Overview (Final Score: B)
Toyota’s new 2019 RAV4 is updated after a very long span of time in which it remained a top seller. This two-row crossover offers AWD on all six different trims. Toyota has value trims, entry-level trims, off-road trims, and a hybrid. The RAV4 is a wide model line that has broad appeal.
What We Love About the All-new 2019
- Improved crashworthiness
- Cargo volume
- Wide range of trims offered
What We Don’t Love About the 2019 Toyota RAV4
- No Android Auto
- Geared transmission & non-turbo engine
- Steep prices relative to competitors
Total Score and Competitive Comparison (67/80, 84%)
The RAV4 has been a top-seller for years. It will likely remain so. Toyota’s legendary reliability has real value. Toyota’s design direction with the RAV4 is more along the lines of an SUV than a car-based crossover. Those who want a classier looking crossover with better performance may wish to cross-shop the. Those who want off-road and all-road capability may be interested in what Jeep and Subaru have to offer. Honda’s CR-V also has its merits, including more cargo space and a turbocharged engine. We feel the RAV4’s pricing is a bit higher than its comparably-equipped competitors. However, Toyota has been discounting more than its peers in recent years. We would look closely at the bottom line before committing our minds and money to a new Toyota RAV4.
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