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Top Reasons 2020 Toyota RAV4 LE is an Excellent Value

2020 RAV4 LE is a popular choice with consumers. Learn the top reasons why LE is a great buy.

Toyota RAV4 has a full lineup of trim levels designed for all personality types and lifestyles. There are gasoline-only and hybrid models. You can choose from front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

There are even Adventure and TRD Off-Road versions for those people who like the tougher, more rugged side of life.

And 2020 RAV4 comes with its popular entry level – the LE. There are many standard features that make this a smart purchase.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Ruby Flare Pearl front end Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

(By the way, how does this Ruby Flare Pearl color look to you?)

2020 Toyota RAV4 LE Safety

Generally we know what we are getting with a model’s base, or entry, trim level. It will have the lowest price of any available grades and it will come equipped with basic features.

Not so much with 2020 RAV4 LE.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard across the board for all RAV4 models. Look for additional safety systems like lane tracing assist, road sign assist and pre-collision system that detects pedestrians both in daytime and low light conditions. It also picks up bicycles during the day.

This should provide extra peace of mind, as TSS 2.0 helps minimize the chance for front collisions, lane changing collisions, and those at night.

RAV4 LE comes with 8 standard airbags as well.

Multimedia Benefits of 2020 RAV4 LE

All 2020 RAV4 trim levels feature a 7-inch or 8-inch multimedia touch screen. RAV4 LE comes with a 7-inch screen.

2020 Toyota RAV4 LE interior multimedia touch screen macadamia interior

Expect standard across-the-board Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility. This makes it very easy to perform navigation, music, phone call, and texting functions with simple voice commands. Limiting distractions is the name of the game here.

Also, look for standard SiriusXM with a 3-month all-access free trial to see if you like it.

2020 RAV4 Performance

Gasoline-powered RAV4 models are powered with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is matched with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This produces 203 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. torque.

The previous generation RAV4 delivered 176 horsepower, so you should notice an improvement in both power and acceleration if you are used to driving one from model years 2018 and earlier.

This next tidbit reinforces the lesson that if enough people offer their opinions, many companies will listen and make changes. When 2019 RAV4 was launched, there was criticism about engine noise and the absence of a sound limiting hood blanket in gasoline-powered trims. RAV4 Hybrid trims had this hood blanket already.

2020 Toyota RAV4 LE front end engine hood blanket RAV4 Ruby Flare Pearl

This has been corrected for 2020 RAV4, as you can see from the included picture. You asked – Toyota listened. Kudos to both parties here.

2020 RAV4 LE Pricing

This is a natural question here. What is the RAV4 price? Factory MSRP for 2020 RAV4 LE FWD is $25,950 and AWD is $27,350.

Other 2020 RAV4 Specs

All 2020 RAV4 LE models come with standard LED headlamps and daytime running lights. LED lights are known for lasting longer, shining brighter and costing less over time. To have this as standard equipment at even the base trim is a major success and a great value to potential buyers.

You will have various driving modes in your RAV4 LE. ECO mode results in optimal gas mileage, especially in city driving conditions. Sport mode gives more spirited, or faster, acceleration.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Driving Modes ECO mode Sport mode normal mode

Normal mode is for typical driving conditions where you can expect mpg estimates of 27 city / 35 highway and 30 combined for front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is only slightly less with 27 city / 34 highway / 30 combined.

Time for your thoughts on 2020 RAV4

2020 Toyota RAV4 LE macadamia interior color front seats

What has your experience been with Toyota RAV4? Do you own one and how has it been for you and your family so far?

Is RAV4 on your short list for a potential next vehicle and if so, what trim level are you considering?

VIDEO: Watch my 2020 RAV4 LE Review and walkaround to see key highlights and benefits.

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David Laycock (not verified)    May 19, 2020 - 9:08PM

I have a Rav 4 GLX I find the CVT most aggravating. It is subject to flaring, uneven changes especially when pulling away ie, after slowing down for traffic lights, and then pulling away as one example. Has any other owners have these experiences?