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

Versus The Honda CR-V

Head to Head, 2017 Toyota RAV4 LE Shows Up its Honda CR-V Competition

The market for new vehicles is replete with options, and often, there are too many to avoid the inevitable confusion about what features distinguish one from another. Thankfully, for you as well as us here at Avondale Toyota, the choice becomes easy when it comes time to pit hard-chargers like the front-wheel drive 2017 Toyota RAV4 LE SUV against its two-wheel drive 2017 Honda CR-V LX competitor. Let us put a bit of our expert knowledge to the test, and you'll see that 2017 RAV4's an SUV ideal for your travel needs, on and off-road.

When it Comes to Going the Extra Mile, 2017 RAV4 LE Excels

It's true that 2017 RAV4 and 2017 CR-V showcase comparable fuel economy, with the former offering 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined against Honda's respective 26 mpg, 32 mpg and 28 mpg. And it's likewise the case that each puts out similar horsepower and torque, Toyota RAV4 shelling 176 and 172 pound-feet respectively, as against Honda's showing of 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet. Each model even has a comparable transmission: 2017 RAV4 evinces a 6-speed automatic to Honda's variable one. And both models show themselves roomy and cargo friendly. Toyota RAV4's 38.4 cubic feet of space is within an inch of Honda's 39.2 cubic feet, and each has head, hip, shoulder, and leg room to compete, within one to a few inches.

It's in the performance and safety details that Toyota's SUV pulls ahead.

Specification Comparisons: RAV4 vs CR-V

  • 2017 Toyota RAV4 features a long-haul 416-mile cruising range, and with a 15.9-gallon fuel capacity. Honda CR-V's range is only 392 miles, and on a 14.0-gallon capacity.
  • Likewise, RAV4's 3.82 axle ratio to Honda's 5.05 shows that the former achieves comparatively better fuel economy, and at the same 1,500-pound tow rating.
  • RAV4's curb-to-curb turning circle is 34.8 inches, whereas Honda's is 37.4 inches. That means RAV4 shows off better handling in tighter spaces.
  • 2017 RAV4 offers both a higher and a balanced ride and, its 67.1-inch overall height and 183.5-inch overall length surpassing that of Honda, at 66.1 inches and 180.6 inches respectively. And that's at a comparable 104.7-inch wheelbase. RAV4 proudly displays the ability to keep you both stable and higher off the ground to surmount road obstacles.
  • Toyota RAV4's Limited Slip Differential, a veritable model of traction optimization, steps up against Honda CR-V, which doesn't make a comparable feature available.
  • The NHTSA awards 2017 Toyota RAV4 4-star Driver Front Crash Test and Passenger Front Crash Test Ratings. 2017 Honda CR-V isn't rated. And front knee airbags come as a welcome addition to this peace of mind in RAV4. In Honda CR-V, they're not available.

Time for that Long-Planned Road Trip? See What a 2017 Toyota RAV4 Can Do for Your Excursion

So when it comes time to purchase or lease a brand-new 2017 Toyota RAV4 LE, or any other RAV4 trim in Toyota's and our top-notch lineup, you're invited to visit us at our Avondale Toyota dealer showroom, here at 10005 West Papago Fwy in Avondale, AZ. We make the process quick and enjoyable, with a friendly and knowledgeable expert staff standing by to introduce you to your diverse options and answer any questions you may have. We're looking forward to putting you in the driver's seat of a thrilling 2017 Toyota RAV4 for a spin!

Versus The Nissan Rogue

Why is the 2017 Toyota RAV4 a Better Car than the Nissan Rogue for Phoenix Drivers?

Why not test drive the 2017 Toyota RAV4 if you're searching for a safe, dependable and family friendly crossover near Phoenix?

Whatever you're seeking from a crossover, you're more than likely to find it in the 2017 RAV4. After all, the 2017 RAV4 possesses a spotless safety record, powerfully efficient performance and long-lasting dependability. Of course, the RAV4 also assures your maximum comfort and convenience in its first rate cabin that's loaded with safety and connectivity features. All totaled, the 2017 RAV4 is better crossover than the Nissan Rogue in every aspect worthy of your consideration!

Power, Handling and Performance

  • RAV4's four-cylinder engine creates more horsepower than the Rogue's base engine>
  • RAV4 features a sport-tuned suspension and dynamic torque control for improved performance. These features aren't available in the Rogue.
  • Shift between EV, Eco and Sport modes for optimized performance in the RAV4. The Rogue doesn't offer the same capability.

Comfort, Convenience and Tech Features

  • 2017 RAV4 provides more cargo space (73.4 cubic feet) than the Rogue (70 cu. ft.)
  • RAV4 is now standard with Toyota Safety Sense, which includes pre-collision alert, lane departure alert and adaptive cruise control. None of these feature are standard in the Rogue!
  • RAV4 provides smartphone integration with apps like Facebook, Pandora, Yelp and real-time traffic and weather data. No comparable feature is offered in the Rogue.

RAV4 Platinum

  • The luxurious RAV4 Platinum includes a 5-door smart key system, stylish accents and many more high end- features and amenities.
  • Enjoy convenient access to your gear with the RAV4's hands-free foot-activated power liftage, which isn't offered in the Rogue.

It's for those reasons and more that the 2017 RAV4 is a stand out crossover for drivers in Avondale, AZ and nearby towns of Tempe, Glendale and Peoria. If you're interested in learning more about the RAV4, simply visit Avondale Toyota to arrange for a test drive today!

Versus The Hyundai Tucson

Why Should Phoenix Drivers Choose the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Over the Hyundai Tucson?

We can't deny the fact that drivers have a wide variety of choices when shopping for a new crossover around Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Tempe and Avondale, AZ. But, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is one crossover that deserves to be at the top of your wish list!

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 stands out from competitors with its enticing blend of style and substance. Posing an attractive appearance, the RAV4 presents stellar safety ratings, powerfully efficient performance and an upscale cabin that's equipped with the latest safety and technology options.

In comparison to the Hyundai Tucson, the Toyota RAV4 is a better crossover in terms of safety, capability, and tech features. Keep reading below to see more:

Power, Performance and Capability

  • RAV4's base four-cylinder engine creates more horsepower than a comparable Tucson engine (176 hp vs. 164).
  • With all-wheel drive, the RAV4 provides far better fuel efficiency ratings than an AWD Tucson (29/22 mpg hwy/city vs. 26/21).
  • Toyota RAV4 provides a max towing capacity of 1, 500 pounds compared to 1,000 pounds in the Tuscson
  • With 60/40 split-folding rear seats, the RAV4 provides a class-leading amount of cargo space (73.4 cubic ft.)

Safety Features and Technology Options

  • RAV4 earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation. The Tucson failed to do so.
  • RAV4's standard safety features include pre-collision alert with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control. None of these features are standard in the Tucson.
  • Stay in touch with the RAV4's Entune infotainment system, which includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen, voice recognition and optional Siri Eyes Free for iPhone. Drivers must pay more for a comparable feature in the Tucson.

Pricing, Options and Special Features

  • RAV4 is available in a Platinum trim package that includes unique styling touches, premium crafted materials and a heated steering wheel, among many features.
  • RAV4 Platinum also features a hands-free foot-activated power liftgate. No similar feature is available in a comparable Tucson model.
  • Stand out with the RAV4 SE's options S-Code paint treatment on the front and rear bumpers, lower trim and fenders.
  • RAV4 LE comes with 17-inch alloy wheels while 18-inch alloy wheels are available in the SE.

If you're ready to see what the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is made of, come on down to Avondale Toyota in Avondale, AZ to arrange for your test drive today!

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


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