Compare The Toyota RAV4 vs The Honda, Nissan, Kia, Hyundai, & Ford Competitors

Versus The Honda CR-V

Compare Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V

When it comes to providing an affordable, spacious SUV, the Toyota RAV4 is more than likely the model you think about first. Our Phoenix customers know that the Toyota brand offers premium features, exciting specifications, and a low price tag, but how does the RAV4 compare to the Honda CR-V? We have compiled a quick comparison to give you the skinny on the ways these models stack up where it counts.


  • Tow up to 2,900 pounds with the RAV4, while the CR-V offers just 1,500 of maximum towing capacity
  • The RAV4 is a Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II, while the CR-V doesn't list this information
  • The payload capacity of the RAV4 is listed as 900 pounds, while the CR-V doesn't list this feature at all

Technology & Safety

  • Parking Distance Sensors are available on the RAV4, but the highest trim level CR-V doesn't seem to offer this feature
  • Rocking 11 speakers, the RAV4 excels over the CR-V, which offers just eight speakers
  • Voice-activated controls are a valuable asset, but the CR-V doesn't offer it like the RAV4 does
  • A leather steering wheel will be available on a lower trim level RAV4 than with the CR-V

Trims & Options

  • The RAV4 offers more trim options than the CR-V does
  • A RAV4 Hybrid option is available, while the CR-V doesn't appear to offer a hybrid option
  • You'll spend less for certain packages on the RAV4 than on the CR-V

We encourage all our Tempe and Peoria customers to visit our dealership for a test drive of the Toyota RAV4 and discover the ways in which this SUV can affordably support your busy lifestyle. Our financing team will help you locate the right Toyota lease or loan that suits your budget best, so visit us today and get started on the road towards your perfect match.

Versus The Nissan Rogue

Compare Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Nissan Rogue

When it comes to providing drivers with the longevity and durability that comes with decades of exceptional service, the Toyota brand knows it reigns supreme. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is a sturdy, capable SUV that doesn't just prevent you from feeling as though you're driving a stiff and boring vehicle; it makes the experience fun again. How does it compare with the competition, especially the 2018 Nissan Rogue? We suggest reading through our quick comparison and taking time to visit our dealership to find out for yourself on a test drive.


  • Get 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque with the RAV4, but only 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque with the Rogue
  • Maximum towing with the RAV4 Adventure is 2,900 pounds, but with the Rogue, you can expect to use only 1,102 pounds of maximum towing capacity
  • Both models offer all-wheel drive, but the RAV4 offers a six-speed transmission while the Rogue offers a variable transmission


  • With the Entuneā„¢ suite, you can opt for navigation, smartphone integration, and more, but while the RAV4 offers this feature, the Rogue fails to do the same
  • Parking Distance Sensors are available on the RAV4, but with the Rogue S, you won't find that available
  • A backup camera costs you less when you equip it on the RAV4 than it will to equip it on the Rogue

Trims & Options

  • The RAV4 offers more variety of trims and packages than the Rogue does
  • Toyota Safety Sense P offers features like Blind Spot Monitoring on the RAV4, while the Rogue doesn't offer this package
  • If you want control over the model you end up getting, the RAV4 is your pick because it offers more package options than the Rogue does
  • If you want heated front seats, you'll miss out with the Rogue, but the RAV4 offers this as part of a package
  • To have a moonroof, the Rogue will charge you an additional $1,820, while the RAV4 offers it without a package

Visit our dealership in Avondale, serving Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, and Peoria. We will assist you in selecting the 2018 Toyota RAV4 trim level that best matches your needs and then help you to select the Toyota lease or loan for your budget.

Versus The Hyundai Tucson

Compare Toyota RAV4 vs Hyundai Tucson

When Phoenix drivers need an SUV that is both affordable and efficient, we highly recommend the 2018 Toyota RAV4 that is not only capable of fulfilling these requirements but can also do so with style. How does it compare to competitors like the 2018 Hyundai Tucson? We're glad you asked.


  • Our Glendale customers can expect to find a 2.5-liter engine on the RAV4, while the Tucson offers a 2.0-liter engine.
  • Enjoy 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque with the RAV4, but only expect 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque with the Hyundai SUV.
  • Standard towing capacity in the RAV4 is an impressive 1,500 pounds, yet the Tucson can only muster enough power to tow 1,000 pounds.

Technology & Safety

  • Voice-activated controls help Tempe drivers stay in command without risking your safety, which is why the RAV4 offers this standard. The Tucson? Don't expect that option on the base level.
  • Parking Distance Sensors are available on the 2018 RAV4, yet the 2018 Tucson still doesn't feel it necessary to offer them, even on the highest trim level.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring shouldn't be part of a package that you need to spend extra for, which is why the RAV4 offers this on select trims. Does the Tucson?
  • A power sunroof/moonroof is helpful in ensuring total enjoyment for you and your passengers, and the RAV4 offers this feature standard on select trims, while the Tucson only has it an option.

