The Toyota RAV4 is the kind of versatile SUV that feels at home running errands and roughing it on dirt roads. So, what kind of obstacles can you trust it to drive up and over?

Maguire Toyota finds out for drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton with this look at the Toyota RAV4 ground clearance.

Toyota RAV4 Dimensions


The 2019 Toyota RAV4 rides high with a ground clearance of 8.4 inches. That gives it the ability to tackle tough, bumpy roads and go off-roading. Several of the higher trim levels are even better prepared to drive over ditches, rocks, and streams with an 8.6-inch ground clearance.

Overall, the Toyota RAV4 is designed to be both agile and capable. It stands 67 inches tall and 73 inches wide. This allows it to turn on a dime. At 180.9 inches long, it's easy to park and can pull off a curb-to-curb turning diameter of 36.1 feet. While this frame is easier to maneuver than other SUVs, it also helps you maintain traction with a 105.9-inch wheelbase.

The aerodynamic design translates into a comfortable interior too. There's seating for up to five people with 98.9 cubic feet of passenger space, including 41 inches of front legroom and 37.8 inches of rear legroom. In the back, you'll find 37.6 cubic feet of cargo room. If you need more space, you can fold the rear seats down and get up to 69.8 cubic feet of cargo room.

RAV4 Capability

The 2019 RAV4 is available in front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, or Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect (TV-AWD). All three options will deliver the confidence to take on steep roads and trails with a 19-degree approach angle and 21-degree departure angle.

To help you up, Hill Start Assist Control comes standard, while the available Downhill Assist Control can help you get back down safely. There's also a standard multi-link rear suspension and a stabilizer bar to give you a smooth, stable ride.

You can also adapt to whatever conditions you're driving through. The available Multi-terrain Select system lets you quickly and easily switch between four driving modes:

  • Normal
  • Snow
  • Rock & Dirt
  • Mud & Sand

Performance Specs

While the vehicle's design makes it both stylish and capable, the Toyota RAV4 is also very aerodynamic. It gets a lot of miles out of its 14.5-gallon fuel tank by getting up to an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.[i]

To achieve this fuel economy, there's an Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) and a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. This combination can get up to 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. That kind of output can tow up to 1,500 pounds. With the TV-AWD system, though, you'll be able to haul up to 3,500 pounds.

Check Out the Toyota RAV4

Visit Maguire Toyota to scope out the 2019 Toyota RAV4 ground clearance and take a test drive. With its capable design, it'll give drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton peace of mind, no matter what kind of terrain you're driving on.

i. 2019 EPA-estimated 26 city/35 hwy/30 combined MPG for RAV4 LE FWD, XLE FWD, XLE Premium FWD, and Limited FWD; 27 city/34 hwy/30 combined MPG for LE AWD; 25 city/33 hwy/28 combined MPG for XLE AWD, XLE Premium AWD, Adventure, and Limited AWD; and 41 city/38 hwy/40 combined MPG for RAV4 LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid, and Limited Hybrid. Actual mileage will vary.

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