The fifth generation of the most popular Toyota SUV is on the way. The model for 2019 season will be available late this year. But, that is not all from this nameplate. Already next year we can expect more additions to the lineup. However, the company is going to launch 2020 Toyota Rav4 with some stuff that couldn’t be part of the first model in fifth-gen SUV.
This includes boosted hybrid performance. Also, the 2020 Toyota Rav4 redesign will bring more options around the vehicle. The latest accessories, possibly new trim level, and various other features regarding the safety and convenience. Toyota is not wasting time. All fans and enthusiasts are eagerly waiting to see how the new Rav4 works on streets. Reading reports and official updates are sometimes totally different from what we see from the product. That is why the Japanese carmaker is ready for the first update of the next-gen crossover.
2020 Toyota Rav4 Redesign
The new generation of the mid-size crossover comes with the updated exterior and interior. We doubt that 2020 Toyota Rav4 will change it radically. Nevertheless, the carmaker will definitely update and fix what buyers don’t like on the new model. So, we can speak of Toyota’s readiness to react quickly and improve the driving experience.
2020 Toyota Rav4 Specs
Under the hood of the 2020 Toyota Rav4, we will see the same engine lineup. There are one petrol unit and a hybrid powertrain. Some countries will see the new Rav4 with a diesel engine. But, for the US, the company is not planning such a drivetrain.
So, the 2.5-liter four-pot is good for about 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. Improvements on the engine tuning and power distribution will boost the mileage. However, without big changes under the bonnet, we can’t expect some special improvements. Expect the Rav4 to deliver 27 mpg combined with AWD. An eight-speed transmission introduced for the 2019 year model remains the router.
2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Gas Mileage
Improvements all over the crossover will lead to the 10-percent boost of the mileage. Not only that fixes on the engine block are making this result. Also, aerodynamic is better thanks to the higher ground clearance. Furthermore, the overall weight is about to drop. Finally, the tuning will improve the power outputs of the hybrid system.
The 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid is going to use a 2.5-liter unit as the base. With the help of the electric motor, this system comes up with more than 200 horses and 210 lb-ft of torque. Exact numbers are not final yet, but engineers will work on further updates and improvements. Smoother ride and reliability are main goals for 2020 Toyota Rav4 SUV.
2020 Toyota Rav4 Safety
Regarding the safety, the 2020 Toyota Rav4 will add even more features and accessories. The next-gen SUV’s visibility is much better. Also, there are various options for helping the driver reach peace of mind and focus on commanding the vehicle. The redesign of the next-gen model improves visibility through windshield and A-pillars, while the 2020 year SUV is going to bring more alert systems and possibly sort of autonomous drive for a hybrid.