2019 Toyota RAV4 Trail Review

WHAT’S NEW IN 2019 TOYOTA RAV4 TRAIL

MAXIMUM TRACTION

No adventure is off limits to the 2019 RAV4 Trail, which offers maximum traction whether you’re driving through snow, mud, sand, rocks or on dirt with Multi-Terrain Select. The easy-to-use system offers a control dial positioned in the center console to quickly change drive modes depending on the terrain you’re driving through.

BUILT FOR RUGGED TERRAIN

Take on rugged terrain fearlessly with the shorter front and rear overhang. The Dynamic Torque-Vectoring with Rear Driveline Disconnect also sends fifty per cent of engine torque to the real wheels and distributes energy between each rear wheel for improved handling. Tackle hills as well with new downhill assist control, to complement the current standard hill ascent control.

EXTERIOR DESIGN

RAV4 Trail features a more aggressive grille, large over fenders, fog light surrounds, and unique wheel design.

TRAIL TOUGH

RAV4 Trail’s seat finishes come in either black or a trail exclusive, Mocha-colored Softex. Orange stitching and appointments accent the interior.

TWO-TONE PAINT COLORS

The RAV4 Trail grade is also available in two-tone paint, with one of four exterior colours:

  • Lunar Rock (all-new)
  • Midnight Black Metallic (new for the RAV4)
  • Wild Blue (new for the RAV4)
  • Magnetic Grey Metallic

ENTUNETM 3.0

Instantly upgrade your connectivity and infotainment with RAV4’s Entune™ 3.0 multimedia system. Wherever you go, you can access the systems using the available 8-in. touch-screen. Connect your smartphone through standard Bluetooth® to make phone calls or stream music.

APPLE CARPLAY®

Bring along a familiar face. Now with Apple CarPlay® compatibility, you can use your compatible iPhone® with RAV4’s audio multimedia system to get directions, make calls, send messages, and listen to music, while staying focused on your commute. Screen depiction accurate as of summer 2019.

ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL

It’s time to get rid of conventional “constant speed” cruise control which helps vehicles travel at a preset speed. It was hardly worthwhile especially on busy roadways when you’re continually forced to cancel your preset speed.

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is meant to keep your vehicle’s speed in check as this latest feature adds a vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode that will adjust your vehicle’s speed (within a set range) to help maintain a preset distance to a preceding vehicle travelling at a lower speed. When the system determines the clear road ahead, it will automatically bring your vehicle back to its preset speed.

LANE TRACE ASSIST (LTA)

You are never off lane! LTA is designed to work in conjunction with Full Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control to keep the vehicle centered in its visibly marked lane and preemptively avoid unintended lane departures.

An integrated forward-facing camera and grille-mounted radar system helps monitor lane markings, as well as the path of the vehicle, and is designed to automatically make constant steering inputs to help keep the vehicle centered and in its lane.

MODELS

RAV4 Trail

Standard features include:

  • Horsepower: 203
  • Fuel Rating (CITY/HIGHWAY L/100KM): 9.2/7.1 (CITY/HWY)
  • Seats: 5
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0)
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive (TV-AWD)
  • 120V/100W deck-mounted power outlet
  • 7-in. digital Multi-Information Display (MID) with customizable settings, digital speedometer and instrumentation
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Available 8-in. touch-screen with Entune 3.0 Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL® w/Clari-Fi®