2019 Toyota RAV4 consumer reviews

$25,650–$27,050 MSRP range
side view of 2019 RAV4 Toyota
82% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6
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Easy SUV to drive and own.

I’ve had this SUV for 1 1/2 years. I love it! Is is fun and easy to drive. It is comfortable and has adequate space for 4 passengers. We sometimes haul 5, but the backseat gets tight for that. Mine is getting approximately 29 mpg on midgrade fuel. Love the pushbutton start, lane keep assist, blind spot monitor, controls on steering wheel, rear hatch open and shut buttons, hands free talk, and huge display screen. Toyota could do better with the door handle touch to lock and unlock. Mine don’t work as well as expected. It also has a very annoying ding to warn when the roads may be icy that we apparently cannot turn off. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 on performance due to acceleration rate. It makes big noise like it’s going somewhere, but doesn’t really accelerate exceptionally well. It also shifts oddly sometimes. I notice it mostly when you slow down, but don’t stop ( think yield sign). It will jerk pretty hard when you accelerate from low speed. Overall it is a great little SUV with many bells and whistles for it’s price point. It feels very safe and reliable.


Bad transmission

Garbage. Transmission failed at 89,000. Hard to even find a shop to work on it. Dealership wants almost half of car price to replace the transmission.


My step forward

After having my Kia Soul stolen 2 times, the second time they totaled it, I wanted a good coar with better safety features. I got the Toyota, and I have had no regrets at all. Drives great, gives good gas milage, and performance, Starts right up, and offers the features I want in a car.


Bait and Switch at 21 Century Auto Group in NJ

This 21 Century Auto Group in NJ employed a crafty bait-and-switch maneuver that left me both frustrated and disillusioned. To my astonishment, they had not disclosed on their website or to Carfax that the car they were selling had a salvaged title. It's clear that their claims, whether on their website or Cars.com, should be taken with a grain of skepticism. In a disheartening twist, I undertook a grueling three-hour journey to reach their location, only to discover that the RAV4 they were offering had indeed been in an accident, a crucial detail that they conveniently left unreported to maintain its 'clean title' façade. Once there, they made no bones about upselling me to a different, pricier vehicle. An experience that serves as a stark reminder to stay vigilant when dealing with such dealerships!


Disappointing purchase

The seats on the newer Toyota RAV4 are very uncomfortable. Cannot adjust the driver seat like the older RAV4. The seat has fewer adjusting knobs. The front design of the car is too high and bulky. definitely do not like the fact that you can’t move the rear seats. When you put the rear seats down to create more cargo space, they do not go flat like the older RAV4. overall, I really dislike this year model.


Sub standard for the new car features and service.

no navigation feature available for XLE, per Toyota dealer. No Serious XM radio per Toyota dealer. Sub standard safet feature compared to 2013 Chevy Equinox it replaced. Very poor Toyota after warrantee service from the local dealer. Dealer service is now refered to as the "future sales prevention department.


I can see why these are popular! Absolutely Great

Absolutely love the RAV4, good space and a fierce exterior. The engine can be lagging at times and sound “tiny”. Overall, a great vehicle nonetheless!


Roof Rails 2019 Rav 4

Roof Rails leaked and ruined headliner. Gas door clip broke. Only 14,000 miles. Fuel pump was recalled. Very dissatisfied with this vehicle overall . Poor quality.


Happy buyer

Reasonably priced runs great and performs excellent Zero compliance It’s a Toyota so it should run forever The vehicle is very stylish, and perform as well off road


Great vehicle

A great vehicle, I'm a good sized person, driver seats are kind of high even adjusted to the lowest level (electric seats) I have a hard time getting in. The only other item is I wish it had more power, it lags a little getting onto the highway.