2019 Toyota RAV4: UK grade structure and pricing

The all-new fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 becomes exclusively a self-charging full hybrid model. Built on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform, it offers a 2.5-litre powertrain that delivers a strong combination of power, performance and high fuel and emissions efficiency.

Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models will be available, the latter being an intelligent system with much greater on- and off-road capabilities than the current RAV4 Hybrid. As an electric-powered system, it is lighter and more compact than mechanical all-wheel drive, yet can achieve the same level of torque output.

Learn more: 2019 Toyota RAV4 powertrains and performance

First customer deliveries commenced in April 2019, with deliveries of AWD-i models beginning in May 2019.

2019 Toyota RAV4: grades and equipment features

GRADECORE EQUIPMENT FEATURES
Icon17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, dusk-sensing headlights, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, push-button start, roof rails, parabola LED headlights, rear privacy glass, electronic parking brake, power-adjustable heated door mirrors with auto-folding function, Toyota Touch 2 with eight-inch multimedia touchscreen, seven-inch TFT driver’s multi-information display, DAB, Toyota Safety Sense 2, E-Call, rear-view camera
DesignAdditional features: 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, smart entry, power back door, front parking sensors, satellite navigation
ExcelAdditional features: Projector LED headlights, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, power door mirrors with auto-folding function and puddle lights, heated front seats, driver’s seat with power adjustment and lumbar support and memory function, full leather seat upholstery, heated steering wheel, headlight cleaners, windscreen wiper de-icer

Options: JBL nine-speaker premium sound system, packaged with a Panoramic View Monitor and an opening panoramic roof

DynamicAdditional features: Black 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front sports seats, bi-tone metallic paint, black interior headlining

Options: JBL nine-speaker premium sound system, packaged with a Panoramic View Monitor and an opening panoramic roof

The new RAV4 is available in nine body colours. Selected Dynamic grade models can be specified with a bi-tone finish consisting of a black roof and pillars. The leather seat upholstery in Excel grade models can be specified in one of three colour ways.

All models are equipped with the enhanced functions of our second-generation Toyota Safety Sense system.

2019 Toyota RAV4: powertrains and prices

GRADEPOWERTRAINDRIVEPRICE
Icon2.5 Hybrid CVTFront-wheel drive£29,635
Design2.5 Hybrid CVTFront-wheel drive£31,190
Design2.5 Hybrid CVTAll-wheel drive£33,430
Excel2.5 Hybrid CVTFront-wheel drive£33,610
Excel2.5 Hybrid CVTAll-wheel drive£35,850
Dynamic2.5 Hybrid CVTFront-wheel drive£34,400
Dynamic2.5 Hybrid CVTAll-wheel drive£36,640

 

259 comments

  1. Lovely car. Can’t wait to see it in the flesh but so far I want. Already have a 2016 Rav. Let’s hope trade in prices don’t offend and scupper potential sales.

    1. Hi David,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We are pleased to hear that you like the new RAV4 and would be interested in trading in your current RAV4. In regards to the trade in price, we would advise contacting your local Toyota Centre who will be best equipped to provide you with more information now that pricing has been released.

      Thanks.

      1. Please when can we expect to see the AWD version appearing in the online configurator? The prices are in the finance calculator but as far as I can see you can only build the FWD at the moment.

        A second question please? When can I expect to be able to see a proper sample of the paint colours at my dealer (Urban Khaki – what a stupid meaningless name)? I don’t trust the colour on the screen in the FWD configurator.

      2. Hi Chris,

        Thanks for getting in touch. As deliveries of AWD models will commence slightly later in May, the configurator is not available as of yet. Please keep an eye on our blogs and social channels for updates.

        We would advise for you to contact your local Toyota Centre with regards to sampling paint colours.

        Thanks.

      3. Another question please. I am planning to buy the AWD version in Urban Khaki and indeed have placed an order with my dealer for the Excel grade of this colour on the basis that I can make a change once paint samples are available and before the car enters the build cycle. I have only just noticed on the build configurator that Urban Khaki appears to be a solid colour (i.e. based on there being no price premium and its location on the colour choice bar). Can you please confirm that this is correct? If it is a solid colour then I will probably change my order. My Toyota dealer expressed incredulity when I pointed this out but the Toyota ordering systems do not seem to show this information at the moment. What would have looked very good as a metallic is unlikely to be as attractive in a solid colour format in my view. Your advice would be very much appreciated.

      4. Hi Chris,

        Thanks for these comments, it’s great to hear that you have placed an order. As shown on the configurator for the RAV4 Excel and as you point out, Urban Khaki is a solid colour:

        https://www.toyota.co.uk/new-cars/rav4/build?path=customize/a68a58fb-a10e-41ae-9459-3a7c4060500f/bc509c69-205b-4309-840e-dc6f0bf58cfc&c=dc8e7e0c-ae87-4970-a7ce-aaa16531d725&financeOption=cash.

        If you’d prefer to choose a metallic colour, we would advise for you to contact your Centre regarding this. We apologise if you have been given any incorrect information.

        Thanks.

    1. Hi Steve,

      Thanks for getting in touch. All of the new RAV4 grades will have a 2.5 litre hybrid engine. This technology provides a highly responsive driving experience whilst generating incredible fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions, saving on fuel costs and taxes.

