2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Toyota RAV4 Competitors

$24k mid-size SUV, designed & built in Japan 21 city / 27 hwy 333-429 mile range, gas engine
179 hp 152 cu. in. 4-cylinder 4 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other mid-size SUVs and minivan and SUVs, the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is also often compared to sports cars and cars. The 2011 Toyota RAV4's top rivals come from Mitsubishi (such as the Lancer Evolution GSR and the Galant ES) and Nissan (such as the Murano and the Murano LE)

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the RAV4 compared to other mid-size SUV competitors include: it has significantly more cargo space (73.0 ft3 vs 49.5 ft3), has much more seats (7 vs 4), has slightly more spacious front seats (56.4 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3), has better traction (four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive) and has 3 rows of seats (3 vs 2).

However, on average it lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (334 miles vs 391 miles), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (429 miles vs 499 miles), has a slightly shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 4 year) and has a slightly shorter basic warranty (36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile).

2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda CR-V
$23,405

Significant advantages of the CR-V (vs the RAV4 )

  • Safer in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 3 stars vs 2 stars
  • Speed sensitive volume

Significant disadvantages of the CR-V (vs the RAV4 )

  • Less ground clearance for rough terrain: 6.7" vs 7.5"
  • Less safe in side crashes for the driver: 3 stars vs 5 stars
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the CR-V and RAV4

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 123 ft vs 130 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda CR-V vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
$24,970

Significant advantages of the Equinox LT (vs the RAV4 )

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 602 miles vs 429 miles
  • Safer in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 4 stars vs 2 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Equinox LT (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much wider turning radius: 40.0 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive

common strengths of the Equinox LT and RAV4

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 32 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Both have spacious back seats: 50.1 ft3 vs 48.7 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

2012 Volvo XC60 3.2

2012 Volvo XC60 3.2
$33,775

Significant advantages of the XC60 3.2 (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 9.1" vs 7.5"
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 5 stars vs 2 stars
  • Safer in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 5 stars vs 3 stars

Significant disadvantages of the XC60 3.2 (vs the RAV4 )

  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Fewer seats: 5 vs 7

common strengths of the XC60 3.2 and RAV4

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the 2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Nissan Murano

2011 Nissan Murano
$47,200

Significant advantages of the Murano (vs the RAV4 )

  • Significantly more powerful: 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 179 HP @ 6,000 RPM
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 7.6 seconds vs 10.0 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Murano (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much less cargo room: 21.3 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Fewer seats: 4 vs 7
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the Murano and RAV4

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Murano vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Hyundai Tucson

2011 Hyundai Tucson
$20,690

Significant advantages of the Tucson (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Better highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 27 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Tucson (vs the RAV4 )

  • Significantly less cargo room: 55.8 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Less ground clearance for rough terrain: 6.7" vs 7.5"
  • Cruise control not available

common strengths of the Tucson and RAV4

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 31 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 23 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 34.7 ft vs 34.8 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Hyundai Tucson vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES
$20,290

Significant advantages of the Outlander Sport ES (vs the RAV4 )

  • Significantly more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.5" vs 7.5"
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the Outlander Sport ES (vs the RAV4 )

  • Significantly less cargo room: 49.5 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Only has four-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive

common strengths of the Outlander Sport ES and RAV4

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 31 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 25 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 34.8 ft vs 34.8 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the RAV4 compared to other minivan and SUV competitors include: it less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change (4 stars vs 3 stars), is much more fuel efficient in the city (21 mpg vs 14 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (27 mpg vs 18 mpg), costs less ($24,685 vs $54,600) and has significantly more spacious back seats (48.7 ft3 vs 34.6 ft3).

However, on average it has significantly less cargo space (73.0 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3), less safe in head-on collisions for the driver (4 stars vs 5 stars), is much more sluggish (19.5 lb/hp vs 14.0 lb/hp), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (334 miles vs 364 miles) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (429 miles vs 468 miles).

2011 GMC Yukon Denali

2011 GMC Yukon Denali
$54,600

Significant advantages of the Yukon Denali (vs the RAV4 )

  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • Safer in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Significantly more cargo room: 108.9 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Yukon Denali (vs the RAV4 )

  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Much worse highway mileage: 18 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Much worse city mileage: 14 mpg vs 21 mpg

common strengths of the Yukon Denali and RAV4

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Great protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 GMC Yukon Denali vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the RAV4 compared to sports car competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (21 mpg vs 17 mpg), gets slightly more from a tank of gas in the city (334 miles vs 287 miles), has much more cargo space (73.0 ft3 vs 10.0 ft3), has slightly more spacious front seats (56.4 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3) and has significantly more spacious back seats (48.7 ft3 vs 32.0 ft3).

However, on average it is slightly less powerful (179 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 305 HP @ 6,000 RPM), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), much slower 0-60 time (10.0 seconds vs 5.8 seconds), slightly longer braking distance from 60mph (130 ft vs 113 ft) and much slower 1/4 mile time (17.5 s s @ 82.0 mph mph vs 13.8 s s @ 101.0 mph mph).

