Against Its Segment Competitors, 2019 Toyota RAV4 Pulls Ahead

There are plenty of new compact SUVs out there to choose from these days. But if you're looking for a small crossover that's big on features to appeal to the daily commuter, weekend warrior, and off-roader alike, you needn't look any further than the latest Toyota RAV4. It's back for 2019, more capable, safer, and better-equipped than ever, not to mention competitively priced, and it's already showing up rivals from Honda and Hyundai to Nissan. Check out how right here at Route 44 Toyota!

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Honda CR-V

  • Coming in a rugged Adventure trim, RAV4 is prepared to go off the beaten path. There's no all-terrain option, however, anywhere in CR-V lineup.
  • A standard 203-horsepower, 2.5-liter Dynamic Force I4 engine offers far more power, and therefore better acceleration, than CR-V and its two engines, which put out only 184 and 190 horsepower.
  • An eight-speed electronically controlled auto transmission comes standard across the RAV4 line. CR-V pairs its engine with a CVT, a belt- versus gear-driven setup that's more likely to wear and stretch in the long run.
  • Choose between two all-wheel-drive systems in RAV. One is Multi-terrain Select system-equipped, featuring modes for traveling across mud, sand, rock, dirt, and snow. The other is a TV-AWD system. It incorporates Dynamic Torque Vectoring for cornering precision as well as a rear driveline disconnect for fuel efficiency. The latter comes standard in RAV4 Adventure. CR-V offers only one system, and it's only available, no matter your trim choice.
  • Toyota Safety Sense&#trade; 2.0 (TSS 2.0) and the Toyota Star Safety System&#trade; both come standard in RAV4. That's wraparound protection and ultimate peace of mind for the drive, from base trim to apex. Comparable Honda Sensing driver-assist technologies only come standard in CR-V EX trims and later.
  • You can tow anywhere from 1,500 pounds to up to 3,500, putting hauling that pair of dirt bikes, ATV, or small trailerful within reach. CR-V lugs only up to 1,500 pounds, regardless of trim.
  • There are five Entune&#trade; infotainment systems to choose from in RAV4, in 7- or 8-inch touch-screen format. In the CR-V base, you'll find only a 5-inch LCD, and only a 7-inch model comes standard in higher trims.
  • Qi-compatible charging support and up to five USB ports make it easy to keep all of your electronics energized. CR-V, however, doesn't offer wireless charging and has only up to 3 USB ports.RAV4 offers mobile hotspot capability for connection to the Internet off the beaten path, whereas CR-V doesn't offer Wi-Fi support.

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Honda HR-V

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Honda HR-V

  • While RAV4 comes in a hardy Adventure trim, HR-V only goes as far as a Sport model; Honda doesn't offer an outdoor-grade option.
  • A 203-horsepower, 2.5-liter Dynamic Force inline-four engine comes standard in RAV4, offering plenty more drive than the 141-horsepower engine standard in HR-V.
  • The electronically controlled eight-speed auto transmission standard in RAV4 is gear-drive, whereas the CVT in HR-V is belt-driven. As the latter's more likely to stretch and wear out, HR-V might put you on the hook for a transmission fix.
  • RAV4 offers a choice between two AWD systems, a Multi-terrain Select system-equipped model with modes for churning across mud, sand, rock, dirt, and snow, and a Dynamic Torque Vectoring or TV-AWD model that features a rear driveline disconnect for fuel economy improvement. The second is standard in RAV4 Adventure. HR-V offers Real Time AWD with an Intelligent Control System, but it's only standard at the top of the line.
  • Both of our automaker's proprietary active and passive safety systems, Toyota Safety Sense&#trade; 2.0 (TSS 2.0) and the Toyota Star Safety System&#trade;, come standard. Honda Sensing driver-assistance technologies, on the other hand, only come standard in HR-V in its midrange EX trim and later.
  • Unlike HR-V, which isn't rated for towing, RAV4 can haul anywhere from 1,500 to up to 3,500 pounds -- enough for a small tent camper or a recreational vehicle.
  • RAV4 makes five Entune&#trade; infotainment systems with 7- or 8-inch touchscreens available. HR-V base models offer only a 5-inch LCD, and higher trims incorporate one measuring only 7 inches.
  • With support for charging Qi-compatible devices wirelessly and up to five USB ports, RAV4 is geared to keep your electronics up to speed. HR-V doesn't offer wireless charging, and it features only up to 2 USB ports.
  • Mobile hotspot capability is an option in RAV4, and with it, connecting to the Internet on the road. HR-V, on the other hand, doesn't have Wi-Fi.

