The Toyota RAV4 provides an option for every budget. The high-end Limited’s luxury features can easily compete with the Lexus NX while the LE trim is pretty standard. The new TRD model promises enhanced off-road capability and its rugged look adds to the overall appeal of the vehicle.
What Is New For 2020?
The latest addition is the TRD Off-Road model comes with 18-inch wheels, TRD-tuned suspension kit along with red coil springs, all-terrain tires, and numerous TRD logos dotting the exterior and interior.
Toyota has also added Android Auto™ compatibility and SiriusXM satellite radio as standard. The XLE model comes with a power-adjustable driver’s seat. If you want a sunroof, you will have to choose the Convenience package. The mid-range Adventure trim comes with a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, but the power liftgate is optional. You will get premium JBL audio systems with the Limited trim as standard.
Engine And Performance
The 2020 RAV4 is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gives 203 horsepower and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Depending on the trim, you can choose all-wheel-drive technology too. Maneuvering the SUV within the city and parking lots is easy due to its stable and solid steering wheel.
Exterior And Interior
The new 2020 RAV4comes with an aggressive look. It has an impressive overall design that goes well with its power-packed performance. On the inside, you will find a focus on ergonomics and storage. The large center console is complemented by the shelf.
The XLE trim features a faux-leather upholstery, center-console armrest, a padded and stitched dashboard, and a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel. The rear seats are foldable and offer immense storage capacity.
The lower trims feature a seven-inch touchscreen while the XLE and advanced trims boast an eight-inch touchscreen. The infotainment system comes with Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay® capabilities, and 4G LTE mobile hotspot capability.
Navigation, a wireless charging pad, and a premium JBL audio system are a few more luxurious features buyers can opt in to. The models without the navigation feature possess Scout GPS Link that allows compatible smartphones to show the map as well as directions.
NHTSA has awarded 2020 RAV4 with a 5-star rating and the IIHS has named it Top Safety Pick+. The RAV4 lineup also boasts a range of standard driver assists like standard adaptive cruise control, standard lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning, standard automated emergency braking along with pedestrian detection as well. Buyers have the option to add rear-cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring if they choose.
The 2020 RAV4 SUV is a solid investment due to its safety features, infotainment features, luxury feel, and solid look. Also, RAV4 is offered in an advantageous price range, and, depending on your requirements, you will find a competitive and reputable SUV well within your budget.