Should you’re opting for the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip proper to the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid presents ruggedness and high towing capability that only this type of car can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid’s experience and driving experience start to fall in keeping with extra trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest trying out the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid additionally offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, which pushes the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.