2019 Toyota RAV4 revealed

The all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 SUV has been revealed. The first RAV4 to be built on a Toyota New Global Architecture platform, it remains true to its impressive heritage as the original pioneer of the recreational SUV segment, making significant advances in powertrain technologies, dynamic performance, intelligent safety provisions and all-round quality.

Robust design concept

The robust styling of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 expresses the strong and capable qualities that define Toyota’s approach to the latest iteration of the world’s best-selling SUV, notably higher ground clearance and a wider stance.

The design communicates the kind of “go anywhere” sense of fun and adventure that RAV4 ownership can bring, resonating with a target customer base of young families who enjoy life, whether moving around town or heading off to enjoy, sports, leisure or simple sight-seeing in the wide open spaces.

Manoeuvrability has always been a virtue of the RAV4 and this has not been compromised in the new design. In fact, at 4,600mm long, the new model is only marginally different in length compared to the current model. But while reductions have been made in the front and rear overhangs, 30mm has been added to the wheelbase, allowing for an even more spacious and comfortable cabin.

Luggage space has been increased, too, and has versatility designed-in with folding rear seats, a double load floor and deck side nets. Vehicle width has been increased by 10mm, to 1,855mm, which translates into a more comfortable and spacious cabin for the occupants.

Powertrain technologies and driving dynamics

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 will be available with a new hybrid electric 2.5-litre powertrain, which combines fuel and emissions efficiency and quiet operation with more power and greater responsiveness. Hybrid electric remains a unique selling point for RAV4 in its class, attracting ever-larger numbers of customers.

Driving dynamics have been greatly enhanced with significant improvements to the performance of the all-wheel drive systems. Toyota has developed a completely new electric motor that makes efficient use of power from the car’s hybrid system, using a second electric motor to drive the rear wheels to generate high torque. This reduces energy losses, contributing to greater fuel economy, and offers excellent AWD performance in different driving conditions.

The TNGA platform, with its low centre of gravity and optimised weight distribution, further strengthens the RAV4’s dynamic capabilities, enabling a more rigid body construction and more precise, stable and accurate responses to driver inputs.

 

Comments (118)

  1. I have driven toyotas for over 30 yrs and l am disappointed with the positioning of the sat nav on the 2019 RAV4 it looks like an after thourght like some one has stuck there IPad on there . A smarter dash would have it fitted into it out of the way .

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The new RAV4 will be built in Takaokia and Nagakusa, Japan. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Barry,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The final specification is not currently available and will be released in due course.

  2. Hi,

    Will the new Toyota RAV4 be a 7 seater? Will it be a plug-in hybrid? What will be the battery technology? The two main things that I am looking for is mileage and number of seats and of-course a very reasonable price point.

    1. Hi Kiran,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We are unable to confirm or comment on any future product development at the moment.

      Thanks.

  3. Hi, I’m a motability customer, will the new Rav4 be available in AWD as well as the standard FWD, as the current Rav4 is only available in the FWD variant.

    1. Hi Roy,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We can confirm that the new RAV4 will be available in AWD and FWD.

      Hope this helps!

  4. Hi I bought a 2012 Rav4 2.2 diesel awd last year specifically for towing a caravan weighing 1450 kg. With the new range of Rav4 not having a diesel available what model am I left with to tow or am I going to be forced to look at another manufacturer.

    1. Hi Simon,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      The 2019 RAV4’s towing capacity should not disappoint you. Below are the 3 models available and their towing capacity:
      2.5 hybrid E-CVT AWD – 1,650kg
      2.5 hybrid E-CVT FWD – 800kg
      2.0 Vmatic AWD MDS – 1,500kg
      We hope you find this helpful.
      Thanks

  5. The 2019 has a beautiful make over but being leary about all things made in china will it come with the chinese built engine

    1. Hi Jose,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The 2019 RAV4 will be manufactured in Japan, Canada and the USA.

      Thanks.

  6. Hi, could you give me an indicative price for the 2.5litre AWD hybrid? Will there a range of models to chose from?

    1. Hello, John.
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      We have not yet announced prices for the all-new RAV4, these will be available nearer the release date in the first quarter 2019. Thanks.

  7. I am due to change my Motability car in May 2019. Will the new Rav be available in time for a test drive and to place an order?

