Test Out The 2019 Toyota RAV4 At Cars For Sale in Orange County

Customers at cars for sale in Orange County love the redesign for the 2019 Toyota RAV4. This model shows off a plethora of updates, which includes a gorgeous and sleek new appearance, a state-of-the-art engine, as well as more safety and technology features. If you are wondering what “RAV” stands for (because we all secretly are), it represents “recreational activity vehicle”. Obviously this four-wheel-drive vehicle fits the part!


 

Driving


When you see the 2019 Toyota RAV4 in Orange County cars for sale, you will notice that it has a tougher body. That is because it is 57% stiffer than the previous RAV4. Under the hood of this tough exterior is a 2.5-liter engine that generates 203 horsepower, which is a boost of 27 more ponies than last year's RAV4.


Not only is the 2019 RAV4 more energetic and dynamic, it is more efficient too. The new engine, the current eight-speed automatic transmission, and the lighter curb weight compared to the previous model, gives the 2019 RAV4 an EPA estimation of 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined. These figures catapult Toyota’s 2019 RAV4 as one of the most fuel-efficient crossovers available. 


Dealers of cars for sale in Orange County have undoubtedly given the RAV4 praise for its solid braking and handling.  


If you go for the Adventure and the Limited trims, you can take advantage of the upgraded AWD system with rear-axle torque vectoring. Additionally, both cars have more advanced traction control systems that support a driver-selectable system for multiple terrain settings as well as hill descent control. These upgraded systems and ample ground clearance give the Adventure and Limited trims an excellent off-road ability for a small SUV.  


Technology


If your smartphone is operated by an Apple operating system, then you are in luck since the 2019 RAV4 comes with Apple CarPlay. On the other hand, if you stand by Android, you will probably feel a little bummed that Android Auto isn’t yet supported. However, Android users can still use their smartphones with Toyota’s Entune System. There is one USB data port and four power only USBs - two in the front and two in the rear so everybody has access to one. The car comes with Bluetooth and pairing it with your gadgets is easy. You can also opt for a wireless charge pad that can hold pretty large phones.


The car has a good control interface consisting of a combination of touchscreen and fixed buttons that are not difficult to learn!


Overall, the base trim of the RAV4 is great as it comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, LED headlights, rear privacy glass, low-profile roof rails, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams). It also comes equipped with a rearview camera, a 60/40-split-folding and reclining second-row seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay compatibility, one USB port, Bluetooth and a six-speaker sound system.


The Toyota RAV4 XLE trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, fog lights, heated mirrors, push-button start, keyless entry, upgraded interior trim, a sunroof, blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, dual-zone automatic climate control, four additional USB ports (five total) and extending sun visors. If you go a step up to the RAV4 XLE Premium you get 9-inch wheels, a slightly raised suspension (8.6 inches of ground clearance versus 8.4 inches), a power liftgate, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver's seat, simulated leather upholstery (SofTex), and soft-touch dashboard materials.


The Adventure trim is something very special because apart from the features you get in the XLE Premium, the Adventure has unique 19-inch alloy wheels, fender flares, all-weather floor mats, taller roof rails, an upgraded rearview camera (with guidelines), embossed seating details, an upgraded driver information display, an 8-inch touchscreen and satellite radio. The Adventure trim level is also rated to tow up to 3,500 pounds, while all other RAV4 trim levels can only pull 1,500 pounds. Also, the Limited builds upon the XLE Premium’s features and offers chrome exterior trim, driver-seat memory functions, an auto-dimming mirror, the 8-inch touchscreen, and a Toyota navigation system.


Comfort


Inside the 2019 RAV4, the cabin looks smart with contemporary design. The dashboard is made of soft material and has stylish stitching around its borders. The tops of the doors have the same soft-touch material and stitching as well. 


In between the driver and passenger, there is a hard plastic, under the dashboard and the door handles too. Toyota complements this by adding soft rubber on the inside of the door handle, and on the control knobs. 


If you drive long distances, you won’t regret taking the RAV4 on your extended journey. People who test drove the 2019 RAV4 at cars for sale in Orange County found that it provides a comfortable ride and has an awesome climate control system. The front seats are sculpted and padded well. The rear seats are comfortable too since they also have a good shape to them, are nicely padded and recline. 


When you are driving around, you can feel the suspension find the balance between control and softness. The car handles small to moderate impacts very well without causing a scene. In general, the car provides a smooth and drama-free ride. 


Overall


The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is an economical SUV that is practical and great to drive. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a roomy and comfortable family wagon that saves you money on fuel and can take you on loads of adventure, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is your perfect vehicle!



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