New Toyota 2020 RAV4 Hybrid vs. Competition for Sale in Warwick, RI
The 2020 RAV4 Hybrid offers a lot in a vehicle—it’s extremely fuel efficient, has a cozy and comfortable cabin, is loaded with advanced multimedia and safety technology, and is just as comfortable off-roading as it is on city streets. Continuing in its fifth generation, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is expected to remain one of the most popular crossover hybrids, despite going against competition like the Honda CR-V Hybrid, Ford Escape Hybrid, and 2020 Kia Niro Hybrid. Below, we’ll look at how the 2020 Toyota RAV4 matches up against those rivals and proves itself as one of the best values in the crossover market.
All 2020 RAV4 Hybrid models are powered by a hybrid system consisting of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor. It also has a separate electric motor that powers the rear wheels when additional traction is needed. The system puts out 219 horsepower, which makes it stronger than all of the competitors listed on this page. The 2020 RAV4 Hybrid also comes standard with electronic on-demand all-wheel drive, which is different from traditional AWD in that it sends power to each axle independently according to boost traction as needed. The Ford Escape Hybrid comes standard with front-wheel drive, although AWD is optional. The Niro, on the other hand, is only available with front-wheel drive.
The 2020 RAV4 Hybrid’s engine does not sacrifice fuel efficiency for horsepower. It gets an EPA-estimated 41 mpg city and 38 mpg highway for a combined 40 mpg. The CR-V Hybrid only delivers an EPA-rated 40 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. As for warranty coverage, Toyota offers the best terms for the hybrid battery: 10 years/150,000 miles. Honda and Kia offer 10 years/100,000 miles, and Ford offers 8 years/100,000 miles.
Interior Dimensions and Features
The 2020 RAV4 Hybrid has a nice amount of passenger and storage space, with more cargo volume than the CR-V Hybrid. The 2020 RAV4 Hybrid base model also gets some top-of-the-line multimedia features that aren’t found on these competitors’ lowest-priced models. For example, it comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, whereas these features are only available on higher trim levels of the CR-V Hybrid.
Most of the vehicles compared here received both a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a 2020 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its exceptional overall safety and crashworthiness (the 2020 Kia Niro had not been rated as of this writing). The 2020 Toyota RAV4 comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, a comprehensive suite of advanced safety technology and driver aids, meaning that even the base model is well equipped with driver aids. It includes features not found on the base model Niro, such as lane keep assist, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, and road sign assist. It also gets a 1-year trial of Toyota Safety Connect, which includes emergency SOS assistance and 24/7 Toyota roadside assistance.
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Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.