2020 Toyota RAV4 Redesign, Release Date, Hybrid, Interior – The RAV4 has been Toyota’s best-selling crossover for years. Therefore, the company always puts a lot of attention to it. The current, fifth-generation came just recently, as the 2019 year model. In most cases, we wouldn’t expect any important change for the second production year. However, the Japanese manufacturer has something very interesting in plans for the 2020 Toyota RAV4. It looks like we are about to see a new engine option. This refers to a more powerful, turbo inline-four engine. Other than that, the new crossover should continue in the pretty much same way.
When it comes to the exterior design, the recent redesign has brought a lot of novelties, so 2020 Toyota RAV4 probably won’t feature any important change. First of all, there is a new TNGA platform, which drastically improves handling and overall driving characteristics, so you will definitely feel much more joy under the steering wheel of the new model. Of course, there is new styling as well. The new generation utilizes a completely new design language, which looks far more capable. We can even notice a lot of similarities with the famous off-road 4Runner. Therefore, the only possible novelties for the next year could be new color options and similar things.
The recent redesign has also brought lots of improvements on the inside, so don’t count on too many novelties in this aspect. The new cabin features lots of hi-quality, soft-touch materials, so the overall impression is much better compared to the previous generation. In terms of practicality and comfort, you can count on class-average legroom, which the cargo space is pretty good for the class, even though it is smaller than before. Finally, there is a long list of standard features, which is crucial for the battle with rivals like Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, and others.
The biggest novelty for the 2020 Toyota RAV4 will be a new turbo-four engine. It is a familiar 2.0-liter unit, which delivers around 235 horsepower. For this occasion, we could even see a slight boost, according to some reports. Rest of the engine lineup will continue in the same way. Base models will feature a familiar 2.5-liter engine with around 205 horsepower. Of course, there is a hybrid version as well. It is a familiar system, based on a four-cylinder engine, with a max output of 220 horsepower.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Release Date and Price
We are pretty sure that the 2020 Toyota RAV4 won’t come any earlier than usual. That would mean a launch date in the last quarter in the next year. Base models will go around $25,500.