Since first being introduced in the mid-nineties, the Toyota RAV4 has been a force to be reckoned with in the compact crossover segment. It has been turning heads with its sleek design and attracting shoppers and enthusiasts alike with its incredible suite of impressive specs and features. Now, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 in Palatine IL is available and we couldn’t be more pleased.
The 2019 model year sees the RAV4 enter its fifth generation for the first time, with a completely redesigned exterior and quite a few changes on the interior to boot. But more than that, it’s packed with other new specs & features that no doubt make it the best RAV4 since the vehicle’s inception. To give you a better idea of what makes it so, we thought we’d dive into some of the compact crossover’s specs & features below.
We’ve covered most everything that is new in the fifth-generation RAV4 on our blog, which is also where you’ll be able to find specific details regarding power ratings and fuel economy once those numbers are released, as they aren’t yet available at the time this page is being written. What we can tell you is what those numbers will be attached to, which is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine featuring several technologies and tethered to a Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission. While, as we mentioned, we don’t have the numbers yet, these two things lead to both improved power and efficiency, which is difficult to do at the same time.
In addition to a new powertrain, the 2019 RAV4 is packed with incredible specs and features that make it an excellent option within the compact crossover segment. Among those are of course the updated Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, which is outfitted with enhancements and new technologies alike, as well as a premium audio system featuring a subwoofer and multiple speakers. If you think you might be interested in a 2019 Toyota RAV4 of your own, be sure to get in touch with us right here at Arlington Toyota.