2020 Toyota RAV4

MSRP $25,950 - $35,880

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2020 Toyota RAV4 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 13, 2021

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Toyota has brought an all-updated version of the RAV4 for 2020, which now is being underpinned by Toyota’s TNGA platform. The RAV4 (an acronym for Recreational Activity Vehicle) has been the best-selling compact SUV in its segment for some years now. So, a lot of things are at stake, when a manufacturer decides to bring out an updated feature-packed version of the same. The feature list includes the likes of standard Android Auto capability, an upgraded JBL audio system, and Satellite radio.

For 2020, along comes a new RAV4 TRD Pro Off-Road variant, which along with the other variants on offer is also powered by a standard 203 hp 2.5L Inline-4 engine. The structure also gets a rework, as it offers over 50% higher rigidity than the outgoing and improves on the ride and handling dynamics over the previous-gen model. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 Starts at $25,950 for the base FWD LE Variant and goes over $34,480 for the top-of-the-line Limited variant.

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Pros

Stylish exteriors

Good driving dynamics

Powerful engine on offer

Long list of standard equipment

Hybrid option available

Cons

Compromised interior space

Lower cargo capacity than its predecessor

Noisy engine at high RPM’s

What's New?

Standard Android Auto compatibility

New TRD Pro Off-Road model

Adventure trim gets leather-wrapped steering wheel

Limited trim now adds an updated JBL stereo system


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$28645

bodystyle

dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

torque

184 lbs.-ft. @ 5000 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12/11.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

69.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.8 sec.

zero to 100 mph

14.6 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

7.5

standing 1/4-mile

15 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

210 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

26/30/35 mpg

highway range

507.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LE$25,950 onwards

XLE$27,245 onwards

XLE Premium$29,950 onwards

Adventure$33,055 onwards

Limited$34,480 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Toyota RAV4 in blizzard pearl color
blizzard pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

8.2

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


The RAV4 has a comfortable ride, and it gets great fuel economy for the segment. The engine is capable enough for most normal driving situations - Cars.USnews

The RAV4 has been the “Goose that lays Golden Eggs” for Toyota for several years running now. The RAV4 has been a favorite among the masses alike for its practicality, frugality, and performance, all partnered up with a decent price tag. For 2020, Toyota has minorly redesigned the RAV4 and has given it the TNGA-k treatment, seen previously on cars like the Avalon and the Camry. Toyota also offers an upgrade on the safety feature list for this year. Rivals of the same include the likes of the Mazda CX-5, Kia Sorento, and the Hyundai Santa Fe.


8.2/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.2/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2020 Toyota RAV4 Features

8.2/10

Perennially a best-selling SUV, the Toyota RAV4 offers a trim for every budget - Car and Driver

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 comes in a total of 5 trims and gets the option of both FWD and AWD option in all trims, other than the Adventure trim that only comes in AWD configuration. Starting at a price tag of $25,950 for the base trim, the RAV4 goes up to $35,780 for the Limited trim. Toyota has not skimmed on any equipment to be offered from the Base trim onwards. The RAV4 comes with premium features like bucket seats, a big touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play as standard. Powertrain-wise, all of the said trims are powered by the same 203 hp 2.5L NA unit.

Trims

LE

XLE

XLE Premium

Adventure

Limited

Price(FWD)

$25,950

$27,245

$29,950

-

$34,480

Price(4X4)

$27,250

$28,545

$31,250

$33,055

$35,780

Features

Multi LED Headlights with Auto High Beam

Adds/Upgrades these from "LE"

Adds/Upgrades these from "XLE"

Adds/Upgrades these Features from "XLE Premium"

Adds/Upgrades these Features from "Adventure"

 

17" Steel Wheels

17" Alloy Wheels

19" Alloy Wheels

19" Matte Black Alloy Wheels

Dynamic Navigation System with Dynamic Point OF Interest and Voice Search

 

LED Daytime Running Lamps

Dual Zone Auto AC for Front and Rear Seats

Height Adjustable Power Lift Gate with Jam Protect

Adventure Grade Roof Rails

Digital Rearview Mirror with Homelink Universal Transceiver
  Rearview Camera with Guidelines

Heated Powered ORVM with Turn Signals and Blind Spot Indicators

8 Way Power Adjustable Driver's Seat with Lumbar Support

Active Grill Shutters

Rear Cargo Area Storage Net
 

Integrated Rear Spoiler and Bucket Seats

One-Touch Open/Close Moon roof

4 Way Power Adjust Front Passenger Seat

7" MID with Digital Speedometer and Instrumentation

8 Way Powered Driver Adjust Seat with Memory Function

 

Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Leather-Trimmed Gear Shift Lever

Shit Lever with Sequential Mode

Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel

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The XLE offers the best value for money proposition for the kind of pricing it is being offered at and the features associated with the same. Toyota has also equipped the RAV4 with some of the best in segment features as standard. Back that with the potent 203 hp engine that is standard across the trim lineup, and thus the XLE does sound as a decent deal.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The standard 2.5-liter four is significantly more powerful and torquier than before -Caranddriver.com

The 2020 Toyota RAV 4 comes with just a single engine on offer. Doing its duty on all trims is a 2.5L 4-cylinder naturally aspirated motor that generates 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque on the whole. This is big step up over the previous RAV4 as the current state of tune of the 2.5L Engine, is one of the most powerful in its class. This engine makes overtaking easy but does become a bit more vocal at the higher RPMs.

