Toyota has revealed more details about the upcoming RAV4 family SUV. Find out about its equipment, price and on-sale date here…
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Toyota has revealed detailed specs and trim information about the upcoming RAV4 family SUV before it goes on sale in early 2019. The RAV4 will be aimed at family SUV alternatives such as the Nissan Qashqai and Mazda CX-5, but be a tad bigger than both.
2019 Toyota RAV4 price and release date
You can get behind the wheel of a new RAV4 for £29,635, but that only gets you the entry-level Icon model which is two-wheel drive only. If you need the extra grip of a four-wheel-drive system, you need to go for a mid-range Design model which starts at £33,430. Orders are open now with first deliveries of the two-wheel-drive models commencing in April, followed by all-wheel-drive models from May.
2019 Toyota RAV4 specs
There are four trim levels available with the Toyota RAV4.
17-inch alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen, 7-inch drivers display, rear-view camera, roof-rails and LED headlights.
As well as the kit in the Icon models, Design cars get a powered back door, front parking sensors and sat-nav. It also gets 18-inch alloys.
This gets power door mirrors with puddle lights, heated front seats, driver’s seat with power slide adjustment, lumbar support and memory function. It has a full leather interior and a heated steering wheel.
Dynamic gets the same kit as Design and add, black spoke 18-inch alloys, heated from sports seats and a more ‘sporty’ appearance.
2019 Toyota RAV4 styling
The Toyota RAV4’s striking new design takes inspiration from the current range of Toyota SUVs with bold styling and an imposing front grille. This angular, modern design is sure to help it stand out on the school run, but might also look a bit too aggressive to some. It’s a very individualistic look though, so there’s little chance you’ll lose your RAV4 at a crowded car park.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Interior
The inside of the new RAV4 has had a makeover as well and you can now spot a lot more eye-catching details than before, such as ambient lighting and countless streaks of shiny metal. All RAV4 models get Toyota’s eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, but you need to move up to mid-range Design to get sat nav. Apple CarPlay or Android Auto isn’t available yet.
The new RAV4 sits on a new platform, which, in layman’s terms means it now shares a lot of inner workings with the rest of the Toyota range, mainly the Prius and C-HR. As a result, the new RAV4 is slightly bigger than the car it replaces; it’s 10mm wider and 30mm have been added to its body between the front and rear wheels. It means that, while the old model never wanted for more space, the new model will be even more spacious inside and have a larger boot as well.
Toyota RAV4 engines
Toyota is continuing its pursuit to ditch the diesel with only a 2.5-litre hybrid petrol-electric RAV4 on offer. You can opt for a two- or four-wheel drive, where the 4×4 system uses an electric motor to power the rear wheels. By using this method, you win traction on slippery roads without sacrificing any interior space.
When the going gets really tough, there’s a special driving mode you can select that uses the car’s brakes to transfer power to the wheel with the most grip. The shape of the bumpers is said to help with approach and departure angles which are important when off roading, but the RAV4’s more natural habitat is likely be to be around town as it promises low emissions and high mpg.