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2019 Toyota Rav4 Adventure Review


There is no doubt that the Toyota RAV4 is overdue as far as design and overhauling are concerned. Though the exact date is still not clear it is very much due on the road during 2019. It is therefore quite natural that there is quite a bit of hope and excitement built around the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Adventure. We will therefore try and have a look at the various interesting features in terms of the engine, design, interiors, and exteriors. It might help the readers to have some rough idea about the actual composition of the new RAV4 Adventure when it actually reaches the markets in 2019.

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2019 Toyota Rav4 Adventure

The 2019 Toyota Rav4 Adventure Exterior, Design

The first change in the design feature would most probably with regard to the ground clearance. This is expected to be around 8.6 inches. Further, it also is likely to have some off-road chops which might fully match its 4runner-lite looks. Yes, it will most certainly have four-wheel drive options but the Toyota RAV4 is likely to have some additional modes to handle different types of terrains. However, these additional modes are likely to be there only for high-end models and not the basic and entry ones. Further, in a few models, you also can expect to have brake-based torque vectoring. This is expected to give this 2019 version much better road handling capability and the dirt road tenacity will also go up quite significantly.

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As far a style and design features are concerned. The exterior is quite chunky and looks solid. The roof pillars are likely to be of help in adding quite a bit of heft to the exteriors. The tail has a crossover look, which certainly is very stylish and clean. The taillights are mounted high and it does contrast quite beautifully with the panel painting. The center console is bulky and it sits high and gives a more car-like appearance. Wheels will be split five-spokes 19-inch alloy with matte-black accents and 235/55R19 tires.

Read: 2018 Toyota C-HR (US)

Dimensions:
– 105.9-inch wheelbase,
– 181.5 inches length,
– 68.6 inches height,
– 73.0 inches width.

New Rav4 Adventure Colors:
– Midnight Black Metallic,
– Lunar Rock (new)
– Blue Flame.

Read: 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

The 2019 Toyota Rav4 Adventure 2019 Interior

There are a few car experts who feel that the 2019 RAV4 Adventure may have compromised a bit as far as the interiors are concerned. The roofline is expected to be low and this certainly is discomforting for many. However, this may not hinder side or forward vision, but taller passengers will have their task cut out when it comes to getting seated in the front and rear seats. Talking about the seat, the front seats are quite comfortable. The problem could with the rear passenger seat which is slightly high. This cuts down headroom a bit and this again will be an issue with tall passengers. The interior space deficit is quite visible and this may not go well with many passengers.

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2019 Rav4 Adventure interior

Now about technology, new Rav4 has 7-inch TFT speedometer, and also 7.0-inches Multi-Information Display, interesting. The standard for all trims are Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, also there is Entune 3.0 Audio. There are tons of features like Siri Eyes Free, AM/FM, Apple CarPlay, USB media port, streaming over Bluetooth, hands-free phone, Wi-Fi Connect, advanced voice recognition…New SUV gets 6 speakers as standard, but optionally there is available JBL / Clari-Fi audio system, with 11 speakers and 800 watts. Furthermore, everything is upgradable, so you could get a bigger 8-inch touchscreen screen, or SiriusXM Radio, Dynamic voice recognition, Toyota Connected Services/Service Connect, Dynamic Navigation…

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Engine And Performance

The 2019 version of Toyota RAV4 is expected to come with two engines. The first is 2.5 liters inline-4-cylinder engine and of course the RAV4 hybrid one. The hybrid makes very good use of the powertrain. This helps a lot in negotiating highways and hilly terrains. It also comes with 8-speed automatic (Direct-Shift) gear but descending gears could be a small issue because of lack of descending grades. Hybrid gets Electronically-Controlled Continuously-Variable Transmission. This engine and perfect transmission offer very good fuel consumption, 2019 Rav4 mpg: City 41/Hwy 37/Comb 39.

Safety (Toyota Safety Sense 2.0):
– Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control,
– Automatic High Beam,
– Pre-Collision System + Pedestrian Detection,
– Lane Tracing Assist,
– Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist,
– Blind Spot Monitor + Rear Cross Traffic Alert,
– Road Sign Assist.

Toyota Star Safety System:
– Traction Control,
– backup camera,
– Brake Assist,
– Smart Stop Technology,
– Electronic Brake-force Distribution,
– Anti-lock Braking System,
– Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control,
– panorama backup or Bird Eye View camera (available).

Launch Date And Price

The basic petrol version should be around $33,000 while the hybrid version should be around $35,400. While the exact date of launch is still a mystery, it should be around the spring season in 2019.

2019 Toyota Rav4 Adventure photos

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