For almost 25 years RAV4 has been one of the best-selling small SUVs on the market. We have no doubt that the 2020 Toyota RAV4 will continue in the same way, considering the recent redesign. We have seen five generations so far and the newest model is on the market since recently. It has brought lots of novelties, not just in terms of aesthetics, but in terms of significantly improved driving characteristics as well, due to a new platform.
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 will represent the second production year of the new generation, but that doesn’t mean that we are not about to see any change. It looks like the company has some interesting things in mind, especially under the hood. Of course, count on a few more standard features as well, though the current model already has plenty of them on the list.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 definitely won’t change. The crossover has been redesigned recently and it comes with lots of novelties. First of all, there is a new architecture. Like the rest of the company’s lineup, it also adopts the new TNGA platform. It brings improvements in many ways, particularly in terms of driving experience. The new model rides much better, features better handling and feels more agile.
Besides completely new mechanics, there is a new styling as well. The new model features a completely new look, which is far more rugged. It takes some of the styling elements from the super-capable 4Runner, so we can presume that Toyota wants to tell us something, probably that the new is much more capable than before and that we can even expect some pretty decent off-road performances too. Various reports even suggest a new, TRD-badged version, although there is no official confirmation at the moment.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Interior
The biggest novelties on the inside will probably be a couple of new standard features for each trim level, as well as new color schemes. Other than that, things are about to remain the same. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 will feature the same cabin design as the recently redesigned model, which brings lots of improvements in terms of overall quality. The new cabin looks very upscale, definitely one of the best in class. Of course, practicality is at a high level as well. This aspect has never been questionable with the RAV4. The new generation continues in the same way and delivers a great family-friendly comfort. In terms of leg and headroom, the new Toyota RAV4 offers a lot, though it isn’t among class leaders. Still, the quality of seats is amazing and you will definitely enjoy long drives.
This is the aspect where we can expect a couple of novelties for the 2020 Toyota RAV4. The new generation sets some pretty high standards when it comes to standard equipment, so rivals will have to work hard in order to keep the pace in this aspect. Even the most basic models are equipped with things like a 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, Siri Eyes Free, USB, 6-speaker audio system etc.
In higher trims, you can get things like dual-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, bigger touchscreen, navigation, premium audio system and much.
Things are even better in the aspect of safety. Results from crash tests are still unavailable, but the list of standard safety systems is very impressive. Things like automatic high beams, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, pedestrian detection and forward collision warning are standard in all models. Additionally, you can get systems like 360-degree camera, low-speed collision warning, rear cross traffic braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and much more.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Engine
We expect to see one big novelty under the hood of 2020 Toyota RAV4. The current model comes in two variants in the offer. Base models feature a 2.5-liter inline-four, which is good for about 205 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Also, there is a hybrid version in the offer, which combines a 2.0-liter engine with an electric motor for a total output of around 220 horsepower. In both cases, you can count on excellent fuel economy. The gasoline engine is a class leader, with fuel economy that goes around 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
Still, most rivals have turbocharged options in the offer, so we expect the same from the 2020 Toyota RAV4. We count on a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which delivers around 235 horsepower. Some reports even suggest a slight boost for more power.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2020 Toyota RAV4 in the last quarter of next year. Base models will feature price around 25.500 dollars. When it comes to the competition, there are models like Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson etc.