Should you’re opting for the 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip right to the 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid. You get a significantly better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid affords ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of car can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you need it most.
The 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, however, additionally has some flaws generally related to this sort of car. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid’s trip and driving expertise start to fall in keeping with extra trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest checking out the 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional cost. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid additionally affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid fresh by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, which pushes the 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.