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What Kind of Engine Does the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Have?

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 has a lot of appeal as a familiar, versatile small crossover SUV. Its unique two-tone paint options also help distinguish it from the rest of the crowd. But looks aren’t everything, especially since SUVs always demand a little bit more power for their size than other vehicles. The RAV4 isn’t designed to win any races, but it does have the power to do what it needs to do. Read about this vehicle’s engine power below. 

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2020 Toyota RAV4 Engine Details 

The engine in the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is a 2.5L inline 4-cylinder engine that works with an 8-speed automatic transmission to get around. There’s a maximum of 203 horsepower this engine can produce, and a high of 184 lb-ft of torque. That horsepower should be plenty enough to get a full load of people and cargo up to highway speed without putting undue stress on the powertrain, and maybe leaving a little to spare. The RAV4 of the past had a smaller base model engine with the ability to upgrade to a larger engine, but the current RAV4 uses a more balanced engine so everyone gets a strong enough engine, and those looking for more powerful Toyota SUVs can try the Highlander or 4Runner. 


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2020 Toyota RAV4 Fuel Economy Details 

Since the RAV4 is an SUV, it’s not going to amaze anyone in terms of fuel economy, but it shouldn’t hurt too bad at the pump either. Look for a combined MPG average of 28-30 depending on the trim level, with a high of 27 MPG in the city and a high of 35 MPG on the highway. These numbers go up or down by two or three MPG because trim levels do affect how fuel-efficient a RAV4 is. All things considered, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 has the fuel economy you will usually find more commonly among sedans. Consider the 2020 Toyota RAV4 hybrid if you want more fuel economy than the gasoline model can achieve.