Past year the RAV4 overtook the Camry as Toyota's best-selling model in the USA, as well as was the No.1-selling non-pickup in the light-truck segment.

But the 2019 RAV4 is full of bold character lines, chiseled features, and a grille that looks just as annoyed to be sitting in traffic as you are. In many ways, the new front end looks similar to the top-selling Tacoma pickup.


Other new and noteworthy cabin tech includes a 7-inch TFT in-cluster display on high-end XSE models, along with an available 800-watt JBL audio system featuring Clari-Fi, a processing technology that aims to restore some of the sonic luster that's typically lost when digital sound files are compressed. However, it's a European design, based on the Toyota Auris sold across the pond, and so is the new Corolla Hatchback.

In conventional RAV4s the engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, while hybrids use a CVT.

One of its three AWD systems along with a more traditional arrangement and Toyota's AWD-i hybrid setup generates 30 %more torque for the electrically driven rear wheels.

As with the U.S. version, the Euro-spec RAV4 will be offered with a choice of two powertrain options. It'll go on sale late this year, with hybrid versions - including a new sport hybrid option - rolling out in early 2019.


A 2.0-liter petrol engine will therefore be the standard powerplant in non-hybrid variants, although no hard facts about its power and performance have yet been revealed. This model's direct predecessor started life under the Scion iM nameplate, but after Toyota axed its youth brand, it absorbed the model into its portfolio, rechristening it Corolla iM. The new Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive system can send 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels, plus distribute it to the left or right rear wheel.

The latest version of Toyota's Entune infotainment system finally gets Apple CarPlay smartphone projection technology.

On the safety front, the Toyota RAV4 comes with Toyota's Safety Sense, which includes features like forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and emergency braking, dynamic cruise control, lane departure warning with steering assist, and auto high beams.


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