What features make the RAV4 good for off-road?

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid on Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 8:00 am
2019 Toyota RAV4 Adventure green front view on dirt

Is the 2019 Toyota RAV4 off-road ready?

Everybody loves the Toyota RAV4, or at least everyone should. Not only is it affordable and capable, but it could also be your off-road machine. Is the 2019 Toyota RAV4 off-road ready? We think that it is, and we are prepared to prove it.

2019 Toyota AWD on display in the rainWhat 2019 RAV4 trims have AWD?

If you are going to go off-road, then you need AWD at the very least. What’s exciting for the RAV4 in 2019 is that all trims either come with AWD or have it as an option. That even includes the LE trim level. No matter where you are at in the RAV4 buying spectrum, you can get AWD if you want it.

The RAV4 trims that come with AWD standard and as the only option are all the Hybrid trims (LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid, Limited Hybrid) as well as the Adventure trim. We will talk more on that last trim in a moment.

Read More: Other Toyota models with AWD


2019 Toyota RAV4 green front view with people and a dogOff-road features of the 2019 RAV4

For 2019, all RAV4 AWD models get a multi-terrain select feature that is honestly stellar. This feature adjusts engine throttle, brakes, and even torque distribution to allow for improved traction in all terrains. There are four modes in all with Normal, Snow, Rock & Dirt, and Mud & Sand. Pick your mode and let the RAV4 figure the rest out.

Believe it or not, the RAV4 has quite the ground-clearance. The Hybrid trims get 8.1 inches, but with the Adventure and even the Limited trim you get up to 8.6 inches. Regardless of trim level, you will get to enjoy a 19-degree approach angle and a 21-degree departure angle.


2019 Toyota RAV4 lineup side viewWhat is the 2019 RAV4 Adventure trim?

The Adventure trim sits just above the XLE Premium trim and below the Limited trim. Not only does it come with standard AWD, but it also includes a standard roof rack, exclusive 5-spoke 19-inch wheels, a unique grille, black badging, and more.

Read More: 2019 Toyota RAV4 color options

This wonderful trim level also has two-tone exterior color options so you can really strut your stuff on the trail or even just around town.


 

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