2020 Toyota RAV4

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2020 MODEL
$25,850 - $35,780
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2020 Toyota RAV4 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: January 28, 2020
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Toyota bought out the RAV4 in 1996 with a humble proposition in mind to give the masses an elegant, reliable and worthy SUV in a compact package. It’s been 24 years now, it still stick to the root cause.

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Pros

Impressive fuel economy

Typical Toyota Reliability

Premium interior

A lot of cargo space

Cons

Uncomfortable front seats

On the pricey side in its segment

Lifeless driving dynamics

What's New?

Android Auto is standard

SiriusXM added to the base trims

Power driver’s seat in XLE trim

XLE trim doesn’t come with standard moonroof


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25850

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

torque

184 lbs.-ft. @ 5000 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

63.0/63.7

dimensions

wheelbase

105.9 in.

length

180.9 in.

width

73 in.

height

67 in.

curb weight

3370 lbs.

ground clearance

8.4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

69.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

1750 lbs.

payload capacity

1095 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/29/33 mpg

ev range

391.5 mi.

highway range

478.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited


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Exterior
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Styles

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Ratings

Features

8.2

Engine And Performance

8.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

8.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Toyota RAV4 LE

LE

power
203 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
31 combined

$25,850 - $27,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $27,250 MSRP (27/30/35) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $25,850 MSRP (26/31/35) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual front wheel drive TBD

 2020 Toyota RAV4 XLE

XLE

power
203 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$27,145 - $28,545


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $27,145 MSRP (27/29/33) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $28,545 MSRP (25/29/33) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual all wheel drive TBD

 2020 Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium

XLE Premium

power
203 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$29,850 - $31,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLE Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $31,250 MSRP (27/29/33) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
XLE Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $29,850 MSRP (28/30/35) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2020 Toyota RAV4 Adventure

Adventure

power
203 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
28 combined

$32,955


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Adventure 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $32,955 MSRP (25/28/33) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Toyota RAV4 Limited

Limited

power
203 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$34,380 - $35,780


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $34,380 MSRP (25/28/33) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $35,780 MSRP (25/29/33) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual all wheel drive TBD

Expert Review

8.1

Overall Rating


2020 Toyota RAV4 is in its fifth generation and carried forward the same design cues from last year when it received its major overhaul. All of the trims are powered by a potent 2.5L inline-four engine that boasts of torque vectoring and axle deactivation technology.

A lot of electronic wizardry backs up 203 horses and 184 pound-feet of torque to provide you with the best possible driving experience. This Toyota takes on the likes of Mazda CX-5 and the very similar Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe. It's an all-out battle for the most well rounded small SUV out there.

2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Front View
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Front View
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Rear View
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Rear View

8.2/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

8.2/10
Interior

 

8.0/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2020 Toyota RAV4 Features

8.2/10

Toyota provides the RAV4 in four vibrant trims that are filled to the brim with features. It spans over a wide bandwidth with the base LX trim starting at $25,850 up to Limited trim which is priced at $35,780. All the trims are offered in either Front or All-wheel-Drive orientation so that the off-roader in you isn’t left behind. A hefty 2.5L naturally aspirated inline-four engine takes care of power delivery in all trims.

The trims have a linear and progressive list of increasing features and thankfully the LE trim is not barebone as expected as Toyota has added a host of basic and incremental features for 2020. But the top-end Limited trim gets all of the fancy gizmos which even includes an 11-speaker JBL Audio System and Dynamic Torque Vectoring which is surprising for a car of this segment.

