New 2018-2019 Toyota RAV4 – The debut of the serial hybrid

2018-2019 Toyota has always pinned on your Rav4 crossover high hopes. The car is fully justified them. Not surprising. that for four generations had replaced during the lifetime of the model.

However, the version that made its debut in the international motor show in New York, is the first of its kind among all previously issued SUV 2018-2019 Toyota Rav 4.

The point is that the fourth generation was performed in a crossover hybrid modification. The car also got changed appearance, which would be available for models with conventional combustion engines, but a little bit later than the hybrid.

The changes, as you know, quite a lot. Reissuance undergone exterior, adjustments were made to the interior design. Of course, under the hood it is now located entirely new power plant, and equipment was diluted with a few new interesting options.

But let us all in order and tell in more detail, as it usually happens in our reviews.

Photo exterior design of the 2018-2019 Toyota Rav 4 2017 the year

Designers and engineers have decided not to limit light modifications, and made quite a serious innovation in the appearance of the body. As a result, on a background of standard Rav 4 distinguish the hybrid version will not be difficult.

2018-2019 Toyota Rav 4 2017 years Photo Front

The front of the brand new, and therefore a special connection with the fourth-generation SUV should not look. The front was a narrow trim grille, the original design of the area around the nameplate of the Japanese manufacturer. It looks pretty compact head optics. On the front bumper are seen pronounced ribs on the edges. At the bottom is an impressive bumper, lifted her high, “lip”, and quite classic round fog lamps, which are installed in separate sections almost at the edge of the front wheel arches.

New 2018-2019 Toyota Rav 4 2017 photo Side

Side of the car looks cheerfully and fry. Slightly swollen wheel arches, the original thresholds, large glazed doors, trim roof rails. It is also worth noting hollow housings mirrors with LED light strips that will duplicate the signals turn signals. Especially for hybrid 2018-2019 Toyota RAV4 year, offers exclusive wheels alloy diameter of 17 inches and a unique design.

New 2018-2019 Toyota Rav 4 2017 years Photo Rear

Not spared the changes and back, a change in which photo and video materials are clearly visible. So, it is a retouched bumper, modified lights. Instead of the standard antenna on the boot lid now shows shark fin, giving the car a little more sportiness and brutality.

As you can see, over the exterior of experts have worked well, made a number of useful and interesting changes that have, in fact, what and wanted them to potential customers. A number of comments, which were sent to the address of the manufacturer after the release of the fourth generation of the popular SUV, were taken into account in the finalization of a hybrid modification. As you remember, these same improvements will soon apply for a crossover with conventional internal combustion engines.

To further emphasize the uniqueness of the hybrid, the company decided to add to the range of colors has six new exterior colors.

Photo interior of the new 2018-2019 Toyota Rav4 2017

Changes inside is not much from the outside, but it is still present. Basically modernization touched the technical part.

In fact, surprising in such a decision does not have any. Salon Rav 4 was initially pleased the high quality of finishing materials, good decorative inserts, Literacy seats. Why change something that no change is made to the confident five points? That specialists 2018-2019 Toyota thought about it.

Photos salon updated 2018-2019 Toyota Rav 4 2017 the year

Instead of trying to find gaps in the front and rear seats, which are actually not, they made adjustments to the front panel and center console.

Rear seats

Dashboard RAV4 2017

Thus, in the multi-function steering wheel hides a new instrument panel, on which the speedometer and tachometer now have the well on an individual. Between them there was a place for the on-board computer. And it is not simple, and with a TFT screen, which is an impressive diagonal of 4.2 inches.

Salon restyled RAV4 2017

As for the center console, the control units are left in place, will not have to move the buttons as source code with ergonomics in all it was good. There simply changed the multimedia complex, which now boasts a new display with a screen size of growing up to 7 inches.

