Here's Why The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Is the Best Compact SUV

  • Published on Jan 8, 2019
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  • roodboy606
    roodboy606 3 hours ago

    I was just watching this because looking at buying a SUV. Just realized your the guy who reviewed that crazy VW Phaeton 😂

  • akui88
    akui88 2 days ago

    @14:30, i drive a 2012 rav4 v6, it goes from 0-60 in like 6.1 seconds, i will win!

  • F. Scott Fitzhemingway

    Great gob - really enjoy your reviews Doug

  • Brett OBerry
    Brett OBerry 3 days ago

    My 2010 Rav4 with the 3.5 v6 and 269 horsepower would smoke this new model in a stop light drag. The race the new model wins is MPG.

    • pkingpure100
      pkingpure100 3 days ago

      Nobody buys a rav4 to race, this is way better than any previous rav4

  • Hot Chops
    Hot Chops 4 days ago

    Doug, you're an idiot!

  • xart23x
    xart23x 4 days ago +1

    This guy reminds me of Jay Leno.

  • FixBroz
    FixBroz 4 days ago

    Review a 2019 or 2020 Toyota sienna se

  • NTV50
    NTV50 4 days ago

    I Hate HAte HATe HATE! The small brake lights on suvs/crossovers!!!! I could barely tell a traverse is braking!! Only the full size suvs like the suburban or yukon xl can you tell. They need to stop the big plastic light housing and small 13 watt bulb size brake light. Or worse when they put the signals on the bumper of the car.

  • Fortnite All day
    Fortnite All day 6 days ago +1

    Tbh I can’t tell if he is being sarcastic or serious

  • SALAH .M
    SALAH .M 7 days ago +1

    2:10 Wow!!!

  • 76132texas
    76132texas 7 days ago

    I reluctantly agree with Doug’s review. I traded my 2015 CX-5 of a 2017 and love it, with the exception of the infotainment system. It is easily the worst in the industry. I can’t think of one other vehicle where it takes upwards of 5 seconds for sound to come out of the speaker. It’s also dark in there in the night. VW kicks Mazda’s butt with interior mood lighting and ease of use with logically located buttons and knobs. Mazda
    could also do a better job heating the lower body quicker during cold-weather days. Aside from those annoying issues, I love my CX-5. But having said that, the RAV4 sure looks sharp and if it drove and handled like the CX-5 and had the same premium feel (which is doesn't on all three counts), things might be different. The CX-5 is hands down the best handling of the bunch, but the RAV4 is more practical and what people want.

  • pleappleappleap
    pleappleappleap 7 days ago

    Please do the latest Camry XSE.

  • Btgaming C
    Btgaming C 7 days ago

    Sport mode for climate control im deaddd 😂😂😂😂

  • Jason Fults
    Jason Fults 8 days ago

    Definitely interested in the hybrid version of this car, but I will NOT buy a car with adaptive cruise control. It is not a "feature". It is not "safe". It is stupid and dangerous, and the insurance industry apparently agrees. I personally find it incredibly annoying and that alone leaves me driving pissed off, which isn't a good thing. Must be able to turn ACC off.

  • dygardion 91
    dygardion 91 8 days ago

    The shelf thing was better in my 2011 rav4 because it’s Closes! Way better than an open shelf ( so this shelf idea isn’t a new idea)

    I like how he put a scenario about the window saying if you didn’t have the window warning thing you’d look back and have to go back and close your window as if you didn’t have to do that with the warning 😂

  • dygardion 91
    dygardion 91 8 days ago

    It’s the same size engine but it’s a new engine.

  • Carlos Xavier Castillo Perez

    min 4:05 its a terrain (gmc) is actually a window

  • The One and Only
    The One and Only 9 days ago

    Sport mode for climate control will give you wind burn.

  • Navpreet Singh
    Navpreet Singh 9 days ago

    Make a video on a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

  • Transpower
    Transpower 10 days ago

    Very nice styling--except for the wheels!

