The 2020 Toyota RAV4 is soon expected to hit the road with some minimal changes. Therefore, the exterior might get some new colors, while the interior might be refreshed with new materials and new features. As for the engines, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 will keep up with the same options as the current model.
Engines and performances of the 2020 Toyota RAV4
The standard 2020 Toyota RAV4 will be available with the same gasoline engine which powers the current model and there will also be a hybrid variant. So, the base is going to be a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine which will be able to produce 203 horses and the torque of 184 pound-feet. The engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and there will be a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. As for the fuel economy, the front-wheel drive model will get 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive model with stop/start will be rated at 27/34 mpg. The AWD without stop/start gets 25/3 mpg.
The second unit is a hybrid engine and it will combine a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine with electric motors. So, the total output of the whole unit is going to be 219 horses and 163 lb-ft of torque. This unit will work with a continuously variable transmission and the all-wheel drive system will be standard. Speaking of the fuel economy, it will get 41 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.
The exterior and interior design of the 2020 Toyota RAV4
The RAV4’s previous design with rounded edges and soft lines is now replaced with a sharper design and more aggressive appearance. The front end will wear the rugged grille which will look similar to those found on the brand’s off-road trucks and unique bumper. The Adventure model will feature a black lower body and black cladding as well. Furthermore, the standard model will ride on the 17-inch wheels while the larger 18- and 19-inch wheels will also be available.
The cabin of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 looks luxurious and will be well-equipped. It will be made of soft-touch materials and the dashboard will be fitted with a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen while the higher trim levels will get the larger 8.0-inch display.
The equipment of the 2020 Toyota RAV4
The standard equipment of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 will include an audio system with 6 speakers, Bluetooth, a 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, cloth upholstery, Apple CarPlay connectivity, eight airbags, lane departure warning, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and so on. The higher trim levels will add a JBL audio system with 11 speakers, an 8.0-inch screen, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitors, push-button start, five USB ports, push-button start, and so on.
Release and price of the 2020 Toyota RAV4
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 is expected to be released sometime by the end of this year, and its starting price should be around $26,500.