The world’s most popular SUV is definitely one of the most important models for the Japanese manufacturer and it definitely deserves all kinds of treatments. However, we didn’t expect to see a TRD-badged version in the offer, especially if we consider that this line was reserved only for body-on-frame vehicles so far. Also, there was already a version called Adventure, which was a bit of an off-road upgrade. However, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road is a far more capable machine. It comes with all kinds of upgrades compared to the standard model, both mechanical and aesthetical.
2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road Exterior
The new 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road SUV definitely looks like a trail-ready vehicle. There is a full load of upgrades, so we will start with more important, mechanical, upgrades first. It’s not hard to notice that the new version is much higher from the ground. There is a completely new, off-road suspension, which is probably the key of the model’s performances. Of course, there are several upgrades on the list, including a significantly improved styling, which completely follows the vehicle’s off-road nature. Some of the things that you will notice first are new 18-inch wheels, with new tires, as well as a new skid plate. Moreover, there is also a completely new LED lighting. Also, there are some exclusive color options in the offer.
On the inside, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road also comes with a fine amount of novelties. The first thing you’ll notice are new SoftTex seats, as well as a lot of red inserts, including numerous TRD badges. Another important thing that should be mentioned is a new infotainment system, which finally includes smartphone integration goodies like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa. Also, Safety Sense 2.0 is standard. Some of the most notable safety additions are things like Automatic Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Lane Control, Blind-Spot Monitors, Trailer Sway Control, Rear Cross Traffic Braking, and Pedestrian Detection.
Engine and Drivetrain
This is probably the only disappointment about the new 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road. It kept the same 2.5-liter naturally-aspirate turbo-four engine, which delivers around 203 horsepower and 184 horsepower. Don’t get us wrong, this is a great engine, definitely one of the best in the class. However, this version would definitely be much better with something more powerful, something that would be able to use all the potentials of this amazing SUV. Still, there are some great things about the drivetrain department as well. For example, a good thing is that the AWD is standard, as well as Dynamic Torque Vectoring. Also, the Multi-Terrain Select System is now standard.
2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road, the new model had its premiere at the Chicago Auto Show. We expect to see it on the market sometime later in the year. When it comes to the price, the exact details are still unavailable. Still, we expect it will go around 36.000 dollars.