2011 Toyota
Corolla
vs. 2011 Toyota
RAV4 Limited

2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited

9.9

starting from

$26,275

Reasons to buy the Toyota RAV4 Limited

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OK brakes
Disc
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Power locks
Standard
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Cruise control
Standard
2011 Toyota Corolla

9.1

Runner-up

Toyota Corolla

starting from

$16,660

Reasons to buy the Toyota Corolla

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Less safe for the front passenger in head-on collisions
4 stars
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Good highway fuel efficiency
35 mpg
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Safer for the driver in head-on collisions
5 stars
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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
28 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Winner: RAV4 Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Winner: RAV4 Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
Crash Test Ratings 9.5 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • The Corolla has 2.1x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Winner: RAV4 Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • The RAV4 Limited has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 6 vs 4
Cost 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 28 mpg vs 22 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $9,615 cheaper (around 40% less), $16,660 vs $26,275
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Child door locks come standard
Performance 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both vehicles can make tight turns
  • Both {better} and {worse} are sluggish relative to their competitors
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Overall 9.9 vs 9.1

Luxury Features

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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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 Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the RAV4 Limited; not available on the Corolla
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the RAV4 Limited

Practicality

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The RAV4 Limited has lots of passenger seats and the Corolla is OK, too
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Highway driving range 445 miles vs 462 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 73.0 ft3 vs 12.3 ft3 The RAV4 Limited has OK cargo room, while the Corolla has very little
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front seats 56.4 ft3 vs 51.3 ft3 The RAV4 Limited has average-sized front seats, while the Corolla is very cramped
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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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roof rails Standard vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? The RAV4 Limited's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Corolla cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The RAV4 Limited offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Corolla
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Cupholders 10 vs 8 Both have a good number of cupholders but the RAV4 Limited is particularly good
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars OK protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs 5 stars The better is 2.1x safer than the RAV4 Limited
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Entertainment System

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 The RAV4 Limited has an OK number of speakers, while the Corolla has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Corolla 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the RAV4 Limited does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the RAV4 Limited, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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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

Cost

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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MSRP $26,275 vs $16,660 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 28 mpg Both get great city mileage, however the Corolla in particular gets exceptional mileage
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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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 Drum The RAV4 Limited has good brakes for high-performance driving
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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

Performance

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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Horsepower 179 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 132 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 5 The Corolla has an OK number of gears, while the RAV4 Limited has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The RAV4 Limited's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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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 20.7 lb/hp Both {better} and {worse} are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs front-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 35.4 ft Both vehicles can make tight turns

Road Tests

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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0-60 mph 10.0 seconds vs 9.0 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 130 ft vs 136 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 17.5 s @ 82 mph vs 16.8 s @ 83 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.83 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs 115 mph

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