All-new RAV4 Ready for the Trail with Some TRD Magic

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2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road

Debuting at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, 2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road features rally-inspired suspension system.

The 2019 RAV4 continues the success the original gained over two decades ago, currently seated on the throne as the best-selling non-pickup truck in America. It still has plenty of sport and utility, ready to hit the road to adventure and soccer practice alike.

One thing it didn’t have before, through, was the natural ability to take on so-called “trail-rated” vehicles in its class. Thanks to Toyota Racing Development, this will soon change with the RAV4 Adventure-based 2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road.

2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road

Bowing at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, this version of the RAV4 gets its magic from the Rally RAV4 Race Team led by drift legend Ryan Millen. Specifically, the off-road suspension is tailored for better body control and taking the smallest and biggest of bumps like a champ. Rolling stock comes in the form of matte black 18×7-inch TRD alloys wrapped in Falken Wildpeak A/Ts, giving the RAV4 TRD Off-Road some seriously tough style.

2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road

The off-road vibes continue with an 8.5-inch ground clearance, squared-off wheel wells to prevent possible tire punctures, and a multi-terrain system enabling the RAV4 to traverse sand, dirt, and snow as handily as asphalt and concrete. The whole thing is capped off with dark gray accents, a range of shades ranging from Magnetic Gray Metallic and Midnight Black, and all-weather mats to make cleanup a breeze after a day or week of off-road adventuring.

2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road

The 2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road is scheduled to arrive in showrooms this fall. We can’t wait to see our favorite small crossover show the world how it’s truly done.

Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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