After the recent complete overhaul, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 will represent the second production year of the new generation. Therefore, we don’t expect to see more important changes. The recent redesign has brought lots of significant improvements. This compact crossover is now lighter, rides better and features significantly improved aesthetics. Definitely enough reasons to keep the model unchanged for some time. Still, we are still waiting to see a new hybrid version, so this could be an addition for the next-year model. Also, count on a few more colors in the offer and possibly more standard features. Other than that, expect no changes.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Design
The new generation of the famous compact crossover came just recently. It features plenty of new design solutions and significant improvements compared to the previous-generation model. First of all, there is a new platform. The new RAV4 adopts the company’s new TNGA platform, which brings significant improvements in terms of driving dynamics and also ensures better efficiency, a higher level of comfort, more practicality etc. Of course, there is also a completely new styling. The new suit is adapted to the company’s newest design language, characterized by a more mature look, thanks to a bolder grille and more angular lines. Also, the new model features higher ground clearance and definitely looks more off-road capable. For the next year, the biggest novelty could be the addition of a few more color options.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Interior
This is another aspect that won’t receive any important change. Compared to the previous generation, this cabin looks far more upscale. Better materials choice, along with more mature aesthetics makes the new RAV4 interior look almost like a real premium car. Of course, the most notable is the new dashboard, highlighted by a new, tablet-like touchscreen. The new model gets more than an inch in wheelbase, which has a positive effect on the legroom for sure. Of course, there is a longer list of standard equipment too.
Even the base model will come with a long list of standard equipment. Count on things like a 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, Bluetooth, USB, satellite radio and much more. Also, count on the company’s famous Safety Sense package of safety features. This suite includes things like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure alert with steering assist, automatic high-beam headlights, traffic sign recognition and much more.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Engine
In terms of the powertrain, you can count on Toyota’s familiar 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine, which comes in pair with a CVT gearbox. Also, some reports suggest that the 2020 Toyota RAV4 could introduce an optional, turbo inline-four engine. Of course, a 2.0-liter unit with 235 horsepower is the engine that comes to our minds.
Is the hybrid version arriving soon?
Things about the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid are still unclear when it comes to its arrival. According to the latest reports, it should arrive sometime next year. On the other side, things are pretty clear when it comes to the powertrain for this version. Of course, we count on the system that is based on the 2.5-liter gasoline engine, the same one that powers the new Camry. It features a max output of 208 horsepower. Besides the nice amount of power, count on spectacular 2020 Toyota RAV4 mph ratings.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Release Date and Price
Considering that the new generation has come just recently, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 release date should be scheduled for the last quarter of the next year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 26.000 dollars.