2020 Toyota RAV4 – Indiana, PA

  • Overview

    A silver 2020 RAV4 is facing left.

    What makes the 2020 Toyota RAV4 such a compelling choice in the crowded compact-crossover SUV segment? Every auto manufacturer seems to have the latest and greatest version of this super-utility vehicle. But what sets these compact SUVs apart? Styling is important; everyone wants a nice-looking vehicle. Fuel efficiency is another concern. Cargo and passenger space are essential as well, especially in this segment, where a compact SUV needs to be as useful as its larger, midsize rivals. Versatility is yet another area where the compact SUV should excel; eventually, it will need to handle inclement weather and off-road conditions and might even be called upon to tow. And, of course, it needs to be safe; its safety ratings should be of paramount concern, as this is most likely going to be a family SUV or daily driver.

    It’s no surprise then that the Toyota RAV4 has been a perennial best-seller. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 offers a spacious interior, comfort and convenience for the whole family, excellent fuel economy, an impressive suite of standard safety features, and comes with Toyota’s reputation for stellar resale value and reliability. If that’s not enough, new for the 2020 model year is a TRD Off-Road model that brings serious off-road capability. With the 2020 Toyota RAV4, there is a choice for every lifestyle, with many configurations and options to choose from. There’s even a RAV4 Hybrid model that offers impressive fuel efficiency and increased performance. So let’s take a more in-depth look at what makes the 2020 Toyota RAV4 one of the most value-packed compact SUVs in the segment.

    203 - 219

    Horsepower (HP)

    163 - 184

    Torque (lb-ft)

    28 / 35

    Fuel Economy (city/highway mpg)

    Starting at


  • Performance

    A light grey 2020 Toyota RAV4 is being followed around a corner by a dark grey one near Indiana, PA.

    When you think Toyota, you can’t help but first consider its reputation for reliability and durability. This is due to Toyota’s superior build quality and impressive resale value. That’s why consumers turn to Toyota and why Toyota inspires such brand loyalty. But performance is another reason. Known for its off-road capability and excellent fuel economy, Toyota does not disappoint with the 2020 RAV4. Models offer a wide range of talents, from off-road aptitude to fuel-sipping hybrid proficiency to on-road dexterity. You will not find a broader and more well-rounded blend of utility in the segment, as the 2020 Toyota RAV4 continues to build on an already impressive resume.


    For non-hybrid models, the Toyota RAV4 features a 2.5-liter inline-4 with 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine returns an impressive 28/35 MPG, which is near best-in-class and is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This is an excellent option as it features plenty of power while offering outstanding fuel efficiency. For example, it provides over 20 hp more than the base Ford Escape engine while getting better gas mileage.

    The hybrid engine for the RAV4 is a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine with electric motors that puts out 219 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque while returning a best-in-class 41/38 mpg. AWD is standard for all hybrid models, as is a continuously variable automatic transmission. With this powertrain, the RAV4 Hybrid can travel up to 600 miles on one tank of gas!

    On-Road Performance

    The RAV4 Hybrid not only features best-in-class fuel efficiency, but it also features top-notch performance. With the XSE HV model, you will find a sport-tuned suspension and quick acceleration, and you can find hybrid models starting for under $30,000. You will not find a better value in the class, with this combination of fuel efficiency and performance. The base hybrid trim, the RAV4 Hybrid LE trim, also comes with 5-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels, all-wheel drive, and active grille shutters. You will also be excited to hear that the nickel-metal hydride battery pack does not take up any cargo space, as it fits neatly under the rear seats. The RAV4 also features an impressive towing capacity of up to 3,500 lbs, which is more than enough to take the boat along for a drive to the lake.

    Off-Road Performance

    Whether you are looking for superior fuel efficiency, impressive handling ability, or off-road capability, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 offers something for everyone. The Adventure model brings increased ground clearance and larger wheels to help with off-road conditions. It also features torque vectoring, which sends up to 50 percent of torque to the rear wheels and distributes according to conditions to the left and right wheels. This allows for much more control off-road and when driving in bad weather, such as snowy or washed-out roads. You will be grateful for the confidence boost when dealing with these situations. The TRD Off-Road model takes this a step further. Utilizing torque vectoring as well, the TRD Off-Road model adds off-road-ready tires and an off-road suspension. This is the kind of off-road capability that can challenge even the best in its class or models known for their off-road prowess, such as the Jeep Cherokee.

  • Interior

    An interior view of a man driving a 2020 Toyota RAV4 is shown.

    The 2020 Toyota RAV4 has one of the best interiors in its class, feeling more upscale than most of its competitors with soft-touch materials and luxury amenities throughout. A priority of the RAV4 is ergonomics and storage space, which makes for a comfortable and convenient driving experience. A 7-inch touchscreen is standard, while an 8-inch touchscreen is standard on the Limited, Adventure, and TRD models. Also standard is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa integration, a 6-speaker audio system, Siri Eyes Free, and Bluetooth. Optional equipment includes a panoramic moonroof, heated side mirrors, dual-zone climate control, SofTex seats, heated and cooled front seats with memory controls, and rear-seat vents. The incredible number of available features allow you to customize your driving experience so that you can find the model that suits you and your family’s lifestyle.

    Space in the RAV4

    Having enough space for you and your family is also a priority of the RAV4. You will find plenty of legroom and headroom for your rear-seat passengers as well as lots of available storage and cargo capacity. For one, a useful shelf spans the dash for extra storage for passengers in the front row. And the rear seats fold easily to a nearly flat position to open up the cabin for extra cargo space. When you need this space for passengers, the cargo space behind the rear seats is one of the largest in its class.

    2020 RAV4 Technology

    The RAV4 offers an impressive amount of tech in the cabin as well. With 4G LTE mobile hotspot capability, navigation, and a charging pad for a smartphone, your family will be able to stay connected everywhere you go. And if navigation is out of your budget, you’ll find the standard Scout GPS link a bonus. This feature allows compatible smartphones to display a map as well as turn-by-turn directions on the touchscreen. A JBL 11-speaker, 800-watt premium audio system is also available for your favorite tunes.

  • Safety

    A silver and black 2020 RAV4 is parked on a city street at night.

    The 2020 Toyota RAV4 is one of the safest vehicles on the road and has accordingly received a 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. One of the reasons for the RAV4’s excellent safety ratings can be found in its impressive list of standard safety features and driver assists. If you are looking to buy one of the safest vehicles on the road, look no further than the RAV4.

    Safety Features in the RAV4

    All models come standard with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of safety tech. This includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-departure alert with steering assist, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, automatic high beams, and roadside assist. This is an intuitive suite designed for every situation. For example, standard adaptive cruise control will keep your RAV4 centered in your lane and automatically steer for you. For good measure, you’ll find a rearview camera as standard equipment as well.

    Optional safety features bring even more intelligence to the road. Here you’ll find such features as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, reverse automatic emergency braking, a surround-view parking camera system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and front and rear parking sensors. With blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, you will be protected from dangers lurking in your blind spots, such as vehicles entering on either side of the car, and vehicles about to cross your path when backing up. Essentially, you are covered from every angle, with these systems alerting you to every potential danger. Other exciting options include a rearview mirror camera, which projects a feed from a camera on the back of the vehicle, and Safety Connect, which senses if a collision has occurred and immediately calls for help. It’s easy to see why the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is considered one of the safest vehicles ever made.

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