Changes on the new 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid will lead to a significant boost in the fuel economy. During next year we will have official results, but the new crossover will return 40 mpg! At this moment, the most efficient hybrid in compact segment is Nissan Rogue. It delivers 34 mpg. So, the difference is more than noteworthy.
We will see later what is Toyota up to with its drivetrain. However, the new hybrid model will share cosmetic changes with the standard Rav4 for the 2020 season.
2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Specs and Mileage
Current crossover is also among the leaders in the segment with 34/30 mpg return. An inline-four 2.5-liter engine is coming in pair with an electric engine to boost everything – gas mileage, power, and torque. his new system will make it even more efficient.
The new 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid will use the same engine. However, improvements in the electric sector will create a very powerful hybrid combination. At this moment, we only know that fuel economy will jump to 39 mpg. However, Toyota is not providing further details about city/highway rating, or other specs. Also, we expect to hear in 2019 more info about the electric motor and the development of this model. However, if this happens, the 2020 Rav4 Hybrid is going to leave the competition in the dust.
2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Spy Photos
The new Rav4 has been already spied. But, without major differences between standard and hybrid model, we can’t say which one of these is on spy shots. It is more likely that the 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid gets some extra tests before it becomes official. One thing is sure, the crossover is not bringing plug-in hybrid version. There are no signs of ports anywhere on a spied mule. But, we can’t exclude this version since some experts claim that Toyota is developing such a model. However, until it becomes clear, we won’t spend too much time on speculations.
2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Release Date
Again, the 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid is not official yet. As soon as we step into 2019 we will hear more information about updates and changes. Of course, the company won’t give any clue about the release date until the crossover is ready to debut.
According to rumors, a second or third quarter of 2019 could be the perfect timing for the release date of 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid. The company is launching it both in Europe and in the US, so one of the European big shows could be the place of Rav4 Hybrid debut.
Price and Trim Levels
The base model of the 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid will cost about $3,000 more than the standard petrol unit. After a redesign and all changes, the price could jump to $29,000-$30,000. However, the Hybrid version is going to offer some options. While the drive system remains AWD, there are some trims buyers can choose from. An entry-level is LE, and it will be under $30k. XLE and SE are mid-range models with price over $30,000. The other one will probably go up to $35,000. Finally, the Limited edition with an AWD and a lot of extra equipment is currently the most expensive Rav4 Hybrid. Buyers will have to spend more than $37k to get features such as a backup camera, 18-inch wheels and premium Entune infotainment with navigation.