    1. Hi Alan,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      The new 2019 RAV4 will be available early next year, exact timings will be confirmed later on in the year.
      Thanks.

      1. Like Alan Lamb I am due to change my new Motability vehicle early in 2019. Jan 15th to be precise. Rather than wait a further 3 years for the new Rav 4 is there a way I can is available.

        1. Hi Ed,

          We don’t blame you for making this request. However, there has not yet been a confirmed launch date for the new Rav 4.

          Thanks.

  8. I have been the owner of four RAV’s then I changed to an Auris hybrid and this was a mistake. Just has, no power and did not give the MPG claimed, kept it one year and bought one of the last diesel RAV Business Edition. I am getting better MPG 50 -60 which is more than I did from the Auris and I have the power. Just a pity there is no 4 WD. I would not buy this new hybrid RAV

  9. Does the new 2019 RAV4 use Apple Air power wireless charger and can the vehicle auto park (hands free from the steering wheel) itself ? Interior door lights would be good as well as the buttons cannot be seen at night.

    1. Hi Mike,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We have no information on this at the moment, but keep and eye on our blog and social media channels for he latest updates.
      Thanks.

  10. Well Toyota might just attract me back with this! My Auris has been a huge disappointment; while excellent for local running most of our distance is on Motorway & the Autoroutes of Spain where our BMW X3 3.0 is almost as economical and certainly quieter and more comfortable. That new RAV though does look attractive and if the figures are true (unlike our AURIS) then that might well be our next.

    1. Hi Bill,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We hope the all-new 2019 RAV4 will meet your expectations.
      Thanks.

    1. Hi Mike,
      Thanks for getting. We have no information on this at the moment but keep and eye on our blog and social media channels for the latest updates. Thanks.

    1. Hi Stuart,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We have no exact news on this at the moment but keep an eye on the blog for the latest information.
      Thanks.

  11. Absolutely love the styling of the new Rav 4 is it possible to base the new Landcruiser on the same shape with a hybrid Diesel engine. Having had a RAV 4 and now a 120 series Prado I would love to see a fusion of both.

    1. Hi Mike,
      Thanks you for your kind words. Your comments have been passed on to our product team.
      Thanks.

  12. I need a suv that can tow a 1400kg caravan and all the kit, maybe a 2lt petrol engine as well, as the only car with this at the moment is a Mazda CX-5 sport nav. We all don’t want hybrid cars as we need to tow things.

    1. Hello Jeff,
      Thanks for your feedback and we appreciate you getting in touch. The current generation RAV4 with a 2.5-litre hybrid engine with AWD offers a towing capacity of 1650kg braked. We would recommend experiencing our hybrid SUVs to see whether they would meet your needs. We would be happy to have you test drive RAV4, and you can arrange one with your nearest Toyota dealer here: http://fal.cn/4R65 Thanks.

  13. Hi this is my forth Rav4 I have love it I would like to see better light in in side the car and lights inside the bottom of the doors so when you get out at night u can see where you are treading also a rear 12power supply in the boot my old Rsvav had one this one dont thank u phil

    1. Hi Phil,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’re glad to heard you love your RAV4. We’ve taken your comment on board and have passed them on to our product team.
      Thanks.

  14. Driving the current Rav Hybrid and it’s a good car. What it needs is illuminated door lock and mirror switches as said previously and an updated infotainment system.
    The current system is clunky to use, the buttons are quite a stretch and I have long arms! There is also no trip mileage display which is odd?
    Could do with door lights and auto folding mirrors. Please get rid of the battery hump in the boot. Exterior lights which come on when opening the car and stay on when closing would be useful too.

  15. Hi, I’ve owned different RAV4’s for a few years, I don’t like my present one, the previous models looked better and I think better made.
    Will the new one have a proper spare wheel.. have you tried driving on the M25 at 50 mph, on the space saver.

    1. Hi Ralph,
      Thanks for your feedback and we’re sorry to hear that. If you would like to speak to our Customer Relations team regarding this, they would be happy to discuss this on 0344 701 6202 or via e-mail here: http://fal.cn/4Rhj

      Specifications for the 2019 RAV4 will be available around the first quarter of next year and is available with an improved 2.5-litre hybrid engine that delivers improved performance, with our 5 Year manufacturer’s warranty available as standard. We hope to have you experience the all-new RAV4 when it is available. Thanks.