The Toyota offering also comes with a highly sophisticated Torque Vectoring System that allows seamless and adequate transfer of power to the different wheels when going off road. An 8-speed automatic transmission does the duty on all trims of the 2020 RAV4 and does not give paddle shifters even as an optional accessory on any trim. The gear changes are mostly smooth and most users will not notice the effect the smooth and quick shifting gearbox has while accelerating.

The bump in power and torque in the 2020 RAV4 has resulted in massive improvements in terms of performance. The 2020 RAV4 sprints from 0-60 mph in under 9 seconds and takes just 16.6 seconds to demolish the quarter-mile. This is due to the drastic weight reductions obtained by adopting the new TNGA platform. The engine however tends to get a lot vocal when you step on the gas hard and does tend to creep inside the Cabin, spoiling the overall fantastic ride experience and great chassis.

Models

2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Kia Sorento

MSRP

$26,545

$25,090

$25,900

$26,690

Engine

2.5L i4 Regular Unleaded

2.5L NA Inline-4

2.4L NA Inline-4

2.4L NA Inline-4

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

Horsepower

203 hp @ 6600 RPM

187 hp @ 6000 RPM

185 hp @ 6000 RPM

185 hp @ 6000 RPM

Torque

184 ft-lbs @ 5000 RPM

186 ft-lbs @ 4000 RPM

178 ft-lbs @ 4000 RPM

178 ft-lbs@ 4000 RPM

0-60 MPH

8.7 sec 8.7 sec 8.4 sec 8.9 sec

Quarter mile

16.6 sec 16.5 sec 16.3 sec 16.7 sec

On the ride and handling front, the New TNGA based 2020 Toyota RAV4 has improved by leaps and bounds over its previous generation model. The steering feels well balanced and points the SUV in the direction you want it to. The suspension has been sprung a bit stiffly than the previous generation but never gets unsettling in any way for passengers inside the cabin. The new stiffer chassis offers great balance and composure to the SUV and the body roll is well contained as well.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 offers 26 miles to the gallon in the city and about 35 miles to the gallon out on the highway. This is with the FWD offered as standard. Opt for the AWD setup and those figures drop down to 27 and 34 miles to the gallon out on the city and highway respectively. The increment in the engine displacement and overall performance of the 2020 RAV4 has not taken a toll on the fuel economy of the RAV4. Instead, the 2020 RAV4 manages to beat the 2018 RAV4's MPG figures by around 7 MPG.

Model

2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Kia Sorento

MPG (city)

26

25

22

22

MPG (highway)

35

31

29

29

MPG (combined)

30

28

25

25

Range (city/highway) (miles)

377/508

370 / 459

414 / 545

414 / 545

Fuel Capacity (gal)

14.5

14.8

18.8

18.8

The reduction in the weight of the 2020 RAV4 thanks to the incorporation of the new TNGA Platform has been one of the big reasons for the incredible MPG figures. For people who want an even more efficient SUV, the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid will be made available to customers around the USA soon as per Toyota.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Interior

8.2/10

The RAV4's busy dashboard has nice materials on most trims and either 7.0- or 8.0-inch touchscreens for infotainment with Apple CarPlay compatibility -TheCarConnection.com

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 has the ability to seat 5 people on board. In terms of the comfort on offer, most people sitting in the back or front won't complain about the lack of space even if the space offered might not be class-leading. We say most because above 6 ft boarders may brush the heads against the roofline of the RAV4 but the moon roof adds to the overall roominess of the cabin. The seats offer good amount of comfort and have a lot of bolstering and support for passengers sitting in the front and back. The seats get heating and cooling functionality and they can be powered adjusted for the front passengers as well.

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 has a lower cargo space as compared to the outgoing model but this is still bigger than what most rivals offer. The 37.6 cu. ft. of storage space can gobble up most of the luggage that people would most want it to carry without much fuss. The RAV4's cargo capacity can be further extended as the rear seats can be folded in a 60/40 configuration. This adds a lot of space in the back and makes room for even more cargo.

Model

2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Kia Sorento

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.5/57.8/41.0

39.7/57.1/41.0

41.2/59.1/44.1

39.5/59.1/44.1

Rear(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.5/56.4/37.8

39.0/54.8/39.6

39.2/58.3/40.9

39.3/58.0/39.4

Cargo Capacity 37.6 cu. ft 30.9 cu. ft 35.9 cu. ft 11.3 cu. ft

Some of the Interior Features on offer are-

  • Heated and Cooled Seats
  • Dual Zone Climate Control System
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Synthetic Leather Upholstery
  • Powered Adjust Front Seats
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Road Sign Recognition
  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seats
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Interior Moon Roof
  • 12V Power Outlet in Instrument Panel and Cargo Area
  • Powered Tailgate

The 2020 RAV4 offers one of the best values in terms of the standard infotainment features on offer in its category. The Car features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard on all trims. Higher trims get a bigger Infotainment System and some more features.