The trunk of the new Rav 4 2017 the year

The company notes that even by the presence of a hybrid setup, the volume of the luggage compartment will not be affected. This means only one thing – as in the past, in the hybrid 2018-2019 Toyota RAV4 will be available to 577 liters of space behind the rear sofa. If rear passengers will not appear and the machine will need to carry something more dimensional, sofa lowered and turns all 1705 liters of free luggage compartment.


The company announced that the hybrid crossover Rav 4 will be offered in two trim levels – Limited and XLE. We are talking about the most packed versions, the equipment list that long and pointless. Therefore focus on the major components that cause the greatest interest:

  • multi-function steering wheel;
  • TFT display of the onboard computer is 4.2 inches;
  • electric front seat adjustment;
  • heating, ventilation and massage front seats;
  • leather upholstery;
  • climate control;
  • sound system;
  • multimedia complex;
  • multimedia display with touchscreen 7 inches;
  • navigation system;
  • Rear View Camera;
  • parking sensors;
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System;
  • aid system at the start of the hill;
  • help system during the descent from the steep slopes;
  • Cruise control;
  • airbags;
  • curtain airbags;
  • sky cameras;
  • security Safety Sense;
  • engine start button, and so forth.
Unfortunately, the official list of options yet, because we can only rely on preliminary data. Anyway, from the Japanese hybrid SUV should expect only the best and most modern options that can only be enjoyed by the Rav4.

The price of a new 2018-2019 Toyota Rav 4 year

As about the packaging, about the price of official information in the company 2018-2019 Toyota has not yet spread. Obviously. the fact of a hybrid power plant, and the richest complete set of options will make this version more expensive counterparts to traditional internal combustion engines.

For example, the base version of the 2018-2019 Toyota Rav 4 in picking Classic worth of 1.26 million rubles. Next in the hierarchy equipment costs to customers in at least 1.5 million rubles.

The most expensive version of a top-end petrol engine costs from 1.95 million rubles, while the most powerful (and only) diesel will cost 20 thousand less from the start, that is, from 1.93 million rubles.

Based on these data, we can assume that customers will be able to purchase a hybrid of about 2 million rubles. This will be the starting price tag, and as you add options to the car, the price is able to achieve and 2.5 million rubles. Although the likelihood of official sales of the hybrid in Russia is not so great, given the modest popularity of these engines in the country.


Alas, but the specifications are fully representatives of the Japanese auto company 2018-2019 Toyota in the framework of the official presentation of the hybrid in New York, did not voice.

Probably, before the start of sales, which should start at the end of this year or the beginning of in the US, is still being refined powertrain.

power plant

We only know that the power level will exceed all hybrid version, are equipped with conventional internal combustion engines.

The structure of the power plant will enter the electric component and the gasoline engine 2.5-liter. Most likely, we are talking about the engine, which is offered as a flagship gasoline engine at the moment.

If so, its power is 180 horsepower, and torque – 233 Nm. Maximum speed – 180 kilometers per hour, and the dynamics of acceleration from zero to 100 kilometers per hour is 9.4 seconds. Due to the work of a full drive average consumption is indicated in the range of 11.4 liters in the city and 6.8 liters on the highway in a motion. This gives an average of 8.5 liters of a mixed operation mode.

Therefore, when it is added to the electric motor, the power increase, it increases the maximum speed and acceleration, but it certainly will reduce the level of fuel consumption.

While this is all that can be told about the technical component of the new car.

Video Test Drive 2018-2019 Toyota Rav 4 2017


2018-2019 Toyota has done a solid job, modifying its original SUV for a hybrid power plant. Newbie 2018-2019 Toyota RAV4 year looks very attractive, even slightly futuristic.

Obviously, the main market for the car will be North America. The probability of hitting the car in Europe is large enough, while sending hybrid in Russia is a very big issue. Most likely, it is not necessary to wait.

But it makes sense to wait for the updated fourth-generation 2018-2019 Toyota Rav 4 with the more familiar to our fellow citizens engines. After crossover will receive upgrades from external hybrid. And they clearly have benefited machine.