2015 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2015 Hyundai Tucson


2015 Toyota RAV4

2015 Hyundai Tucson

2015 Hyundai Tucson

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The 2015 Toyota RAV4 and 2015 Hyundai Tucson are two of the top compact SUVs in a highly competitive market. Both feature spacious interiors and great safety features, but which is the better SUV for you? We analyzed the 2015 Hyundai Tucson GLS and 2015 Toyota RAV4 LE in different categories to determine the ultimate crossover. Read on to find out which vehicle won!

Safety and Warranty

Both vehicles feature airbag systems, traction control, front-wheel drive, and electronic stability systems. But while the Tucson sticks with the basic safety features, the RAV4 goes above and beyond. The RAV4 offers Daytime Running Lights, which have been shown to reduce accidents by 11 percent. The Tucson does not offer this feature. The RAV4 also offers a number of optional safety amenities like lane departure warning system, blind spot warning system, and cross-path warning system. The Tucson doesn’t offer these advanced collision-protection technologies. Furthermore, Toyota pays for routine maintenance for 2 years and 25,000 miles of oil changes, tire rotations, and more. Hyundai does not.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2015 Toyota RAV4 provides superior performance and fuel economy over the 2015 Hyundai Tucson. The RAV4’s base model engine is the 2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC with 176 hp, which outperforms the Tucson’s 2.0L 4-cylinder DOHC engine with 164 hp. The RAV4 also delivers better fuel economy than the Tucson.

  • The 2WD RAV4 generates 31 highway mpg fuel economy to the Tucson’s 29 mpg.
  • The 4WD RAV4 generates 29 highway mpg fuel economy to the Tucson’s 25 mpg.

Cargo Space

No matter how you measure it, the RAV4’s cargo space is simply bigger than the Tucson. The RAV4 offers 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded compared to only 55.8 cubic feet of cargo space for the Tucson. The RAV4 also features an additional 5 inches of height for easy hauling and a standard power rear liftgate, which the Tucson does not offer.

Test Drive the RAV4 Today

The 2015 Toyota RAV4 won every category, making it the overall winner over the 2015 Hyundai Tucson. This incredible compact SUV is one of the finest offerings from Toyota, so test drive it in person at Precision Toyota at 700 W. Wetmore at Auto Mall Drive in Tucson. Feel free to contact us online with any questions.

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