Watch Us Push the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to the Limit Off-Road

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid arrived on the scene to offer an economical choice to crossover shoppers, but thanks to its fancy all-wheel drive setup, it can also hold its own off-road.

We took a RAV4 Hybrid deep into the Colorado mountains to see how it performs, while also checking to see how the RAV4 splits power when stuck on rollers.

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What makes the RAV’s all-wheel drive system unique is the dual powertrain: a gasoline engine for the front wheels and a 54-hp electric motor driving the rears. On the rollers, you can see that the system takes a few seconds to engage, but it does send power to the rear wheels and using brake-based traction control it can split power from side to side.

In the real world, once articulation comes into play, the RAV4 has a tougher time getting power to the ground, but you’ll have to watch the video to see for yourself how this small Toyota crossover handles our new Rocky Top trail.