2019 Toyota RAV4: First Look — Cars.com

2019 Toyota RAV4: First Look — Cars.com


Toyota has redesigned its best-selling
model the rav4 compact SUV and it’s certainly a boxier kind of more beefy
looking SUV than it the previous generation which looks more deliberately
crossover if you will this one follows a lot of cues from the FT AC concept as a
concept SUV that Toyota introduced at the LA Auto Show a few months ago you
get a very prominent upright upper grille here a lower grille that kind of
sits here in this sort of sea of cladding
there’s actually a lot of cladding around this vehicle here this limited
grade model at the Auto Show some interesting stuff where you see here for
example the sheet metal kind of pokes out in between the cladding on the front
fender here same goes on in the rear fender and there’s some functionality to
all this form we’re told overall dimensions overall
length is about the same as the outgoing generation but wheelbase up a little
over an inch which makes for shorter approach and departure angles if you’re
going off-road and your rav4 which maybe not very many of you are but also ground
clearance up about half an inch now though the previous generation maxed out
at only about six and a half inches so not that much to begin with a little
more with the redesign a lot of that kind of ruggedness continues over to the
interior of the redesigned rav4 with a lot of kind of shelf-like shapes and
rugged textures going on inside the car very functional though a nice like big
knobs here for the climate controls volume and tuning knobs for the
touchscreen up here and they have this sort of rubberized coating this car here
at the Auto Show it makes them fall to hand very easily easy to kind of just
grab them while your attentions on the road now this screen here 7-inch unit is
standard an 8 inch unit is optional amazon alexa compatibility as well as
apple carplay will be included but Android auto not available yet
unfortunately wireless cell phone smartphone charging down here and lots
of other kind of storage nooks and crannies and overall quality actually
versus the previous generation rav4 which was very inconsistent seems to
have taken a big step forward lots of kind of three-dimensional rolled
stitching here in this car at the Auto Show nice to see you know areas where
your arms in your elbows Lane those have very generous padding including even in
the rear seats where you typically see a big drop-off in cabin materials for a
lot of calm SUVs lots of legroom back here in the
rear seat I’m six feet tall and that’s where I would sit to drive decent
Headroom overhead as well I do wish that Toyota made me raise the back seat
another inch or so off the ground because I could give away that Headroom
and not have my knees so elevated up here in the air that was an issue we had
with the prior generation rav4 it also kind of sat low to the ground in the
back it doesn’t really seem like Toyota addressed it with this redesign like
before the rav4 will come in regular and hybrid versions with new technologies
like torque vectoring all-wheel-drive to improve handling and a disconnecting
rear axle to improve efficiency now must have safety features automatic emergency
braking forward collision warning those would be standard auto standard will be
a new latent centering steering system doesn’t just pinball you off the lane
markings but actually can kind of keep your vehicle centered in your lane with
your hands on the wheel obviously well know a lot more closer to the rav4 is on
sale date so stay tuned rav4 goes on sale in late 2018 rav4 hybrid in early
2019 you

97 Comments

  • Carson Redford

    March 29, 2018

    Okay but what does Scotty Kilmer think?

    Reply
  • Toyota4Life

    March 29, 2018

    Looks damn good !

    0:59 Really loving how it looks there. Very beefy and strong looking. Love this redesign.

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  • A Y

    March 29, 2018

    About time

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  • Carlos Hernandez

    March 29, 2018

    This is one of the many models of the RAV4. This one looks like it’s aiming at Subaru, especially when equipped with AWD.

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  • 76132texas

    March 29, 2018

    The side profile looks allot like the 2007-2014 ford Edge.

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  • Ulvaeus

    March 29, 2018

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I think it’s really overwrought and ugly. I give them credit for being bold though.

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  • conceptcs

    March 29, 2018

    I like it but will not buy until andriod auto is introduced.

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  • NAN

    March 29, 2018

    Look a crossover between Tacoma and Lexus NX.

    Reply
  • Andy Yang

    March 29, 2018

    Android Auto should be in there by default nowadays. Looks nice nonetheless

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  • Champion

    March 29, 2018

    It’s a 4runner and highlander combined

    Reply
  • Darryl A

    March 29, 2018

    This RAV4 is giving the CRV a run for its money.