    1. Hi Alan,
      Thanks for getting in touch. The new RAV4 will arrive in the UK early next year. Not too long to wait now!
      Thanks.

    1. Hi Derek,
      Thanks for you kind words. With regards to a sunroof you’ll just have to wait and see! Thanks.

  16. Well; I’m hooked on the RAV4! I have the 2013 2.2 Ltr 4WD Invincible model and love it; the most comfortable car I have ever had! If I win the Lottery I’d certainly buy the latest model; looks really impressive! Shame the Android Auto App is not compatible in this model. Anyway; all the best to you Toyota!

  17. Hi,
    Where is the UK Rav4 going to to be built ? In Japan or in Turkey like the CHR ? Will it come with pilot assist like the Volvo xc series ?
    Thank you

    1. Hello Gordon,
      Thanks for your interest in the all-new RAV4. We will be revealing information, including the specification for the 2019 RAV4 nearer the time of release in the first quarter of next year. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest updates here: http://fal.cn/4R6b Thanks.

  18. Launch is about the time I am thinking of upgrading from my current car so can’t wait to see it in the showroom but it looks stunning hopefully will come with a hybrid diesel

    1. Hi John,
      We appreciate the love for RAV4. It will be available in the first quarter of next year. Unfortunately, it will not be available with a diesel powertrain due to our discontinuation of all diesel powertrains for passenger vehicles from 2018. The 2019 RAV4 will instead be available with a 2.5-litre hybrid petrol engine. Thanks and hope to have you behind the wheel of one!

  19. I’ve had 2 RAV4’s the last being the T180 which I traded in for the XTrail as the deals & specs were’t comparable to the XT. This might get me to come back, however it would definitely get brownie points for drivers tailgate release switch, auto folding mirrors & a heated screen.

    1. Hi Nikki,
      Thanks for being a great RAV4 fan over the years. The 2019 RAV4 will be available in the first quarter of next year, with further details about vehicle specification being available then. We hope to deliver on all those brownie points! Thanks.

  20. Please ensure you add a low washer water warning, the capacity of the washer bottle is quite small and you get no warning before it is empty. Additionally add heated washer nozzles, they freeze solid and the engine doesn’t defrost them in extreme conditions. Otherwise not a lots needs improving

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We have no information on these at the moment, but we have passed your comments on to our product teams.
      Thanks.

  21. Although early days on this new model, but is there any towing capacity listed. Will be looking for a change later this year and very reluctant to get another diesel exe. We already own a Hybrid Yaris and very pleased with it

    1. Hello David,
      Thanks for getting in touch and your interest in the all-new RAV4. It will be available in the first quarter of next year with full vehicle specifications being available at that time. A 2.5-litre hybrid petrol engine will be available as standard, with improvements to the hybrid system and a second electric motor for the rear wheels to generate higher amounts of torque. Thanks.

  22. Lovely looking car but would be nice to see a return of the indestructible hylux with 2ltr 4+4 with snorkel for proper off road use unlike ravaged is just a bigger version of the typical school run car that we love to hate but would be nice if it was more of a off road vehicle be more useful and practical for country use

    1. Hello Andrew,
      Thanks for your feedback, we will pass it on to our Product team. We have in the past considered some concepts which meet that specification. Check out the Hilux Tonka concept here: http://fal.cn/4Rs3 Thanks.

  23. please could you make the rear reversing camera so that it is folded away in normal conditions and only opens when reverse is engaged so that it is always clean and gives a good rear view.P.S.Bought a new RAV in Dec.17 our 4th.

    1. Hello Richard,
      Thanks for your feedback, we will pass it on to our Product team. We hope that you are enjoying your RAV4! Thanks.

  24. When will Toyota start offering full EV or at least plug-in hybrids. After 5 diesel Rav 4s over the years, we have reluctantly changed to a BMW i3 with range extender which suits our use of the car. With more and more charging points being installed surely EVs are the future.

    1. Hello Abdul,
      Thanks for getting in touch and for your love of RAV4, including supporting a sustainable future for all. Currently, we offer the Prius Plug-in hybrid for the U.K. market. We intend to offer electrified variants of all our models by 2025. These include battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. For further details on what we will deliver in the coming years, please click here: http://fal.cn/4Rrn Thanks.

