2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. Its Competition

2020 Toyota RAV4
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 is in a perennial dogfight with the Honda CR-V for supremacy among compact crossovers.

The CR-V adds a hybrid option this year and its more spacious inside.

The Subaru Forester has standard all-wheel drive and real off-road chops, despite outward appearances.

The Jeep Cherokee looks the off-road part, and plays it too, but can feel a little cheap inside.

Domestic challengers such as the Chevy Equinox offer varying degrees of comfort and quiet, but lack the panache of the RAV4.

The Escape is new this year, also comes as a hybrid, and skews car-like with its looks and shapes, which may be more convenient for empty-nesters.

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Quick Specs
6.4
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 covers more bases this year with smartphone compatibility and tough-looking off-road trims.
6.6
The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue.
5.5
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee cashes in on off-road prowess and luxury features but comes up short elsewhere.
6.8
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     
N/A$23,800$24,885N/AN/A$24,295
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/ATurbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4N/AN/ARegular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
N/A2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name     
N/AFWD 4-Door L w/1SMS FWDN/AN/A2.5i
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AN/AAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55N/AN/A5
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASport Utility VehicleSport UtilityN/AN/ASport Utility
Transmission     
N/AAutomaticAutomatic w/ODN/AN/ACVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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