2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. Its Competition

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

There's not a more competitive segment these days than the compact and mid-size crossover SUV one.

One of the oldest nameplates, and best sellers, is the Ford Escape, which was recently upgraded and remains a hoot to drive but lacks some sophistication and refinement.

The Honda CR-V offers stellar packaging and has been a crowd favorite for years.

Hyundai's Santa Fe Sport gets a fresh look for 2017 and offers a lot of bang—but for a lot of bucks once options are piled on.

The Mazda CX-5 is the enthusiast's best bet, but its tight interior makes it a tough sell for some families.

And then there's the Subaru Forester, which has a commodious interior, a great safety record, and excellent fuel economy.

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
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Quick Specs
7.3
There's a RAV4 for just about everyone, and while we applaud Toyota for adding more safety technology for 2017, the competition is worth a good look, too.
7.0
The Toyota Highlander gets a stronger, more responsive powertrain for 2017, but the main strengths are the ride quality, the cabin refinement, and the space for eight.
6.8
The 2017 Nissan Rogue could beat the world of compact crossover SUVs, were it not for mediocre performance and safety ratings.
7.5
The 2017 Acura MDX is one of the best-driving, most technologically advanced three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sport Hybrid model and active suspension should only add to that reputation.
6.8
The 2017 Infiniti QX60 has a rich look and excellent interior space, but it doesn't deliver the driving polish that it should.
7.3
The 2017 Volvo XC90 is comfortable, capable, and only whispers its virtues—reinterpreting the Volvo brand as quiet sophistication in comfort, style, and efficiency.
MSRP From     
$27,910$30,630$23,820$44,050$43,100$45,750
Gas Mileage     
34 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
LE Plus AWD (GS) *Ltd Avail*LE I4 FWD (Natl)FWD SFWDFWDT5 FWD 5-Passenger Momentum
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A85775
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/AAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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