By the Tribune Staff

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD  RAV4 is radically cool. This latest edition successfully allows sport and utility to happily co-exist together. The all-new crossover features a powerful stance and longer wheelbase help give it a look that’s aggressive off the road and sophisticated on the streets. 

There’s a dynamic force 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that is paired to a Direct Shift 8-speed automatic Transmission, engineered to provide impressive acceleration and enhance fuel efficiency, especially when you’re on the road. 

Drive Modes come in threes for this crossover. The distinct drive modes let you tailor RAV4’s driving dynamics to match your mood. Sport Mode provides sharper acceleration, ECO Mode helps maximize fuel efficiency, and Normal Mode blends fuel economy with performance… 

The RAV4 Limited now features standard Multi-terrain Select on All-Wheel Drive (AWD) gas models. Choose between four modes (MUD & SAND, ROCK & DIRT, SNOW and NORMAL) for improved traction. When activated, the system is designed to sense slippage and regulate wheelspin by automatically adjusting the engine throttle, brakes and drive-force distribution — helping to maximize driving performance on different surfaces.

Got something to tow? The RAV4 has the muscle to tow up to 1500 lbs. The Limited is outfitted with 19-in. multi-spoke super chrome-finished alloy wheels that offers a sporty look. Flared fenders and sharp creases also add to its tough exterior look. 

THE NUMBERS:  MSRP—about $35,050 – MPG:  25/City – 33/Hwy