2019 Toyota RAV4: Bigger Size But Compact Crossover?

2019 Toyota RAV4 – This car has been around since 1994 and completely build up from Japan. Meanwhile, the fourth generation was renewed in 2014 and they are on the market today. The fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 carries the concept of a compact crossover car. Even so, it looks like this latest model has a bigger size than its predecessor, so this car isn’t compact actually.
2019 toyota rav4 magnetic gray metallic
2019 Toyota RAV4 magnetic gray metallic

Therefore, comparable competitors for this car are the CR-V and Xtrail. In fact, in several countries such as the USA, Japan, and the UK, the RAV4 is the most hunted and best-selling non-pickup car in its class.

Larger Dimensions for More Comfort

The dimensions of this car are bigger compared to the previous generation. The aim is to make the car more stable and be able to provide the best driving experience. The dimensions of the Toyota RAV4 2019 are 24 mm longer, 30 mm wider, and 41 mm higher. The exterior uses an FT-AC concept with a firm aerodynamic line and a strong design that is more muscular.

At the front fascia, the Toyota RAV4 2019 looks more manly and sharper. You can see the trapezoidal-shaped front grille with a more muscular grille design, as well as a narrow LED front light design. In the middle of the grille is a horizontal stripe with the Toyota logo in the middle. The front bumper has a hollow bumper kit and there is a silver skid plate in the middle.

Because of its longer size, the wheelbase of the Toyota RAV4 2019 increases to 30 mm. Thus it has expanded the cabin area of ​​this car. Look at the sharp body lines that appear throughout the car’s pillars, fenders and protruding side skirts, or the arches on the car doors, all successfully giving a firm and aggressive feel. The latest 19-inch rims make this car even more impressive.

The Toyota RAV4 2019 rear has combination stop lights with sharper angles and connected by chrome lining to enhance the elegance impression. Thick rear bumper equipped with a reflector, as well as silver under guard. Dual exhaust and roof spoiler also make this car look more sporty.

Interior with the Larger Cabin Space and Nice Features

In the interior, all sectors in the Toyota RAV4 2019 have improved both in design and materials. Combined with larger cabin space, and supported with the latest comfort features, this car is ready to spoil the drivers and passengers while they are in the cabin.
The dashboard looks more symmetrical with stiffer lines compared to its predecessor. This dashboard uses soft-touch material with a combination of quality leather stitching. Combined with the silver lining that increases the impression of style. In the middle there is a 7 “touch screen head unit (with optional 8”). While the rotary knob for the radio and control the HVAC is located below the screen. The soft impression in the cabin is the result of blue illumination that illuminates all storage areas with a touch of orange.
The Toyota RAV4 2019 steering wheel is equipped with Audio Steering Switch which is ready to facilitate the audio system settings. There is also an Adaptive Cruise Control which is usually adjusted as desired but can still be adjusted according to the surroundings automatically.
Like its predecessor, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is also expected to carry two rows of seats that can accommodate passengers up to 5 people. With a semi-bucket seat design, the drivers will be given lumbar support and an 8-way electrical regulation. Car seats with high-quality material are wrapped with the latest Mocha Softex faux leather.
There is no official information on how much luggage capacity is Toyota RAV4 2019 until now. But given the larger dimensions with only two rows of chairs, surely the trunk is bigger.

Safety and Entertainment Features

The Toyota RAV4 2019 has a very complete Toyota Safety Sense. These features include:
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Full-Speed Dynamic Range Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beam
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Road Sign Assist.
8 airbags on both the front and side to provide maximum protection for the driver and passengers.
The car head unit is a 7″ touch screen, or an 8″ screen with an optional navigation system (if you think the screen is too small). This touch screen can be used for the latest Entune 3.0 multimedia system and equipped with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, which can also be accessed via Bluetooth.
Even this multimedia system can provide Wi-Fi connection, Qi wireless charging, and 5 USB ports. All of these features have been integrated with the JBL 800 watt audio system, ready to support your comfort in driving.

2 Engine Option: 2,000cc 4-cylinder inline and Hybrid

At present, the Toyota RAV4 2019 uses two engine options, namely a 2,000cc 4-cylinder inline engine that is distributed through an 8-speed automatic transmission, and a 2,500cc Hybrid engine that is distributed through an electric motor and CVT automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the power and torque have not been disclosed further by Toyota, but some have estimated that this engine can produce up to 200 hp, and that’s correct because the last update tells us that the engine can produce 203 hp.
One of three AWD systems can be installed on RAV4. Gas-powered models use a rudimentary on-demand system that will provide power to the rear tire when the front tire slips. Limited models and adventure grades are equipped with the latest AWD system combined with Dynamic Torque Vectoring. Thus able to improve handling performance, including off-road. Dynamic Torque Vectoring works by giving torque to the front or rear tires when they need it.
In addition, there is also Toyota’s Rear Driveline Disconnect is a system that will ‘break’ the rear tire with the drive shaft. The aim is to reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency. The Multi-Terrain Select Controller is located near the transmission gears, ready to provide driving modes for certain roads, such as snowy, muddy or rocky roads. Unfortunately, the hybrid variant does not have this feature.
Even so, the hybrid model has an Electronic On-Demand AWD with Intelligence (AWD-i). This feature was also installed on its predecessor, but this time its capabilities have been upgraded. Now it can provide 30% more additional torque to the rear tire with the support of an electric motor.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Specs and Prices

The following are the specifications of this car:
  • Type: 2.0 liter 4 cylinder inline and 2.5 liters of gas-electric hybrids
  • Max. Power: 203 hp
  • Transmission: 8-Speed A / T for conventional engine and CVT with the electric motor for hybrid engine
  • Length: 4954 mm
  • Width: 1854 mm
  • Height: 1699 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2715 mm
  • Rear Suspension: Multilink
The price is around $25,650 – $35,050.

Conclusion

RAV4 offers something different. It used to look so simple and ordinary but now the design is more manly and aggressive. The interior offers very good comfort. One of the most sophisticated engines today is hybrid and Toyota understands it well. If you want to have experience driving a hybrid engined car then you might consider buying a 2019 Toyota RAV4.
The supporting features are very sophisticated both in terms of entertainment and safety. Even so, prepare yourself with a pretty fantastic price.

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