Comparison - Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE 2017 - vs - Audi Q5 SUV 2017

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Make: 
Average Price: 
29,030
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
45,093
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.80gals
19.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Sand Pearl
#0D0D0D
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Classic Silver Metallic
#A9AAAE
Electric Storm Blue
#043F80
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#797985
Silver Sky Metallic
#A5A6A9
Color: 
Utopia Blue Metallic
#35435D
Scuba Blue Metallic
#42628B
Mythos Black Metallic
#29292B
Moonlight Blue Metallic
#2D3752
Monsoon Gray Metallic
#83838D
Lava Gray Metallic
#525159
Ibis White
#DEDDDE
Glacier White Metallic
#EBEBED
Florett Silver Metallic
#A09FA5
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#686B70
Cuvee Silver Metallic
#999894
Brilliant Black
#050505

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid ranks 9 out of 18 Compact SUVs. Starting at $29,030, the RAV4 Hybrid is one of the priciest SUVs in the class, but its abundance of standard features and excellent fuel economy help justify its cost. It comes standard with all-wheel drive plus a host of safety features that cost extra in most rivals, including pre-collision braking and adaptive cruise control. Competing SUVs equipped with similar features plus all-wheel drive quickly meet – or exceed – the cost of the RAV4 Hybrid.

Pros
Good cargo space
More standard features than rivals
Exceptional fuel economy

Cons
Lackluster cabin styling and materials

By: 
usnews.com

New for 2017 is a standard suite of safety systems that Toyota calls Safety Sense. Included are a forward collision warning system, lane departure warning and intervention, automatic high-beam control and adaptive cruise control.

Pros
Fuel economy far surpasses that of traditional compact crossovers
Small price premium over non-hybrid RAV4
Ample room in both rows and generous cargo capacity
Delivers a composed, comfortable ride

Cons
Synthetic brake feel isn't very reassuring
Some interior controls feel a little flimsy
You can't get real leather upholstery

By: 
edmunds.com

As with many other Toyota models, the 2017 RAV4 now has a long list of active-safety equipment as standard on every model. What the company calls Toyota Safety Sense-P consists of forward-collision warning, lane-departure alert, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights.

Pros
Practicality reigns supreme in the RAV4, as this crossover has a spacious and versatile interior that’s well packaged for carrying people and stuff. The rear seat boasts plentiful legroom and headroom, and it also reclines. The RAV4’s cargo area also has a low lift-over height, making it easy to hoist heavy or bulky items into the capacious 38-cubic-foot hold that grows to 73 cubic feet with the back seats folded flat into the floor. Those interested in the more efficient RAV4 hybrid won’t have to give up much room, since its battery pack takes up only two cubic feet of cargo space.

Cons
With lifeless, vague steering and a soft suspension, the RAV4 isn’t much fun to drive, even for a small crossover. Neither the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder nor the hybrid powertrain provides responsive acceleration, with the hybrid crawling from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds and the RAV4 SE AWD taking 8.4 seconds. While the hybrid at least makes up for its relative sluggishness with an EPA-rated 32 mpg combined, the standard four-cylinder’s highest combined rating of 26 mpg falls short of quicker, better-to-drive competitors such as the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and its 29-mpg number.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2017 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury SUV that makes you feel special with its handsome styling, elegant cabin and thrilling engines that won't cost you that much at the pump. It's small in size but big on luxury, and it should make you swell with pride when seeing it in your driveway.

The range-topping 3.0T Prestige now gets standard adaptive cruise control and Audi Drive Select vehicle settings. The 2.0T Premium Plus trim now gets standard 19-inch wheels.

The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers into another model year as one of the most popular compact luxury SUVs, boasting a wide array of virtues designed to make you feel as if you're driving something beyond all those humdrum small SUVs out there. Its classic styling, well-crafted cabin and ample features combine to deliver nearly everything one expects from an SUV in this segment.

Sure, it has been on sale without a major redesign since 2009, but those who don't give a lick about having the latest technology features and controls won't mind. Besides, there's still a rearview camera available, along with keyless push-button start, a navigation system and a pretty impressive 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. We're also guessing that there are plenty of shoppers who will appreciate staring at the stars through the standard panoramic sunroof instead of fiddling with the latest gadgets and gizmos.

