In 2018 we might see the domination of other classes, but crossovers that Toyota prepare for 2019 season will wipe the competition and other segments. Even before its official debut and the premiere, we can find out what to expect from the 2019 Toyota RAV4. First of all, the SUV brings more power. The hybrid version will improve overall fuel economy. However, standard models will get a boost here. New trim levels are being prepared, including a TRD package.
The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 continues the first-generation tradition introduced in 1994. Designed in the best Japanese way, with a max speed of 125 mph, the RAV4 is sold above all expectations. A reliable engine, integrated IDDS dynamic drive system, and the maximum five stars rating at the Euro NCAP safety test, are strong enough to make the next 2018 Toyota RAV4 a top-class crossover.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Engines and Specs
To be a stronger competitor to the Honda CR-V, this crossover must offer durable and reliable engine. Also, it has to be economical, light, and with excellent specs sheet. Changes under the hood will check all the tasks. Also, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 will raise them to another level.
Buyers will find their 2019 Toyota RAV4 with a 2.5-l four-cylinder engine. A naturally-aspirated drivetrain is not going to use a turbocharger to boost overall output. So, we can see the crossover burst 205 hp and 185 pound-feet of torque. This is a 30-horse improvement comparing to the current vehicle. The new SUV will use either 8- or 6- speed automatic transmission. The drive system should be enough to make 2019 RAV4 sprint to 60 mph in 8 seconds. However, this will be worse than its main rival Honda CR-V can do.
Hybrid Returns for 2019 RAV4
The Full Hybrid Drive System comes as a combination of a 2.5-liter petrol engine with Atkinson’s work cycle and two electric motors. One is for the front and the other for the rear axle. For modest buyers, 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid comes with an electric drive on the front axle only. Of course, the power transmission system is similar to that of the Toyota Prius model.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Redesign
Although there are no spy shots available yet, we are sure that 2019 Toyota RAV4 will bring numerous changes. First of all, we could see a new palette of colors. Also, the crossover will use a new platform in next season. It is a TNGA concept. Experts are worried because the last edition had plenty of room inside the cabin. All passengers had enough space, while there was enough room for the cargo area.
TRD package for 2019 Toyota RAV4
Toyota already has two crossovers with a TRD features. The next one should be the 2019 Toyota RAV4. This trim level will replace the current Adventure model. The popularity of TRD models is making the Japanese carmaker produce more vehicles with this package. So, RAV4 TRD Sport variant is going to be the first of a kind. Later, we could see even more of these special features. Top of the class is a TRD Pro trim, available for Sequoia and 4Runner, making them an excellent off-road ride.