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2020 Toyota RAV4 is the best it's been in years

It's coming closer to approaching the first-generation RAV4's charm that brought so many buyers into the Toyota fold.

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The Toyota RAV4 has history.

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It was part of the initial small-SUV segment that eventually blossomed into one of the most desirable bunches of cars in the automotive industry.

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But by the time its fourth generation came around in 2012, the originally interesting crossover looked and felt about as exciting as an annual physical.

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For its fifth generation, Toyota has seen to give the RAV4 some character again, and to great effect. 

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While it may still be a safe choice among compact crossover SUVs, the RAV4 feels more interesting than it has in years.

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Practicality might be a major purchasing factor for many small SUV buyers, but that doesn't mean a car needs to be devoid of anything interesting. 

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One look at the 2019 RAV4's new design is all it takes to realize that fun has a place, as well.

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The soft edges of the fourth-gen RAV4 have been cast aside in favor of hard creases, giving it its most interesting look in over a decade. 

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The hefty body cladding gives it even more character, too.

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