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2019 Rav4 Limited Adaptive Headlight question (AFS)

Any adaptive headlight option (AFS) owners out there who can report on how well this feature works on their vehicle? This is the feature that as you turn the steering wheel, the headlights also turn to better illuminate on corners. It is shown as part of the $3,035 USD option package.

http://www.toyota.com.cn/innovation/...ctive/afs.html

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Edit: (Sorry, I didn't look up the terminology before replying. I was talking about auto high beams below, I guess a standard feature in Limited dress.)

My wife tried them on one trip with her new Rav4 and turned them off for good. She said they were turning on and off very frequently, especially on our local Interstate which is only moderately busy at night.

I still think they might be nice on our local 2-lane road that sometimes only has occasional cars at night and where high beams are useful to spot deer sooner.

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I'm sorry, I should have been more clear. The $3.035 top package includes adaptive headlights or AFS. I might be misunderstanding, but believe you might be referring to the auto high beam feature. I was curious if anyone actually has a vehicle with the AFS system and if they could comment on it.

If you do have the AFS, I was curious on curvy roads did you notice any better illumination with it on or off?

http://www.toyota.com.cn/innovation/...ctive/afs.html
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I have the adaptive headlights on my Limited. They seem to light up more of the road both farther out and wider.
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Thank you for replying. I was curious if they'd even started shipping that package yet. My dealer has been searching for one for me in parallel to ordering one from the factory.
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I have the adaptive headlights on my Limited. They seem to light up more of the road both farther out and wider.
How do you know? Are you able to turn it off and compare?
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Compared to a friends gas 2019 rav4 xle
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Compared to a friends gas 2019 rav4 xle
All gas models have reflector LED headlights, all HVs except the LE HV have projector LED headlights, so being adaptive isn't the only difference and why the IIHS headlight testing got a marginal rating, they never tested any projector LED or adaptive model.

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Any adaptive headlight option (AFS) owners out there who can report on how well this feature works on their vehicle? This is the feature that as you turn the steering wheel, the headlights also turn to better illuminate on corners. It is shown as part of the $3,035 USD option package.

http://www.toyota.com.cn/innovation/...ctive/afs.html
I read that hybrids with the adaptive headlights are being made in Canada, and those vehicles don't have the panoramic sunroof, the vehicles made in Japan are just the opposite.

I have the limited hybrid with the panoramic sunroof without the adaptive headlights so can't comment on their function. I can say however that the regular headlights work extremely well, and don't feel any loss from not having the adaptive headlights.
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I rented a non hybrid 2019 RAV4 this week while on business, and boy, are the headlights wonderful.

My dealer is still looking for a limited for me with AFS and believes all of RAV4's are coming out of Japan, but he's not yet seen one with AFS in person yet.
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Adaptive headlights are not available in Texas nor the 5 states around Texas. Toyota dealers would not even let me order a car with adaptive headlights.

In fact, the Texas and surrounding states order options are very limited. To get the Advanced Technology package, you have to get a panoramic roof. With Texas heat and constant hail storms, it does not make sense that Toyota is not allowing the sale of non-panoramic roof with Advance Tech package.
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Adaptive headlights are not available in Texas nor the 5 states around Texas. Toyota dealers would not even let me order a car with adaptive headlights.

In fact, the Texas and surrounding states order options are very limited. To get the Advanced Technology package, you have to get a panoramic roof. With Texas heat and constant hail storms, it does not make sense that Toyota is not allowing the sale of non-panoramic roof with Advance Tech package.
I wonder if they are blocking the sale of adaptive headlights for Lexus as well? That seams strange, not unbelievable, but strange.
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I rented a non hybrid 2019 RAV4 this week while on business, and boy, are the headlights wonderful.

My dealer is still looking for a limited for me with AFS and believes all of RAV4's are coming out of Japan, but he's not yet seen one with AFS in person yet.
Mine with the adaptive headlights was built in Canada


HL - Adaptive Front Headlight System LED Projector Headlights with Level Control, Auto High Beam and Auto On/Off Feature
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Mine with the adaptive headlights was built in Canada


HL - Adaptive Front Headlight System LED Projector Headlights with Level Control, Auto High Beam and Auto On/Off Feature
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That's good to know.... my sales guy has only seen ones from Japan hitting their dealership..... should be interesting as production ramps up to meet demand what all we learn
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Any adaptive headlight option (AFS) owners out there who can report on how well this feature works on their vehicle? This is the feature that as you turn the steering wheel, the headlights also turn to better illuminate on corners. It is shown as part of the $3,035 USD option package.

http://www.toyota.com.cn/innovation/...ctive/afs.html

whoa Baby $3000 for some headlights that turn. ThAat's a lot of lettuce.
Let me tell ya I had those turny swervy headlighters on them there BMW and VOLVO and Let me tell ya(TM) I DID NOT EVEN NOTICE them.
My friend - SAVE your money!
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