2019 Toyota

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2019 Toyota RAV4

NEW & NOTABLE

RAV4

An overdue Gen-5 redesign gives the 2019 Toyota RAV4 a more aggressive look for two basic versions. A 2.5-L inline-4 drives either front or all-wheel drive for the LE, Adventure, XLE, and Limited trims. The RAV4 Hybrid offers gasoline-electric power with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Look for 203 hp on the base engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission; hybrids use an electronic continuously variable transmission (CVT).

2019 Toyota Avalon XSE

2019 Toyota Avalon XSE

Avalon

The all-new Gen-5 Toyota Avalon is the flagship sedan for the Japanese manufacturer and the aggressive-looking exterior tweaks rival the more luxurious interior alterations that have elevated this one to new heights. Inside, Avalon’s 9-inch touchscreen is the focal point of the center console, as the 2019 Avalon now showcases advanced electronic safety systems such as standard automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beams.

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Corolla Hatchback

The all-new 2019 Corolla hatchback is a stunning Gen-12 edition of the perennial best-seller. The new Corolla offers an athletic stance, sleeker lines, and an interior touting standard features such as a big 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay. A new 2.0-L 4-cylinder engine mated to a new 6-speed manual gearbox now features rev-matching, whereas the new CVT unit sports as much as 10 simulated gears with paddle shifter.

2019 Toyota 4Runner Nightshade

2019 Toyota 4Runner Nightshade

4Runner

When the Toyota 4Runner debuted in 1984, it was a solid-box, no-frills pickup truck with a fiberglass shell out back. The new 2019 Toyota 4Runner sticks with what works – a fully boxed in frame – to ensure off-road prowess, though the most notable improvements will employ the use of weight-saving materials. The newly-styled front grille is larger and more aggressive and the paired headlights, LED jogging lights and LED tail-lamps make a huge difference in the overall look.

2019 Toyota Sienna SE

2019 Toyota Sienna SE

Sienna

The 2019 Toyota Sienna SE, a version with firmer suspension tuning, will now offer all-wheel drive as an option for the first time. Previously, the Sienna minivan was available with all-wheel drive in the LE, XLE, and Limited trim levels. On the SE, all-wheel drive swaps out the 19-inch wheels for 18s and also includes second-row captain’s chairs instead of a three-seat bench. The new SE features unique exterior styling with a full body kit and dark-tinted headlights. The 2019 lineup now includes Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility as standard.

Other Vehicles

Highlander, Prius, Camry, CH-R, 86, Tundra, Tacoma, LandCruiser, Yaris

This auto review was researched and written by SteinPro Content Services and provided to the Sun-Times for publication

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