2019 Toyota RAV4 Priced From $26,545

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, Automotive Editor - November 21, 2018

Toyota is in the midst of a massive overhaul, and has introduced vehicles with drastically new designs, more features and a new platform. All of this comes at a higher price tag than before, though, and that's the case for the 2019 Toyota RAV4. But it's not as high one would imagine.

Pricing for the all-new RAV4 starts at $26,545, which includes destination, for the entry-level LE trim. That represents a price increase of just $840 from the 2018 model – not that drastic of a price difference for an all-new vehicle. Just like last year, getting all-wheel drive adds $1,400 to the SUV's price tag throughout the entire lineup.

The next step up is the XLE trim, which starts at $28,345, which is $1,155 more. There's a new XLE Premium trim that has a starting price of $30,545. Above that sits the Adventure trim, which gets Toyota's-first Dynamic Torque Vectoring all-wheel-drive system as standard, some extra ground clearance, and unique touches that highlight its off-roading capabilities. That trim costs $33,945, which is a hefty increase of $3,550 from last year's variant.

The range-topping Limited trim costs $34,545, which is just $855 more.

2019 Toyota RAV4

Toyota is also offering the new RAV4 in a hybrid version, which costs $28,745 – only $80 more than before. The Limited Hybrid is the most expensive option and is priced at $36,745. Pricing for that trim has gone up by $1,330.

Compared to some of its competitors, the new RAV4 is one of the pricier options on the market. The RAV4 costs more than the 2019 Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, and Kia Sportage. The new Tucson is the most affordable of those options, as it's priced at $24,245. Both the CR-V and CX-5 get the closest to the RAV4 with a price of $25,345.

The new RAV4 has a new, more daring exterior design, a revised interior, Toyota's new TNGA platform, which adds length to the wheelbase, a more powerful 203-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a more high-tech all-wheel drive system on the Adventure and Limited trims, and Toyota's Safety Sense 2.0 system. When we say the RAV4 is all-new, it really is. And while it's more expensive than before, and pricier than other options, it looks like it may be worth the extra funds.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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