The Toyota RAV4 is a reliable SUV all kinds of drivers can trust. How can you be sure it's the right SUV for you though? To help drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton decide, Maguire Toyota looks at what it's capable of in this 2020 Toyota RAV4 review.

Specs & Capability

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 runs on a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It's also capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. This powertrain works with an 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).

A Stop and Start Engine System is available to boost your vehicle's fuel economy. With this efficient technology and the ECT-i managing your drive, the Toyota RAV4 can get up to an EPA-estimated 28 MPG city and 35 MPG highway[i].

On top of being efficient, the Toyota RAV4 is also quite versatile. It can travel over trails and potholes with an 8.6-inch ground clearance. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is also available. The all-wheel drive system is paired to Multi-terrain Select. This feature lets you adapt to your driving conditions with selectable driving modes, such as:

  • Normal
  • Snow
  • Mud & Ruts
  • Rock & Dirt

Interior Dimensions

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 creates a comfortable ride with 98.9 cubic feet of passenger space. With two rows of seats, there's room for up to five people. The driver and front passenger can stretch their legs with 37.7 inches of headroom and 41.0 inches of legroom. In the back seats, passengers can enjoy 39.5 inches of headroom and 37.8 inches of legroom.

The trunk features 37.6 cubic feet of cargo room. A hands-free power liftgate is available to make loading up easier. If you need to pack more, you can use the 60/40 split folding rear seats to get up to 69.8 cubic feet of cargo room.




Cargo Room Behind Row

69.8 cubic feet

37.6 cubic feet


37.7 inches

39.5 inches


41.0 inches

37.8 inches

Safety Features

You'll also find peace of mind in the 2020 Toyota RAV4. It protects you with front and rear side-impact door beams. Inside, you'll be surrounded by eight airbags, including front and rear side curtain airbags. Everyone can strap in tightly too with front seatbelt pretensioners and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH).

To prevent accidents, the RAV4 also comes with lots of driver assistance features. The integrated backup camera gives you a clear picture of what's behind you when you're backing up, while Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 gives you more awareness during your drive. This standard system includes:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Road Sign Assist

Test Drive the Toyota RAV4

Visit Maguire Toyota to learn more about the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and to take a test drive. It offers a safe, efficient, and comfortable ride to driver and families in Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton.


[i] 2020 RAV4 EPA-estimated 27 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for LE FWD and Limited FWD; 27 city/34 hwy/30 combined mpg for LE AWD; 28 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for XLE FWD and XLE Premium FWD' 27 city/33 hwy/29 combined mp for XLE AWD and XLE Premium AWD; 25 city/33 hwy/28 combined mpg for Adventure; 25 city/32 hwy/27 combined mpg for TRD Off-Road; 25 city/33 hwy/28 combined mpg for Limited AWD; and 41 city/38 hwy/40 combined mpg for LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid and Limited Hybrid. Actual mileage will vary.

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