Compare The Toyota RAV4 vs The SUV Competition in Oakland, CA

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

Comparing the 2017 Toyota RAV4 to the Ford Escape in Oakland, CA

A compact crossover SUV is just about as convenient as it gets for solo drivers and couples; there's plenty of space to get comfortable, it's small and nimble enough to get through congested urban traffic, and there are a lot of them to choose from. Speaking of which, we here at One Toyota of Oakland recommend the gorgeous 2017 Toyota RAV4 to all the drivers in Oakland, San Francisco, Hayward, Berkeley, and the Bay Area but, as you're all savvy car-buyers, we know that you require a little more proof than our recommendation! So, to see just how handily the RAV4 blows away a main competitor - the 2017 Ford Escape - we welcome you to check out our comparison below and read the facts for yourself! We're sure you'll be pleased with what you see.

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. the 2017 Ford Escape

Power and Performance

  • The RAV4 offers 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque; the Escape offers 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.
  • The RAV4 maintains an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway; the Escape maintains and EPA-estimated 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.

Safety and Technology

  • When properly equipped, the 2017 RAV4 has earned both a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS and a 5-Star Overall rating from the NHTSA; the 2017 Escape didn't manage to earn a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS.
  • The 2017 RAV4 comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense P suite of features as well, offering tech like a Pre-Collision System for both vehicle and pedestrian detection. The Escape offers no comparable standard safety suite.
  • The RAV4 also offers more standard interior technology features than the Escape, like a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a six-speaker sound system, sure to make your drives as entertaining as possible without spending more on optional extras.

Trims and Options

  • The RAV4 comes in five trim levels - LE, XLE, SE, Limited, and Platinum; the Escape only comes in three trim levels - S, SE, and Titanium.
  • The RAV4 offers a total of 12 available packages, ranging from power and tech extras to convenience and even special body paint options; the Escape only offers a total of 9 available packages, further limiting the vehicle's potential to be as unique as you are.

Versus The Kia Sportage

Comparing the 2017 Kia RAV4 to the Kia Sportage in Oakland, CA

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV that has a lot of personality, a ton of interior space, and a gorgeous design that simply can't be ignored! Of course, we here at One Toyota of Oakland know that it has a lot of competition, so we'd love to show you how it's superior to a main rival: the 2017 Kia Sportage. Take a look at the details below to see how the RAV4 will provide a better ride than the Sportage for drivers.


  • The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is capable of maintaining up to an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway; the 2017 Kia Sportage can only maintain up to an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.

Technology and Comfort

  • Optional features in the base RAV4 model like navigation and HD Radio give it a technological leg-up over the base Sportage which offers neither of these features.
  • The RAV4 provides passengers with more front head, shoulder, and leg room so you'll have a more comfortable ride than what the Sportage can provide.
  • The RAV4 also offers a higher standard cargo area than the Sportage - 38.4 cubic feet compared to 30.7 cubic feet - as well as more maximum cargo space with all rear seats folded down than the Sportage - 73.4 cubic feet compared to 60.1 cubic feet.

Trim Levels and Options

  • The Toyota RAV4 comes in five trim levels - the base LE, XLE, SE, Limited, and Platinum - with each trim beyond the base offering both a front-wheel drive and AWD option. The Kia Sportage, on the other hand, offers only three trim levels- the base LX, EX, and SX - with the choice of either front-wheel drive or AWD. The RAV4 is the obvious pick for those who like having options.
  • The RAV4 offers seven exterior color options - one more option than the Sportage offers, and the RAV4 offers more colorful choices than Kia's vehicle.

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