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  • Mario Torrez Quant

    March 29, 2018

    The times when all cars look-alike

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  • Acc0rd79

    March 29, 2018

    Looks much more manly and mean than the previous version, just dump the plastic cladding, that crap fades after a few years and makes the cars look cheap.

    Reply
  • Anant Jain

    March 29, 2018

    I hope Toyota keeps the pricing consistent with the current model and not screw it up for a cheap buyer like me.

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  • Toyota of Naperville

    March 29, 2018

    A beautiful new design along with some extra tech. A winning combo!

    Reply
  • Caleb Niederhofer

    March 29, 2018

    I have never been a fan of Toyota , as far as reliability they are among the top . As far as everything else , I never been a fan. The new RAV4 looks to be far superior . I just wish Toyota would go away from cvt . We all know that won’t happen

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  • Sukh Dhillon

    March 29, 2018

    Looks awfully boxy. I hope it will be better in person

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  • M Sal89

    March 29, 2018

    Where is the sport model with no hybrid bs

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  • TheWinLlen

    March 29, 2018

    To the honda fanboys. Show me your crv again?lols

    Reply
  • Harambe Jr.

    March 29, 2018

    Looks like they got some inspiration from the Jeep Cherokee

    Reply
  • Hamid Shirzadi

    March 29, 2018

    This new design makes the new Forester look bad. Bad day for Subaru.

    Reply
  • heresteven

    March 29, 2018

    Going be expensive

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  • Tomas Chong

    March 29, 2018

    Toyota marketing is weak. By the time they market the rav4. We have long gone for a HRV.

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  • ArT oF wAr

    March 29, 2018

    RAV4 of the future! This is gonna be bought a lot.

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  • karl smith

    March 29, 2018

    Still Very UGLY HORRIBLE HIDEOUS And STUPID Just Like Every Other Piece Of CRAPPY GARBAGE That toyota makes I Didn't Expect Nothing Less toyota Is A Piece Of SHIT

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  • East Coast Resident

    March 29, 2018

    The exterior styling is probably not going to stop us from purchasing this to replace our minivan later on but it's a good thing that you can't see the nose of this thing from the drivers seat, it's not pretty. Ram didn't have to try this hard to make their truck look 'manly' and it was a smashing success. This Rav4 will likely sell as well as the existing model and I bet quality will be just as good but it's ugly as anything I've ever seen from any manufacturer this year.

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  • DR Studio

    March 29, 2018

    Do you love new cars …chek my channel

    Reply
  • Osvaldo Guillen

    March 29, 2018

    Looks like a mini 4Runner
    Ill wait and see how they look in different tones later this year. So far I'm happy with my '16 Rav4 SE

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  • Giải Trí

    March 29, 2018

    Front = Tacoma TRD
    Rear = mitsubishi outlander
    Ps: look awesome

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  • Yuriy Yuriy

    March 29, 2018

    Brutal and ugly!😬

    Reply
  • Jaffar Abdul Baqi

    March 29, 2018

    No mention of power train specs!!

    Reply
  • Darryl :D

    March 29, 2018

    I bet the engine will just be the 2.5 from the Camry 2018,

    Reply
  • Fake appellation

    March 29, 2018

    The headlights remind me of the edge, the front end remins me of a lexus, the wheel arches of a jeep cherokee, the side of a nissan rogue, and the rear of a mitsubishi outlander.

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  • James Breen

    March 29, 2018

    Love it.

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  • DWestnik77

    March 29, 2018

    Compare RAV4 to new CR-V
    1. New Rav4 face is better anyway (hate this Evil Mickey mouse current Rav4 front) but still ugly. CR-V 2018 is bit ugly too. I Like Honda Pilot front, but it is too personal.
    2. Rav4's clading looks cheap and will look more cheaper in 1 year.
    3. CR-V has Android Auto, RAV4 doesn't.
    4. Rav4 has Hybrid mode, CR-V … theoretically has it as well, but only guys from China can try it and tell us if it is good or not. Still not a lot of information in English.

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  • denault3985

    March 29, 2018

    It's not such a "girly" CUV anymore, more rugged!

    Reply
  • Younes Ten

    March 29, 2018

    I want to buy RAV 4 2019

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  • MEL LEV

    March 29, 2018

    Way better looking than the current mess they have.

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  • 3muration

    March 29, 2018

    Looks dated already!!

    Was it designed in 2007?!

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  • Dre Wright

    March 29, 2018

    The front end of this should be on the 4 Runner.

