When you completely redesign your vehicle for the 2019 model year, you might not expect any changes the following year. The same might be said if you are the best-selling SUV in the entire country. This is not the case with the 2020 Toyota RAV4.
America’s top SUV has a nice surprise for consumers.
Not one to rest on its previous accomplishments and laurels, 2020 RAV4 comes storming back with new applications, standard features that never used to be standard, and a shuffling of option packages. Oh, and there is a new RAV4 model as well.
Toyota listens to fans with 2020 RAV4 multimedia
I get an enormous amount of “Toyotajeff” YouTube channel and Torque News readercomments, as well as emails and phone calls, from Toyota fans every day. And I love it. For the last 3 to 4 years, the biggest question has been whether Toyota will add either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to different models.
CarPlay was part of the 2019 RAV4 redesign. I wrote a previous article that Android fans would be thrilled with the 2020 RAV4, and thankfully I was right. Android Auto is now standard on all 2020 RAV4 vehicles.
Also, SiriusXM, as part of an aggressive Toyota initiative to become a multimedia leader, is standard across the board. In the past, to get SiriusXM you would need Audio Plus or higher multimedia system. Now, even the LE and XLE grade levels have this wildly popular application.
Power driver’s seat for 2020 RAV4 XLE
People in the market for a 2019 RAV4 needed to select the Convenience Package in order to get a power driver’s seat. This year, for the 2020 Toyota RAV4, this power seat is standard on all XLE models and higher. Also included in this new plan is the XLE Hybrid.
Moonroof is not standard anymore
A power sliding moonroof is no longer standard equipment on the 2020 RAV4 XLE and XLE Hybrid. To get this, you would select the “new” Convenience Package.
Speaking of new option packages.
Toyota shuffles 2020 RAV4 Packages
Toyota has moved around a couple of its packages for the 2020 Toyota RAV4. The Convenience and Weather packages are 2 of RAV4’s most popular additions, so consumers will want to get used to this new shuffling of additional features.
Convenience Package will now contain power moonroof and power rear tailgate.
Weather Package has 4 features: heated front seats, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, and windshield wiper de-icer.
I’ll take “2020 RAV4 Potpourri” for $200 please Alex
The RAV4 Adventure trim level is known for not having a standard moonroof. To get this feature, you will select Convenience Package. This will give you, as with the XLE and XLE Hybrid, power moonroof and power liftgate.
Compare 2020 RAV4 changes vs 2019 RAV4 in my video review.
Limited customers should be thrilled with Toyota’s announcement to make JBL audio system standard in all Limited vehicles. This rocking system will offer passengers concert-like performance with 11 speakers and an 800-watt amplifier.
Time for your thoughts on 2020 Toyota RAV4
What do you think of the changes coming to 2020 RAV4? Will you be in the market for a small SUV in the near future, and will the RAV4 be on your list?
Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I share how to get NEW ventilated cooled seats in the 2020 Toyota Camry. Speaking of Camry, also watch the 2020 Camry's new option: the all-wheel-drive and which trims will get it.
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