      Thanks.

  2. So, Americans get the new Toyota Touch 3 with apple car play and UK gets very old Toyota Touch 2. Looks like ventilated seat are not available in UK either. Older entertainment system without the support of at least Apple car play will be a deciding factor for a lot of people not to buy new RAV4.
    Would not surprise me if the new Corolla gets Toyota Touch 2 in UK as well.

    1. Hi Andy,

      Thanks for getting in touch and we are sorry to hear that you feel disappointed. As mentioned in the following blog post: https://mag.toyota.co.uk/explore-the-new-2019-toyota-corolla-comfort-and-technology, the Toyota Touch 2 with Go multimedia system will be featured in the 2019 Toyota Corolla in the UK. We can appreciate that there has been some negative feedback on our blogs and social channels regarding the Toyota Touch 2 Multimedia system, therefore we always pass these comments to our Product Team.

      If you would like to contact our Customer Relations team regarding this, you can find their details as follows: https://www.toyota.co.uk/contact-us/.

      Thanks.

      1. I for one will be giving this a miss. The absence of CarPlay support demonstrates a continued contempt from Toyota for their UK customers. Toyota Touch 2, which I have on my current RAV4 that I’ll likely now be selling, is horribly dated relative to the competition who seem to care more about giving their customers what they request.

      2. Hi Matt,

        Thanks for getting in touch, we are sorry to hear that you feel this way. Toyota are committed to putting their customers first so all comments are considered and passed on to our product team.

        Thanks.

      1. Thank you for correcting me, however both units are made by Harman, JBL system is for sure made by Harman as trademark belongs to them. So, how difficult is to integrate the Apple Car play into Touch 2? Every other car from the competition already has or getting the Apple car play and Android Auto. Fair point that Entune system is only for America, but RAV4 in Russia for example has the custom android based head unit. So, my point is, why in UK we have to be stuck with old technology.

      2. the pr release for the new Corolla suggests that Touch 2 in it (& I would suspect the new RAV too) has a hardware upgrade (so hopefully less lag) & a new pinch-to-zoom UI. Let’s see what we actually get before we criticise it too much (btw my experience is that the existing Touch 2, whilst not perfect, works & many of the complaints that I see online are from people that haven’t explored/learnt/tailored it fully).
        Afaik Entune 3.0 head units are made either by Pioneer or Panasonic depending upon spec. & not by Harman.

        We have seen with MirrorLink that Toyota are very wary about allowing data/permissions (remember that the infotainment system is directly networked into the car’s systems). I can also understand why (at least in N.A.) they now have CarPlay but not yet Android Auto – there is nothing like the OS version fragmentation with iOS compared to Android so much easier to support. Toyota were also exploring their own linking app./interface but sadly I can’t remember what that was called. 🙁

      3. I agree UK should get up to date firmware. But IMO I’d rather the maps were frequently upgraded (free of charge for the life of the car) and the reversing camera. Connecting a phone is of little interest to me and if anything I’d rather get other features such as ability to record all the 360 degree video from the multiple camera sources.

  3. Why only Hybrid versions? US website has petrol only models as well. Fuel consumption figures are not that different between the two the existing models.

    1. Hi David,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately we are unable to comment on other markets, but in the UK, the new hybrid engine provides a highly responsive driving experience, incredible fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions.

      Thanks.

      1. Will the hybrid CVT have the annoying screaming engine revs until required speed is attained? Looking at the gorgeous CH-R, but performance is lacking, CVT is a bit asthmatic and no sunroof.
        I’ve always loved my Mk3 RAV XT5 with over 300,000 miles on it now. Put off the new version as no sunroof option. Pleased to see this has been considered.

  4. Why do Toyota persist in CVT transmission? I find the DSG transmission a lot smoother and more refined to drive/use. Is it just a matter of cost?

    1. Hi Paul,

      Thanks for getting in touch. No, it’s definitely not a matter of cost. CVT transmission is an ideal partner for Hybrid, as it has an infinite number of gear ratios at its disposal. By constantly analysing vehicle speed, road conditions, engine power and driver input, it selects the optimal (most efficient) gear ratio for that precise moment. Without the constraining effect of fixed gear ratios, the engine can be operated at its most efficient speed to either propel the car or charge the batteries.

      We’re aware of the negative feedback regarding the refinement of CVT transmission in the past, and the fourth generation of Hybrid technology found in the RAV4 is greatly improved in this respect. W’d encourage you to try one for yourself!

      Thanks, hope this helps.

    2. I disagree the dsg on vw group vehicles us quite jerky at liw speeds and stop start traffice there absolutely no gear jerk in the cvt. Yes I am getting use to the non gear change when no put my foot down you do not get kick down feeling but the acceleration us there. Compared to the Nissan, bmw, Mercedes or vw grp the cvt on the toyotavand Lexus are very refined and they suit electric motors much better than dsgs

    1. Hi Andy,

      Thanks for getting in touch. No, the vehicle won’t have Apple CarPlay. The 2019 RAV4 will feature the 8″ Toyota Touch 2 with multimedia on all grades. This includes a multi-touch screen with new pinch and zoom functionality and customisable home screen.

      Thanks.

  5. Was really looking forward to this but on a spec for spec comparison all rivals seem a better buy. Nudging £40k for top spec with pan roof!

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