2019 Toyota RAV4 Video Review

For 2019, Toyota has redesigned its best-selling model, the RAV4. this vehicle competes in the popular compact SUV class against other heavyweight small SUVs like the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Ford Escape. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 gets a dramatic exterior styling makeover, revised interior design and a new engine, and we got to check it out after its debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.

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The 2019 RAV4’s beefier, more trucklike cues come courtesy of the FT-AC concept, which debuted at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. It’s been toned down for the production RAV4, but much of its ruggedness carries over. It also wears the fender-flared look of the bigger rear-wheel-drive 4Runner SUV, as well as a much more angular front bumper, grille and headlights that sweep back into plastic-clad fender flares.

Inside, the cabin’s design has a much more horizontal look, with its tabletlike multimedia screen now perched on the dash. The standard 7-inch touchscreen system includes standard Amazon Alexa connectivity and Apple CarPlay, but Android Auto is still unavailable.

Watch the video for more.

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