Versus The Honda CR-V

Comparing the Toyota RAV4 vs the Honda CR-V

The Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are both considered icons of their classes, with both hailed as trusted choices among families. If you're in the market for a new crossover, you might wonder which of these is the better choice for you. Let us compare all the best ways the Toyota RAV4 stands tall against the Honda CR-V at Avondale Toyota. You will find us less than 20 minutes outside of Phoenix, AZ.


  • The Toyota RAV4's standard engine generates 203-horsepowerr, whole the CR-V's performance generates 190-horsepower.
  • The RAV4 can travel up to 35 mpg on the highway outside Tempe and its fuel tank holds 14.5 gallons. The CR-V has a 14-gallion fuel tank capacity and travels up to 34 mpg on the highway.
  • With the right equipment and drivetrain, the RAV4 can tow up to 3,500 lbs. The CR-V offers only one engine options and its towing capacity maxes out at 1,500 lbs.


  • All trims of the RAV4 come with Toyota Safety Connect®, including Automatic Collison Notification and Stolen Vehicle Locator. The CR-V offers added security through the HondaLink®, but this app is unavailable on bade trim levels of this crossover.
  • The RAV4 is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa devices. Smartphone integration for iPhones and Androids is available on the R-V, but absent from the base trims.
  • The RAV4's standard stereo system offers a richer sound quality as you cruise through Glendale, thanks to six speakers. The CR-V only has four standard speakers on its base trim.


  • The RAV4 comes standard with LED exterior headlights, which are more illuminating and save more energy than the outdated halogen bulbs that are standard on the CR-V.
  • All trims of the RAV4 give shoppers the option of heated outside mirrors with side-mirror turn signal indicators. These features are unavailable on the base trims of the Honda CR-V.

Test Drive the New RAV4 Today

We invite you to check out the Toyota RAV4 today and test drive this compact crossover here at Avondale Toyota. Our dealership is less than 20 minutes outside of Peoria, AZ. Schedule a test drive and visit us today to learn more.

Versus The Nissan Rogue

Comparing the Toyota RAV4 vs the Nissan Rogue

Finding the right crossover SUV for your family might be a difficult decision, but it is not one you have to make alone. Here at Avondale Toyota, we have some great options from this reliable brand, and we want to make the shopping process easy and convenient for you. Let us compare one of the top compact crossovers from our new inventory, the Toyota RAV4, against a well-known competitor: the Nissan Rogue. You will find the RAV4 here in Avondale, AZ, and less than a half-hour drive outside of Tempe, AZ.


  • Despite Nissan's reputation for powerful cars, the Rogue's standard engine falls short in horsepower, generating 181 to the 203-horseower output of the RAV4.
  • The RAV4 is available as a hybrid and a plug-in electric hybrid, the RAV4 Prime. As of now, the Nissan Rogue does not come available as a hybrid.
  • The eight-speed transmission of the RAV4 produces more precise gear changes as you leave the driveway in Phoenix. The Rogue standard's transmission is a clunkier continuously variable transmission.

Technology and Safety

  • All trims of the new RAV4 come standard with Full Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) through Toyota Safety Sense. A similar automatic cruise control is unavailable on base trims of the Rogue.
  • The RAV4 has a standard six-speaker sound system on its base trims, letting you enjoy a richer music sound as you cruise through Peoria. The Rogue' standard sound system has four speakers.
  • The standard Lane Departure Warning system of the RAV4 includes Steering Assist to correct any unwanted lane changes on the highways outside Glendale. The similar lane departure system of the Rogue sends a warning to you, but does not include steering assist capabilities.


  • The RAV4 comes backed by 24 months/25,000 miles (whichever comes first) of ToyotaCare, which includes complimentary scheduled maintenance. Nissan does not offer a similar benefit for the Rogue.
  • ToyotaCare also includes 24 months of emergency roadside assistance, with no mileage cutoff. The roadside assistance coverage for the Nissan Rogue cuts off after 36,000 miles.

Test Drive the RAV4 Today

If the Toyota RAV4 sounds like your type of crossover then come test drive one here at Avondale Toyota. We are located at 10005 W Papago Fwy in Avondale, AZ. See you soon!

Versus The Hyundai Tucson

Versus the Hyundai Tucson

Similarly sized and equipped, the Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Tucson both offer a compact style with two rows of seating and space for up to five people. On the surface, they appear to have a lot in common for drivers in Tempe or Phoenix. But dive a little deeper with Toyota of Avondale and discover some of the key areas where the Toyota clearly comes out ahead of the competition.


  • All new Toyota RAV4 models receive standard power from a 203-horsepower four-cylinder engine, while the standard power for the Hyundai Tucson is just 161 horsepower.
  • The Tucson has an optional upgrade that puts out 181 horsepower, but even at its highest output, the Hyundai can't compete with the Toyota RAV4.
  • Both small SUVs have a hybrid option for drivers who prefer it, but with a 40-mpg combined rating from the EPA, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is more efficient than the Tucson with a 29-mpg combined rating.

