Specifications and pricing have been revealed for the 2019 Toyota RAV4 range, the fifth-generation of the popular SUV will be offered in 11 variants priced from $30,640 plus on-road costs.
 
Across the 11 variants, buyers have a choice of four trim levels with three powertrains - two petrol and a petrol-electric hybrid - along with the option of front- or all-wheel drive.
 
The four model grades begin with the familiar GX, GXL and Cruiser names, joined by a new flagship Edge model.
 
Opening the range is front wheel drive petrol variants of the GX, GXL and Cruiser. Power comes from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit producing 127kW and 203Nm. It’s matched to a CVT automatic. The entry-level GX can be had with a six-speed manual gearbox. Fuel consumption is listed as 6.5L/100km on the combined cycle.
 
For those chasing efficiency, the hybrid powertrain is offered in 2WD and AWD versions across the GX, GXL and Cruiser grades with prices starting at $35,140 plus on-roads.
 
The hybrid system consists of a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor generator that drives through a CVT auto. It develops outputs of 160kW for 2WD variants and 163kW for the AWD versions.
 
The combined fuel consumption figures for the hybrids look brilliant at 4.7L/100km for 2WD models while AWD versions use 4.8L/100km.
 
AWD hybrid variants utilise an additional rear motor generator to provide up to 80 per cent of the torque to the rear axle.
 
The range-topping Edge grade is exclusively available with a 2.5-litre 152kW/243Nm petrol engine that sends drive to a mechanical AWD system through a traditional torque converter automatic. On the combined cycle fuel consumption is rated at 7.3L/100km.
 
In normal driving conditions, the Edge’s AWD system sends all the torque to the front but can use a 50:50 split across front and rear wheels when necessary. There’s also a multi-terrain select system that offers different modes for mud & sand, rock & dirt and snow.
 
A dynamic torque vectoring system is also included, it controls the torque delivered to the left or right rear wheels depending on the road surface conditions.
 
Unique front and rear bumpers, wheel arch mouldings, front grille, fog lamp surrounds and 19-inch alloy wheels differentiate the Edge from the wider range. The interior gets faux leather trim along with heated and ventilated front seats.
 
The new RAV4 is the latest model to be underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) that also provides the foundation of the Camry, Corolla and CH-R. It will also be used for the next-generation Kluger.
 
The new platform has seen the wheelbase extended by 30mm to 2690mm, while the car has been widened at the front by up to 35mm and up to 55mm at the rear. This translates to an extra 65mm of load space which lifts the cargo capacity to 580 litres.
 
The Toyota Safety Sense suite is standard across the range and includes autonomous emergency braking with day/night pedestrian and day cyclist detection, active cruise control, lane departure warning, speed sign recognition and automatic high beam.
 
Technophiles will be happy to know the new RAV4 will be the first Toyota in Oz to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, however, it won’t be available until later this year. Those who purchase a RAV4 prior to this can have the tech retrofitted.
 
A full run down of pricing and equipment highlights is listed below.
 
2019 Toyota RAV4 pricing (excludes on-road costs):
 
GX Petrol 2WD manual - $30,640
GX Petrol 2WD CVT - $32,640
GXL Petrol 2WD CVT - $35,640
Cruiser Petrol 2WD CVT - $39,140
GX Hybrid 2WD CVT - $35,140
GXL Hybrid 2WD CVT - $38,140
Cruiser Hybrid 2WD CVT - $41,640
GX Hybrid AWD CVT - $38,140
GXL Hybrid AWD CVT - $41,140
Cruiser Hybrid AWD CVT - $44,640
Edge Petrol AWD Auto - $47,140
 
2019 RAV4 equipment highlights:
 
GX
 
Mechanical
 
2.0-litre petrol engine with a six-speed manual or CVT transmission (2WD)
2.5-litre hybrid powertrain with CVT transmission (2WD/AWD)
Independent front MacPherson strut and multilink rear suspension
Drive Mode Select - Eco/Normal/Sport
EV Mode (Hybrid only)
Electric AWD system with Trail mode (Hybrid AWD only)
Rack-assisted electric power steering
Ventilated front and solid rear disc brakes
Electric parking brake
 