These are the other infotainment system features on the 2020 RAV4

  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play Compatibility
  • 8" Entune Infotainment Touch screen system with Navigation
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • 5 USB Ports and AUX Connectivity
  • FM/AM Radio connectivity with HD Radio and Bluetooth
  • Voice Activated Controls with Amazon Alexa Integration
  • Wireless Charging Device Port
  • Satellite Radio and Digital Instrument Gauge
  • 11 Speaker JBL Audio System

2020 Toyota RAV4 Exterior

8.0/10

If style is at the top of your priority list for a new crossover SUV, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 gets the mini-off-roader look right  -TheCarConnection.com

When it comes to exterior design, the new RAV4 looks the part when we compare it to its rivals. The exteriors of the RAV4 gives it a "Big SUV" feel as the exteriors seem to have taken inspiration from the Tacoma/4Runner. The roof is low as compared to SUV standards but it doesn't make the RAV4 look small because of its design. The Adventure trim gets faux skid plates and also gets the option of contrast roof. What is disappointing to see is the steel wheels on the base variant as that looks a bit out of place from the striking exteriors.

The RAV4's dimensions are smaller when compared to the competition but it doesn't make the compact SUV look compact at all. The small dimensions gives the RAV4 an advantage when it comes to parking in tight spaces or moving through crowded areas. With a massive ground clearance of 8.6 inches, the RAV4 ranks among the potent vehicles to be taken for off-roading.

Model

2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Kia Sorento

Curb weight (lbs.)

3370

3541

3591

3810

Length(in)

180.9

179.1

187.8

189.0

Width(in)

73.0

72.5

74.4

74.4

Height(in)

67.0

66.2

66.1

66.3

Ground clearance (in)

8.6

7.5

N/A

7.3

Wheelbase (in)

105.9

106.2

108.9

109.4

Track width (in) F/R

63/63.7

62.8/62.8

64.3/64.7

64.3/64.7

The new generation of the Toyota RAV4 doesn't miss out on exterior features as well. You get most of the features that you see in SUV's of this segment.

Some of the exterior features include

  • Automatic LED High Beam Headlamps
  • LED Tail Lights
  • 19" Alloy Wheels
  • Powered Exterior Mirrors
  • Height Adjustable Power Lift gate with Jam Protection
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Roof Mounted Shark Fin Antenna
  • Puddle Lights
  • Powered Moon Roof

2020 Toyota RAV4 Safety

9.0/10

Toyota puts safety as one of its top priorities when designing and bringing new cars into the market and the 2020 RAV4 is no different. Toyota also introduces the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 which bundles in a lot of both active and passive safety features as standard. Moreover, both the IIHS and NHTSA have rated the 2020 RAV4 well enough.

Some of the safety features included in the 2020 RAV4 include-

  • 8 Airbags
  • ABS with Stability Control
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind Spot Monitors on Mirrors
  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Lane Control
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • 360 Degree Parking Camera
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors

2020 Toyota RAV4 Competition

9.0/10

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Hyundai Santa-Fe

There is no denying the fact that the Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the Best SUVs in the segment. It flaunts an easy-to-understand infotainment system and one of the best in class storage spaces too. The RAV4 however offers a lot more power on tap as standard and doesn't compromise on the mileage as well. The Hyundai Santa Fe is certainly one of the popular choices for people who want an American crossover SUV in the market. Nevertheless, the RAV4 also has a sophisticated AWD system that works wonders off road.

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Mazda CX-5

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is one of the most Sportiest SUV's in the segment. The Mazda offers one of the best 2nd-row seating arrangements in the class as well. The RAV4 however manages to beat thee CX-5 with its cargo space on offer and the outright power on tap. The Mazda and Toyota rank on same terms when it comes to off road ability and rank among the best in the segment.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Final Verdict

Toyota has minorly updated the feature list of the best-selling RAV4 for 2020 and has taken a tiny step forward with the same in terms of value. The RAV4 now comes with a lot of power and performance with no compromise on MPG figures as well. The RAV4 also looks a lot more SUV-like and butch in stance for the price you are getting it for. All in All, with an all-new platform, upgraded driving dynamics, great performance and practicality, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is one Compact SUV, that you can't go wrong with.

2020 Toyota RAV4 FAQs

How reliable is the 2020 Toyota RAV4?

Toyota offerings are often known for their reliability quotient. With an overall reliability rating of 82 on 100, the RAV4 is certainly on top of the reliability list.

Does the 2020 Toyota RAV4 get both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?

Yes, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 gets an impressive infotainment unit, that does come standard with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

What is the price of the 2020 Toyota RAV4?

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 starts from an MSRP of $25,959 for the base LE trim, and goes all the way up to $34,480 for the top-of-the-line Limited trim.

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