Special Options & Trims

  • The RAV4 offers exciting features and six different trim levels for its gas-powered model, while the Tucson only provides five trims and no hybrid option like the RAV4 does.
  • To get a package containing Lane Departure Warning, Rear Parking Sensors, and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, you'd need to spend an additional $2,500 after springing for the highest trim of the Tucson. The RAV4 can offer premium safety features without adding expensive packages.
  • Both offer all-wheel drive, but the 2018 RAV4 gives you the chance to upgrade with a variety of options and packages that are affordable, while the Tucson has just one Ultimate Package to offer.

Experience adventure in the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and discover what we can do for you here at our dealership in Avondale serving Peoria. Our financing team will be prepared to assist you in selecting the Toyota lease or loan right for your budget and give you the chance to take home your vehicle with confidence.

Versus The Ford Escape

Why is the 2017 Toyota RAV4 a Better Crossover than the Ford Escape for Phoenix Drivers?

At Avondale Toyota, we know that Phoenix drivers are hardly bereft options when searching for a safe and dependable crossover. But, one name stands out from the rest and it's undoubtedly the new 2017 Toyota RAV4!

It's clear that the 2017 RAV4 is always a practical choice with its affordable pricing, excellent gas mileage and unrivaled reliability. However, the RAV4 also conveys sophisticated style to go along with sporty performance and an upscale interior cabin. Along with a host of safety and connectivity features, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is simply a better crossover than rivals like the Ford Escape. Keep reading below to learn more about the RAV4's advantages for drivers from Avondale, AZ to Glendale, Peoria and Tempe.

How Does the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Stack Up Against the Ford Escape?

  • As of 2017, the RAV4 comes standard with pre-collision braking, lane departure alert and adaptive cruise control. None of these features are standard in the Escape.
  • 2017 RAV4 earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ and Superior rating front crash prevention. The Ford Escape fell short on both accounts.
  • 2017 RAV4 provides better gas mileage than the Escape (30/23 mpg hwy/city vs. 29/21).
  • Enjoy significantly more passenger and cargo space in the RAV4 (101.9/73.4 cubic feet) compared to the Escape (98.1/67.8).
  • With All-Wheel Drive, the RAV4 is more affordable than a 4WD Escape ($25, 810 vs. $27, 000).
  • RAV4 keeps you connected with an optional wireless smartphone charging pad. No comparable feature is available in the Escape.

It's clear that the 2017 RAV4 is a better car than the Escape in terms of safety, fuel efficiency, comfort, features and value. If you want to learn more about the RAV4, stop by our Avondale Toyota dealership to get behind the wheel today!

Versus The Kia Sportage

Learn What Sets the Toyota RAV4 Apart from the Kia Sportage

If you're on the lookout for a well-equipped compact SUV in the greater Phoenix area, then our inventory of Toyota RAV4 models is likely to appeal to your needs. As a trusted solution for new and used models from Tempe and Glendale to Peoria, our staff at Avondale Toyota Scion has grown to become stocked with exceptional vehicles for local drivers. While the Kia Sportage seems like an interesting choice with the compact SUV class, there are still a handful of ways that the RAV4 stands out among its various competitors.

  • The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is capable of maintaining up to an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway; the 2017 Kia Sportage can only maintain up to an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
  • The available Entune infotainment system with Navigation, HD Radio, and App Suite strives to be much more user-friendly than the infotainment system of the Sportage, which is unable to match the capabilities of Toyota's additional features.
  • While the Sportage is able to offer a complete redesign with its 2017 iteration, its interior space proves to be too small for most drivers who consider our RAV4 models. Not only does the RAV4 offer nearly 8 additional cubic feet of cargo space - or 13 cubic feet with the seats folded - but passengers will find much greater comforts in the additional 3 cubic feet of cabin volume.
  • With five different trim levels to choose from, the Toyota RAV4 is able to maximize its ability to win over drivers across a variety of budgets and feature preferences. While the Sportage does a good job to keep its trim selection brief with three choices, its more expensive price tag can keep interested buyers from moving forward.

Are you still on the fence about what a new Toyota RAV4 can achieve for you? As your conveniently located Toyota dealership, our showroom is ready for you and any interested buyers to dive in for an exciting new model today! Find one of your own with a visit to 10005 West Pagago Freeway and settle on the perfect choice for your needs!

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
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