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Cool 2019 RAV4 AWD Rear Driveline Disconnect Question

New to this group , got a new 2019 RAV4 XLE Premium AWD last week and was told the AWD system has Rear Driveline Disconnect. After watching many YT videos about the 2019 RAV4 AWD Systems most said only Adventure/Limited are the only ones to have Rear Driveline Disconnect .Im confused ? Then this guy said all 2019 Rav4 gas AWD have Rear Driveline Disconnect.

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He's misinformed, only the Adventure/Trail and Limited have torque vectoring with the driveline disconnect, the LE, XLE and XLE Premium have the standard AWD system. But as far as offroad capabiltiy the standard system works very well sending power to the tire with traction, I've tested it, it works very similar to the DTV system, but maybe a little bit slower to respond on the rear wheels, front wheels response is pretty much the same.

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Here's my test thread, also videos of a Limited doing the same diagonal tests.

https://www.rav4world.com/forums/197...ml#post2672525

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Problems with the torque vectoring drive line disconnect have been cropping up. We have 2 at our dealership already. Personally I would avoid the Adventure and Limited models until these issues are corrected with updated part. Requires engine removal.

After having driven both gas and hybrid models IMO unless your so totally taken with the looks of the Adventure or feel you absolutely require the drive line of the gas model the hybrid is the way to go. MUCH nicer drive experience with spunkier acceleration and quieter environment that's much more pleasant.
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Problems with the torque vectoring drive line disconnect have been cropping up. We have 2 at our dealership already. Personally I would avoid the Adventure and Limited models until these issues are corrected with updated part. Requires engine removal.

After having driven both gas and hybrid models IMO unless your so totally taken with the looks of the Adventure or feel you absolutely require the drive line of the gas model the hybrid is the way to go. MUCH nicer drive experience with spunkier acceleration and quieter environment that's much more pleasant.
Small correction .There is no issue with the torque vectoring. It is the drive line disconnect that is the issue. More specifically the transfer case. Honestly, nobody knows what issues are going to pop up with the hybrid. You never know for sure unless people have driven it for a few thousand miles.

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Actually "rear driveline disconnect" is kind of deceiving. True, it does disconnect power to the driveshaft at the front transfer case but the non-TV systems also disconnect the driveshaft. They just do it at the input to rear differential. So in one case the driveshaft stops turning and the other it doesn't but in neither does it transmit any power. I suspect they moved the disconnect forward because of all the extra TV components that had to be added at the rear.

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Small correction .There is no issue with the torque vectoring. It is the drive line disconnect that is the issue. More specifically the transfer case. Honestly, nobody knows what issues are going to pop up with the hybrid. You never know for sure unless people have driven it for a few thousand miles.
My mistake on wording as I grouped it as an entire system. Yeah disconnect/transfer case.
Tech didnít have to remove the motor (per Toyota he said) but was able to lift it off itís mounts enough to remove and reinstall new part.

Of course we donít know on the Hybrid but history is in its favor as these are probably what Toyota is best at. Stunning reliability. Go drive both back to back and report back.
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Small correction .There is no issue with the torque vectoring. It is the drive line disconnect that is the issue. More specifically the transfer case. Honestly, nobody knows what issues are going to pop up with the hybrid. You never know for sure unless people have driven it for a few thousand miles.
My mistake on wording as I grouped it as an entire system. Yeah disconnect/transfer case.
Tech didn’t have to remove the motor (per Toyota he said) but was able to lift it off it’s mounts enough to remove and reinstall new part.

Of course we don’t know on the Hybrid but history is in its favor as these are probably what Toyota is best at. Stunning reliability. Go drive both back to back and report back.
That’s they said about the gas RAV4 lol, stunning reliability because of history.
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