Perpetually a top-rated SUV, the Toyota RAV4 offers a trim for each spending limit. The value-driving LE trim is entirely fundamental, yet the top of the line Limited can challenge the Lexus NX with its numerous extravagance highlights.
The new TRD Off-Road model guarantees improved capacity when hitting the path, and its rough styling makes it take a gander at home close by the Toyota 4Runner SUV and the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. The ute’s driving elements incline toward the ordinary side of the range, yet most purchasers will locate the 2020 RAV4’s ride agreeable and its taking care of pleasing.
Grown-up travelers will be satisfied with the liberal measure of legroom in the front and back seats. What’s more, the load room is serious with the best in the section. In the event that it’s the efficiency you’re after, think about the RAV4 Hybrid, which we survey independently.
What’s happening for 2020?
Toyota has presented the TRD Off-Road model for 2020, which accompanies model-explicit 18-inch wheels, off-road tires, a TRD-tuned suspension pack with red curl springs, and a lot of TRD logos specking the inside and outside. Toyota has included SiriusXM satellite radio and Android Auto similarity as standard.
The XLE model currently accompanies a force movable driver’s seat, yet the sunroof is not, at this point standard; you’ll have to choose the Convenience bundle in the event that you need it. The mid-extend Adventure trim increases a cowhide wrapped controlling haggle handle, yet its capacity liftgate is currently discretionary. Also, Limited trims get the premium JBL sound framework as standard.
Evaluating and Which One to Buy
- LE: $27,070
- XLE: $28,365
- XLE Premium: $31,070
- Experience: $34,175
- Constrained: $35,600
- TRD Off-Road: $36,400
It’s difficult for us to oppose the chill new TRD Road, yet we’d practice limitation and pick the mid-extend XLE Premium. It gives a lot of standard hardware that the LE and XLE don’t offer, for example, 19-inch wheels, a force liftgate, double zone programmed atmosphere control, artificial calfskin upholstery, and a cowhide wrapped directing haggle handle. Toyota makes its suite of driver-help highlights standard over the lineup, so there’s very little motivation to go with a pricier trim—except if, obviously, you truly need ventilated seats.
Motor, Transmission, and Performance
The 2020 RAV4 utilizes a 203-hp 2.5-liter four-chamber motor combined with an eight-speed programmed transmission. The front-wheel-drive stays standard, yet Toyota presently offers a decision of all-wheel-drive frameworks, reliant on trim.
The Adventure model we drove was furnished with an all-wheel-drive framework that can separate the back pivot when expected to improve efficiency. At our test track, the RAV4 end up being snappier than its ancestor: We recorded a 60-mph time of 8.0 seconds with the 2019 model and 8.3 seconds with 2018.
The obedient four-chamber can be boisterous, particularly during parkway passing endeavors, and the transmission on our test vehicle appeared to bumble when called upon for a downshift. The RAV4 Hybrid—evaluated independently—snapped off a considerably faster 7.4-second 60-mph time in our grasp. The RAV4 feels strong and stable while cruising the interstate and holds its own when pitched into a twisty segment of the street, however it doesn’t rouse a similar certainty as our section top pick, the Mazda CX-5.
Mileage and Real-World MPG
The RAV4 earned class-serious mileage gauges from the EPA. Front-wheel-drive RAV4s can oversee up to an expected 35 mpg on the roadway. The all-wheel-drive Adventure conveyed 32 mpg for us on our 200-mile roadway mileage highway, 1 mpg short of the EPA’s evaluated rating for that trim. That puts it in a dead heat with the Honda CR-V and speaks to a colossal improvement over the 2018 Adventure model (which oversaw just 25 mpg), however, it is beaten by the Volkswagen Tiguan, which conveyed 33 mpg.
Inside, Comfort, and Cargo
Inside, the RAV4 organizes ergonomics and cubby stockpiling. A helpful rack traverses the scramble and supplements the enormous focus reassure. The variant we tried included a blend of delicate touch surfaces and decent plastics. The base trim, called LE, is very austere and accompanies fabric situates, a plasticky directing wheel, and single-zone manual atmosphere control.
On the subsequent stage up XLE, Toyota tosses in a couple of advantages, yet there’s significantly more to like on the XLE Premium, including artificial calfskin upholstery, a cowhide wrapped guiding haggle handle, and a sewed and cushioned dashboard and focus reassure armrest. The RAV4’s back seats are anything but difficult to stow, and they crease to an about level position, opening up the lodge for freight. We fit 10 of our portable bags behind the back seat and 22 with it collapsed. The Nissan Rogue coordinated the RAV4 here, however, the Subaru Forester beat it by one in every measurement.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Lower trims accompany a 7.0-inch touchscreen, yet a 8.0-inches can be had beginning at the XLE level. The infotainment framework incorporates a 4G LTE versatile hotspot and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ability. A JBL premium sound framework, route, and a remote charging cushion for a cell phone are discretionary. In the event that you decide on a trim level without nav, don’t worry. Every single other model accompanies Scout GPS Link, which permits perfect cell phones to show a guide and turn-by-go headings to the dashtop screen.
Wellbeing and Driver-Assistance Features
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the RAV4 a five-star rating, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named it a Top Safety Pick+. The RAV4 lineup brags a cluster standard driver helps. Purchasers likewise can include vulnerable side observing and back cross-traffic alert, yet those highlights cost extra on the base model. Key wellbeing highlights include:
Guarantee and Maintenance Coverage
Toyota guarantees toe the business line with three years of heavily congested inclusion and five years for the powertrain. All models accompany two years of complimentary planned upkeep—an irregularity in this portion.