We just got a glimpse of the new 2020 Toyota RAV4 and we think you’ll be happy with the TRD trim, especially if you enjoy off-roading. Let’s take a closer look
2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD
Toyota released a new RAV4 trim for enthusiasts to take on the trails. You can thank Toyota Racing Development for these upgrades. This compact crossover dominates the segment, but that’s not enough for the Japanese automaker. They want to stay ahead of the game by making the RAV4 even more exciting.
The TRD takes inspiration from rally race vehicles. That’s where the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road was born. It starts with a RAV4 Adventure trim and then comes with an entire line of TRD off-road upgrades.
Let’s start by looking at the engine. This RAV4 comes equipped with a Dynamic Force 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder that pumps out 203 horsepower. This pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission that transfers power to all four of the wheels.
The engine has three different modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. It also includes traction control which is set up for four varying terrains: regular pavement, snow, rock and dirt plus mud and sand. Then, Toyota fit the RAV4 with upgraded internal rebound springs and new shocks for superior off-road ability. The Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail tires offer exceptional traction, no matter what you face and they are wrapped around sleek 18-inch aluminum rims.
Performance isn’t all you are after, and Toyota gets it. That’s why they included their Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite. This comes with pre-collision, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic braking, rear cross traffic alert and lane departure warning.
We don’t know when this new off-road beast will be available, or how much it will cost. What we do know is that it will be worth every penny.
New Toyota Lineup
The newest vehicles in Toyota’s lineup are already making waves. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma showed up at the Chicago Auto Show and the 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e received ratings of 50 mpg. We can’t wait to see what the automaker does next.