The 2019 model year has been a big one for Toyota, and perhaps the biggest news of all was the redesign of the incredibly popular Toyota RAV4. However, if the RAV4 is getting redesigned, that means a couple other vehicles are as well – on one hand the RAV4 Adventure and the other the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid in Janesville WI. Although the compact RAV4 crossover was first introduced in 1994, the RAV4 Hybrid didn’t come along until the model’s fourth generation in 2012.
Now that the RAV4 proper is entering its fifth generation, the RAV4 Hybrid is getting redesigned right along with it. The new model is drastically different than the previous iteration, especially from an exterior standpoint, though it is a much sleeker and more sophisticated appearance than any previous version.
You might not think nor realize it but starting with the new next-generation RAV4 lineup, the Hybrid is actually the most powerful model available. There are two different engine options available in the gas-powered RAV4 models, a 2.0L 3-cylinder that generates 170 horsepower alongside 150 pound-feet of torque or a 2.5L generating 206 HP & 184 lb-ft of torque. The RAV4 Hybrid takes that 2.5L engine and tethers it to the Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain, leading to a combined 219 HP and 206 lb-ft. of torque.
The RAV4 Hybrid benefits from a host of other upgrades that come to the whole lineup, such as standard Entune Audio 3.0 which features Wi-Fi Connect, Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay compatibility as well as the next-generation Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 package and much more. It’s even available with the premium JBL audio system that features 11 speakers and an 800-watt amplifier. The 2019 RAV4 Hybrid is without a doubt the most complete package the nameplate has ever offered. If you think you might be interested in taking one home for yourself, be sure to schedule a test drive for your earliest convenience here on the site or by calling the sales desk.