Trims

LE

XLE

XLE Premium

Adventure

Limited

MSRP(FWD)

$25,850

$27,145

$29,850

-

$34,380

MSRP(AWD)

$27,250

$28,545

$31,250

$32,955

$35,780

Features

LED Headlights with Automatic high beams

All the features in LE added or replaced and:

All the features in XLE added or replaced and:

All the features in XLE Premium added or replaced and:

All the features in Adventure added or replaced and:

 

LED DRLs

Auto On/Off Headlights

Power tilt moonroof

Unique split-bar front upper grille

JBL Audio with Dynamic Navigation and 11-speakers

 

17-inch steel wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

19-inch alloy wheels

Black RAV4 and Adventure badging

Downhill Assist Control(DAC)

 

Power folding outside rear-view mirror

Smart key on front doors and liftgate

Climate control system with front center vent flow controls and rear-seat vents

7-inch MID with customizable settings

Anti-theft system with alarm and engine immobilizer

 

Climate control system with pollen filter

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

8-Way power-adjustable front driver’s seat

Overhead console with map lights and Safety Connect button

Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect

 

Integrated backup camera

Blind Spot Monitoring System with Cross-Traffic Alert

Leather-trimmed steering wheel;

Rear Cargo area decklid mounted-storage net

 

 

Fabric trimmed seats

 

 

 

 

 

60/40 Split-folding rear seats

 

 

 

 

A total of 11 packages are available, yes a whopping ELEVEN packages. Talk about being spoilt for choices. These packages can get a bit tricky but mostly includes creature comfort features that are focused on different weather conditions and also includes a JBL audio system with 11 speakers.

Which trim should you opt for?

The Adventure trim is our RAV4 of choice. It is the instinctive RAV4 which should have been there from the base up. It has a rugged exterior that keeps you unaffected of the terrain you are playing on. The added utility list and All-Wheel Drive setup help you conquer a multitude of terrains at a nominal $32,955.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Engine and Performance

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The 2020 Toyota RAV4 comes equipped with a 2.5L inline-four engine which pumps out a healthy 203 horses and 184-pound feet of torque which is transmitted to either the front or all wheels via an 8-Speed Automatic transmission. The All-Wheel-Drive setup is an advanced system that dynamically transfers power to all four wheels only when needed. It cuts off the power to the rear wheels to save fuel.

2020 Toyota RAV4 2.5L I4 Engine
2020 Toyota RAV4 2.5L I4 Engine

This is the main reason for RAV4’s impressive fuel economy. The transmission does an impressive job of jolting down the power linearly and eagerly. The upshifts are very abrupt but in a good way and you won’t feel the pressure when overtaking. There are three distinctive drive modes namely, NORMAL, ECO and SPORT which change the driving dynamics and performance drastically. It provides you with a completely different experience for every twist of mode selector.

Models

Toyota RAV4 LE

(FWD)

Mazda CX-5 Sport (FWD)

Kia Sorento L

(FWD)

Hyundai Santa Fe SE (FWD)

MSRP

$25,850

$25,090

$26,690

$25,900

Engine

2.5L I4

2.5L I4

2.4L I4

2.4L I4

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

203 hp

@ 6600 rpm

187 hp

@ 6000 rpm

185 hp

@ 6000 rpm

185 hp

@ 6000 rpm

Torque

184 lb-ft

@ 5000 rpm

186 lb-ft

@ 4000 rpm

178 lb-ft

@ 4000 rpm

178 lb-ft

@ 4000 rpm

If you look at the performance figures, Toyota takes the podium here with the maximum power and torque figures. The remaining three competitors are in close vicinity of each other.

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How quick is the 2020 Toyota RAV4 from 0-60?

The precise and short ratio of the 8-Speed Automatic transmission helps the RAV4 sprint from 0-60 in under 8 seconds. This is impressive for a car with a naturally aspirated engine. The gears are eager to upshift which helps reduce a lot of shifting time, unlike its competition.

2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Front View
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV 0-60 MPH in just  7.8 sec

The electronic on-demand all-wheel-drive system helps in squeezing off a few seconds on the roads and also maneuver those challenging terrains as well. Dynamic Torque vectoring helps you take corners with more confidence and speed.

