2019 Toyota RAV4 Buyer’s Guide

February 28th, 2019 by

Completely redesigned for the 2019 model year, the new Toyota RAV4 is a drastically different, and improved SUV over the previous generation. All RAV4 models are now motivated by more than 200 horsepower, and the All-Wheel Drive system has been enhanced with customizable terrain modes and adjustments. Rather than the wagon-like styling of the 2018 model, the new 2019 Toyota RAV4 has adopted a more rugged, off-road aesthetic. It looks almost like a baby 4Runner, and that’s certainly a compliment. Rugged styling is certainly the trend now. Regardless of which RAV4 you decide upon, you can be certain that it’s built with the same attention to quality that the Toyota name is synonymous with. This guide aims to help you find the 2019 Toyota RAV4 that’s right for you!

LE: There’s Nothing “Base” About It

Toyota cut no corners with the least expensive trim level in the 2019 Toyota RAV4 lineup. Available in both front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD), the RAV4 LE comes standard with a wide array of features you’d expect to pay extra for, especially when it comes to the latest safety technology. All 2019 Toyota RAV4 models showcase Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, an advanced safety technology package including Pre-Collision Detection with Low-Light Pedestrian Detection and Daytime Cyclist Detection. There’s also the Lane Departure Assist with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection & Sway Warning System, Full Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Road Sign Assist and Lane Tracing Assist. All of these state-of-the-art safety innovations would be costly options at another manufacturer. With Toyota, they’re standard. On top of that, all RAV4 LE models get LED daytime running lights, a backup camera, and Toyota Entune 3.0 featuring Apple Car Play! Did we mention this was the least expensive model?

XLE/XLE Premium: A Happy Middle

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE and RAV4 XLE Premium take it up a notch with fog lights, keyless entry with push-button start, and a moonroof! XLE models sit on 17″ silver alloy rims, while XLE Premium models get shiny 19″ Super Chrome alloys. In addition to that, the Premium differentiates itself from the standard XLE with a leather steering wheel and shift knob. As with the LE, both models are available in FWD and AWD.

Adventure Grade: For Those Who Prefer Dirt to Asphalt

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Adventure is by far the most serious of the bunch, sporting a much more aggressive, rugged aesthetic than other RAV4 models. The front fascia is unique and darkened, and the 19’’ black alloy rims match it quite well. Unique Adventure trim exclusive roof racks complete the exterior upgrades. Inside, the cabin is adorned in sporty two-tone SoftTex upholstery, with plenty of grippy surfaces to store your gear. There’s even a Multi-Terrain Select with Mud, Rock, and Snow modes!

Limited: The Premier RAV4 Experience

The 2019 RAV4 Limited sits atop the model line, adorned with the most premium features available. A unique glossy gray grille separates it from the other RAV4’s, as do the numerous applications of chrome. When you open the door at night, you’ll be greeted by a puddle light before you sit in the SoftTex upholstered interior. In addition to the full slew of Entune 3.0 applications, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited also comes standardly equipped with dynamic navigation. It’s also the only model to feature Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Cross Traffic Braking as standard. A foot-activated rear-power liftgate is also available!

Regardless of which 2019 Toyota RAV4 model catches your eye, we’ll have a wide variety of each trim to choose from in our inventory! We invite you to visit our Baltimore, Maryland Toyota dealership to take a test drive!