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RAV4 Technology: Smartest SUV On a Block

2019 Toyota RAV4 XSE HV Blizzard Pearl


  • New Connections with Apple CarPlay
  • A New Kind of All-Wheel Drive
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
  • A Smarter Hybrid

TORONTO, ON – Nov 20, 2018 –  From new multimedia to smarter all-wheel expostulate and a some-more fit hybrid powertrain, a fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 is packed with high-tech that works seamlessly and conveniently to broach a rewarding pushing and tenure experience.

The record uncover starts when we step into a RAV4. On Trail, Limited and XSE grades, a Multi-Information Display (MID) is upgraded to 7.0-inches, contra 4.2-inches in revoke grades. And a 7-inch TFT speedometer can be switched between analog and digital displays, vouchsafing a motorist set a mood.

Through new multimedia technology, RAV4 connects with a driver’s lifestyle as never before. Every 2019 RAV4 indication is versed with Entune 3.0 Audio, a extensive complement that includes 6 speakers, 7.0-in. touchscreen, AM/FM, Scout GPS Link Compatible with adult to 3-year trial, Siri Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay Compatible, aux. port, USB media pier (plus 4 additional USB charging ports on XLE and above), hands-free phone capability, modernized voice approval and song streaming around Bluetooth.

The XLE class can be upgraded with Entune 3.0 Audio Plus, that adds an 8-inch touchscreen and SiriusXM Radio.

Entune 3.0 Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation is accessible for a Trail and Limited grades, also regulating an 8-inch touchscreen with Dynamic Navigation. It can be finished with a JBL with Clari-Fi audio system, that rocks song of all genres by 11 speakers in 9 locations during 800 watts. This knockout audio complement features:

  • A-pillar horn tweeters located for optimal high-frequency performance
  • Next-generation HiD8 Amplifier
  • Wide-dispersion instrument row speakers providing larger sound and warning functionality
  • Wide-dispersion front doorway speakers enhancing sound peculiarity for front passengers
  • Full operation back doorway speakers enhancing sound peculiarity for back passengers
  • Ported subwoofer in back load area with a some-more absolute deep-bass response
  • Clari-Fi record that cleverly adjusts to each audio format to compare source peculiarity with a accurate turn of audio replacement necessary

The Limited class includes a Smart Key System on all doors and liftgate, hands-free appetite liftgate with jam protection, Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan, Overhead 360-degree perspective in expostulate and reverse, and quell view, and Qi-compatible wireless charging.

Smarter All-Wheel Drive

All-wheel expostulate (AWD) competence have turn a entire tenure in a automotive industry, and generally among SUVs, though not all AWD systems are a same. Toyota took a smarter proceed to a record that many competence not even consider about. The outcome is effective traction for severe and sleazy continue and trails, while shortening AWD’s customary drag on fuel economy.

The 2019 RAV4 offers 3 opposite AWD systems. In LE and XLE models, a discretionary AWD can send adult to 50 percent of accessible torque to a back wheels when necessary.

Standard on AWD-equipped Limited gas and Trail class models, Dynamic Torque Vectoring is combined to a AWD system, that uses special couplings to conduct torque placement between a left and right back wheels. As a result, should one back circle remove hit with a aspect – during route driving, for instance – torque will upsurge to a grounded circle to assistance keep a car moving. In pushing situations where AWD is not needed, Rear Driveline Disconnect uses a ratchet-type dog purchase to disentangle a back wheels and stop a back expostulate shaft’s rotation. That reduces a appetite indispensable to propel a vehicle, therefore assisting to revoke fuel consumption.

Why Wait for Slip?

The RAV4 AWD complement does not simply conflict to circle slippage. Rather, a worldly AWD Integrated Management (AIM) integrates control of a engine, transmission, Electric Power Steering (EPS), AWD system, and brakes, changing a proof according to a pushing environment.

During on-road driving, a complement manages steering assist, stifle control, change control and expostulate force placement to serve raise steering stability. In off-road pushing situations, a complement adds stop control to a mix.

Standard on AWD-equipped gas RAV4 models, Multi-Terrain Select gives drivers a ability to maximize traction when pushing by mud, sand, rocks or dirt. The complement is easy to use interjection to control buttons or a control dial (depending on a grade) positioned to a left of a delivery change lever.

