2020 Toyota RAV4  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#38 of 2020 SUVs

#60 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Toyota RAV4
The RAV4, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup since 1996, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The RAV4 provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Toyota RAV4 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Toyota RAV4 is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2020 Toyota RAV4 has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Toyota RAV4 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0373% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.2618%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0373% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.2618% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8867Mitsubishi OutlanderNissan RogueJeep CherokeeKia SportageSubaru ForesterMazda 3Mazda CX-5Toyota RAV4GMC TerrainChevrolet EquinoxSubaru OutbackHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 88. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 is safer than the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2020 Nissan Rogue, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, the 2020 Kia Sportage, the 2020 Subaru Forester, the 2020 Mazda 3, the 2020 Honda CR-V, the 2020 Subaru Outback, and the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. It is about as safe as the 2020 Mazda CX-5.

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