2019 Toyota RAV4
Ratings & Reliability
The redesigned RAV4 has a more-rugged appearance than before, but it compromises the interior space. The standard 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and delivers relatively quick acceleration. Fuel economy is commendable at 27 mpg overall. The hybrid version feels energetic, with the electric drive producing immediate and quiet motivation from a standstill. And that hybrid delivers an impressive 37 mpg overall. The RAV4 is responsive in corners, and it remains under control even when pushed. The ride, however, is stiff and a little jumpy, and the noisy engine hurts the driving experience. Apple CarPlay compatibility is standard. Forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist are standard. However, blind spot warning is optional.