The motorist can name Mud Sand mode for beach driving, or Rock Dirt mode for trails. Using a Multi-Information Display (MID), a motorist can perspective torque allocation and trip control, that change depending on pushing and highway conditions.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

Toyota has over a idea to make motorist reserve systems with involuntary puncture braking customary on many models, and a 2019 RAV4 debuts with a second era of a Toyota Safety Sense complement (TSS 2.0). The full complement is customary on all grades and includes:

Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)

Capability to detect a preceding car or walking in daytime or with improved low-light approval capabilities, or daytime cyclist (new). System will warning a motorist with heard and manifest warnings and/or request brakes to assistance lessen or equivocate a collision in certain cases (using Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Brake Assist (BA), and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB).

Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

For highways/freeways only, this adaptive journey control functions during 0-110 mph and enables low-speed speed matching, stopping, and acceleration/deceleration relations to a preceding car roving during a slower speed. Speed, cut-in, and stretch control are enhanced, as good as Turn Signal Linked control added, for a some-more healthy response.

Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)

Newly combined to LDA w/SA is a capability, underneath some circumstances, to detect a road’s edge, in further to a pre-existing capability to detect manifest line markers and a vehicle’s position in a lane. If unintended line flaw is detected, a complement alerts a motorist with heard and manifest warnings. Steering Assist can produce tiny visual steering inputs to assistance a motorist forestall a car from unintentionally withdrawal a lane.

Automatic High Beam (AHB)

Capability to automatically activate and deactivate high beams formed on a pushing sourroundings and preceding vehicle’s lights.

New Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)

For highways/freeways only, LTA can be enabled when regulating DRCC and has a capability to commend white or yellow line markings or a trail of a preceding car if line markers are temporarily unavailable. It can also brand and actively line a centre of a line by providing steering assistance (hands-on, driver-assist system). This reduces motorist weight and supports protected driving, generally in trade overload on prolonged highway trips. The LTA complement can be incited on/off.

Smarter Hybrid

Since introducing a initial mass-production gas/electric hybrid vehicle, a Prius, 22 years ago, Toyota has ceaselessly polished and upgraded a technology. The new-generation Toyota Hybrid complement in a RAV4 HV is some-more compact, some-more fit and quieter than in a prior model.

Big changes in a geartrain produce poignant potency improvements. The new transaxle mounts a electric motors (MG1 and MG2) coaxially rather than in-line, and a ensuing smaller and lighter package reduces frictional losses.

The rebate rigging is now a together missile gear, rather than a planetary, and a new multi-function rigging integrates a power-split heavenly ring gear, parking gear, and counter-drive gear. The changes supplement adult to an approximately 25-percent rebate in delivery waste compared to a prior model. 

Further potency improvements come from a non-static cooling complement (electric H2O pump, electric thermostat) and a entirely non-static oil pump.

Energy delivery waste are reduced by new mechanism formation and a smaller, lighter appetite smoke-stack commissioned directly above a transaxle.

The new Ni-MH battery container is smaller and some-more fit than in a prior RAV4 HV, shortening HV battery charging time and magnitude and contributing to extended fuel efficiency. The container is tiny adequate to be commissioned underneath a back seats, rather than holding adult space underneath a load area.

Hybrids Have Fun, Too.

The RAV4 HV motorist will notice a some-more linear acceleration feel, interjection to a approach a complement optimizes a turn of electric engine assistance and engine rpm but a engine regulating during high revs. Engine speed is synchronized with car speed. Differential pre-load yields improved standing-start opening and straight-line stability.

Sport mode optimizes expostulate torque to prioritize acceleration performance, creation RAV4 HV feel some-more responsive. A consecutive changeable underline delivers manageable engine braking force in steps, like a primer transmission. The motorist can “downshift” a car for some-more engine braking regulating auto-manual changeable or a “S” position on a change lever.

The 2019 RAV4 HV can even manager a motorist toward achieving aloft fuel economy. An accelerator beam duty suggests an acceleration volume to a motorist according to a pushing conditions, and a scoring duty adds a magnitude of fun to eco driving.

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is a disdainful Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sole over 5 million vehicles in Canada by a inhabitant network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and trustworthiness in a vehicles Canadians expostulate and a use they receive. TCI’s conduct bureau is located in Toronto, with informal offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and tools placement centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates dual production comforts in Canada. Having constructed some-more than 7 million vehicles, renouned Canadian models built during these comforts embody Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.