  • I Love Sandy Perkus
    I Love Sandy Perkus 11 days ago

    Dude you are WAY TOO TALL to be doing car reviews lmao 😁😂 #GoofyLookingAss

  • Very Good
    Very Good 11 days ago


  • John Trolle
    John Trolle 11 days ago +1

    At last a Regular Car Review (RCR). None of that multi-million dollar shit

  • smportis
    smportis 12 days ago +1

    "Borrowed" - "Hey Jim, where's that guy who was test driving that blue RAV4?"

  • Kaleb t Big cat
    Kaleb t Big cat 12 days ago +1

    Ever body just wait the new 2020 Ford Escape is coming out that car it going to be competitive

  • Toyota Nerd !!!!
    Toyota Nerd !!!! 12 days ago

    1st Gen RAV 4 was the best

  • Gu Nesnaj
    Gu Nesnaj 12 days ago

    It failed the moose test.

  • Radu S.
    Radu S. 12 days ago

    a sport mode for the climate control.... get out!!!!

  • TJF Denver
    TJF Denver 13 days ago

    Jay Leno anybody?

  • E M1
    E M1 13 days ago

    Doug, go fuck yourself and your mother. Your a loser.

  • A.U. Faid
    A.U. Faid 13 days ago

    Please make a video on nissan rogue 2017

  • Dinelie
    Dinelie 13 days ago

    Can you please compare the RAV4 to the highlander?

  • Nylah NJR
    Nylah NJR 14 days ago +6

    I cant wait, my parents are getting that car in like 3 weeks 😁🤣🙆‍♀️

  • Cool Kid
    Cool Kid 15 days ago

    Ford Escape is better come on Doug you’re better than that.

    • lexiconn0
      lexiconn0 15 days ago

      Cool Kid you’re just wrong.

  • Gary Leslie
    Gary Leslie 15 days ago

    So you will talk about the radio knobs but not the engine.

  • Kyle Burns
    Kyle Burns 16 days ago

    This car looks a lot bigger than the old one, not sure how I feel about that lol

  • kick starter
    kick starter 17 days ago

    just like the first generation bmw x5

  • The Slice Factor
    The Slice Factor 17 days ago

    Good car but utterly boring.

  • redcat608
    redcat608 17 days ago

    And this is why Toyota owns the car, suv, van, truck, etc. Value and reliability

    • Dennis Xu
      Dennis Xu 14 days ago

      Not to retract from your point, but Toyota doesn't own the truck segment. It doesn't sell close to what Ford, Chevy and RAM does.

  • Eclecticlove
    Eclecticlove 18 days ago

    2019 adaptive cruise control vehicles MUST HAVE OEM WINDSHIELD in order for sensors to be calibrated. Just putting that out there should anyone have a front end accident. I’m an estimator so I know.
    On another note: Doug I love ur videos because I do use them on what to buy and what NOT to buy!! Keep them coming, can you do the ‘19 Blazer RS?? 😁

  • Freedom Cobra
    Freedom Cobra 18 days ago +2

    Federal regulation is ruining cars. We will all be renting Tesla’s from the government soon

    • Spencer Hiltbrand
      Spencer Hiltbrand 16 days ago

      Freedom Cobra interested in understanding why you think so.

  • Henry p
    Henry p 18 days ago

    Toyota rav 4 garbage 2019 trammision problem GARBAGE ARBAGE GARBAGE 2019 DONT BY lost money will this garbage

  • deming xie
    deming xie 18 days ago +3

    Please review the 2019 Mazda 6

  • Cole Payne
    Cole Payne 18 days ago

    I heard this car has some transmission issues can anyone confirm that for me??

    • Dadzilla Capmbell
      Dadzilla Capmbell 18 days ago

      Not that I know off mate... Its a electronic cvt gearbox which is virtually indestructible

  • Jim Myers
    Jim Myers 19 days ago +5

    Many of the “high tech” safety features are mandated soon, so some manufacturers are phasing them in now, rather than waiting on the deadline.

  • brad h
    brad h 19 days ago

    Toyota's legendary reliability is GONE. It's over. If you want reliability, top notch crash test ratings, and great prices, check out a Mitsubishi. Look at some of the newer Hondas and Toyotas on Then look at the Mitsubishis.

