Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota RAV4 in Playa Vista

Want Value and Durability in Your Next Culver City Crossover? Compare the 2018 Toyota RAV4 to 2017 Hyundai Tucson

When it's time to buy or lease a new small SUV in Culver City, you have a lot of crossovers to choose from--in fact, the segment is about the most competitive that it's ever been. Big and extra-small, lavish and modest, ultra-capable and ultra-efficient. For California drivers, there are two options that stand out: the new 2017 Hyundai Tucson and the 2018 Toyota RAV4.

Both compact crossovers offer tons of standard and available safety features; an attractive exterior; an affordable starting price; and a nicely-equipped cabin. But if you can choose only one, you'll want to make sure that you know as much as possible before you make your decision. We've done a lot of the preliminary research for you, and compiled comparison information for price, performance, features, safety, specs, and more. See 2017 Tucson vs 2018 RAV4 here, or contact Nissani Bros Hyundai to learn more.

Price and Value: Tucson vs RAV4

Get the fast facts first:

  • Tucson is nearly $2,000 less expensive at MSRP than RAV4
  • Both brands boast solid reputations for reliability
  • Limited powertrain warranty coverage for 2018 RAV4? 5-yr/60,000 miles. Warranty coverage for 2017 Tucson? 10-yr/100,000 miles--the best in the business

Performance and Capability: Tucson vs RAV4

Typically, drivers don't shop around for a compact SUV for rough-and-tumble, full-blown off-roading prowess. But, there's a reason you're not buying a sedan or a hatchback--you want something with a bit of muscle that can still travel easily through cities, and not cost an arm and a leg. Small SUVs like the Tucson and the RAV4 offer a great balance of AWD capability and practical performance. Explore differences between these two crossovers:

  • Fuel economy ratings are neck-and-neck--though the Tucson pulls ahead in highway efficiency
  • Tucson offers a smooth 7-speed EcoShift Dual-Clutch Transmission as an option; RAV4 only offers choice of a six-speed automatic or a CVT
  • RAV4 offers one engine option--a 176-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder--while the 2017 Tucson gives you two powertrain choices--a 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline four
  • The 2018 RAV4 is available with a hybrid powertrain, the 2017 Tucson is available--in select areas--as a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

Features and Tech: Tucson vs RAV4

The 2017 Tucson offers more passenger volume and more second-row room for rear passengers; 2018 RAV4 offers slightly more interior cargo space. Both small crossovers have their perks and unique styling, but if technology, connectivity, and daily comforts are a priority for you, the new Tucson may be a better fit for you. See what these two small SUVs can offer for you:

  • Hyundai offers Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support on the Tucson--RAV4 does not
  • The Tucson offers available heated rear seats to keep your passengers comfortable--RAV4 does not
  • The new 2017 Tucson boasts ventilated front seats for incredible comfort--RAV4 does not
  • Hyundai builds in available Dynamic Bending Light that can follow the curve of the road as you steer--the RAV4... well, you get the picture

Safety: Tucson vs RAV4

Safety and security, while not as exciting and tempting as fun features and a powerful engine, are just as important when making your final decision. Explore driver-assistance systems and safety ratings for these two new models:

  • 2017 Tucson: 5-star safety rating by NHTSA, Top Safety Pick by IIHS
  • 2018 RAV4: not yet rated for safety
  • 2017 Tucson offers safety features like a standard rearview camera, available Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Detection, and Lane Departure Warning
  • 2018 RAV4 comes standard with TSS-P System

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