications it offers? Well, our 2019 Toyota RAV4 review is here to help!The team at Toyota of Gastonia strives to keep local drivers informed about popular models. So, the coming few sections will be hitting on key features of the Toyota RAV4, including the engine lineup, the interior dimensions for passengers and cargo, and the driver-assistance technology!

Engine Options in the 2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Toyota RAV4 Engine SpecsWhen you drive the Toyota RAV4, you’ll discover that versatility is a common theme among its many standout features, including its engine.

First up, there’s the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, which produces up to 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. To boost the fuel efficiency, choose the available Stop and Start Engine System, which turns off the motor when you come to a complete stop. As you release the brake pedal, the engine will start back up and again, so you’ll be on your way!

As for the drivetrain, you’ll have several systems to choose from:

  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • All-Wheel Drive
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive

As for the fourth drivetrain, that’s the Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive system. How does the RAV4 get equipped with that intuitive system? Well, you choose a RAV4 Hybrid trim level! If you’re more of a fuel-conscious driver, the Toyota RAV4 has four hybrid trim levels that are powered by the 2.5L engine and multi-electric motor assist.

Passenger & Cargo Room

The Toyota RAV4 works to fit your lifestyle. To do this, the cabin can be adjusted depending on your individual needs.

Toyota RAV4 Interior Space

Starting off with the headroom, the first row offers 37.7 inches of headroom and the second row provides 39.5 inches of headroom. There’s also plenty of hip room, with 54.3 inches in the front and 47.7 inches in the rear. To help stretch out your legs during a long drive, you’ll have 41 inches of legroom up front and 37.8 inches of legroom in the rear.

Cargo space can be altered based on which rows you keep upright or fold down flat. Behind the rear row of seats, you’ll have 37.5 cubic feet of cargo space. With the rear row folded down, you’ll have 69.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

Safety in All Driving Scenarios

Toyota RAV4 Safety FeaturesAs part of the on-going mission to keep drivers safe, Toyota has armed the 2019 Toyota RAV4 with many driver-assisting safety systems.

Most of the features come from the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, a standard suite of high-end safety features. With this package, you’ll have:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Road Sign Assist

Review the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Yourself!

A Toyota RAV4 can often be seen shuttling families and young adults around the streets of Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton. After all, the popularity of the model is well-deserved.

To see if this Toyota SUV fits your needs, you can contact Toyota of Gastonia and we’ll be happy to answer any questions before scheduling your test drive!

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