Models

Toyota RAV4 LE

(FWD)

Mazda CX-5 Sport (FWD)

Kia Sorento L

(FWD)

Hyundai Santa Fe SE (FWD)

0-60 MPH

7.8 s

8.7 s

8.9 s

8.4 s

Quarter mile

16.6 s

N/A

16.7 s

16.3 s

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

5.0

5.3

6.0

6.0

The smart electronics and precise gearbox help Toyota crack the 8-second mark for 0-60 run whereas the competition is a whole one second behind. Hyundai Santa Fe is the only car that comes close to it with a 0-60 time of 8.4 seconds. Kia Sorento despite being a Santa Fe under the cocoon, does not keep up with its twin due to heavier curb weight.

How does the RAV4 handle?

Toyota has put in a lot of effort to provide the best in RAV4 in terms of ride and handling. Toyota’s New Global Architecture(TNGA) platform is constructed to provide you with the best possible dual-purpose experience. The added ground clearance helps you tackle any given terrain with ease and the longer, wider stance makes handling much more responsive. The lower center of gravity helps minimize body roll, thus providing a befitting driving experience for on-roads as well.

2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV 3rd Quarter View
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Front View

The steering is precise but lacks feel and you would end up misjudging the input required due to the uncertain character. But overall, it treats you with one of the best driving cars in its class. The three driving modes give you three varying driving characters to explore as well.

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What is special about the Self-Levelling suspension of the Hyundai Santa Fe?

What about the Braking performance of the RAV4?

Braking on the Toyota RAV4 is commendable as it provides enough bite on all four wheels to stop the car from 60-0 in 131 feet. This is not class-leading but the linear application makes it confidence-inspiring.

2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Brakes
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Front Brake is 12.0 in.

Various active and passive safety and driving assistance features use the brakes like Hill Start Assist and Downhill Assist Control. Brakes play an integral part in these features that help in providing you with a tension-free driving experience.

Models

Toyota RAV4 LE

(FWD)

Mazda CX-5 Sport (FWD)

Kia Sorento L

(FWD)

Hyundai Santa Fe SE (FWD)

Brake Front (in.)

12.0

11.7

12.6

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

11.1

11.9

12.0

12.0

60-0 MPH (ft)

131

N/A

N/A

N/A

Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento L have the same rotor dimensions at 12.6 inches in front and 12.0 inches at the rear. It helps these vehicles to provide extra surface area for extra bite. Mazda has the smallest brakes of the lot but that doesn’t hamper its braking dynamics.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Fuel Economy

The 2020 RAV4 provides us with an impressive fuel economy of a combined 30 MPG. The clever technique of disengaging the rear axle when not needed and only powering the front wheels. As there are two less wheels to power, it saves on fuel.

The fuel tank capacity is on the lesser side as there are many other cars in this segment that provides with a larger fuel tank. So, The RAV4 is at most perfect for a weekend getaway and weekday runs.

Models

Toyota RAV4 LE

(FWD)

Mazda CX-5 Sport (FWD)

Kia Sorento L

(FWD)

Hyundai Santa Fe SE (FWD)

MPG (city)

26

25

22

22

MPG (highway)

35

31

29

29

MPG (combined)

30

28

25

25

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gal.)

14.5

14.8

18.8

18.8

Range

(City/Highway)

377/508

370/459

414/545

414/545

Kia Sorento L and Hyundai Santa Fe have the exact same fuel economy as they share the same engine and thus have the same range as well. Mazda CX-5 comes close to Toyota in terms of efficiency but can’t get a cut above.

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2020 Toyota RAV4 Interior

8.2/10

Seating is nominal in the RAV4, with five occupants being comfortably seated in it. Both the rows are laden with cloth and unfortunately, there is no leather upholstery option in any of the trims. There is ample space in both the rows but due to the awkward seat height and acute backrest, you are seated upright, which isn’t the most comfortable position.

