New Android Auto compatibility complements an outstanding suite of basic features in every RAV4 that includes at least a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay compatibility, automatic emergency braking, at least one USB charger, Bluetooth connectivity, and power features.
Good basic equipment with a generous touchscreen, which grows to 8.0 inches on Adventure, Limited, and TRD Off-Road trims, and a good overall value is how we arrive at our score of 7 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
This year, the 2020 RAV4 adds a TRD Off-Road (based on the Adventure trim) to its lineup of LE, XLE, XLE Premium, and Limited trim levels. RAV4 Hybrid models are available in LE, XLE, Limited, and XSE trims.
The 2020 RAV4 LE costs about $27,000, including destination, and includes cloth upholstery, 17-inch wheels with hubcaps, a split-folding rear seat, the 7.0-inch touchscreen, one USB port, and a suite of active safety features that we describe above. All-wheel drive is optional and costs $1,400 on non-hybrid models. (Hybrid, Adventure, and TRD Off-Road RAV4s are equipped with all-wheel drive as standard equipment.)
We’d opt up for a 2020 RAV4 XLE, which costs $28,265 for a gas-powered model or $30,515 for a hybrid model with all-wheel drive. The XLE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, keyless ignition, five USB chargers, and more available options including heated seats and safety add-ons.
Adventure and TRD Off-Road versions will appeal to outdoorsy buyers thanks to their beefed-up hardware, even though both use the same inline-4 rated at 203 horsepower as the rest of the gas-powered range.
Adventure models add 19-inch wheels, roof rails, dual-zone climate control, an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment, digital instrument cluster, synthetic leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, orange accents inside, soft interior materials, and a household-style power plug. TRD Off-Road versions wear chunky all-terrain tires on 18-inch wheels, sub in red interior accents, twin tube shocks, and add a standard moonroof, and power liftgate.
The top RAV4 Limited models go all-in with synthetic leather upholstery, premium audio, 19-inch alloy wheels, and unique bumper. For $36,900 with all-wheel drive, the 2020 RAV4 Limited costs nearly as much as a Lexus NX, which has more power and nicer interior materials.
RAV4 hybrid versions are equipped similarly to their gas-powered counterparts.
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