Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4

2020 Toyota RAV4 Limited

Pros: Extensive range of standard safety features; cargo room and versatility; availability of frugal Hybrid models

Cons: Base prices are higher than most rivals; engine is a bit noisy when accelerating; non-linear transmission feel

CG Says: After last year’s redesign, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 adds a new all-terrain-ready TRD Off-Road model and all models gain Android Auto compatibility. The RAV4 model lineup offers a choice of conventional or Hybrid versions powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. The engine develops 203 horsepower and is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission in gas models; Hybrid versions use a CVT automatic transmission and pair the gas engine with an electric motor for a total output of 219 hp. All gas models offer a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, save for the off-road-oriented Adventure and TRD Off-Road trims, which come standard with AWD. All-wheel drive is also standard on Hybrid models. Toyota’s Safety Sense suite of safety features is standard on all RAV4s, and includes lane-keep assist and road-sign recognition features, as well as a forward collision warning system with automatic braking and pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. Rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot alert, and a camera rearview mirror display are also available. Other available features include panoramic sunroof, hands-free liftgate, heated/ventilated front seats, 120-volt AC power outlet, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone capability. The old RAV4 was the best seller in the compact-crossover segment, and the new generation builds on its strengths while projecting a “stronger” image. All-around refinement is improved, there’s good passenger and cargo room within the tidy exterior dimensions, and the Hybrid models offer surprisingly peppy acceleration in addition to their better fuel economy. The new-generation heightens the RAV4’s already enviable standing in its class.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices LE: $26,970
AWD LE: $28,370
XLE: $28,265
AWD XLE: 29,665
XLE Premium: $30,970
AWD XLE Premium: $32,370
AWD Adventure: $34,115
Limited: $35,500
AWD Limited: $36,900
AWD TRD Off-Road: $36,300
AWD LE Hybrid: $29,220
AWD XLE Hybrid: $30,515
AWD XSE Hybrid: $35,170
AWD Limited Hybrid: $37,750

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Std. Transmission
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)