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2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: A tougher looking electrified crossover

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid delivers impressive fuel economy and bolder styling.

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All 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid models come standard with all-wheel drive.

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A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor combine to provide a net system output of 219 horsepower.

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Power is routed to all corners through a continuously variable transmission. Together the drivetrain returns an EPA-estimated 41 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

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According to Toyota, the RAV4 Hybrid can tow up to 1,750 pounds.

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For the new RAV4, Toyota borrowed styling cues from 4Runner and Tacoma for a more squared-off appearance.

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In addition to the bolder front end, the rear of the RAV4 also adopts a chunkier design.

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Inside, Toyota's Entune 3 interface takes care of infotainment functions with a responsive 8.0-inch touchscreen.

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That controls an onboard navigation system, nice 11-speaker JBL audio system, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and is Amazon Alexa capable.    

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Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with lane-keep assist, road sign assist and automatic high beams come standard on all 2019 Toyota RAV4s.

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The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid starts at $28,745, which includes $1,045 for destination.

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