The all-new 2019 Toyota Rush returns to the market with revised and more aggressive exterior and upgraded interior which will also be more spacious than before. The cabin will also be more quality and will get more features. As well, the safety will be improved thanks to the more standard equipment. And under its hood, we can expect the same 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine.
2019 Toyota Rush engine, performance, and transmission
The upcoming 2019 Toyota Rush will come to the market with one sole option and it is going to be the same engine which powers the current model. So, it is going to be a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol powertrain. This unit will be capable of making 107 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque. The rear-wheel drive layout will be standard as before. Furthermore, the engine will be mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission but it will also be available with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Exterior and interior design of the 2019 Toyota Rush
In terms of external design, the 2019 Toyota Rush won’t get many changes compared to the outgoing model. It looks attractive and it is well proportioned with sleek lines and a dose of a sporty appearance. On the front end, there will be angular headlamps equipped with LED lighting and LED daytime running lights, and a four-slat grille with chrome trim. The bumper will also be slightly revised and we will see rounded fog lights also. The rear end of the vehicle should also get restyled bumpers and large LED taillights.
The Toyota Rush will ride on the standard 16-inch wheels. And the top-of-the-line TRD Sportive model will get the larger 17-inch alloy wheels with a two-tone combination. As well, the new Rush will be offered in six exterior colors. And those will include Black Metallic, Dark Red Metallic, Silver Mica Metallic, White, Bordeaux Mica, and Bronze Mica Metallic.
The interior of the 2019 Toyota Rush looks modern and comfortable, and it is built of quality materials. It will be slightly larger compared to its forerunner which will result in more legroom, especially for the rear seat passengers. The cargo space will also be improved. Both front and rear seats will provide good shoulder room and will be very supportive. The dashboard comes with a two-tone design which looks attractive. And it is equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system in the higher trim levels.
The standard equipment of the Toyota Rush includes a reversing camera, tilt-adjusted steering, push-button start, audio system, and many other features. The higher trims will also add keyless entry, Bluetooth, an upgraded audio system, CD player, digital display, automatic air conditioning, USB, smartphone connectivity, and so on. The standard safety equipment will include 6 airbags, stability control, ABS, EBD, hill start assist, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitors, seven seat belt indicators, and a few more items.
Release date and price
The 2019 Toyota Rush should arrive sometime next year, but there is still no precise date. Its price is expected to be around $22,400.