  25. Really great looking vehicle. it may well be enough for me to ditch my Peugeot and return to the Toyota. looks really exciting.

    1. Hi John,
      Thanks for the great feedback. Since the release of C-HR, its marked a dramatic shift in the Toyota design language for ever-bolder designs which are not only striking to look at but exciting to drive. The 2019 RAV4 will be on sale in the first quarter of 2019, we’d love for you to experience it when it arrives at your nearest Toyota dealer! Thanks.

    1. Hello there,
      Thanks for getting in touch. The all-new RAV4 will be on sale in the first quarter of 2019 for the U.K. market. We hope to have you behind the wheel of one! Thanks.

  26. Hadn’t realised there was a new model due out next year. Great timing as I’ll be looking to purchase a top end model in 2019. Will a 2.0L Auto Petrol only version be an option?

    1. Hello Frank,
      Thanks for your interest in the all-new RAV4. In line with our alternative fuel strategy, the 2019 RAV4 will only be available with an automatic 2.5-litre petrol hybrid powertrain for the U.K. market. Thanks.

    1. Hi Kevin,
      Thanks for your feedback, we would always recommend seeing the all-new RAV4 when it arrives in person in the first quarter of 2019. As there is only so much you can tell from photos without experiencing it in person. Thanks.

    1. Hi Ed,
      As they say, good things come to those who wait! The all-new RAV4 will be on sale from the first quarter of 2019. Thanks.

    1. Hi Raymond,
      The all-new RAV4 will be on sale in the first quarter of 2019. We would recommend waiting for further information nearer this time with regard to Motability offers. Thanks.

    1. Hello Oliver,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We have no information on whether the new RAV4 will be available with 7 seats. Please keep an eye on this blog and our social channels for the latest information. Thanks.

    1. Hi Kenneth,
      Thanks for your interest in the all-new RAV4. Currently, we have plans to offer it in a 5 door variant and have no information on whether a 3 door version will be joining the range. Thanks.

    1. Good morning Marc,
      The new 2019 RAV4 will be available with a 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain for the U.K. market and we have no information on a plug-in hybrid or a battery electric RAV4 at this point in time. We intend to offer electrified variants of all our models by 2025, this includes hybrid electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles. For more on our alternative fuel strategy, please click here: http://fal.cn/4Rr4 Thanks.

    1. Hi David,

      Thanks for your interest in the new RAV4. It will go on sale from the first quarter of 2019. We’d recommend getting in touch with your nearest Toyota dealer to register your interest here: http://fal.cn/4RSM Thanks.

    1. Hi Michael,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      We have no news on this at the moment but keep an eye on our blog and social media channels for the latest updates.
      Thanks.

        1. Hi Philip,
          Thanks for getting in touch. If you want to use the RAV4 off road, the AWD is very useful and this is where you need it.
          Thanks.

      1. I have had RAV4s for 29 years and loved every one of them but could not get on with the Hybrid preferring plug in technology. I bought the Jaguar E-Pace 3 weeks ago which is a beast and silent at any speed. I would come back to Toyota if the new RAV4 had plug in technology. Also, I hated the dash in the mark 4 but the new one looks far better. Take a leaf from the E-Pace 10 inch Satnav screen and it will sell – forget the stick up screen as it looks like an after thought. Thanks for keeping in touch – I am still a great Toyota fan.

        1. We’re always happy to speak to our great fans and community, Alan. We appreciate your feedback and will be passing it onto our Product team for consideration. Whilst we have no information on a Plug-in RAV4 at this moment in time, future announcements will be made on this blog and our social media channels. We’d love to welcome you back to the Toyota family with a future RAV4 offering. Keep in touch and have a great day!

    2. some of us would have to change from toyota if no diesel petrol is scarce here at least 35 miles to refuel so diesel awd for winter and rural use trailer etc and manual gears must be more than me

  27. I’m a current owner of 2016 Rav4 and if price permits I intend to buy one of the new 2019 models. No mention of colours yet but I’m hoping a mid to dark metallic blue is in the line-up. No mention of 2 wheel drive either. That option would certainly put the price within reach of more potenetial owners I feel. Very happy with current model. By normal progression the 2019 line-up should be a winner.

    1. Hi Dave,
      Thanks for getting in touch. It’s great to hear that you are excited about the new RAV4, we have no information regarding this at this moment in time. Keep your eyes on the blog and social media channels for the most recent updates.
      Thanks.

