2019 Toyota RAV4 First Review
- Totally redesigned for 2019
- Scheduled to go on sale before the end of the year
- Entune 3.0 adds Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa integration
- 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, 8-speed automatic transmission
- Hybrid model returns, one of few in the segment
- Pricing should continue to start around $25,000
Toyota’s venerable compact SUV has been completely redesigned for 2019, and our Micah Muzio gives us a ride and a walkaround in our 2019 Toyota RAV4 First Review video.
But first, quick answers to a few common questions:
When does the 2019 Toyota RAV4 go on sale?
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is set to be released around December of this year. The RAV4 Hybrid will go on sale a few months later in early 2019.
How much will the 2019 Toyota RAV4 cost?
Toyota has yet to announce pricing, but it’s safe to say the redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 will start around $25,000 and top out beyond $35,000. For reference, the 2018 model starts at $24,660, and the rival 2018 Honda CR-V starts at $24,250.
Where is the 2019 Toyota RAV4 made?
Like the outgoing RAV4, 2019 Toyota RAV4 models destined for the U.S. will be built in Canada, at factories in Woodstock and Cambridge, Ontario. The RAV4 Hybrid, previously built in Japan, will also be built in Canada.
Should I wait for the 2019 RAV4 or buy a 2018 model?
For most buyers we’d recommend waiting for the 2019 RAV4. While automakers often offer attractive deals to help move outgoing models, nowadays their replacements are typically roomier, more comfortable, more efficient and safer, and offer more and better features. To see more of what's new for the RAV4, check out our first look from its world debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Interior and Exterior Photos
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