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The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid was the last missing piece to the new-generation Toyota RAV4 puzzle unveiled last year and introduced to the market earlier this year.

With the new Hybrid version, we get everything the normal Toyota RAV4 does. However, we also get an efficient hybrid powertrain that makes this compact SUV one of the most fuel-efficient sport utility vehicles money can buy. Redesigned in every possible way, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is more fuel-efficient than the previous RAV4 Hybrid as well. It’s more spacious as well.

And with a starting price of just $32,090, the new RAV4 Hybrid is just $1,400 more than the base four-cylinder engine RAV4. What more can we ask for? Maybe more power.

Performance

If that’s what we want, the RAV4 Hybrid will certainly oblige. Pairing a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an Atkinson Cycle and an electric motor, the electrified RAV4 hybrid sends 219 horsepower to all four wheels, 16 more than the regular RAV4. It also has more power than just about any other compact SUV.

Fuel

That’s not bad considering the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has an average fuel economy rating of just 5.8 L/100km in the city and 6.3 L/100km on the highway. That’s a significant improvement over the previous RAV4 Hybrid’s 7.3 L/100km average.

The impressive fuel economy rating and competitive price makes up the RAV4 Hybrid’s price difference in just 2.2 years.

Technology

Comfortable, spacious, and very well equipped, the new RAV4 hybrid gets a ton of active safety features and connectivity technology. This includes a 7” Display Audio system enhanced with Entune 3.0 Audio including Entune App Suite Connect, Scout GPS, and Apple CarPlay. It also includes Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, the latest suite of active safety technology from Toyota. The latter includes adaptive cruise control, automatic braking with pedestrian detection, attention alert, automatic headlights and lane departure warning with automatic steering. The new RAV4 Hybrid also protects you and your family with 8 airbags.

Combine this with the compact SUV’s AWD-I all-wheel drive system, and you have a remarkable sport utility vehicle. New and improved, this system ensures perfect grip thanks to a rear-wheel torque distribution of up to 30 percent .

To learn more about the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, contact us today at Bank Street Toyota.