Toyota RAV4 is a Japanese compact crossover SUV with front engine and four wheel drive which made its debut in 1994 and currently 5th generation of RAV4 is available in markets and when talking about the sales, the last model 2018 made a success with a sale of 427,170 units in USA. The 2019 model of RAV4 has been known as third most famous and loved compact SUV of 2019 with great gas mileage, enormous cargo space, comfortable ride, and driver’s assistance programs and above average reliability. Third generation of Toyota RAV4 is available in Pakistan as a 2019 model while in other countries 5th generation is available.
2019 Toyota RAV4 has options of 5 trims including LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure and Limited. Previously it was available in nine trims but the 2019 RAV4 has removed SE and Platinum trims from lineup.
LE Base Trim:
LE is the base trim which is equipped with seventeen inches wheels, rear privacy glass, emergency braking, roof rails are low in profile, adaptive cruise control, rear view camera, seven inches touchscreen display, one USB port and 6 speakers audio system.
XLE trim features seventeen inches alloy wheels, fog lights, mirrors with heating technology, keyless entry, moonroof, two zone climate control system, blind spot detection and 5 USB ports.
XLE Premium upgrades with nineteen inches wheels, increase ground clearance, power liftgate, leather upholstery and power adjustment of the driver’s seat.
Adventure trim is equipped with nineteen inches alloy wheels, heighted roof rails, eight inches touchscreen, can tow up to 3500 pounds and upgraded driver’s assistance programs.
Limited trim is the high end level trim that features all qualities of previous trims described and it is upgraded with power lift gate, parking sensors, heated steering wheel and seats at front and ventilated front seats, wireless mobile charging and eleven speakers sound system. All trims are available in hybrid and gasoline engine variety while we will discuss the Limited trim in detail.
Drivetrain of Toyota RAV4:
Limited trim is available in two variations including front wheel drive 2.5 liters four cylinder engine and all-wheel drive 2.5 liters four cylinder engine with dual variable valve timing with intelligence and produces a horsepower of 203hp at 6600rpm while torque force production is 184 pounds feet at 5000 rpm.
The all-wheel drive facility is integrated with multi information display and offer you three driving modes; Sport, ECO and Normal mode while it helps in downhill assist control, hill start assistance control and helps to move through MUD, SAND, ROCK , DIRT and SNOW with a ground clearance of 8.6 inches. It offers an eight speed direct shift electronically controlled automatic transmission with sequential shift mode. Fuel economy of RAV4 is also mind blowing as it provides an estimated mileage of twenty eight mpg in the city and thirty three mpg on highways.
The electric power steering helps you control the car especially at high speeds on highways but it becomes vague at the center point letting the tires to work much hard and becomes resistant to crosswinds while handling of car is balanced and act nicely towards bumps because of good road grip of tires. RAV4 can accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in 9.1 seconds while the braking system requires 126 feet to stop from sixty miles per hour with smooth and steady brakes.
Exterior and interior features of Toyota RAV4 :
RAV4 Limited 2019 has a distinct design because of its extended wheelbase, flared fenders and bold creases that give aggressive stance throughout its exterior while the two paint scheme is offered in black and ice edge color. The rugged exterior has aggressive grille on front with large sized over fenders and taller roof rails and aggressively mounted LED Headlights while the nineteen inches five spoke alloy wheels with chrome finishing gives a sporty style. The rear design has a lasting impression because of the dual chrome accented exhaust pipes, uniquely designed rear spoiler and LED tail lights. LED headlights are provided with daytime running lights and fog lights to help you drive in all types of weather conditions.
The interior of RAV4 is very unique with complementing seats having orange accented pattern on leather covered seats that are very relaxing and comfortable and the cabin has elevated level of refinement with eight way power adjustable driver’s seat provided with memory function and ventilation and ambient lighting of cabin brightens the interior providing you with right mood for drive. The panoramic sunroof adds more light into the cabin with detailing of exterior environment. The instrumental cluster is shown by 7 inches multi information display displaying speed, fuel consumption, safety info and alerts. Apart from it, there is 8 inches touch screen display fixed in dashboard compatible with Android Auto and Apple Car play letting you receive your calls, messages, listening to music and provides satellite navigation system with your 3.0 Entune infotainment system.
