In case you’re choosing the 2019 Toyota Rav4 over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip proper to the 2019 Toyota Rav4. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only 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 today, however the 2019 Toyota Rav4 happens to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Toyota Rav4 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Toyota Rav4, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Toyota Rav4’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall in keeping with more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend checking out the 2019 Toyota Rav4’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional price. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Toyota Rav4 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Toyota Rav4 additionally offers power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Toyota Rav4 fresh by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Toyota Rav4, which pushes the 2019 Toyota Rav4 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 well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.