2020 Toyota RAV4: Release Date, Redesign, Hybrid

According to the latest news, the carmaker is preparing the new 2020 Toyota RAV4. Since the current, 2019 model year has just appeared on the market with a new, bolder look, upgraded powertrains, and new transmission. So, we believe that the 2020 Toyota RAV4 will probably arrive with no major changes compared to the current model. And it could only get some new features and upgraded technology.

Engines and performances of the 2020 Toyota RAV4

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 will offer two types of engines under its hood. And there is one gasoline and one hybrid unit to choose from. The standard is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. This unit can make 176 hp and 172 pound-feet of torque in the current model but it is expected to produce more power in the upcoming 2020 model year. The engine will work with an 8-speed automatic transmission and will come with a choice between front-wheel and all-wheel drive layouts.

2020 Toyota RAV4

Furthermore, there will also be a hybrid engine which will combine the same 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. The total output of this engine is expected to be more than 200 horsepower. This unit will be mated to a continuously variable transmission. The front-wheel drive system will also be standard while the all-wheel drive configuration will be optional.

Design of exterior and interior

The current, 2019 model year has just been revised for a more attractive look. So we don’t expect any large changes for the new 2020 Toyota RAV4 in the terms of exterior styling. The RAV4 now features more blocky lines and more aerodynamic shape. It is now a bit shorter and it is now long 180.9 inches but it is also wider measuring 73 inches between axles. The front end has the same grille as before and attractive headlamps. Furthermore, depending on a trim level, it will be available with a contrasting roof color. As well, the RAV4 will be available in several trim levels which will all get some unique styling details.

2020 Toyota RAV4 rear

Inside the cabin, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 will look modern and classy. On the center of the dashboard, there is a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen while the larger 8.0-inch display will be optional. The controls for the climate and other features will be placed below.

Equipment of the 2020 Toyota RAV4

Some of the standard features of the new 2020 Toyota RAV4 will include a 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, Apple CarPlay connectivity, Qi wireless charging pad, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 which comes with full-speed active cruise control, lane departure warning and assist, pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, and so on. Some of the options will include an 8.0-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, Amazon Alexa connectivity, Wi-Fi, a JBL audio system, five USB ports, and a 7.0-inch TFT display in the instrument cluster.

2020 Toyota RAV4 cabin

Release date and price

There is still no news about the release date of the new 2020 Toyota RAV4. However, it probably won’t be before late 2019. The price should stay close to the current which starts at around $25,000.

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