2018 Hyundai Tucson vs 2018 Toyota Rav4

exterior side view of a gray 2018 Hyundai Tucson on the left "vs" exterior side view of a white 2018 Toyota Rav4

When it is time to decide on your new vehicle purchase, it is wise to accumulate all of the information possible before making your ultimate decision. If you have been pulling your hair out over trying to decide between all of the attractive compact SUV’s available, then you have stumbled upon your best resource. Here at Carolina Hyundai, we want our customers to feel completely confident in their purchase, that is why we provide comprehensive comparisons of our models versus their stiffest competition. Today, we are pitting our 2018 Hyundai Tucson against the 2018 Toyota Rav4, so take a second to look at the key similarities and differences between these two attractive options.

2018 Hyundai Tucson


2018 Toyota Rav4

2.0L 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder
6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC® Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
23 MPG City/ 30 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 23 MPG City/ 30 MPG HWY
5 Passengers Seating Capacity 5 Passengers
*EPA estimates of the base trim level equipped with the standard drivetrain and Front-Wheel Drive

Compare the 2018 Tucson and the 2018 Rav4

As you can see from the easy to read graph above, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson and the 2018 Toyota Rav4 have nearly identical standard drivetrain specs. The 2018 Toyota Rav4’s standard engine (176 HP & 172 lb-ft torque) does deliver slightly more horsepower and torque than the standard engine of the 2018 Tucson (164 HP & 151 lb-ft torque), but the Tucson offers an available engine upgrade. The 2018 Hyundai Tucson also offers a 1.6L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder engine that produces 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. This engine pairs with a 7-Speed Automatic Transmission to achieve EPA fuel economy estimates of 25 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway in Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) and in All-Wheel Drive (AWD) the 1.6L Turbo engine averages 24 MPG City/ 28 MPG HWY.  The 2018 Hyundai Tucson delivers a more diverse, efficient and powerful drivetrain, giving it the edge at the finish line over the the 2018 Toyota Rav4. You can experience the performance and efficiency of the 2018 Hyundai Tucson on a test drive today at Carolina Hyundai in High Point, NC.