From a mechanical standpoint, Motor Trend
reports the next-generation 2019 RAV4 will likely adopt a more powerful, naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The current RAV4 makes do with 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, though Motor Trend
posits it will likely be closer to the Camry's 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque for 2019. Expect an eight-speed automatic to replace the current six-speed slushbox.Still, we do know a few things for sure: The 2019 RAV4 will ride upon the same TNGA platform as the Prius, Euro-market Auris
(U.S.-market Corolla iM), and the new Lexus UX
. The platform has even been used by the Lexus LC
coupe in rear-drive form.