The upcoming 2020 Toyota RAV4 will be released at the end of this year with some exterior facelift. Furthermore, most of the changes will be visible on the new TRD Off-Road trim. This model will come with a more attractive design and with improved RAV’s trail-driving. However, the base model will get minimal changes and upgrades if we compare it to the current model.
Whatsoever, with the release of the new model, we can expect some technology upgrades, attractive designs, spacious cabin, and better safety features. We also must add that the current model is one of the best selling SUVs on the market.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Offers Stunning Design
As we already wrote, the new 2020 Toyota RAV4 will not get significant upgrades. However, there will be some changes here and there that will make this SUV look more attractive. The manufacturer has revamped the design of the previous model, and there is no need for significant changes.
However, the base model will get some modifications to the front. The bumper as the headlamp styling will look sharper than before. The RAV4 Adventure will also be in the offer. This trim offers 8.6 inches of ground clearance, all-wheel drive, and selectable multi-terrain traction control system. However, most of the attention will be taken by the new this year, TRD Off-Road trim. The manufacturer will improve suspension and add new wheels and tires to this model.
Interior Hosts Comfort
The cabin of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 will be attractive and stylish. As before, the interior will be spacious, and according to the latest news, the manufacturer will add more standard features. This model will include plenty of soft-touch materials and better techs. Also, DrDejanMPV159 can expect better-arranged rear-seat configuration with increased headroom and legroom. As in the current model, the seats will be comfortable with two-tone SofTex synthetic leather.
Techs-wise, the new 2021 Toyota RAV4 will be equipped with the same 7-inch touch-screen system as before. Also, features like navigation and Apple CarPlay, climate control are available with the base model. However, choosing the higher trims, the customers will get a bigger 8-inch infotainment system, automatic climate control, and better safety.
Two Powertrain Variants
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 will be available with two engine options. The new model will get one gas and one hybrid engine. The first one os a 2.5-liter engine that produces 203 HP and is available with the 8-speed automatic transmission.
The current model provides 26 mpg in the city/ 34 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg combined. However, with the release of the new one, customers can expect even better consumption. The towing capacity is excellent, and with the adventure model, the towing goes up to 3500 pounds.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will also be on the offer. Of course, this variant will be more efficient than the base engine. Under the hood of this model is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder connected to the two electric motors. According to the latest news, the gas engine produces 175-horsepower.
However, two electric motors will crunk 200 horsepower. This engine is available with controlled, continuously variable transmission (CVT) transmission. The CVT will reduce transmission losses by 25 percent compared to the current model. The fuel economy of this model is 41 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway as 39 mpg combined.
2020 Toyota RAV4 MSRP and Release Date
From the latest reports, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 will keep the same price as the predecessor. The current Toyota RAV4 model starts at $25,500. However, the TRD Off-Road will cost slightly higher at around $32,900. The release of this model will be at the end of this year. In the same time, we can expect models like Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue.