Compare 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV vs 2012 Tesla Model S

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV
2012 Tesla Model S
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door N/A N/A $47,808 $49,800
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $57,400
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $92,400
4-Door Sedan Signature N/A N/A N/A $95,400
4-Door Sedan Signature Performance N/A N/A N/A $105,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,808
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,800
$57,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$830 / month
$957 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The unlikely Toyota-Tesla partnership has produced what may just be the best battery-electric vehicle below Tesla's own Model S luxury sedan. Its power, 100 miles of real-world range, and interior space add up to a very appealing electric crossover. The 2012 Tesla Model S sedan turns out to be a much better car than most expected; it just might meld sport-sedan driving, interior space, and comfort with zero-emission running in one revolutionary package.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD NA
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 35.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.2 94.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
180.1 196.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 56.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 116.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 77.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.2 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 14.4 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 14.0 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 245/45R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 245/45R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4032 4647
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Engine
Displacement
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
154 @ 2800 362 @ 6000
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Fuel System
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 325
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- - TBD -
Battery Range (mi)
- 160 (Est)
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- - TBD -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- - TBD -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.73 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 9.73
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 EV Tesla Model S
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - NA

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