Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC provided me with compensation and use of a Toyota RAV4 for a short period of time. The opinions I have shared about this vehicle are my own.
As much as I love traveling, the one thing that always bums me out about taking trips is the fact I can’t bring my furry best friend, my mastiff Humphrey. He gets so sad when I start to pack, that I’ve started loading my suitcase up in the bathroom and leaving it there until it’s time for me to head to the airport.
To say we’re attached at the hip is an understatement. Humphrey is essentially my shadow. But at 113lbs., exploring with him in tow is almost impossible. He’s a gentle giant but a giant nonetheless. That’s why I was absolutely delighted when Southeast Toyota reached out with the opportunity to go road tripping with Humphrey in the 2019 Toyota RAV4.
Fun fact: My first car was a used Toyota Camry that I bought from my godparents and named Bertha. Bertha taught me how incredibly reliable Toyota vehicles are. I knew that Humphrey and I would be in good hands traveling in the RAV4.
I picked up the Toyota RAV4, and we headed to Suches, Georgia—a place full of fields and trails made for a large dog to roam free and explore! Since Humphrey is a city dog, I wanted to get him into something different- the great outdoors!
The RAV4 was the perfect fit for Humphrey and I—literally. For the first time ever, he was able to lay comfortably in the backseat. If you’re a dog owner, you know just how amazing that is.
The RAV4 is full of top-notch features. A few of my favorites were:
- The USB ports in the center console (who doesn’t love that?)
- The multi-information display with Apple CarPlay and Toyota+Alexa
- JBL speakers (I felt like I was at a Drake concert, they sounded so good)
- Push button start with Remote Connect Capabilities
- Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert (much needed in in-town traffic) and Road Side Assist
- Ridiculously good gas mileage!
I never thought road tripping with Humphrey would be so easy. When he wasn’t sitting up looking at all of the new sights around him, he loved being able to stretch out and doze off on the drive.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and it was nice to get out of the city in such comfort and style. For that, I have Southeast Toyota to thank.
Check out the video of our road trip in the 2019 Toyota RAV4 above!
Video by Visage Temps