Every time I pass the streets of Nigeria, it appears one in ten cars on the road is a Toyota RAV4. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 indeed comes with a more attractive look compared to the previous models. Upgraded safety features, a new engine, and excellent fuel economy must be good reasons Nigerians and other global lovers of Toyota have found this small crossover SUV as their best car choice.

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2019 toyota rav4 back view
2019 toyota rav4 back view

Should you be looking for further details on what other features the RAV4 has and why you can make it your next ride, then this review will help you make an informed decision.

2019 Toyota Rav4 Engine

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 engine is not only powerful for a small crossover, it’s also very efficient. Under the hood is a 2.5-liter engine that produces 203 horsepower, which is 27 hp more than the 2018 model connected to a eight-speed automatic transmission.

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2019 Toyota Rav4 Fuel Economy

Owning a RAV4 will be investing in spending much less on fuel down the line. It is one of the most efficient fuel economy crossover SUVs. With a lower curb weight compared to the previous model, the 2019 RAV4 gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined (26 city/35 highway).

2019 Toyota Rav4 Interior

2019 Toyota Rav4 Interior
2019 Toyota Rav4 Interior

Open the driver’s door, and you are greeted into a spacious, quiet, and comfortable inner space. The perfectly designed dashboard houses the infotainment system, 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay (no Android Auto as of yet) and Amazon Alexa is standard with easy-to-use icons. On every RAV4, Apple Play comes standard as does Toyota’s Safety Sense Suite 2.0, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and forward collision mitigation with automatic braking. However, an Android Auto isn’t available on the 2014 RAV4.

The seats come with a perfect finish with leather upholstery. The passenger seats and cargo space are spacious. Getting in and out of the RAV4 is fairly easy and there is enough headroom especially in the passenger seat to suit tall people. However, the passenger’s seat lacks seat height adjustment and coarse-adjusting manual backrest, this can make it hard to find a comfortable position especially on long journeys.

The driver’s seat is rather high and depending on your height, the touchscreen might be a little too far away from reach. However, the RAV4 has excellent handling and solid braking features that make a ride impressive.

2019 Toyota Rav4 Models

2019 Toyota Rav4 Models
2019 Toyota Rav4 Models

2019 Toyota RAV4 comes in five trims, each trim category with better-advanced features. The trim levels available are LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, and Limited.

2019 Toyota Rav4 Le

Despite being the basest of all the trims, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 comes with exquisite features as standard such as 17-inch steel wheels, LED headlights, rear privacy glass, low-profile roof rails, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams), a rearview camera, a 60/40-split folding and reclining second-row seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay compatibility, one USB port, Bluetooth and a six-speaker sound system.

2019 Toyota Rav4 Xle

In addition to features found in RAV4 LE, the XLE adds to it 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, foglights, heated mirrors, push-button start, keyless entry, upgraded interior trim, a sunroof, blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, dual-zone automatic climate control, four additional USB ports (five total) and extending sun visors.

2019 Toyota Rav4 Xle Premium

the XLE Premium adds 19-inch wheels, a slightly raised suspension (8.6 inches of ground clearance versus 8.4 inches), a power liftgate, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, simulated leather upholstery (SofTex), and soft-touch dashboard materials.

2019 Toyota Rav4 Adventure

‘Adventure’ like the name sounds gives you an exciting adventure experience when you ride in it. In addition to having XLE Premium features, the Adventure has unique 19-inch alloy wheels, fender flares, all-weather floor mats, taller roof rails, an upgraded rearview camera (with guidelines), embossed seating details, an upgraded driver information display, an 8-inch touchscreen, and satellite radio. Unlike other trim levels that can only tow 1,500 pulls, the Adventure can pull up to 3,500 pounds. That’s some real weight!

2019 Toyota Rav4 Limited

The Limited builds on the XLE Premium’s equipment with chrome exterior trim, driver-seat memory functions, an auto-dimming mirror, the 8-inch touchscreen and a Toyota navigation system.

2019 Toyota Rav4 Safety Features
2019 Toyota Rav4 Safety Features

2019 Toyota Rav4 Exterior

Redesigned 2019 RAV4 comes with a stylish and unique exterior which makes it more compact and box-like. The distance between the chassis of the vehicle and the road has been increased for better off-road experience.

Adding to the bold and prolific look of the RAV4 is the longer wheelbase which contributes to the ease of getting in and out of the car. The lightening of the car which which is built with LED technology delivers a unique and appealing glow of the front and rear lights.

2019 Toyota Rav4 Safety Features

Standard safety features on all RAV4 trims includes: Adaptive cruise control that works down to 0 mph, automatic emergency braking, drowsy driver detection, automatic high beams, lane keeping assist, and something called Line Tracing Assist.

Toyota’s voice control system is also a good addition to prevent car theft and ensure smooth navigation.

2019 Toyota Rav4 Price

If you would be getting a 2019 Toyota RAV4 in Nigeria, being aware of the price will make you prepare better. Brand new Toyota RAV4 in Nigeria comes at a price ranging from 22, 000,000 naira to 30,000,000 naira.

Foreign used 2014 RAV4 (Tokunbo) comes at a price ranging from 12,000,000 NGN – 20,000,00000 NGN.

TrimPrice
2019 Toyota RAV4 LE₦22 million
2019 Toyota RAV4 XL₦27.4 million
2019 Toyota RAV4 LE Hybrid₦23.5 million
2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium₦30 million
2019 Toyota RAV4 Adventure₦22 million
2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited₦30.3 million

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