The RAV4 is already America’s best-selling non-truck, so imagine the burden faced with engineers re-designing this popular SUV. For 2019 it’s been given a more rugged/sporty look, improved handling, more power, and new technology and safety. So let’s say you’ve decided the new 2019 Toyota RAV4 gasoline version is for you. Now, how in the world will you choose your trim level? I can help!
LE – An entry level hardly deserving that name.
Just like in previous years, Toyota has given 2019 RAV4 LE the heavy responsibility of being its base trim level. The great news, however, is LE is loaded up with features. All trim levels, including LE, will get a boost in power. The 2.5L, 4-cylinder engine will churn out 203hp and 184 LB-FT torque. It will also feature a direct shift 8-speed automatic transmission. Electronic parking brake is brand new as well.
The LE will feature Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, which adds in pedestrian detection at night, daytime bicycle detection, road sign assist and lane tracing assist. It will come standard with cloth seats and 17” steel wheels with covers. A big improvement is that blind spot monitor is available as an option on the LE. Also, it will have a 7” touchscreen Entune 3.0 Audio, which includes the Entune App Suite, Apple CarPlay and Alexa commands. Sadly, no Android Auto…. yet.
XLE – Featuring a little more features.
Buyers looking into the XLE will be on the hunt for more features, safety and convenience. This will be the level to get standard moonroof, fog lights, dual zone temperature controls, and 17” alloy wheels. You’ll also enjoy the convenience of having 5 USB ports ready for all passengers to charge away. Standard push button smart with smart key too. Ladies and gentlemen push-start your engines!
One of the biggest surprises is the addition of rear air vents to the XLE and higher trim levels. This was severely lacking before this 2019 RAV4. Available convenience package gives you a power driver’s seat, heated front seats and power liftgate. Blind spot monitor is now standard!
XLE Premium – XLE with a touch of Softex.
Toyota threw us another trim level bone with the 2019 Toyota RAV4. For the most part, imagine this XLE Premium is the XLE version but with the XLE convenience package added in, plus a little more. You will upgrade to standard features like softex (simulated leather) seating with a power driver’s seat.
On the outside, plan to see an XLE Premium shining proudly with 19” super chrome finish alloy wheels. Also, it will have standard power liftgate.
Adventure – The one getting all the publicity.
In the past when you purchased a RAV4, probably the last thing on your mind was buying an off-road all-terrain vehicle. That might just change with the 2019 RAV4 Adventure with standard AWD. (AWD is available but not standard on all other gasoline trim levels). For the first time ever, we get to appreciate the multi-terrain select feature, so you can now face your fear of mud, sand, dirt and rocks with confidence!
You will appreciate its rugged good looks complete with 19” matte black alloy wheels. Creature comforts on the Adventure are Entune 3.0 Audio Plus with SiriusXM, softex seating, 7” multi-info display, and rear cargo area120V/100W power outlet.
Limited – It has it all.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited is the trim level for consumers searching for a vehicle that has everything. You will add in standard heated softex seats with driver memory, digital rearview mirror with homelink, and Entune 3.0 Premium Audio with dynamic navigation with 8” touch screen. On the exterior you’ll be treated to 19” super chrome finish alloy wheels.
So let’s hear from you. Now that you know the gasoline trim levels for the 2019 Toyota RAV4, what trim level is the one for you if you could pick one?
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