2008 Toyota RAV4 vs. Its Competition

2008 Toyota RAV4
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director


There’s really not much of a difference in size or usable interior space between the RAV4 and the Highlander.

The Highlander, which can seat up to seven, is about seven inches longer than the 2008 Toyota RAV4 and has less than seven extra cubic feet of total passenger volume more than the RAV4.

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Quick Specs
7.6
The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
7.4
Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date.
8.0
The 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid isn't fun to drive, but it will ease your reliance on fossil fuels.
7.8
The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
7.0
The 2008 Hyundai Tucson no longer stands out in its class for performance or safety, but it’s still a great value.
8.2
Though the first-generation Outlander was often overlooked, the updated 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander has emerged as a well-rounded vehicle--and one of the sportiest-driving small crossovers.
MSRP From     
$21,500$20,435$23,280$20,700$17,235$19,990
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLSFWD 4-Door I4 XE2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS *Ltd Avail*2WD 4-Door ES
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door4 Door4 Door SUV5 Door4 Door Sport Utility4-Door Wagon
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticManual w/ODNA
Detailed Spec Comparison
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