It’s almost hard to believe Toyota’s RAV4 debuted in the U.S. 22 years ago. When it arrived, it launched a new vehicle class: the compact crossover SUV.
Right now, RAV4 is the best-selling vehicle in its class. In the past five years, sales have doubled, with more than 400,000 of these compact SUVs selling in 2017 alone. That makes RAV4 Toyota’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. and the best-selling vehicle that’s not a truck in the country.
The completely redesigned 2019 RAV4 – which is set to arrive at Denny Menholt Toyota yet this month – will likely disrupt the class it created.
The RAV4 will offer even more sport and utility, while enhancing the handling, comfort, and fuel efficiency. The 2019 RAV4 is designed to tackle urban, suburban, and great outdoor adventures equally well. Its new look is tougher, and there’s greater capability with a new type of all-wheel drive. At the same time, the ride is smoother and quieter, with new touches of comfort inside. Plus, the new powertrains increase performance while reducing how much fuel the RAV4 uses.
Basically, the RAV4, the compact crossover SUV trend-setter, is poised to, yet again, change the game.