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
$34,770

Significant advantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 5.8 seconds vs 10.0 seconds
  • Much better cornering ability: 0.93 g vs 0.76 g
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 14.5 s s @ 97.0 mph mph vs 17.5 s s @ 82.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much less cargo room: 6.9 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 246 miles vs 334 miles
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the Lancer Evolution GSR and RAV4

  • Both have spacious front seats: 54.6 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $34,770 vs $24,685
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
$34,720

Significant advantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 5.4 seconds vs 10.0 seconds
  • Much better cornering ability: 0.93 g vs 0.76 g
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 13.8 s s @ 101.0 mph mph vs 17.5 s s @ 82.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much less cargo room: 11.3 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Worse city mileage: 17 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 287 miles vs 334 miles

common strengths of the Impreza WRX STI and RAV4

  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.6 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $34,720 vs $24,685
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport
$27,590

Significant advantages of the RX-8 Sport (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 6.7 seconds vs 10.0 seconds
  • Significantly faster 1/4 mile time: 15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph vs 17.5 s s @ 82.0 mph mph
  • Shorter braking distance from 60mph: 117 ft vs 130 ft

Significant disadvantages of the RX-8 Sport (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much less cargo room: 7.6 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 16 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the RX-8 Sport and RAV4

  • Inexpensive: $27,590 vs $24,685
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Both have power outlets
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
$25,350

Significant advantages of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much better cornering ability: 0.91 g vs 0.76 g
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 6.8 seconds vs 10.0 seconds
  • Genesis Coupe 2.0T's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much less cargo room: 10.0 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Much more cramped back seats: 32.0 ft3 vs 48.7 ft3
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T and RAV4

  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Good city range: 361 miles vs 334 miles
  • Both have spacious front seats: 56.7 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Dodge Challenger

2011 Dodge Challenger
$25,720

Significant advantages of the Challenger (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 6.4 seconds vs 10.0 seconds
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 14.8 s s @ 94.8 mph mph vs 17.5 s s @ 82.0 mph mph
  • Significantly better cornering ability: 0.85 g vs 0.76 g

Significant disadvantages of the Challenger (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much less cargo room: 16.2 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Much less ground clearance for rough terrain: 5.1" vs 7.5"

common strengths of the Challenger and RAV4

  • Both have lots of cargo room: 16.2 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Good city range: 344 miles vs 334 miles
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.6 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Dodge Challenger vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 Ford Mustang GT
$30,105

Significant advantages of the Mustang GT (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 4.4 seconds vs 10.0 seconds
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph vs 17.5 s s @ 82.0 mph mph
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 104 ft vs 130 ft

Significant disadvantages of the Mustang GT (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much less cargo room: 13.4 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent
  • Much more cramped back seats: 30.9 ft3 vs 48.7 ft3

common strengths of the Mustang GT and RAV4

  • Inexpensive: $30,105 vs $24,685
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have rear spoilers
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Mustang GT vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the RAV4 compared to car competitors include: it has much more seats (7 vs 4), has much more cargo space (73.0 ft3 vs 13.7 ft3), has slightly more spacious front seats (56.4 ft3 vs 51.8 ft3), has slightly more spacious back seats (48.7 ft3 vs 38.3 ft3) and has better traction (four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (21 mpg vs 29 mpg), is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway (27 mpg vs 35 mpg), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (334 miles vs 407 miles), gets significantly less from a tank of gas on the highway (429 miles vs 610 miles) and has a significantly shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 5 year).

2011 Toyota Camry

2011 Toyota Camry
$20,955

Significant advantages of the Camry (vs the RAV4 )

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 610 miles vs 429 miles
  • Safer in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 407 miles vs 334 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Camry (vs the RAV4 )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 15.0 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the Camry and RAV4

  • Both have spacious back seats: 47.7 ft3 vs 48.7 ft3
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the Camry vs the RAV4

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE
$26,765

Significant advantages of the Passat TDI SE (vs the RAV4 )

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 796 miles vs 429 miles
  • Much better highway mileage: 43 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 574 miles vs 334 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Passat TDI SE (vs the RAV4 )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 15.9 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the Passat TDI SE and RAV4

  • Both have spacious back seats: 48.8 ft3 vs 48.7 ft3
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES

2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES
$22,374

Significant advantages of the Galant ES (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 531 miles vs 429 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Galant ES (vs the RAV4 )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 13.3 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the Galant ES and RAV4

  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.9 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3
  • Both have spacious back seats: 44.8 ft3 vs 48.7 ft3
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS
$20,274

Significant advantages of the Eclipse GS (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the Eclipse GS (vs the RAV4 )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 15.7 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the Eclipse GS and RAV4

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have rear spoilers
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2011 Mazda 2 Sport

2011 Mazda 2 Sport
$14,975

Significant advantages of the 2 Sport (vs the RAV4 )

  • Significantly better highway mileage: 35 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Better city mileage: 29 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Significantly better cornering ability: 0.86 g vs 0.76 g

Significant disadvantages of the 2 Sport (vs the RAV4 )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 13.3 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the 2 Sport and RAV4

  • Active lifestyle? The {better}'s standard roof rails for extra storage are a nice perk.
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda 2 Sport vs the 2011 Toyota RAV4

2012 Hyundai Accent GLS

2012 Hyundai Accent GLS
$13,205

Significant advantages of the Accent GLS (vs the RAV4 )

  • Much better highway mileage: 40 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the Accent GLS (vs the RAV4 )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 13.7 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the Accent GLS and RAV4

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
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