The 2019 Toyota RAV4 represents a completely redesigned, all-new model. Among the updates is a greater differentiation between trim levels, as they not only represent a ladder-like increase in equipment, but also feature different styling and interior trim types. Two of those trims in particular stand out from the rest: the off-road-themed Adventure and the sporty XSE Hybrid.
In this video, we show you each of these new trim levels and looks. Below, you’ll find an in-depth breakdown of their features.
The new 2019 RAV4 is available in five trim levels: LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure and Limited. There is also a RAV4 Hybrid model, which we review separately, that offers a unique XSE Premium sport-oriented trim level.
Standard equipment on the LE ($25,500) includes 17-in steel wheels, LED headlights, automatic high beams, roof rails, rear privacy glass, a backup camera, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and keyless entry. Interior equipment includes a height-adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split reclining and folding back seat, a 7-in touchscreen, one USB port, in-car Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay and a 6-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack. The optional all-wheel-drive system adds multiple traction settings ("Mud & Sand," "Rock & Dirt," and "Snow")
The XLE ($27,300) adds 17-in alloy wheels, automatic headlights, fog lights, heated mirrors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, proximity entry and push-button start, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, upgraded upholstery, a cargo cover and four additional USB ports (two front, two rear). The XLE Convenience package adds an 8-way power driver seat, heated front seats and a height-adjustable power lift gate.
The XLE Premium ($29,500) adds 19-in wheels, extra ground clearance, the power lift gate, the 8-way power driver seat, SofTex simulated leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Optional on the XLE trims is the Entune 3.0 Audio Plus package that adds an 8-in touchscreen, satellite radio, and on the XLE Premium, an 11-speaker JBL sound system.
The Adventure ($32,900) features distinctive styling, taller roof rails, orange-accented interior trim, hill-descent control and a sophisticated AWD system as standard (described above in the Fuel Economy section). It further adds several tech upgrades including an upgraded backup camera, a 7-in all-digital instrument panel and the 8-in touchscreen and satellite radio. It reverts to the non-leather steering wheel and offers the sunroof as a separate option.
The XLE, the XLE Premium and the Adventure trims offer a Technology package that includes parking sensors and rear cross-traffic automatic braking. The XLE also gains an auto-dimming rearview mirror, while the other two add a rearview camera mirror, wireless smartphone charging and a JBL audio system.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited trim ($33,500) gets its own, ritzier styling and is available with the Adventure’s upgraded AWD system, but otherwise adds features to the XLE Premium. These include heated front seats, the rearview camera mirror, blue ambient lighting, the Adventure’s various tech upgrades and an integrated navigation system (optional on Adventure). The JBL sound system is optional. The Limited’s Advanced Technology package adds a birds-eye parking camera system, wireless smartphone charging, a hands-free power lift gate and proximity entry points on all doors.