Since its introduction in the mid-90s, the Toyota RAV4 has become one of the most iconic crossover SUVs on the market and a signature model in the Toyota lineup. In fact, did you know that the RAV4 was the top selling vehicle in 2017? It may be surprising to some, but for the millions of people around the world who drive one, it comes as no shock. 


The RAV4 has undergone a lot of changes over the years, and in 2019, you can expect even more from this beloved vehicle. It’s been about 5 years of the current RAV4, and the time has now come for a revolutionary upgrade that has been that talk of the town since its debut in New York. So why is the 2019 RAV4 being called “the most important new vehicle to debut at this week’s New York Auto Show”? Let’s dive into the details:
This year’s RAV4 is new from the ground up thanks to Toyota’s Next-Generation Architecture with a platform that’s much stiffer than before. You’ll also notice a longer wheelbase and more room in the interior – a nice surprise considering that overall, the new RAV4 is a tad shorter than the previous year. The powertrain range includes a new 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder paired to an eight-speed automatic. 
The RAV4 will be a Toyota first in that it includes an application of Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive which means that all-wheel drive vehicles can send 50% of available engine power to the rear wheel as well as to the individual tire with the best traction.
If you’re interested in the RAV4 Hybrid, you’ll be happy to know it will gain a new XSE trim that gives it a sportier vibe and a two-tone paint look. The all-new RAV4 Hybrid XSE “takes the throne as the quickest -- and best handling -- RAV4 in the lineup."
For more information on the new and upgraded RAV4, stay tuned to our website and social media channels. 

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