The new 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is
going to join the SUV market later this year, and since it has just been fully
revamped, we anticipate some minor changes for the 2020 model year. Therefroe,
expect some new colors and perhaps new wheels, several new tech features, the new
RAV4 shouldn’t differ much from the outgoing model.
Under the hood of the 2020 Toyota
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will
return with the familiar hybrid powertrain which powers the outgoing model. This
engine combines a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine with two electric
motors and a nickel metal hydride which will be placed under the rear seats.
The engine will be mated to a continuously variable transmission and will come
standard with all-wheel drive system as standard. The total output of this unit
will be 219 horses at 5,700 rpm and 163 pound-feet of torque at 3,600-5,200
rpm. Speaking of the fuel efficiency, it will be rated at 41 mpg in the city
and 37 mpg on the highway.
On the other hand, the standard
model will keep up with the same 2.5-liter inline-4 which is able to make 203 horses
and the torque of 184 lb-ft.
The exterior and interior design of
the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
The 2019 model has been completely revised replacing its previous round and soft edges with more geometric and sharper lines. The front end now has a rugged-looking grille which is very similar to those found on the brand’s off-road trucks and there is a distinctive and unique bumper on the Adventure trim, The RAV4 now features a taller stance and looking from the profile we will notice angular wheel arches. The hybrid XSE as well as the Adventure models will be available with a contrasting roof color including Midnight Black Metallic and Ice Edge colors.
The base model will use 17-inch wheels but the larger 18- and 19-inch rollers will be offered too. So, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 could only receive one or two new colors this time or new wheels.
The cabin of the 2020 Toyota RAV4
Hybrid will represent one of the nicest interior in its class. The whole design
is more luxurious starting from the quality materials, top-notch equipment, and
exceptional comfort. The dashboard is equipped with an 8.0-inch touchscreen for
the infotainment system while the base model will get a smaller, 7.0-inch
2020 Toyota RAV4 equipment
The standard equipment of every
model includes Bluetooth, audio system with 6 speakers, Siri Eyes Free, manual
seat adjustment, power windows, doors, and locks, a rearview camera, a USB
port, LED headlights and taillights, automatic high beams, and Apple CarPlay
Connectivity. Furthermore, a pre-collision warning with pedestrian and daytime
cyclist detection, road sign assist, lane tracing assist, eight airbags, and adaptive
cruise control will also be standard. The higher trims will add a panoramic moonroof,
dual-zone climate control, a JBL audio system with 11 speakers, five USB ports,
and many other features.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid release date
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid should arrive at the market in the third quarter of this year. Its price will start at 28,000.