Compact SUVs are an interesting category of vehicle, and there are many great options when shopping in this field. Unfortunately this can sometimes make it even more difficult to find the best vehicle for you and your family, so what do you do? You can take a look at our 2016 Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V vs Nissan Rogue comparison to see how these three popular models match up.
All three models come in right around the same price -- roughly $24,000 give or take -- which is great for someone looking for an affordable CUV that still has premium options and is highly comfortable. All three CUVs will also get you more than 30 MPG on the highway, so you won’t have to sacrifice efficiency for a more spacious interior vs what a sedan can offer.
|2016 Toyota RAV4||2016 Honda CR-V||2016 Nissan Rogue|
|Towing Capacity||1,500 lbs||1,500 lbs||1,000 lbs|
|Base Engine||2.5L I-4||2.4L I-4||2.5L I-4|
|Hybrid Model||Available||Not Available||Not Available|
|Transmission||6-speed Automotic||2-speed CVT||2-speed CVT|
So what separates the 2016 Toyota RAV4 from the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue? While each offers room for five passengers, the Toyota RAV4 makes a little extra space for additional cargo without sacrificing on efficiency or passenger room. CUVs like these three are ideal for carrying cargo as well as passengers, but the RAV4 especially shines here with its 73.4 cu.ft. of cargo area and 1,500 lbs standard trailering weight.
While the MPG rating of the three are very close at standard levels, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 is also available in a hybrid option that increases both city and highway efficiency. The hybrid RAV4 also comes with AWD-i -- which is an on-demand all-wheel drive system that constantly monitors your vehicle’s performance, and delivers torque to the rear wheels when more traction is needed. The hybrid also has 194 net horsepower for a thrilling driving experience. The Toyota RAV4 finds places for small improvements that go a long way, whether it be the increased number of stereo speakers over the CR-V and Rogue or the unique cup holders that can hold your favorite travel mug, even with its handle.
Want to see if the 2016 Toyota RAV4 is the right vehicle for you? If you’re looking for the 2016 Toyota RAV4 in Knoxville TN then stop by Fox Toyota and we’ll give you the full tour and let you take it for a test drive!