2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs 2016 Audi Q5 Hybrid
While the Toyota RAV4 may not be a luxury vehicle by any means, it has become one of the most popular compact crossovers on the market, and offers plenty of premium content on both its exterior and interior to sate the appetites of those luxury drivers. We thought we’d test this theory by seeing how the RAV4 stacks up against one of the more popular compact luxury crossovers, and we settled on a comparison between the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs 2016 Audi Q5 Hybri.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Let’s start from the top of the table above, where it becomes obvious that the Toyota crossover offers superior fuel economy. While the two hybrid crossovers are nearly identical on the highway, with the RAV4 Hybrid only utilizing 0.2 litres less fuel every 100 kilometres driven, the Audi Q5 Hybrid gives up nearly 3 litres through city streets. How much driving do you do through city streets where you’re constantly fluctuating how fast and slow you’re going? If it’s quite a bit, as we imagine, then the RAV4 Hybrid is going to save you quite a bit of money at the pump.
While efficiency is key, it isn’t the only area in which the RAV4 Hybrid has advantages. In fact, space is perhaps one of the most important aspects of crossovers like these, and the Toyota trumps the Audi in that regard as well. Behind the back seat the RAV4 Hybrid offers 6.5 cu. ft. more space than the Q5 Hybrid. With the seats folded flat that advantage grows even more, to a whopping 13.3 cu. ft. extra.
If you like saving money at the pump and having more space for all of your stuff, then the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid might just be the right compact crossover for you. Be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call at the sales desk.