  • Dyson Vacuum Cleaner
    Dyson Vacuum Cleaner 22 days ago

    Crv is better

  • Akhyar Imam
    Akhyar Imam 22 days ago

    Do the new civic hatch pls

  • Autobots233
    Autobots233 22 days ago

    So excited for the Sport AC Mode

  • Runxia Li
    Runxia Li 22 days ago

    love the way he touches the car's interior, so smooth! LOL

  • Emil K.
    Emil K. 24 days ago

    Doug, how about a golf gti review?

  • Mahadragon
    Mahadragon 25 days ago

    The Rav 4 has looked like all other SUV’s?!? Excuse me Batman, a little history lesson, before the Rav 4, there were no Sport Utility Vehicles. The Rav 4 has a hallowed history. Toyota invented the Sport Utility segment, give credit where credit is due. Yes, perhaps the last few generations of Rav 4’s have looked similar to the competition. When the Rav 4 came out, it was the SUV from which all others based their designs.

  • Chang Yang
    Chang Yang 25 days ago

    How can you review a car when you know nothing about cars smh

  • A Very Bright Boy
    A Very Bright Boy 25 days ago +10

    Doug is a college professor where he will compliment you and say thay you are alright but will still fail you.

  • Thiaguinho Oitodois
    Thiaguinho Oitodois 25 days ago

    Your Doug scores are unrealistic

  • Meghana Agaram
    Meghana Agaram 28 days ago

    this reminds me of the Lexus 350

  • Steve Morris
    Steve Morris 29 days ago +6

    The RAV4 Adventure has a higher towing capability than any of its competitors. That's a big plus for those wishing to pull a small travel trailer.

  • Scott Vaj
    Scott Vaj Month ago +3

    Needs a TRD version with a fake hood scoop and 300+ HP V6 or real hood scoop + turbo 4 banger.

  • Human
    Human Month ago

    Normal size people & tall people cannot fit into the driver's area due to the high & wide centre console as told to me by Toyota sales people & via my tests.The console interferes with a driver's right knee & leg even for 5 foot 9 inch tall drivers.. Toyota messed up with this ugly model. 2 tone paint colors only is ugly

  • Clarke Avellanosa
    Clarke Avellanosa Month ago +3

    The new RAV 4 puts the Mazda CX-5 to shame.

  • Amerigo Vespucci
    Amerigo Vespucci Month ago

    Doug, you may well need to spend some time with your psychologist.
    The RAV4 is overpriced, noisy, spartan looking inside unless you pony
    up for the high end models. There are much better, lower priced options
    out there folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tomy
    Tomy Month ago

    Lol, acceleration 1 out of 10. Surely it has to be better than that. 47 out of 100 overall. In other words a fail. Hahaha. Yup. It's no Kia Stinger.

  • Mogman150
    Mogman150 Month ago

    Was this an AWD? What is the 0-60 time?

  • Xenon 4300
    Xenon 4300 Month ago

    Doug forgot to mention he was 6'4" in this review??

  • Kj Maxwell
    Kj Maxwell Month ago

    I like this car a lot looks good except for the disgusting black plastic all over it

  • John Ward
    John Ward Month ago

    Best until next week

  • Will Lockwood
    Will Lockwood Month ago +4

    The Infotainment system lacks Android Auto. Major quirk and missing feature. Stop, end of conversation for many owners. This is a major omission. Also completely lacking in a review of this class is off-road AWD capability. That is where the fun is. Other reviews point out that the new Rav 4 does very well in this category. Last, the Rav4 is the only compact SUV with a hybrid option. This gives it a very impressive top fuel economy for its class.

  • harry XU
    harry XU Month ago

    Could you review the new lexus ux?

  • John Haslett
    John Haslett Month ago +1

    I am a new subscriber. How's it going? I usually watch tfl. But I decided to give your channel a shot. You sure are popular. You have a lot of subscription. I don't do well on autotrader. I prefer and Edmunds. Could you put something in the cargo area to show how big it really is? Have you done the murano? How about the passport or even the ford Edge is in the field as well?

  • neumi107
    neumi107 Month ago

    Maybe in the states this SUV is very popular but certainly not in Europe.
    It's way to hideous looking compared with the other premium competitors ...