2011 Hyundai
Tucson Limited
vs. 2011 Toyota
RAV4 Sport

2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited

9.4

starting from

$25,640
"Organic shapes and nicely textured materials."
edmunds.com | talking about the Tucson's build-quality
"Stands out in the crowd with interesting styling."
edmunds.com | talking about the Tucson's external styling

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Tucson Limited

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Average 0-60 time
8.2 seconds
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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
31 mpg
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport

9.4

starting from

$24,985

Reasons to buy the Toyota RAV4 Sport

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Average cargo space
73.0 ft3
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.5"
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Average-sized front seats
56.4 ft3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.4
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport Winner: RAV4 Sport
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  • The RAV4 Sport's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Luxury Features 8.0 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Winner: Tucson Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Tucson Limited
Performance 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Winner: Tucson Limited
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  • The Tucson Limited's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • The Tucson Limited has 2 more gears, which can improve performance, 6 vs 4
  • The Tucson Limited needs around 10% less space to turn, 34.7 ft vs 36.8 ft
Cost 9.3 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Winner: Tucson Limited
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport Winner: RAV4 Sport
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  • Room for more than 30% more stuff, 73.0 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3
  • The RAV4 Sport has 2 more cupholders, 10 vs 8
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 56.4 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.4 vs 9.4

Entertainment System

Toyota
RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The RAV4 Sport can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Luxury Features

Toyota
RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Tucson Limited's power seats; not available on the RAV4 Sport
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Standard Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Tucson Limited

Performance

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RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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Horsepower 179 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 176 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 6 The Tucson Limited has more gears, but the RAV4 Sport has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Tucson Limited's semi-automatic transmission and the RAV4 Sport's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 19.2 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp The Tucson Limited has OK performance while the RAV4 Sport gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.8 ft vs 34.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

Toyota
RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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MSRP $24,985 vs $25,640 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 22 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Tucson Limited's basic warranty is fantastic, but the RAV4 Sport's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Tucson Limited's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the RAV4 Sport's warranty is very limited

Practicality

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RAV4 Sport
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 73.0 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3 The RAV4 Sport has OK cargo room, while the Tucson Limited has very little
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front seats 56.4 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 955 lb vs 1,166 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 10 vs 8 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Toyota
RAV4 Sport
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Road Tests

Toyota
RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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0-60 mph 10.0 seconds vs 8.2 seconds The Tucson Limited's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the RAV4 Sport is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 130 ft vs 122 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 17.5 s s @ 82.0 mph mph vs 16.3 s s @ 83.9 mph mph The Tucson Limited's 1/4 mile time is average, but the RAV4 Sport's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.77 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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RAV4 Sport
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

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