2020 Toyota RAV4 Review: it’s Spacious & Full Of Safety Equipment

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 - Toyota
2020 Toyota RAV4 Price and Availability

Spacious and welcoming, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 offers a complete range of driving aids. In lively driving, however, the 2.5-liter is noisy.

Built on the new GA-K platform, the fifth generation of the New Toyota Rav4 SUV is only in a hybrid version. The mechanics has been completely revised: it has a petrol 2.5 combined with an electric motor powered by nickel-metal hydride batteries for a total of 218 HP compared to 197 of the first. The four-wheel drive models add a second battery-powered unit that moves the rear wheels: in this case, the combined action of the three engines develops 222 hp. 460 cm long (1 less than the previous version), the new Rav4 has a distinct personality, with all-edged shapes and taut lines. Gritty the imposing front “pierced” of air intakes.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Price & Equipment

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 It is already on sale with a 10-year warranty for all electrical and mechanical parts, as well as a complete range of driving aids: it includes blind spot monitoring in the rear-view mirrors and automatic emergency braking that can “see” cyclists and, even in the absence of light, pedestrians. For the front-wheel-drive versions, prices range from $39,585 for Active standard, 17-inch alloy wheels, Climate Control, full-led headlamps and rear-view cameras to the $49,782 of the Lounge; the latter also monitors the blind spot of the rear-view mirrors, the leather interior, the 18-inch wheels and the metallic paint. With the same set-up, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 AWD $2,864 cost more (the first will be available to customers from the end of April 2019); anyhow, $1,260 must be added for the navigator. For all, a discount of $5,270 in exchange for the exchange of a used car.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Interior

The interior of the Toyota Rav4offers space at will. Behind, the wide sofa and the almost flat floor can accommodate three adults well. The raised driving position has extensive electrical adjustments (standard in the Lounge) for the seat, which is not too enveloping. The armrest in the tunnel, however, can be an obstacle in moving the steering wheel: it is tall, pronounced and not adjustable. The partially digital instrumentation is clear, complete and changes color according to the driving mode (vary the response of the engines and the heaviness of the power steering) set with the keys and the knob between the seats: it is red for sports, green for the ecological and a neutral shade for the normal.

With the two large knobs in the console the air conditioner is well managed; pity that the next keys to manage the flows and air recirculation are tiny. Many of the glove boxes, but none is refrigerated, and the front drawer is an economic bill. Overall, however, the finishes are of quality, with a soft faux leather lining for the upper part of the dashboard and door panels. As for the trunk, it is large and equipped with a double bottom, but without hooks for the bags.

2020 Toyota RAV4 XLE Interior Features

2020 Toyota RAV4 Performance & Gas Mileage

In the guide the Toyota Rav4 it’s comfortable. The delivery of the engines is homogeneous and the contribution of the electric units ensures a good readiness in departures from standstill (to reach the “0-100” in 8.1 seconds as the 180 of maximum self-limited speed). The steering is not heavy and satisfies in terms of precision. The soft suspensions filter the road disconnection and the acoustic insulation is effective.

However, as soon as you need a bit of panache – to tackle, for example, a road in the mountains – the continuously variable gearbox (with the levers behind the steering wheel to simulate manual gearshifting) exaggerates in spinning the engine at high revs, ending up annoying by its noise (without drawing a great verve). This is the scooter effect (common to other cars with this type of transmission), Toyota Rav4, and the only disturbing element to the remarkable ride comfort. Handling has improved, although from a heavy SUV and with an accentuated roll in the corners (the setting of the shock absorbers favors comfort) you can not expect a very reactive response. On the other hand, the Toyota Rav4 always reacts with composure, without making the driver uncomfortable. Alternating the city with extra-urban routes including the highway in the test the onboard computer calculated an average of about 14 km / l.

With 19 cm of “ground light” and angles of attack and output respectively of 17.5 and 20 degrees, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is not uncomfortable in the off-road “light”. The four-wheel drive system transfers 80% of the driving torque to the rear axle, depending on the grip conditions. Furthermore, by pressing the relative button between the seats, the Trail mode can be activated: in the event of a wheel slippage, it transmits the torque to the one (on the same axis) in the socket.


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