2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. Its Competition

2019 Toyota RAV4
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Compact crossover shoppers have no shortage of dealerships to visit for test drives.

The RAV4’s chief rival is the Honda CR-V, which has a strong turbo engine but no hybrid variant.

The Nissan Rogue checks all the right boxes, but does so in an anodyne way.

Its polar opposite, at least in the realm of small crossovers, is the Mazda CX-5, which is not particularly roomy but is spunky and fun.

The Subaru Forester is new for 2019 and looks like a compelling update of a crossover that was one of our favorites in its last generation.

Lastly, don’t cross off the redesigned Chevy Equinox with its roomy interior and strong turbo engine option.

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Quick Specs
With a dollop of refinement, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 would be a solid home run.
There’s a lot to like about the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, even if the best configuration requires a careful hand on the order sheet.
The 2019 Honda CR-V rewards owners with fantastic utility and great safety scores.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 sates solo drivers with good handling and tasteful lines, but bigger families will want to move up in size.
The 2019 Nissan Rogue capitalizes on space and value among small family crossovers.
The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
LE FWD (Natl)FWD 4-Door L w/1SMLX 2WDSport FWDFWD S *Limited Production* *Ltd Avail*2.5i
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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