    Reply
  • Tito

    March 29, 2018

    this guy is so cute, i could watch all day. 😛

    Reply
  • LPBCarReviews

    March 29, 2018

    Hey!! Peep my channel!

    Reply
  • Rick James

    March 29, 2018

    reflector halogens should be outlawed already at the minimum, projector halogens should be the most basic lighting option

    Reply
  • geo cape

    March 29, 2018

    The back looks like a Highlander and the front looks like a Ford Edge/ Subaru Forester but I do like it.

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  • Ty Mac

    March 30, 2018

    Whoever would drive a rav 4 would suck a di#k

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  • GregT

    March 30, 2018

    Looks a lot better, on the outside, needs more ground clearance, interior still …meah.

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  • Bey Joesph

    March 30, 2018

    Lip stick and rouge. Mechanics basically the same. Skip. Would rather retire better. No thx. Idiots buy this shit.

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  • LiquidSm0ke

    March 30, 2018

    I wish the crv would ditch that cvt and get that 8 speed

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  • Maestro_T

    March 30, 2018

    How do people see these vehicles as attractive? That's a comment against pretty much all SUV's, really, though this one is particularly corny.

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  • kn7gez

    March 30, 2018

    Bla bla bla. Girly reviews. What engine?

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  • PussMag

    March 30, 2018

    looks like Toyoda fired the guys designed previous RAV4

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  • Tay J. Snyd

    March 30, 2018

    What an ugly shit. I don't like it. Toyota designing crappy cars

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  • Tous Shong

    March 30, 2018

    The rear and side profile looks okay but the front fascia look like their truck now. LOL. I'll take the CRV intead…Plus, plastic cladding make it looks cheap. No thank you Toyota.

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  • Turf Surf

    March 30, 2018

    CX5 the girl CUV, REV4 the guy CUV, CRV the gender neutral CUV.

    Reply
  • Blake Swan

    March 30, 2018

    So much cladding. It really cheapens the look. Miss the prior gen styling and maturity

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  • SteelCity1981

    March 30, 2018

    i don't really care for the floating touch panal center dash display that new cars are going with now.

    Reply
  • brandon wright

    March 30, 2018

    Complete mess

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  • Hank V

    March 30, 2018

    A fucking Subaru copycat

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  • Lowlands

    March 30, 2018

    i'm sorry but this looks ugly… especially the rear and side with too many lines

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  • Nikola Vonfulton

    March 30, 2018

    I like the exterior but boy that interior is looks awful

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  • Hero Hour

    March 30, 2018

    That's ugly as sin. Pass.

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  • Sky King

    March 30, 2018

    Ugly!!

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  • Zack Swala

    March 30, 2018

    Not a big fan of the boxy design

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  • ShockinglyBleh

    March 31, 2018

    Love all these people that complain about android auto, I guess you can just buy a Nissan/Renault. You'll be broken down on the side of the road but guess what? At least you'll have android auto!

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  • Wilbert P.

    March 31, 2018

    Que horrible diseño ahora se parece a muchos que hay en el mercado.

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  • Kevin Smith

    April 2, 2018

    Did you shoot the interior shots with a camera from the 1920s or does the interior have no color?

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  • Edi Son

    April 5, 2018

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    Reply
  • Jack Black

    April 7, 2018

    Ugly! The current gen Adventure model looks way cooler…i do prefer the new shift knob, though…

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  • Kergami

    April 7, 2018

    TOYOTA.. STOP.. THAT PLASTIC OMG.

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  • Nomad Chad

    April 8, 2018

    I still like the 2012 model year the best. A V6 Limited can be had for $15,000 with less than 100K. I priced a new one and it cost $10,000 more than what I paid for back in 2012. There is no such thing as a base model anymore.

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  • Milahim Cocaj

    April 8, 2018

    The same garbage Rav4 2017

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  • Milahim Cocaj

    April 8, 2018

    People don't believe this for this garbage your vehicle

    Reply
  • 80srockerable

    April 8, 2018

    I'm liking the modern gear shift lever and giant knobs.

    Reply
  • Princess Peach

    April 11, 2018

    Round face should wear round glasses. Those square ones really don't suit.

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  • Happy Cupcake

    April 27, 2018

    mr roboto

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  • Miles Jones

    May 2, 2018

    Bro, its not even a Rav4 anymore! Just look at how boxy it is and… nvm.

