The new middle-sized SUV 2020 Toyota RAV4 hybrid has been confirmed and the first official images appear on the internet. The upcoming model will receive some exterior facelifted. However, we can say for sure that the hybrid will arrive with minimal changes and upgrades.
Besides the interior refreshments, spacious cabin and technology boost, this model possesses one of the most attractive designs on the market. According to the officials, there will be also some change in the safety section.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Changes and Updates
The Toyota manufacturer has been redesigned RAV4 totally last year. Furthermore, the new SUV version will follow the same lines as the base one. However, the hybrid will get its own uniqueness. The attractive design is present thanks to the small updates. The front is equipped with a new bumper and the headlights that are using the latest LED are looking more sharper than on the base model.
The same technology is used on the taillights. The rear is also redesigned and now we can see wider taillights that look really cool over the night drive. Silver Sky Metallic, Black, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Ruby Flare Pearl and Super White are some of the colors that will be available with the base model and the hybrid one.
The interior of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 hybrid will get some refreshments. From the images that we got, the hybrid version will come with plenty of soft-touch materials. Dimensionally, the new SUV is 3 inches longer than the base model. Thanks to that, the rear-seat will get a better and increased headroom and legroom. The comfort is guaranteed with the 2020 Toyota RAV4 hybrid.
The seats will provide relief on the long journey thanks to the two-tone SofTex synthetic leather. The center of the cabin will get the 8-inch touch-screen system as standard. However, the base LE trim will be available with a smaller 7-inch display. Also, features like navigation, Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, and great safety features.
Toyota RAV4 Engine Specs
The upcoming 2020 Toyota RAV4 will be available with two engines. There will be one gasoline and one hybrid. The first gasoline under the hood of this model will be a 2.5-liter engine. This engine will deliver 203 horsepower and will be available with 8-speed automatic transmission.
According to some testing, this engine provides good fuel economy. It gives 26 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg combined. As for the towing rate, this model with the engine above is able to maximum tow up to 3500 pounds.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
The next on the list is an engine that powers the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid variant. This model will be more fuel efficient. Under the bonnet is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that is paired with two electric motors. The gas engine gives a total of 176-horsepower, while the two electric motors provide 118 horsepower output. With these combinations, the hybrid version will get a total output of 219 HP. We can expect a much better fuel economy with this one engine.
Price and Arrival
The upcoming 2020 Toyota RAV4 will offer some changes and many new techs inside. Furthermore, this will increase the model’s price. So we can expect jump from $25,000 to 27,000 for the base model. However, the Hybrid variant can be expected to cost a couple of thousand more. The debut of this version will be in the middle of 2020.