Toyota RAV4 (2019–)

Model History

March 2018

Fifth generation Toyota RAV4 launched

Has a new CVT, which is the world’s first to feature a launch gear that significantly improves transmission efficiency at low speeds. It delivers direct and smooth response to the driver’s use of the accelerator pedal, and improves fuel efficiency by 6% compared to its predecessor. 4,600mm long x 1,855mm wide on 30mm longer wheelbase.

Wheel and tyre sizes are 17-inch with 225/65 R17 tyres or 19-inch with 235/55 R19 tyres.

Toyota’s new 2.0 litre 180PS Dynamic Force Engine uses high-speed combustion technologies and a variable control system. It has been engineered to achieve higher thermal efficiency, with a reduction in the losses associated with exhaust and cooling systems, the friction between moving parts and other operating aspects.

For the 2.0 litre Dynamic Force Engines Toyota has developed a new hybrid electric system, using the same size, weight and loss-reducing technologies applied in the current, fourth generation Prius. The new system gives improved driving performance while maintaining superior fuel efficiency. Under acceleration, the hybrid system reduces engine revs while drawing increased electric power from the battery.

For All Wheel Drive models, Toyota has developed two new all-wheel drive systems with the aim of improving fuel efficiency and achieving high levels of AWD handling, stability and off-road performance.

The new Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD system is designed for use in petrol-powered vehicles. It uses a torque vectoring mechanism, which independently distributes torque to the left and right wheels according driving conditions, allowing the driver to steer the vehicle exactly as intended.

The new E-Four system will be used in hybrid electric vehicles. It delivers 30 per cent more total torque to the rear wheels (which are electrically driven) than the current version. By using a new control system that optimally distributes torque to the rear wheels, based on driving conditions, it delivers a high level of off-road performance, handling and stability.

December 2018

Prices announced for Toyota RAV4

There is a range of nine exterior colours, including new Urban Khaki, Cyan Splash, Obsidian Blue and Galaxy Black. Metallic paint and a bi-tone finish are included in the standard specification of the Dynamic models, combining a black roof and pillars with White Pearl, Silver Blade, Decuma Grey or Obsidian Blue bodywork. On Excel models, the leather upholstery can be specified in black, grey or beige.

Icon 2.5 Hybrid CVT FWD £29,635
Design 2.5 Hybrid CVT FWD £31,190
Design 2.5 Hybrid CVT AWD £33,430
Excel 2.5 Hybrid CVT FWD £33,610
Excel 2.5 Hybrid CVT AWD £35,850
Dynamic 2.5 Hybrid CVT FWD £34,400
Dynamic 2.5 Hybrid CVT AWD £36,640

May 2019

Toyota Five year warranty can now be extended to seven years for £495

, including MoT and Toyota Roadside Assistance.

November 2019

Toyota RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid revealed

The first plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 uses the same 2.5-litre petrol engine as the RAV4 Hybrid along with a new high-capacity lithium-ion battery. While official figures are yet to be confirmed, it's expected to have an electric range of more than 37 miles and CO2 emissions of less than 30g/km.

With full system output of 306PS, Toyota says the RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid will cover 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds.

The new RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid will be introduced in second half of next year, before going on sale later in 2020.

What does a Toyota RAV4 (2019) cost?

List Price from £30,970
Buy new from £27,126
Contract hire from £265.74 per month