2016 Toyota RAV4 vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson
For the 2016 model year, Toyota introduced a brand-new hybrid version of their popular compact crossover the RAV4. Because of that huge, exciting news, the standard model has fallen off the radar a bit. In order to spark the interest again on this great utility vehicle, we thought we would see how it measures up to another popular vehicle in its segment by comparing the 2016 Toyota RAV4 vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson.
The Tucson was introduced roughly a decade after the RAV4 came onto the market, meaning one advantage that the Toyota crossover definitely has over the Hyundai is experience. Conversely, the Tucson just entered a new generation in 2015 – two years after the RAV4 did, meaning it’s a bit fresher than its competitor. This comparison will definitely come down to the specs & features, so let’s dive right in.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota RAV4
Taking a look at the table above, it becomes clear to see that the two vehicles are very comparable, but the 2016 Toyota RAV4 definitely has the advantage in multiple aspects. The first area we looked at was power, and we discovered that the Toyota does deliver 12 extra horsepower. That’s not a huge advantage, but 12 horses can deliver a slightly more enjoyable experience behind the wheel. Similarly, the 0.2 l/100km advantage in combined fuel efficiency that the RAV4 has might not be that noticeable, but overtime the change you save at the pump can add up.
Where the Toyota RAV4’s advantages begin to become more noticeable is in terms of space. In the rear cargo hold, the Hyundai Tucson delivers 31 cubic feet of space to fill with luggage or whatever you might need to bring along – which is a pretty sizeable space in its own right – but the RAV4 offers an extra 7.4 cu. ft. on top of that, providing much more space to fit your bags and other items. And the advantage carries over into the cabin, as the RAV4 offers an extra 7.1 cu. ft. there as well, for you and your passengers to get comfortable in.
If these advantages, combined with the laundry list of great features and safety technologies found in the new 2016 Toyota RAV4 pique your interest, don’t hesitate to give us a call or schedule a test drive right here on our website.