2019 Toyota Rav4 Adventure Exterior and Interior Walkaround Review

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the original and most successful compact crossovers on the market, and for the 2019 model year it's undergone a complete redesign. This fifth-generation RAV4 is now more capable than before, and we didn’t let a couple of minor downsides keep us from having fun with it.

As with last year’s 2018 RAV4, we drove this new-generation RAV4 at a snow and ice driving adventure in Colorado and then, more recently, as a daily drive for a week. In many ways, this new 2019 model is far better than the previous generation of the crossover. In a few areas, though, the earlier flaws remain.

The all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 was unveiled at the New York Auto Show early in 2018 before entering the market later in the year. We liked the 2018 model in its Adventure package, though there were some downers to note. For the 2019 model year RAV4 Adventure, Toyota dropped the over-use of mountain-shaped Adventure insignia and improved the all-wheel drive differential for better real-world needs on and off the road.