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  • Eddie Castro

    May 2, 2018

    Keep the price the same and I might consider this due to design!

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  • The dude

    May 13, 2018

    You killed it when you said your height. A lot of guy in videos or reviews don’t say how tall they are. I am 5’11 and fitting into cars is a problem. Like my wives 2017 Honda Civic turbo. Why!. Why make such a low low car. Hurts my back every time I drive it.

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  • J.P.M. 52

    May 17, 2018

    I don't understand why the wheel well arch cladding does not extend all the way to the bottom. It's going to result in paint chips for sure.

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  • Abdul Banire

    May 26, 2018

    Does it has extra ac vent in the back for the passengers in the back seat.

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  • sameer jura

    May 26, 2018

    Honda crv still wins

    Reply
  • Sivin Fc

    June 3, 2018

    Zart

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  • John G.

    July 11, 2018

    No android auto???

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  • E Dang

    July 22, 2018

    It is look like Jeep.

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  • Trev 007

    July 23, 2018

    The Grill makes the car look Sad…

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  • koukimonzta

    August 9, 2018

    8 speed automatic. Thank you.

    Reply
  • howlingwolf125y

    August 20, 2018

    One major worry for me .. Look at the headroom when the review sits in the front seat at 1:10. He is 6 foot tall and the headroom is very tight. Especially just in front of his forehead. I am 6'2", and as much as I like this rest of this RAV4, this low roof would probably remove the RAV4 from my buy list Toyota needs to raise the roof about 1.5 to 2 inches.. And I know people will suggest just lowering the seat .. But I do not want to sit on the floor!!!.. What a shame because there are a lot of taller americans who probably won't fit in the new RAV4… Also know that I higher roof would mean a bit lower fuel economy.. But I would rather be comfortable and I wouldn't mind getting a bit less MPG.

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  • Ben G

    August 28, 2018

    Thank you for showing the sinking back seat. That's a NO for me, which is a shame coz I was really hoping for this new version. 🙁

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  • Ben G

    August 28, 2018

    All that cheapest blocks glued in every imaginable corners of that hopeful crossover. Ugh.

    Reply
  • ioan kour

    August 30, 2018

    It is like ford Fiesta from the front

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  • albert vlogs

    September 14, 2018

    Time for trade in

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  • 95thRiflesOCI

    September 27, 2018

    They finally brought back the 2011 pre rav4, just need a V6 or worst case a hybrid minimum trims for more power.

    Reply
  • FOTO click

    October 5, 2018

    CRV HEADLAMP 😌😌😌

    Reply
  • louis binwag

    October 11, 2018

    Kina like kana like and you are not delivering to canada and its winter now.. subaru is the best for all weather road cmonnnn

    Reply
  • Acurawilly 98

    October 16, 2018

    I feel like Android auto is already on their im also a android owner but just hook up to the Bluetooth lol. But man they finally also making the Rav4 look like a off road SUV just like the 4RUNNER . Good job and i can drive it soon because i also work at a Toyota Dealer

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  • Eddie Castro

    October 29, 2018

    Does it have auto pilot?

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  • TheLegend

    January 6, 2019

    nothing new, you didnt mention it has a lousy GPS , a touchscreen that is very fragile to break and cost $2000 to replace, it no longer has the pull bar for the emergency brake and the upgrade is mostly cosmetic with exception of backseat vents , The roof metal is extremely thin and bends extremely easy if you put anything up there. The driver seat on the Rav4 Se Hybrid have a click feel in the middle of your back that would rive any man nuts. The Rav4 are notorious of fogging up extremely easily, so if you live in a place that rains alot in Northern California, all of Oregon, all of Washington including Seattle and Vancouver Canada. This Suv is not recommended !! it fogs really bad!!

    The GPS doesnt show many roads including missing many highways of Montana and it also has a bad display during the night that fails to darken grey and zoom in correctly that most drivers end up easily banging the screen and causing it to break too easily forever.

    Pick a different SUV not a Rav4.

    if your still interested, stick with the Rav4 Hybid 2017 and 2018 and replace that nav radio system, avoid the Rav4 2019

    The Rav4 2019 if you keep single tone paint job, youll notice the Rav$ 2019 is copying the style of Lexus cheaper suv model.

    and throw out the nav radio and replace it with the new Android touchcreen radio retailing $441us https://youtu.be/JoqdIXlaUho

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