2011 Hyundai
Tucson
vs. 2011 Toyota
RAV4

2011 Hyundai Tucson

10.0

starting from

$19,690
"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

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Very inexpensive
$19,690
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Average number of gears
5
2011 Toyota RAV4

9.6

Runner-up

Toyota RAV4

starting from

$23,285

Reasons to buy the Toyota RAV4

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Average cargo space
73.0 ft3
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Cruise control
Standard
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.5"
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Has 3 rows of seats
Cost 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Tucson Winner: Tucson
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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
  • The best price we've seen is $3,595 cheaper (around 20% less), $19,690 vs $23,285
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither offers a leather interior
  • Neither has a power seat option
Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 9.6 vs 10.0

Cost

Toyota
RAV4
2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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MSRP $23,285 vs $19,690 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 20 mpg The RAV4 has great city mileage and the Tucson is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Tucson 's basic warranty is fantastic, but the RAV4 's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Tucson 's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the RAV4 's warranty is very limited

Luxury Features

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RAV4
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
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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 Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Road Tests

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RAV4
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 120 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 16.5 s @ 85 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

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RAV4
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Tucson
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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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

Crash Test Ratings

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2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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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

Performance

Toyota
RAV4
2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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Horsepower 179 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs Unknown
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Number of gears 4 vs 5 The Tucson has an OK number of gears, while the RAV4 has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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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 18.8 lb/hp vs Unknown
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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 34.8 ft vs 34.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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RAV4
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The RAV4 has lots of passenger seats and the Tucson is OK, too
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Cargo space 73.0 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3 The RAV4 has OK cargo room, while the Tucson 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 1070 lb vs Unknown
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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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 10 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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RAV4
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Tucson
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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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 Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

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2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2011 Toyota Camry LE RAV4 Sport vs Camry LE
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion RAV4 Limited vs Tiguan SE 4Motion
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2011 Lexus RX 350 RAV4 Limited vs RX 350
2011 Toyota RAV4 2011 Honda CR-V RAV4 vs CR-V

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