The adventure-ready Toyota RAV4 is back for a new model year. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 in Birmingham, AL has a variety of updates and upgrades that push this model even further in an effort to provide drivers with high-tech features, comfortable amenities, and convenience throughout. For the new model year, designers at Toyota kept two elements in mind: adventure and refinement. Pushing the boundaries of what drivers can expect from a crossover model, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 sees an increase in the sharpness of the exterior profile and the sophistication present in the interior.
New for 2019, the RAV4 combines a more chiseled appearance with a new TNGA platform structure that allows for greater off-road capabilities and a more responsive drive. The unibody chassis is now 57% more rigid and incorporates a multi-link rear suspension that has been fine tuned to provide ideal damping for handling. This redesign also makes the drive quieter and more comfortable. Ground clearance has increased by more than half an inch and aerodynamics have been improved so that even with tougher capabilities, the RAV4 will retain its efficiency.
The new 2019 Toyota RAV4 comes equipped with Entune 3.0. This new system includes access to the coveted Apple CarPlay connectivity platform. This new system expands options for drivers with various devices and makes staying in touch simple and easy.
The new RAV4 will now give drivers the ability to see the Amazon Alexa's capabilities integrated into their Toyota. With this tech, drivers will be able to lock and unlock doors, check fuel levels, add to shopping lists, and do many other tasks all from the cockpit of their RAV4.
The new RAV4 sees the addition of the second-generation Toyota Safety Sense technology. This new system adds a couple additional systems like Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) and Road Sign Assist (RSA). It retains the previously included technologies and adds some refinements to improve effectiveness.
The new RAV4 will offer the availability of either a Dynamic Force 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine with VVT-iE mated to an 8-speed Direct-Shift Automatic Transmission, which motivates the five gas models, and a Dynamic Force 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) engine with Electronically-Controlled Continuously-Variable Transmission (ECVT), which activates the four hybrid models. These two options offer drivers a choice between gasoline and hybrid powertrains and give access to powerful performance specs and agile responsiveness. In addition to these powertrain options, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 also adds a new AWD system in addition to the two existing systems that it retains for the new model year. The new model year offers Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect, an AWD-i system available on hybrid grades, and the non-Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD system available on core gas grades.
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