Tuesday, December 07 2021

The 2020 Toyota Rav4: What You Need to Know

Recently redesigned, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 continues to sport the style, power, safety, and technology that drivers expect. One of the best-selling crossovers on the market, the latest RAV4 offers a more efficient engine that equals better gas mileage, a welcome break for the household budget. Comfortable and spacious, the RAV4 can accommodate passengers and cargo, whether running errands around town or heading out for a weekend adventure. The floating touchscreen, premium materials, silver trim, and three-spoke steering wheel provides a softer feel, with attention to detail that ensures a comfortable ride. Read on to find out what else there is to love about the latest model of the Toyota RAV4.

Although the overhaul was last year, the 2020 model will receive a retuned suspension with enhanced rebound control to improve the ride quality. Featuring a 203 hp engine with 8-speed transmission, multi-terrain select, and Dynamic Torque Vectoring, the 2020 model is redefining this SUV. Also, the new version boasts impressive towing capacity with a 60/40 split fold-flat rear seat and option roof crossbars. Internally, there are five USB ports for device charging, two 12V auxiliary power outlets, and a deck-mounted AC power outlet so all electronic devices can come along for the ride.

Like last year, there will be nine trim levels. The LE base model boasts Toyota Safety Sense, a 7-inch touchscreen, soft-touch interior accents, and all-wheel drive with multi-terrain select. The LE Hybrid offers the same options with the addition of dual-zone climate control, hybrid 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, and an integrated backup camera. The XLE adds a smart key system on front doors with liftgate, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, and an 8-inch touchscreen. The XLE Hybrid also includes LED projector-beam headlights, Intelligent Clearance Sonar, and five USB ports. The XLE Premium adds 8-way power-adjustable seating, leather trim, and a digital rearview mirror. The Adventure includes a deck-mounted power outlet, 7-inch digital multi-information screen, and heated seats. The XSE Hybrid adds a panoramic glass roof, and Bird’s Eye View Camera. The Limited Hybrid adds 18-inch 5-spoke sport alloy wheels.

With Entune 3.0 drivers and passengers can access a variety of systems while on the go. The system is intuitive enough to connect your smartphone using Bluetooth to stream music or make phone calls hands-free. It is now easier than ever to connect your iPhone with Apple CarPlay which allows you to make calls, send messages, listen to music, and get directions while staying focused on the drive. With the digital rearview mirror, you can instantly have a clear view with the flip of a switch. The camera is mounted inside the rear window to allow for a wide field of vision. With the addition of USB ports, you will always remain charged. Also included is the Qi-compatible wireless charger. The sound system has been upgraded to JBL Audio with 11 speakers in nine locations for a true surround sound experience. With the smart key system, no longer do you need to fiddle through your bag to find the keys. Just press down on the brake, press the start button, and go! The estimated miles per gallon rating is 26 city and 35 highway which makes it a fuel-efficient option for an SUV. The base model is priced at $25,650 with the standard features.