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2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

Toyota's powerful SUV called the RAV4 or the “Recreational Activity Vehicle: 4,” first hit the U.S. market in 1994. Since then the model has undergone four generations of redesigns and changes. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 represents the fifth generation of the model and is brand new.

Updates include a new engine, an available multi-terrain select technology, all-wheel drive, standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 and much more. With the mention of all these updates, you might be wondering just how different the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is from the 2018 model.

Essentially, the two SUVs are two distinct individuals and to best showcase the strengths of each we have put the 2019 and 2018 Toyota RAV4 side-by-side. From the engines under the hood to the high-tech features inside the cabin, we compare it all. Here's what sets the two SUVs apart. 

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2019 Toyota RAV4  VS 2018 Toyota RAV4
203-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder  Engine 176-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder
180.9” long, 73” wide, 67” tall Dimensions 181” long, 72.6” wide, 65.9” tall
Standard Toyota Safety Sense Suite of safety technologies Available
Standard Wi-Fi Connect with Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay Available

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When you put the 2019 and 2018 models next to each other it’s easy to see that the two are very different in terms of styling. The 2019 model is also slightly larger than the 2018 RAV4. Color options and cabin styling is also very different between the 2019 and 2018 models. But which RAV4 is right for you? It really comes down to what you are looking for in your SUV.

Both models have the RAV4’s signature personality, but each RAV4 conveys that in a unique way thanks to the different engine options and suspension systems. In terms of technologies, both RAV4 models have a similar selection. However, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 does add a variety of new features, including an available wireless charger, Wi-Fi, a redesigned 7-inch multi-information display, a JBL-system and much more.

Perhaps a test drive is the best way to really compare the 2019 and 2018 Toyota RAV4 models. We have a great selection of 2019 and 2018 models and helpful experts who are here to answer any questions you might have. Stop by and see us today!


Two, 2019 Toyota RAV4 model's driving on the highway
2019 Toyota RAV4 by the ocean
Front of the 2018 Toyota RAV4
2018 Toyota RAV4 driving past the mountains