Read our most comprehensive review of the Rav 4 2019 with our expert reviews and ratings. Additional new features for the Rav 4 2019 include a heated steering wheel, and optional heated and power operated front seats on lower-trim models with cloth upholstery. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. In addition to the gas-only model, the Rav 4 2019 is also available as a hybrid with all-wheel drive as standard.
- Spacious interior
- Comfortable and spacious interior
- Active safety features come standard
YOU WON’T LIKE
- Choppy ride in SE trim
- Some cheap hard plastic interior components
- The V-6 engine could use more power
In a 2017 comparison test that included the other cars, the Rav 4 2019 placed fifth. Handling also proved to be another Rav 4 2019 weak spot and we found the steering to be numb.
The Rav 4 2019, on the other hand, is a better package, as we noted in a 2017 First Test, thanks to its smooth powertrain and well-calibrated brakes that smoothly transition between regenerative and mechanical braking. However, since it isn’t a plug-in hybrid, the Rav 4 2019 doesn’t have much EV mode range and can only travel around 0.5 miles on electricity.A rear view camera with rear parking sensors is now standard on all models.
“The car is the only Rav 4 2019 trim level that can be had with a cool two-tone exterior color scheme. The ride itself was smooth, and road imperfections were barely felt.”