Exterior
 
Auto LED headlights, taillights and daytime running lights
Front fog lamps
Heated and folding electric exterior mirrors
Automatic rain-sensing windscreen wipers
Rear window wiper
17-inch alloy wheels with 17-inch temporary spare
Rear mudflaps
Dual tailpipes
Hatch-top spoiler
Shark-fin antenna
 
Interior
 
Fabric seats
60/40-split, folding rear seat back
Rear armrest with integrated cupholders
Two-level reversible (carpet one side/resin other) boot deck board (Not available with full-size spare wheel option)
Sunglass storage
Front and rear door bins with bottle holders
Urethane steering wheel with steering wheel controls
4.2-inch Multi-Info Display (MID)
Hybrid-specific indicator (Hybrid only)
Front 12V DC accessory socket
 
Safety
 
Pre-collision safety system (AEB) with day/night pedestrian and day cyclist detection
All-speed active cruise control (CVT)
High-speed active cruise control (MT)
Lane trace assist with steering assist and lane centring function (CVT)
Lane departure alert with steering assist (MT)
Road sign assist (speed sign only)
Auto high-beam
ABS with brake assist, vehicle stability control, active cornering assist
Blind spot monitor
Rear-cross traffic alert
Hill-start assist
Brake hold
Seven airbags (driver and passenger front, front side, side curtain, driver's knee)
Rear-view camera
Front and rear parking sensors
ISOFIX child restraint anchors for two rear seats
 
Comfort and convenience
 
Manual air conditioning with rear vents
Dual-zone climate control with rear vents (Hybrid only)
Front and rear power windows
Remote locking/unlocking and key start
Keyless smart start (Hybrid only)
 
Infotainment
 
8.0-inch touchscreen display
One USB / one Aux input
Six speakers
AM/FM/DAB+1 radio
Bluetooth
Satellite navigation with SUNA Live Traffic updates
Voice recognition
 
GXL
 
Mechanical
 
2.0-litre petrol engine with CVT transmission (2WD)
2.5-litre hybrid powertrain with CVT transmission (2WD/AWD)
Additional features over GX
 
Exterior
 
Roof rails
Privacy glass
Dual oval tailpipes
18-inch alloy wheels with 17-inch temporary spare
Front and rear mudflaps
 
Interior
Premium embossed fabric seats
Leather-accented steering wheel with steering wheel controls
Leather-accented shift lever
Auto-dimming rear view mirror
 
Safety
 
Reversing camera with guidance lines
Comfort and convenience
Dual-zone climate control with rear vents
Qi wireless phone charger
Keyless smart entry and start
Three front and two rear USB sockets (inc four fast charging)
 
Cruiser
 
Mechanical
 
2.0-litre petrol engine with CVT transmission (2WD)
2.5-litre hybrid powertrain with CVT transmission (2WD/AWD)
Additional features over GXL
 
Exterior
 
Silver grille
Chrome-trimmed door handles
Moon roof
19-inch alloys with 18-inch temporary spare (Hybrid: 18-inch gloss black alloys with 17-inch temporary spare)
 
Interior
 
Leather-accented seats
Dual-setting heated front seats
10-way electric driver's seat with two-position memory and power lumbar support
Leather-accented door trim
7.0-inch Multi-Info-Display in the instrument cluster
Ambient lighting
 
Safety
 
Reversing camera with panoramic view monitor
Comfort and convenience
Power tailgate
 
Infotainment
 
Nine-speaker JBL premium audio system
 
Edge
 
Mechanical
 
2.5-litre petrol engine with 8-speed automatic transmission (AWD)
Mechanical AWD system with rear driveline disconnect
Dynamic torque vectoring on rear axle
Multi-Terrain Select - mud & sand, rock & dirt, snow
Downhill assist control
Additional features over Cruiser
 
Exterior
 
Unique design front and rear bumpers, wheel arch mouldings, grille and fog lamp surrounds
Body-coloured door handles (Delete: chrome finish)
Front skid plate
Unique Jungle Khaki paint colour available
Unique design 19-inch alloys with 18-inch temporary spare
Optional panoramic roof
 
Interior
 
"Softex" synthetic leather-look seats
Tri-setting heated and ventilated front seats
 
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