2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Simply when it appears the automotive industry has misplaced its way with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a simple automobile emerges. For over 50 years, this automotive has been the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid.
Often derided by lovers as appliances, the no-frills commuter automotive will get the vast majority of customers where they need to go within the manner they wish to get there, safely and at a value. The 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid does it even better.
Exhibit A that the automotive trade has gotten a little nuts: the typical transaction worth for a brand new automobile is greater than $37,000, based on Kelley Blue Ebook. Simple accountable the automakers in this era of no accountability however we’re those paying those massive costs for large autos loaded with stuff we don’t use all that much.
For just below $23,000, the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid puts each dollar to useful use.
Even though it rides on a new platform, the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball sport. On closer inspection, the Hybrid will get blue accents across the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it looks more composed than the youthful outgoing mannequin that attempted too hard to be completely different. The Fu Manchu front fascia is extra streamlined and less offended, and the whole look is smoother entrance to back. However nonetheless, the one time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar touchdown gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The first-ever 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid in the US is built on Toyota’s 20 years of success with hybrid powertrains. It makes use of the identical Hybrid Synergy Drive as the current Prius, with two motors and an environment friendly 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Total output with the fastened ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the entrance wheels. The system uses exhaust warmth to warm engine coolant and get the engine heated faster. The cabin heats faster, too, which could be important for cold-weather customers wary of the cold range loss in a plug-in hybrid or electrical vehicle.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as a lot because the Prius. Anticipating nothing, it has a shocking little bit of pop. More importantly, it’s rated at 53 mpg city, 52 mpg mixed, similar as hybrid variations of the Honda Insight, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For traditional hybrids with no plug, the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid trails solely the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Round town, with the electronically controlled brake set in the drive mode, the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid averaged greater than 57 mpg in our week round city. Setting EV mode helps preserve power below low throttle up to about 20 mph, and then once more at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, as long as there’s enough charge within the battery.
The battery is positioned under the rear seat, so that you don’t lose much cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for a fair load ground. Rear seat room is sufficient sufficient to suit two teenagers, and general it felt roomy sufficient for a family of 4.
The only trim in the Hybrid comes customary with Toyota Security Sense 2.zero, with automated emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise management that works both at highway cruising speeds and in commuter visitors from 24 mph all the way down to a stop. It also comes with the eight-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster display to stay aggressive.
Priced at only $3,000 greater than the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid and $1,200 lower than a equally outfitted Honda Perception (EX trim), the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid is the superbly sensible, remarkably affordable around-town automobile.
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