Test Toyota Rav4 Hybrid 2019

Toyota introduced ns RAV4 hybride back bei 2015, und although the hybride remains a lower-volume variant, the importance in the RAV4 lineup continues zu grow. Toyota carried the hybrid model back with the fifth-gen RAV4 and hopes zu increase its share in a segment of two. The hybrid may only represent about 12 percent von RAV4 sales at die moment, however after our endure with die 2019 model, the number is probably going zu keep increasing.

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Toyota"s new mischung SUV ist powered über a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit developing 176 hp und 163 lb-ft von torque. The engine ist mated to bei electric motiv sending 118 hp und 149 lb-ft of torque to ns front wheels and 54 hp and 89 lb-ft to die rear wheels for a combined system output von 219 hp, more than die last-gen hybrid"s 194 hp und the 2019 non-hybrid"s 203 hp. The Japanese automaker make a few changes kommen sie this system from die previous RAV4 Hybrid, including neu transaxle mounts for the electrical motors und improvements to the variable cooling system. Ns battery pack zu sein a nickel-metal hydride unit like before, und the transmission is in electronically regulated CVT v sequential change modes. Every 2019 RAV4 Hybrids wollen continue to oase standard all-wheel drive.



As we found out during our testing hinweisen SUV of the Year, die 2019 RAV4 hybrid XSE went from 0 to 60 mph bei 7.5 seconds, in improvement from die 7.8 seconds it took ns 2016 model in our testing. The 2019 RAV4 hybrid needed 15.6 seconds zu complete die quarter mile at 90.4 mph, much better than the 2016 model (16.0 seconds hinweisen 86.4 mph). Where die new hybrid model underperformed was braking distance. The 2019 RAV4 XSE mischung stopped native 60 to 0 mph bei 143 feet, compared to the 131 feet that took in AWD 2019 Adventure non-hybrid model. Ich mention die non-hybrid modell because both SUVs were tested an the same conditions on the same day. Although die soaring temps were a an essential factor zum braking distances on vehicles tested that day, the difference bolzen the models zu sein significant. Both models schutz the very same brake dimension (12.0 inches bei the front, 11.1 inches in the rear), dafür we think the hybrid"s regenerative braking or its extr 167 pounds can have führen zu to the longer distance.


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Even so, countless stopcat.org staffers still liked steering the hybrid more than the non-hybrid model. Attributes editor christen Seabaugh wants the powertrain expanded to all RAV4s, including it was "much smoother and more pleasant in experience than the I-4." technological director frank Markus also appreciated die powertrain but complained about the hybrid"s chassis wie man really pushing ns car on a winding road. "Those persuaded über the great new looks of ns RAV4 should save up zum the hybrid model. This ist the best-sorted powertrain des the bunch. Sadly its chassis ausblüten got dafür out von shape as to cause die stability control kommen sie generate audible und feelable clunks as it braked die various corners," he said.


Like ns previous generation, a few aesthetic cues differentiate the mischung from ns non-hybrid model. Ns Toyota logo has blue accents, and hybrid badges kann sein be checked out on ns sides of the vehicle. Inside, us dig the blue stitching on our XSE tester"s seats, center console, and door panels, also as the blue needles on ns dashboard gauges. Ns 8.0-inch touchscreen can display the hybrid powertrain"s battery activity, just like we"ve seen bei other Toyotas including die Prius.

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Given that die hybrid"s battery pack ist located under the zurück seat, the interior an are isn"t compromised. Seat can blieb be urgent flat, und just like die non-hybrid version, 5 people kann sein sit inside comfortably. Cargo an are remains 37.0 zu 37.6 cubic feet behind ns second-row seats, nur like ns standard models. Although senior production redaktion Zach Gale noticed the RAV4 mischung was an ext spacious than other non-hybrid SUVs, that missed the ability kommen sie fold ns rear seats from ns cargo area und the wide-opening behind doors blieb offered by the Subaru Forester und Honda CR-V.


Neither des those two competitors at this time offers a hybride model in the U.S., however. On ns RAV4 Hybrid, a sports mode changes throttle mapping und the way ns transmission works, making die RAV4 feel more responsive. And just choose its name suggests, in eco mode transforms performance to attain ns best fuel economy possible. There"s so a small taste located below die rotary knob zum the drive setting selector dubbed "EV Mode," which provides a very klein all-electric variety only if there"s sufficient juice in the battery.


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Just choose on non-hybrid versions, Toyota safety and security Sense will be conventional on all mischung models. Ns package includes a pre-collision warning v pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, fahrbahn departure alert v steering assist, automatically high-beams, lane tracing assist, und road authorize assist. XLE and above will deshalb get blind-spot monitoring und rear cross-traffic braking as standard equipment.

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Four trims will be obtainable once die RAV4 hybrid arrives in March 2019. Die LE base modell will anfang at $28,745; the XLE möchte go weil das $30,545; und XSE und Limited will anfang at $34,745 und $36,745, respectively. Our XSE model was equipped with the Advanced an innovation package ($640), the Weather prepare Package ($375, boil steering wheel and rain-sensing wipers), the Premium Audio Package through Navi & JBL ($1,620), und a panoramic moonroof ($200), leaving in estimated as-tested price des $38,024 (our tester so had a few accessories, ns prices von which were notfall yet available). Escape on the trim, die premium zum going hybride may not be as much as you think, however like we stated before, this powertrain ist worth it. Plus, over time, you"ll save more money wie you hit the gas station.


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2019 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid
BASE price $34,745
price AS experiment $38,024 (est)
vehicle LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV
ENGINE 2.5L/176-hp/163-lb-ft DOHC 16-valve I-4 plus 118-hp (front) + 54-hp (rear)/149-lb-ft (front) + 89-lb-ft (rear) electrical motor; 219 hp comb
infection Cont change auto
CURB weight (F/R DIST) 3,825 lb (56/44%)
WHEELBASE 105.9 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 180.9 x 73.0 x 66.9 in
0-60 MPH 7.5 sec
quarter MILE 15.6 sec