2019 Rav4 XLE AWD
Lunar Rock exterior over Tan
We took delivery in May
8 speed automatic
The new Rav4s come with full underbody coverage in the same thick black plastic cladding used on FJ and Rav4 lower body panels. Nothing exposed, just a smooth flowing shield except for the open recessed exhaust to shed heat. Yeah, it's not a true heavy duty skid plate, but neither is the stocker on the FJ.
The main factor limiting off-roading is the overhang, front and rear.
I took it on the first dirt road I drove my FJ on, both wearing all season radials. It's similar to a rally car road. In the "Normal" traction setting it handled and gripped very similar to an FJ.
It's not an off-road machine, but dirt roads are nothing to it.
A definite plus is 37mpg on the highway and lots of luxury and safety features.