The Toyota RAV4 is the Japanese brand’s acknowledged artefact in Canada, way avant-garde of the Corolla. There are assorted variants and trims to accept from including the RAV4 Hybrid, which allowances from Toyota’s arch expertise.
Completely redesigned a year ago, the RAV4 stands out with a arresting new grille, awful sculpted caster arches and sharp, tridimensional taillights. The attending is added asperous and added adventuresome than in years past, abnormally in RAV4 Trail variant.
Under the awning of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Amalgam is a artlessly aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder agent akin to a brace of electric motors (one active the avant-garde auto and accession one active the rear wheels). The closing draw activity from a 1.6-kWh nickel-metal hydride array army beneath the rear seats. Cargo accommodation is not affected.
Having two motors makes for an all-wheel drive bureaucracy controlled electronically (rather than mechanically). Total arrangement achievement is rated at 219 horsepower, while the burning torque commitment ensures hardly quicker acceleration, alike admitting our RAV4 Amalgam Limited tester advised 82 kilograms added than a commonly powered RAV4 Limited.
While it takes a lot of fun out of the active experience, the continuously capricious manual after-effects in accomplished ammunition ratings. We’re talking about 5.7 L/100 km in the burghal and 6.3 L/100 km on the artery (like best hybrids this RAV4 is added able about town). Our analysis drive netted an boilerplate of 7.3 L/100 km, which is still actual acceptable because it took abode in the average of winter.
The RAV4 Amalgam feels safe and anticipated in accustomed active conditions, but it doesn’t like to be pushed. Back you put too abundant burden on the gas pedal, it doesn’t booty continued for adherence ascendancy to bang in. If you appetite bigger administration and added thrills abaft the wheel, go with a Mazda CX-5 instead. Best drivers should be admiring with the Toyota, however.
Bold on the outside, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is appealing bourgeois back it comes to autogenous design. We did acknowledge the superb ergonomics and assorted connectivity options, including bristles USB ports as able-bodied as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa affinity (all of a abrupt Toyota no best seems to apperception administration chump abstracts with third parties). In Limited trim, there’s alike a wireless charger for smartphones.
That top-line RAV4 Amalgam archetypal additionally appearance a agenda rear-view mirror affiliated to a camera at the top of the rear liftgate. As continued as the rear window stays clear, you can adore a absolute appearance of what’s abaft the vehicle. For parking manoeuvres, this is decidedly useful, alike added so back the added camera is covered in snow or slush.
The RAV4 Amalgam is visually acclaimed by a ability beat and dejected all-overs on the apparatus cluster, forth with a appropriate card on the seven-inch touchscreen over on the centre stack. There’s an EV button, too, although you will alone be able to drive on authentic array ability at low speeds for actual abbreviate distances. Sometimes, that agency accepting to the end of the parking lot.
This summer, Toyota will aggrandize the RAV4 calendar in showrooms with the accession of the 2021 RAV4 Prime.
Equipped with a 17.8-kWh lithium-ion battery, this constituent amalgam alternative offers an EV ambit of 60 kilometres, according to the automaker. It additionally generates a accumulated 302 application and accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.8 seconds, authoritative it the second-quickest archetypal in the absolute Toyota calendar abaft the GR Supra.
Back to our RAV4 Amalgam Limited tester, which retailed for $42,790 $. Of course, you can baddest a added affordable LE or XLE model, but the affection agreeable won’t be as impressive. The abundant affair is that all 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrids avowal the Toyota Safety Sense apartment of avant-garde disciplinarian abetment systems, not to acknowledgment continued array advantage of 10 years or 240,000 kilometres.
Naturally, the agent should prove absolutely reliable over time, so you can confidently accomplish a abiding purchase. Toyota is additionally a baton in resale value. The alone botheration is availability: dealers accept a boxy time affair appeal so far, so adapt to delay several months to booty commitment of your RAV4 Hybrid.
It’s the best RAV4 you can buy appropriate now, although that will change back the RAV4 Prime goes on sale.
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