2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Front Seats
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Dashboard

But due to the low roofline, occupants over 5’11” would scrub their heads. The top trims get heated and cooled seats to keep you comfortable. Dual-Zone Automatic Climate control with rear vents help keep the occupants comfortable. The power-operated moonroof helps you stargaze as well.

Models

Toyota RAV4 LE

(FWD)

Mazda CX-5 Sport (FWD)

Kia Sorento L

(FWD)

Hyundai Santa Fe SE (FWD)

Seating Capacity

5

5

7

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.5/57.8/41.0

41.0/57.1/41.0

39.5/59.1/44.1

41.2/59.1/44.1

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.5/56.4/37.8

39.0/54.8/39.6

39.3/58.0/39.4

39.2/58.3/40.9

Kia Sorento is the only one of the lot that offers three rows of seats. But to no avail, as the third row is at best for children. Hyundai Santa Fe is the most comfortable of the lot as it provides the most cabin space of the lot. Toyota RAV4 has the least cabin space of the lot but manages to pack in a fully-fledged cabin in it.

What are the infotainment features available?

Toyota has worked on the downside which held back it’s line-up. The infotainment system which was provided with the earlier year models were lackluster and didn’t even have Android Auto or Apple CarPlay as standard. It also includes a 4G LTE mobile hotspot.

2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Infotainment screen
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV 8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment Screen

But now, they have ramped up the feature list and now comes with a 7-inch touch screen infotainment with six speakers and Bluetooth music streaming. The higher trims get a JBL audio system with 11-speakers which includes subwoofers and amplifiers. It also includes connected services that can help you in times of emergency.

What are the other infotainment features on offer?

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • JBL Audio System with 11 speakers
  • Subwoofers and Amplifiers included
  • Dynamic navigation with 3 Years subscription
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • SiriusXM and Alexa support
  • Five USB ports(1-music,4-charging)

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How much cargo does the Toyota take in?

Toyota with its tall body structure and increased ground clearance provides for the best in class cargo capacity. The ground clearance allows for a deeper floor which helps house more volume.

2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Cargo Volume 37.6 cu-ft

There are hooks and partitions to store smaller objects and a cargo net can also be opted. Folding the split rear seats will open up a humongous space of 22 cubic feet.

Models

Toyota RAV4 LE

(FWD)

Mazda CX-5 Sport (FWD)

Kia Sorento L

(FWD)

Hyundai Santa Fe SE (FWD)

Cargo Volume (cu.-ft)

37.6

30.9

11.3

35.9

The Kia Sorento is the least spacious in terms of cargo space with just 11.3 cu.ft. of space. Mazda crosses the 30 cubic feet mark but it's only the Hyundai Santa Fe that comes close to Toyota. Toyota has an edge over the others because of its body shape.

Interior Features

  • Wireless smartphone and device charging
  • Eight total cup and bottle holders
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Blue Ambient lighting
  • Height Adjustable rear cargo area deck board
  • Multi-terrain selector in the center control
  • Sunvisors with sliding extensions and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Digital rearview mirror with HomeLink universal transceiver
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Infotainment system
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Infotainment system
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Interior
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Interior
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Center Console
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Center Console
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Power Window
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Power Window
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Gear shifter
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Gear shifter

2020 Toyota RAV4 Exterior

8.0/10

Toyota has managed to bring a BIG SUV feel to the RAV4 in a rather smaller footprint. We can see the design cues of RAV4 being taken from the 4Runner and Tacoma. As all of these are members of the Toyota family, the resemblance is likely. The roof is rather low for a car pitched in as an SUV and it has one of the lowest heights in the competition.

2020 Toyota RAV4 3rd Quarter view
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV 3-Quarter view

The adventure trim stays true to the RAV4’s root nature. It has faux skid plates and higher roof rails for more practical off-roading experience. The higher trims get alloy wheels of 17 and 19-inch but it's disheartening to see the base trim have steel wheels. It takes away from the overall look of the SUV.

