2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

Each day that can be crossed off of a calendar is putting us one more day closer to the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 from arriving at the Colonial Toyota showroom. Since the automaker debuted the completely redesigned and re-equipped crossover SUV at the New York Internation Auto Show in March of 2018, the stream of potential owners reaching out to Colonial Toyota product experts has increased its pace. An examination of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4 is the clearest and easiest way to understand just how many changes and upgrades went into the newest version of the manufacturer’s best-selling vehicle. There are still a few outstanding details about the new RAV4 to be learned, but Toyota says it will be more powerful and efficient than last year. Customers can reserve a 2019 RAV4 before it arrives today by calling, 203-403-6890.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 will be the most technologically-advanced crossover SUV platform available in the new inventory at the Colonial Toyota showroom. A lot of effort was put into modernizing its features and capabilities, especially in how the infotainment system of the RAV4 interacts with other devices – both in the vehicle and outside of it. At the top of the list of the changes made to the 2019 RAV4 is the new embedded Wi-Fi hotspot. Through a partnership with Verizon Wireless, up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices will be able to simultaneously use the capability. Additionally, the 2019 RAV4 will be the first Toyota vehicle in North America to be universally equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport doesn’t offer a Wi-Fi hotspot or a suite of safety systems that match the capability of what is standard equipment on the 2019 Toyota RAV4.

2019 Toyota RAV4


2018 Toyota RAV4

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
Eight-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
Yes Wi-Fi hotspot No
Yes Smartphone integration No

Performance Specs

On the surface, it may seem like the 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine which is standard with the 2019 and 2018 models of the Toyota RAV4 doesn’t represent any change. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Previous versions of the popular Toyota crossover SUV had a peak output of 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque and its engine was attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 will have an eight-speed automatic transmission equipped on all trims. According to the latest information available from Toyota, the upgraded engine will make more power and will also be more efficient.
A front view of the dashboard used in the 2019 Toyota RAV4.
An interior photo of seating options inside of the 2019 Toyota RAV4.
A look at the new center gauge cluster used in the 2019 RAV4.
A photo of the 2019 RAV4 being introduced in New York.