Versus The Honda CR-V

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 takes on the 2018 Honda CR-V

Here at One Toyota of Oakland, located in Oakland, CA, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is our most popular crossover. Shoppers love the RAV4'S smart style, surprisingly spacious interior and reputation for reliability and longevity. Today we'll see how the RAV4 compares to one of its biggest rivals: the Honda CR-V.

Power and Performance

  • The RAV4 has a 2.5L engine with 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. The CR-V's base has a 2.4L with 184 horsepower, though all the other trims have a 1.5L turbocharged engine with 190 horsepower.
  • The CR-V can tow up to 1,500 pounds. The same is true for most RAV4 trims. Keyword: most. The all-new Adventure trim can tow up to 2,900 pounds in FWD and 3,500 pounds in AWD, which is perfect for getting outside of busy San Francisco and taking a small camper into the great outdoors.

Technology and Safety

  • Toyota and Honda both had advanced safety packages (Toyota Safety Sense® and Honda Sensing®). All RAV4 trims have Safety Sense® standard, so you'll always have added peace of mind driving in Berkeley and the Bay Area. For the CR-V Honda Sensing® is on all trims except the base where it isn't even an available option.
  • The CR-V may have Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ on most trims, but the RAV4 has more advanced convenience technologies available like a Bird's Eye View camera and front and rear parking sensor that the CR-V doesn’t have; we'll take those options over a few familiar smartphone buttons.

Available Options and Trims

  • The RAV4 has six trims for conventional gas engines and there are four hybrid options. The CR-V has five trims and no hybrid lineup. With the RAV4 you'll have more than enough options for choosing which crossover to be seen driving in Hayward, as well as the chance to be fuel-conscious.
  • The RAV4 has far more package options than the Honda CR-V. For example, it's possible to get features like navigation starting on the RAV4'S second trim. You need to go further up the CR-V chain to get navigation.

Start the shopping process

Toyota and Honda have always been rivals, and the CR-V puts up a fight. That said, the RAV4'S available towing capabilities, style that's fresh and less polarizing, trim selection, and safety features have an edge over the CR-V. Stop into our dealership today to take one out for a test drive!

Versus The Hyundai Tucson

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 takes on the 2018 Hyundai Tucson

In the compact SUV segment the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is a strong contender, but it's not the only one on the field. Today we at One Toyota of Oakland want to see how our favorite pick compares to the 2018 Hyundai Tucson.

Power and Performance

  • All RAV4'S have a 2.5L engine with 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque to help you get around the Bay Area with ease. Three of the five Tucson trims have a notably smaller 2.0L with 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. The top two trims have a 1.6L that comes close on the horsepower (171hp) but does have more torque at 195 lb-ft.
  • Towing for the Tucscon is fairly limited and when properly equipped it only gets up to 1,000 pounds. Most RAV4 trims can do 1,500 pounds, but if you get the all-new Adventure option you can tow 2,900 pounds in 2WD and 3,500 pounds in AWD! If you're looking to get away from downtown San Francisco you could easily get a smaller camper out to a park with the max towing limit!

Safety Technology

  • All RAV4 trims have a rearview camera and the Toyota Safety Sense® technology. That includes: Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, Pre-Collision Alert with Pedestrian Detection, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control!
  • All Tucson's have a backup camera, but you have to go up to the third trim before you find advanced features like blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross traffic alert. Other technologies are only available on the top trim level with a pricey package.
  • Clearly, you'll have more aid driving around Berkeley with the RAV4.

Available Options and Trims

  • Without getting into the nitty-gritty differences, depending on what amenities you're shopping for either model could knock it out of the park or come up short. That said, the Tucson offers only one package and it's for the top-level Limited trim. The RAV4 has at least one package per trim so you can find the right amount of additional technology and features to enhance your commute around Hayward.
  • On top of its six trims, the RAV4 also have four hybrid options. The Tucson have five trims, but no hybrid offerings.

Start the shopping process

To see why the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is really the right pick, visit our Oakland dealership today for a test drive!

Versus The Nissan Rogue

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 goes up against the 2018 Nissan Rogue

The Toyota RAV4 is in a competitive segment and one of its toughest rivals is the Nissan Rogue. Both vehicles offer style, advanced safety technology, and a decent number of packages. Below we compare the two to help you decide which one you want to drive around the San Francisco area.

Power and Performance

  • Both models have a 2.5L engine. The RAV4 has 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. The Rogue has 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.
  • All RAV4's except the Adventure trim can tow 1,500 pounds. The Adventure trim as a FWD can tow 2,900 pounds and 3,500 pounds in AWD. Go ahead and get out of Berkley and into the great outdoors with a camper in tow! The Rogue can only tow 1,102 pounds.
  • Go further in Hayward with the RAV4's 15.9-gallon tank compared to the Rogue's 14.5-gallon tank.