Models

Toyota RAV4 LE

(FWD)

Mazda CX-5 Sport (FWD)

Kia Sorento L

(FWD)

Hyundai Santa Fe SE (FWD)

Length (in)

180.9

179.1

189.0

187.8

Width (in)

73.0

72.5

74.4

74.4

Height (in)

67.0

66.2

66.3

66.1

Ground clearance (in)

8.4

7.5

7.3

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

105.9

106.2

109.4

108.9

Track width (in) F/R

63/63.7

62.8/62.8

64.3/64.7

64.3/64.7

Curb weight (lbs)

3370

3541

3810

3591

Toyota has built the RAV4 in a rather compact proportion when compared to the competition. Yes, the Mazda CX-5 is of a smaller footprint than the Toyota but Sorento and Santa Fe are much larger in size. But the RAV4 has an edge, over the others with its impressive 8.4 inches of ground clearance. This helps it take on any given terrain without hesitation whereas the competition needs to think twice.

Exterior Features

  • Dual Chrome exhaust ti[s
  • Privacy glass on all rear side, quarter and liftgate windows
  • Active grille shutters
  • Low profile roof rails
  • Puddle lights
  • Integrated fog lights
  • 19-inch alloy wheels

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2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Bonnet
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Bonnet
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Fog light
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Fog light
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Badge
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Badge
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Headlight
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Headlight
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Exhaust
2020 Toyota RAV4 SUV Exhaust

2020 Toyota RAV4 Safety

Toyota has loaded the RAV4 with a host of active and passive safety features which makes it one of the best lead SUVs in its class. It comes with Toyota’s famed Safety Sense 2.0 which includes a bunch of passive safety features like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic high beams(AHB) and Road Sign Assist.

Toyota has given most of the safety features from the base up and only a few passive safety features like Hill Start Assist and Downhill Assist Control get added to the top trim.

Safety Features

  • Toyota Safety Sense
  • Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • 8-Dual Stage Airbags
  • Driver side emergency locking retractor (ELR)
  • Front and Rear side-impact door beams
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

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2020 Toyota RAV4 Competition

Toyota RAV4 vs Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 is the most radical-looking SUV of the lot and it also includes the muscle to back up its looks. The driving dynamics are much better than the Toyota as it is involving and the cabin features premium and modern components. An optional turbocharged helps you with the bump in power you need. But then the base engine is lackluster and for the price, Toyota provides us with a more flexible car that can take any terrain given due to its practical advantage. In the long term, the Mazda will be as reliable as the Toyota. However, looking at the overall picture, the RAV4 is our choice here.

2020  Mazda CX-5
2020 Mazda CX-5

Toyota RAV4 vs Kia Sorento L

Kia Sorento is a promising car that goes hand in hand in all aspects when compared to the Toyota RAV4. But due to the addition of the third row, Kia lost the edge. Sorento adds a meaningless third row that has almost no legroom and makes the vehicle heavier. You get a bang for the buck in the Kia but the RAV4 wins over it in terms of practicality and a lower MSRP. We will choose the Toyota RAV4 over Kia Sorento L for the better overall package it is.

2020 Kia Sorento L
2020 Kia Sorento L

Toyota RAV4 vs Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe comes real close in terms of providing the amount of features for the same price point. There are a lot of standard features for the price point and also has a lot of optional active safety features. Practicality takes a back seat due to wide roof pillars. The cabin comfort is not up to the RAV4 due to stiffer suspension and road noise creeps in the cabin too. Despite having a larger footprint, Santa Fe fails to provide with the cabin space management as the RAV4. Toyota is our choice of the two.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

 

2020 Toyota RAV4 Final Verdict

Toyota has incorporated power and performance into a compact package which is high on practicality as well. The 2020 RAV4 looks like an SUV despite the small proportions and performs like one too to an extent. It uses Toyota’s new and improved platform which has drastically improved driving dynamics over the previous generations. It is a complete package of an SUV with performance, driving dynamics and comfort.

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