You will be provided with 5 USB ports along with wireless mobile charging pad placed below the climate control and eleven speakers with subwoofer Clari Fi technology provides you a good sound system adjusting every audio format and optimizing sound quality. The smart key system help you lock and unlock the doors and liftgate by just putting hand on door handles. With the help of smart key fob. It provides all standard safety features including the road sign assistance, range dynamic radar cruise control, lane tracing assistance, pre collision system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assistance and automatic high beam headlights.
Major rivals of Toyota RAV4 2019 include Mazda CX-5 2019, Jeep Cherokee 2019, Honda CR-V 2019 and Daihatsu Terios 2019
The FWD 2.5 L 4 Cylinder Limited trim has a starting price of 33,650 US dollars
while AWD 2.5L 4 Cylinder Limited trim has a starting price of 35,050 US dollars.
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overall height (mm)
wheel base (mm)
Ground Clearance (mm)
Turning radius (m)
11 m (Curb to Curb)
Kerb Weight (KG)
Track Front (mm)
Track Rear (mm)
Engine Capacity (cc)
Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)
Max out (Kw@rpm)
DOHC 16 VALVES WITH DUAL VVT-I
Horse Power (HP)
City/Highway: 22/28 MPG
Electric power assist speed sensing steering-Rack and Pinion
strut with coil Spring
Double Wishbone with coil spring
Seat Cover Material
SofTex seat trim
Top speed 114 mph and 0 to 60 in 8.3 seconds
Engine: 2.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder with Dual VVY-i
Transmission: 6 speed automatic
4.071 axle ratio
Transmission with driver selectable mode-sequential shift control and oil cooler
Electronic transfer case
Automatic full time all wheel drive
550CCA maintenance free battery with run down protection
Towing with trailer sway control
900 maximum payload
Gas pressurized shock absorbers
Front and rear anti roll bars
Single stainless steel exhaust
Permanent locking hubs
4 wheel Anti lock braking system-Brake assist and hill hold control
Wheel Alloy ALM-inc: Caps
Steel spare wheel
Compact spare tire mounted inside under cargo
Clear coat paint
Express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row sunroof with sunshade
Body colored front bumper with body colored rub strip/fascia accent and metal look bumper insert
Body colored body side cladding and body colored wheel well trim
Chrome door handles
Body colored power heated side mirrors with manual folding and turn signal indicator
Fixed rear window with fixed interval wiper and defroster
Deep tinted glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Fully galvanized steel panels
Black grille with chrome accents
Power lift gate rear cargo access
Tailgate/rear door lock included with power door locks
Roof rack rails only
Fully automatic projector beam led low/high beam daytime running auto high beam headlamps
Front fog lamps
LED brake lights
Radio: Entune Premium JBL audio with AM/FM/MP3/Wma-inc: integrated navigation and entune multimedia bundle-entune app suite-11 JBL greenedge speakers with subwoofer-HD radio-advanced voice recognition-siri eyes free-AM/FM cache rado-HD predictive traffic and Doppler weather overlay-siriusXm radio with 90 day trial-7.0 touch screen with integrated back up camera display with projected path-auxiliary audio jack-USB port with iPod connectivity and control-hands free phone capability-Phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology
Radio with seek scan-clock-speed compensated volume control-steering wheel controls and radio data system
Integrated roof antenna
2 LCD monitors in the front
Heated front sport seats-inc: 8 way power driver with power memory and 4 way adjustable passenger seats-60/50 split-reclining-fold flat seconds row seats with height adjustable headrests and center armrest
Split bench front facing rear seat
Manual tilt/telescoping steering column
Gauges-inc: speedometer-odometer-engine coolant temp-tachometer-inclinometer-trip odometer and trip computer
Power rear windows and fixed 3d row windows
Leather heated steering wheel
Front cup holder
Rear cup holder
Proximity key for doors and push button start
Remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter-illuminated ignition switch and panic button