2020 Toyota RAV4
Biggest and Best Features
If you’re an Android user, you’re going to love the new addition to the 2020 Toyota RAV4. While 2019 introduced Apple CarPlay and Alexa, this year welcomes Android Auto and SiriusXM. This means that no matter what trim level or model you choose, you can take advantage of smartphone integration on the go. We’re talking about calling your friends to say you’re on your way, using navigation to find the best off-roading spots Google Assistant so you can check the weather without taking your eyes off the road.
When you’re heading on a road trip or weekend away camping, you need an SUV with plenty of cargo space. This is exactly what the 2020 Toyota RAV4 offers you. You can throw in all your luggage, with generous cargo space for the whole family and a low load height. What’s more, there’s a sliding rear floor for all your outdoor gear. A particular feature we love is the power liftgate available on the XLE Premium and TRD Off-Road models. So, if your hands are full, you can easily load or unload your cargo.
Engine and Capabilities
Whether you’re an active family or a lone adventurer, you’ll be impressed with the athletic capabilities of the 2020 Toyota RAV4. It can take you anywhere beyond the city. You can enjoy the Dynamic Force 2.5 Litre 4-cylinder engine, delivering 203 horsepower and 184 Ib-ft of torque. There’s an eight-speed automatic transmission for good acceleration and even better handling. Fuel-efficiency is great too.
You’ll find that front-wheel drive is standard on most 2020 Toyota RAV4 models. But you can also take on more difficult roads with the inclusion of all-wheel drive on the Adventure and TRD Off-Road models. These models boast selectable terrain drive models for heading out into the snow, mud, sand and over rocks, as well as hill descent control. This is going to offer better traction, performance and capabilities of the beaten track if you dare.
In particular, the Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road is built for living life on the edge and exploring new parts of the map. It has fantastic capabilities, including special off-road suspension and the ability to tow up to 3,500 pounds; more than double the weight of the other models. This is an SUV that not only looks good but performances well too.
Exterior Styling and Functionality
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 is everything you want in an SUV. It’s tough and rugged, with a pronounced front and expansive grill. Car enthusiasts will love its dominant and dynamic design that makes it eye-catching on the road. It has high ground clearance for a large appearance and a sporty design for practicality and style. LED headlights are standard on all models, with 19-inch wheels.
Some of the upgraded models feature cool additions. This includes a sunroof on the XLE Premium for enjoying sunny weather and chrome exterior accents on the Limited for a contemporary style. The Adventure also boasts some slick features, including fender flares, high roof rails and unique wheels.
Of course, you know the 2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road is going to impress. You can enjoy matte black alloy wheels, aggressive black accents and quality all-terrain tires. The bumpers, grille and fenders are even more rugged.
You can choose from a variety of vibrant and unique colours for your new ride. This includes Magnetic Gray Metallic, Lunar Rock, Blue Flame, Blizzard Pearl, Super White, Midnight Black Metallic, Ruby Flare Pearl, Blueprint and Silver Sky Metallic. On some models, you can even choose to stand out with contrasting roof colours. For example, choose from Ice Edge or a Midnight Black Metallic Roof.
Interior Layout Styling
When you jump into the 2020 Toyota RAV4, expect comfort, style and satisfaction. It doesn’t matter where you’re going, the materials and interior design allow you to feel relaxed and ready for the ride. There’s lots of space for the front passenger and driver, with soft touch and luxurious materials on the dashboard. You’ve got the infotainment touchscreen at your fingertips. We love the visibility in the 2020 Toyota RAV4; the large windows allow the world to open up in front of you.
For 2020, power driver seats with lumbar support are standard in the Toyota RAV4 XLE model. For luxury, the TRD Off-Road model has a unique black SoftTex interior, while the XLE model also features SofTex leather upholstery. The Limited even has heated seats for those cold, frosty mornings, with a heated steering wheel too.
Passengers can also enjoy travelling thanks to the spacious rear seats with plenty of legroom. There are even climate control vents for warmth or cool air during the different seasons. Want to take a nap on the road? No problem with the reclining back seats.
Nobody leaves their mobile phone at home anymore. Everyone wants to enjoy all of their home comforts and technology wherever they go. The good news is that the 2020 Toyota RAV4 lets you stay connected even when you’re out in the middle of nowhere. Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa and Android Auto all link up with the seven-inch touchscreen on the dashboard for easy interaction. There are also steering wheel controls for answering calls and listening to music on a road trip. With up to five USB ports, you’ll never run out of juice when you’re off the grid.
If you like to listen to music on full blast, you’ll love the JBL audio system available on the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Limited. With 11 premium speakers, you can have karaoke in your vehicle when you are road tripping.
Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 technology is standard on all models of the 2020 Toyota RAV4. This gives you not only peace of mind but assistance when you’re driving. For example, adaptive cruise control allows you to maintain speed but still keep a safe distance from vehicles ahead of you. If you start to drift lanes without realising, there’s an alert to bring this to your attention. For driving at night, the automatic high beams will guide the way without blinding oncoming traffic. One of the best features has got to be the pre-collision system with pedestrian control. This applies break assistance to avoid accidents with other cars and people crossing the road. There are eight airbags strategically places around the vehicle for safety in a collision. On the 2020 Toyota RAV4 XLE, blind-spot monitoring in your mirrors is available. For assistance with parking, enjoy the camera in the rear-view mirror.