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Hyundai Tucson

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson

  • Tucson might offer a Sport model, but it isn't designed for the great outdoors, unlike RAV4, which comes in a terrain-commanding Adventure trim.
  • RAV4 and its 2.5-liter Dynamic Force in-line four-cylinder engine shell out 203 horsepower, pulling past Tucson and its 161- and 181-horsepower options on both acceleration and driving confidence.
  • The eight-speed auto transmission that comes standard in RAV4 should offer much smoother gear changes than the six-speed in Tucson.
  • All-wheel drive might be available in Tucson, but RAV4 offers your choice between two available AWD systems: a model with a Multi-terrain Select system that features modes for mud, sand, rock, dirt, and snow, and a TV-AWD system with the cornering precision of Dynamic Torque Vectoring and the fuel economy-improving abilities of a rear driveline disconnect. RAV4 Adventure features the latter standard -- more than can be said for any Tucson trim.
  • RAV4 features two smart safety systems standard: Toyota Safety Sense&#trade; 2.0 (TSS 2.0) and the Toyota Star Safety System&#trade;. Tucson offers driver attention warning, lane keeping assist, and forward collision-avoidance assist standard, but its other options are less comprehensive, and some can only be had later in the lineup.
  • Tucson can only tow up to 2,000 pounds, whereas RAV4 can shoulder anywhere from 1,500 to 3,500 pounds. That's enough for light trailering and lugging a toy or two.
  • You can find five Entune&#trade; infotainment systems in RAV4, with 7- and 8-inch touchscreens to choose from. Tucson offers only three options.
  • RAV4 provides Internet access via available mobile hotspot capability. You won't find Wi-Fi support in Tucson.

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Nissan Rogue

  • The RAV4 Adventure trim is built to best diverse landscapes and foul weather conditions. Nissan doesn't offer an off-roader anywhere in the Rogue line, from base S and midrange SV to SL at the top.
  • Rogue incorporates a 170-horsepower engine, but RAV4 breezes past, building in a standard 2.5-liter Dynamic Force in-line four-cylinder ready to shell out 203 horsepower.
  • Between the eight-speed automatic standard in RAV4 and the Xtronic CVT in Rogue, it's our transmission that can last longer. It's gear-driven, whereas a continuously variable type is belt-driven, and likelier to stretch and wear out.
  • RAV4 and its two all-wheel-drive options outclass the one offered in Rogue, an intelligent AWD system. One has modes for terrain management, ranging from mud, sand, and dirt to rock and snow. The other is geared for both turning precision and fuel-efficiency, incorporating both Dynamic Torque Vectoring and a rear driveline disconnect. The second option's even standard in RAV4 Adventure. AWD is only optional throughout the Rogue line.
  • Toyota Safety Sense&#trade; 2.0 (TSS 2.0) comes standard in every RAV4, as does the Toyota Star Safety System&#trade;. That means wraparound protection for any excursion. Rogue, on the other hand, may offer blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and intelligent lane intervention standard, but overall, its other options are less wide-ranging, and further technologies are only available further up the line.
  • RAV4 excels Rogue at towing, capable of taking on 1,500 to 3,500 pounds, versus the latter, only able to haul up to 1,102 pounds.
  • 7- and 8-inch touchscreens come available in RAV4 across five Entune&#trade; infotainment system options. As Rogue only has one, a 7-inch NissanConnect system, you might find that of Toyota better personalized for your needs.
  • With up to five USB ports available, RAV4 can connect and charge more electronics than Rogue, which features only 2 USB ports.
  • Mobile hotspot capability enables RAV4 to connect you to the Web on the go. There's no Wi-Fi support to be found in Rogue.

Visit Our Toyota Dealer in Raynham, MA to Test Drive a New 2019 RAV4 Today!

There are plenty of other ways our automaker's latest compact crossover SUV bests the rest. Give us a call or stop by our showroom here at 1154 New State Highway, and we'll be glad to take you out for a ride so that you can discover them firsthand. We look forward to meeting you!

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