Technology and Safety

  • Compared to other competitors, the Rogue hangs tough in the advanced safety technology department. All Rogue trims have Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Automatic Emergency Braking.
  • All RAV4 trims have the Toyota Safety Sense Package as a standard feature for help driving in busy places like The Bay Area. It includes a bit more: Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, Pre-Collision Alert with Pedestrian Detection, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Available Options and Trims

  • Both models have several trim-dependent packages to add more flair or technology.
  • There's only three Rogue trims to choose from (four if you count the Midnight Edition, which is essentially an appearance package). With the RAV4 you'll have up to six gasoline trims and even four hybrid options to shop.

Start the shopping process

While looking at a spec sheet or page like this is helpful, the best thing to do is visit us at One Toyota of Oakland, located in Oakland, CA, to go on a test drive. That way you can really see how competitive and fantastic the RAV4 is. We look forward to showing off our large selection of this popular model and helping you buy or lease one to take home!

Versus The Ford Escape

One Toyota of Oakland compares the 2018 Toyota RAV4 to the 2018 Ford Escape

At One Toyota of Oakland the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is one of our most popular models. It has an athletic look that is ready to take on any adventure, while still being sleek enough for a night out in San Francisco.  Today we'll compare our pick to the Ford Escape to show you why ours is the best choice for driving around Hayward and beyond!

Power and Performance

  • Toyota RAV4: our model runs off a 2.5L engine with 176 horsepower. There's even a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid for fuel-conscious shoppers in the Bay Area. It also has the 2.5L engine, but with 194 net horsepower and higher fuel ratings. However, this review will focus on the gasoline lineup.  Cargo space for the gasoline RAV4 is 38.4 cubic feet with the back seats up and 73.4 cubic feet with the backseats folded flat.
  • Ford Escape: depending on which trim you choose there are three different engines — a 2.5L with 168 horsepower, a 1.5L EcoBoost with 179 horsepower, or a 2.0L EcoBoost with 245 horsepower. Ford discontinued their hybrid offering in 2012. Cargo space is 34 cubic feet with all seats in use and there's 68 cubic feet of maximum space.

Technology and Safety

  • RAV4: all RAV4 trims, even the base, come equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense package of advanced safety and crash avoidance technologies. You'll also get a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen or 7-inches on higher trims.
  • Escape: If you want all the advanced safety technologies, you need to pony up for the Ford Smart and Safe™ package, even on the top trim! Tech-wise, you won't get a touchscreen standard until you get the top two trims, though it is 8-inches.

Options & Trim levels

  • RAV4: there's six gasoline trims to choose from and four hybrid options. The base trim has a few "options" (i.e., roof rail, mudguards, etc.) and the other trims have options and packages.
  • Ford Escape: this compact SUV has four trims and just a few packages to choose from for the entire lineup.

The Escape is a strong model, but the Toyota RAV4 still outperforms it in key areas. It's got more room, more standard advanced safety technology, and a longer list of packages and options for customization. There's even a hybrid lineup! Come into our Oakland dealership for a test drive to find the right trim for you.

Versus The Kia Sportage

One Toyota of Oakland compares the 2018 Toyota RAV4 to the 2018 Kia Sportage

At our dealership, located in Oakland, we have a huge selection of Toyota RAV4 models. Today we'll compare our favorite compact SUV to the Kia Sportage and show you why you'll prefer driving the RAV4 around San Francisco, Hayward, and beyond.

Power and Performance

  • RAV4: all trims are powered by a 2.5L engine with 176 horsepower, which is enough for driving in the Bay Area. The RAV4 is also one of the roomiest in the segment, with 38.4 cubic feet of "trunk" space and 73.4 max cubic feet with the back seats down. We strongly encourage eco-friendly shoppers to check out the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid too!
  • Sportage: the base engine is a 2.4L with 184 horsepower. Drivers who want more can choose the trim with a 2.0L turbo that has 240 horsepower. Cargo space is 30.7 cubic feet with the seats up and 60.1 maximum cubic feet. The Sportage has no hybrid option.

Technology and Safety

  • RAV4: no matter which RAV4 trim you pick, you'll get the Toyota Safety Sense package of advanced safety features and crash avoidance technology standard. This is appreciated in a busy place like Berkeley. Each trim also has a touchscreen and rearview camera.
  • Sportage: advanced safety technologies are done piecemeal on the Sportage. The base has a rearview camera and the option to get all the features. The second trim adds on a few technologies. On the top trim all the technologies are standard.

Options & Trim levels

  • RAV4: if you're shopping the gasoline version there are six trims to choose from, and the hybrid has four options. Each trim has a set of accessory options and all trims, minus the base, have a few packages to choose from to add technology, luxury, or convenience features.
  • Sportage: the Sportage has a leaner list. There are three trims to decide between, and the first two have package options. The top-trim comes fully loaded.

Kia has really grown up in the last five years, and the Sportage has its appeal, especially with turbo-fans. We still think the RAV4's better cargo capabilities, advanced safety technologies, and many trims and hybrids to choose from make it a more attractive pick.

To see which Toyota RAV4 trim is the right one for you, visit us at One Toyota of Oakland, located in Oakland.

One Toyota of Oakland
Local Toyota Dealer selling new Toyota, Certified Pre-Owned, and used cars.
Serving: San Francisco, CA, Berkeley, CA, Hayward, Ca and the greater Bay Area of California.
8181 Oakport St, Oakland, California 94621


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