Interior Space

  • Whether it's your set of golf clubs for an afternoon on the links in Peoria, or a week's worth of groceries for your home in Glendale, AZ, the Toyota RAV4 has more rear cargo space for all your essential gear than the Hyundai Tucson. Look for up to 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the Toyota, compared to around 31 cubic feet in the Hyundai.
  • While both SUVs have seating for five people, you and your passengers will be more comfortable in the Toyota RAV4 than the Hyundai Tucson. Our Toyota model is wider and has a longer wheelbase than the Hyundai, translating to more elbow room and shoulder room on the inside for both rows.


  • Every Toyota RAV4 gets a slew of the latest in standard safety technologies, including automatic high beams and a traffic sign reader. But while the Hyundai Tucson gets a couple of the same safety features, it doesn't have as many that come standard as the RAV4.

Versus The Ford Escape

Versus the Ford Escape

Available as a hybrid or with a gas-powered engine under their hoods, both the Toyota RAV4 and the Ford Escape offer Phoenix drivers a range of customization options. But while both longtime favorites have plenty in common and a lot to offer, Toyota of Avondale can help you choose your perfect fit and explain what sets the RAV4 apart from the competition.

Power and Performance

  • All Toyota RAV4 models start with a four-cylinder engine offering 203 horsepower, compared to the base power for the Ford Escape, a 181-horsepower inline-three.
  • In its hybrid variation, the Toyota RAV4 offers an even greater amount of standard power, with 219 horsepower, compared to the Ford Escape Hybrid output of 165 horsepower.

Space and Comfort

  • Have a lot of cargo to take with you on trips from Peoria to Glendale, AZ? The Toyota RAV4 can help you tote along more of what it's important to you, thanks to its flexible cargo hold that can accommodate up to 37.6 cubic feet with the backseats in place, or up to 69.8 cubic feet with the seats folded. The Ford Escape, meanwhile, holds just 33.5 cubic feet with the seats in place and has a maximum capacity of 65.4 cubic feet.
  • Measuring taller and longer than the Ford Escape, the Toyota RAV4 also offers slightly more passenger comfort space than the competition. In fact, it has a little more headroom for your backseat passengers than the Escape, with more shoulder room and elbow room to stretch out in for both rows of seats.


  • Jumping off at the base trim level for the Toyota RAV4 will also help you get more standard comfort and tech features than an entry-level Ford Escape. Every RAV4 has standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, which is optional on upper models for the Ford SUV, as well as other sought-after amenities.
  • A higher level of standard safety features is also to be expected with the RAV4, thanks to the standard availability of the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of features, which gives you more standard safety amenities than the Ford, including a traffic sign reader and automatic high beam control.

Versus The Kia Sportage

Toyota RAV4 vs. Kia Sportage

When comparing apples to apples, it can be tough to make a decision. The good news is that the Toyota RAV4 and Kia Sportage couldn't be more different from one another. While the RAV4 offers a stylish exterior that is noticeably different from the Sportage, it also manages to maintain the brand's sterling reputation for durability and reliability. Decades of supporting the busy lifestyles of Glendale drivers goes a long way, but when you research these models, you will discover for yourself how they compare.

Power & Performance

  • When it comes to power, Phoenix drivers can expect to find better fuel economy in the RAV4 than in the Kia Sportage.
  • The Sportage has a 2.4-liter engine, while the RAV4 has a 2.5-liter engine.
  • Both models offer similar fuel economy, but for AWD on the RAV4 you will spend less.

Technology & Safety

  • An MP3 player gives you so many more options to enjoy your favorite music, but with the Sportage, you won't have that option. The RAV4 offers it standard.
  • A power sunroof/moonroof is an enjoyable feature that helps you to experience the drive better, but while the RAV4 has this option, the Sportage does not.
  • Enjoy Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control as part of the Toyota Safety Sense™ system, while the Sportage doesn't offer these features on the base trim.

Trims & Packages

  • The RAV4 offers a package with a hands-free height-adjustable foot-activated power liftgate with jam protection. The Sportage does not have that same feature, which can be a drag for Tempe drivers.
  • If you want the Toyota Safety Sense™ P package, you'll need to get the RAV4, which offers it on the base trim, while the Sportage does not offer this.
  • The base trim RAV4 offers a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, while the Sportage makes you settle for a five-inch touchscreen.

To learn more about the Toyota RAV4 and everything it can offer you, visit our dealership and let our team help you find the right lease or loan that suits your budget. Our team is committed to helping Peoria drivers find the perfect match for your lifestyle and budget.

Avondale Toyota
Local Toyota Dealer selling new Toyota, Certified Pre-Owned, and used cars.
Serving: Avondale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Tempe, AZ, Glendale, AZ and Peoria, AZ.
10005 West Papago Fwy, Avondale, Arizona 85323


Avondale Toyota

10005 West Papago Fwy
Directions Avondale, AZ 85323

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