  28. Owned four Rav4s in the past but left for Subaru in recent years but this looks to be a car to bring me back PROVIDING there is driver seat memory on at least some models.
    Many of us have a significant height difference between partners which makes non memory cars a real disadvantage.

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for getting in touch, we will pass your comments on to our Product team.
      Keep an eye on our blogs and social media channels for the latest updates.
      Thanks.

  29. Hi I am enjoying driving a current Icon AWD HYBRID June 2016 model now with 55k miles, love it to bits, but to improve please illuminate the window, master door lock, mirror adjustments and wing mirror folding buttons for ease of use, and must have a windscreen washer level light for high mileage customers like me. Recomend Michelin Lattitude Cross tyres for more off-road capabilitie
    Cheers
    Ian
    Michelin Tyres UK

    1. Hi Ian,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We will pass your comments onto our Product team.
      Thanks.

  30. Looks absolutely stunning, Think you’ve cracked it Toyota !
    Muscular lines , more ground clearance is the way for me.
    As above , a sunroof would be good or panoramic roof for plenty of light.
    And in a blue same as Hilux island blue , spot on .
    Looking forward to seeing one in my local showroom at Colchester next year.

  31. Car looks good but I hear the RAV4 2019 will only be available with an Apple auto system and no Android Auto. Mistake?

    1. Hi Ray,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We have no information on this at the moment but keep an eye on our blog and social media channels for the latest updates.
      Thanks.

  32. I think it would be nice If it was more blue ledlights in the cabin for example for the passenger in the backseat. And uplight at the storedge to the left at the steering-wheel.
    For me who has dogs, I wish it have ability to open the rearwindow on the trunk as the Landcruiser. And why not a solar panel to charge the ac when you are out of an adventure with the new RAV4.

    1. Hi Kalle,
      Thanks for getting in touch. What innovative ideas, we’ve passed them on to the Product team. Thanks.

  33. I like it. Front grill looks a wee bit Ford other than that it looks fresh and modern. I have the current model at this time.

    One thing though Mr Toyota can we please have a sunroof on the high spec models as standard ??

    1. Hi Charlie,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’ve passed your comments on to our Product team and they’re grateful for your feedback. We wish you many more happy miles ahead in your RAV4. Thanks.

  34. I had always missed the front view look of the third generation , glad to know the robust looks are back. Will have to see the finer specs to know if I can buy one.

    1. Hi Dinakar,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’re glad to hear you’re a fan of the bold robust look. More information will be released closer to the release date in the first quarter of next year. Not too long to wait!

      1. 2019 RAV!!

        On third and probably last
        RAV 4…..
        I would be too embarrassed to get out of a Tonka Toy….
        Lost class and purity of style by trying too hard…
        Do you see many embarrassing
        C-HR on the roads !!??
        Big mistake. ..
        May as well drive a multi colour Renault Capture !!!

        1. Hi Peter,
          Thanks for getting in touch. The robust strong resign isn’t for everyone. We’d love for you to go see the new RAV4 in person and experience it, as it could just surprise you. Thanks.

  35. We returned to having RAV4’s in November after a spell of owning Verso’s (owned 4 RAV’s prior to children coming along!). We love the current model but found the price of the Hybrid a little bit over our budget so had to setting for the diesel.

    Are there plans to offer the 2.0 Hybrid engine (announced for the new Auris) to lower the price point of the Hybrids?

    P.S I completely agree with Toyota’s plan to remove diesels and replace with Hybrid 🙂

    1. Hi Bryan,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We love to hear you’re such a fan our bold decision to remove diesel power trains.
      We have no plans to offer a 2.0 Hybrid engine at the moment, but keep an eye on our blog and social media channels for the latest updates.
      Thanks.

  36. Can’t wait to see this and test drive it love it and great to see the gear stick is a lot better to look at

    1. Hi Coralie,
      Thanks for getting in touch. The new RAV4 will be available in the first quarter of next year so not too long to wait!

      1. How do the overall dimensions of the 2019 Rav4 compare with the exisitng model – height -length and width

        1. Hi Tom,
          Thanks for getting in touch. The full spec for the 2019 RAV4 will be released closer to the time. Keep an eye on the Toyota social media sites and the blog for the lasted information. Thanks.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.