Pros
Top-notch interior craftsmanship
Unique sliding rear seat provides extra versatility
Refined driving character makes it feel expensive from behind the wheel
Understated styling that doesn't draw too much attention to itself
More standard features (including all-wheel drive) than its German-brand competitors.

Cons
No active accident-avoidance technologies available
Limited exterior color selection
No USB ports for charging or connecting a phone.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Audi Q5 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the Audi Q5 has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 66 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

The 2017 Audi Q5 is one of the more expensive vehicles in the luxury subcompact class, but it offers luxurious interior appointments that are among the best in the class. The Q5 also offers comfortable and spacious seating. However, its interior isn't perfect. Its MMI infotainment system looks a little out of date when compared to rival systems, and some may wish it were available with a touch screen. Additionally, many competitors offer more standard and optional driver assistance features than the Q5.

Most drivers will be pleased with the Q5's performance. With three options, there's an engine for everyone, and even the base turbocharged four-cylinder delivers plenty of power. On the road, the Q5 is composed and can deftly handle twisty roads. Its standard all-wheel drive is a benefit on slick roads. Still, those seeking a cushy ride may be put off by the Q5's firmer suspension.

Pros
Spacious seats in both rows
Agile handling
Quick acceleration
Great safety scores

Cons
Rival infotainment systems have newer interfaces
Rivals offer more driver assistance features

By: 
cars.usnews.com

The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling; it's still one of the better luxury SUVs, despite its age.

Now in its ninth model year, the simple Q5 still looks handsome.
The hybrid is gone this year, which means performance ranges now from sensible to sensational.

The 2017 Audi Q5 makes the most of its available space, and boasts a highly refined interior.

The Audi Q5 has mixed safety scores, including a Top Safety Pick+ nod from the IIHS.

The 2017 Audi Q5 is handsomely equipped as standard, and it only goes up from there.

Despite being one of the older competitors in the segment, the Audi Q5 is fairly fuel efficient.

Pros
Enthusiastic base engine
Simple styling
8-speed automatic is quick
Good infotainment
Standard all-wheel drive

Cons
Gas mileage isn't class leading
Still a top-heavy crossover
Easy to spend more than $50,000
No efficiency leader

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The new Audi Q5 improves an already competent package with sharper looks and new tech but can it beat the Jaguar F-Pace?

The new Q5 is strong enough in lots of key areas to be an even stronger contender in the hotly contested premium SUV class. It’s still not as involving as an X3 or an F-Pace, but it is an accomplished cruiser with a nicely finished cabin, and practical enough for most needs. We’ll hold off on a full five stars until we get full specs, including the crucial CO2 figures - but this is a very complete package, if a slightly predictable one.

The Audi Q5 has been one of the German brand’s best-selling models since it launched back in 2008. Now it’s getting an all-new generation - and Auto Express has driven a very late prototype as senior engineers gave the car the green light for production

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
34.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
152ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
295ft-lbs
at 2 150rpm
Horsepower: 
194hp
at 5 700rpm
272hp
at 4 780rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
38.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.50in
182.60in
Width: 
72.60in
74.70in
Height: 
67.10in
65.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.00in
7.90in
Front Track: 
63.70in
Rear Track: 
63.50in
Wheel Base: 
104.70in
110.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
39.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
42.60in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.20in
37.40in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
57.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
57.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
48.90in
56.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.40in
56.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.60cu.ft
57.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1750lbs
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
35.60cu.ft
29.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
25.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
23.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3925.00lbs
4354.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-free entry
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front and rear stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Bang & Olufsen premium brand speakers
14 total speakers
505 watts stereo output
USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In
19 x 8.0 in
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Pre-collision safety system
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Door Child Safety Locks
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Cornering lights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
Emergency braking preparation
Adaptive headlights
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Rear Side Airbags

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Management Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Protection Package
Convenience Package
Sport Interior Package
Audi Exclusive Line Interior
Luxury Package
Prestige
Driver Assist Package
S Line Plus Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Mudguards
Alloy Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Film
Body Side Molding
Fog Lights
Running Boards
Door Edge Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Rear Bumper Protector
Height Adjustable Power Liftgate
Front License Plate Holder
20" 5-Arm-Design Wheels
Tow Hitch for Vehicles w/Audi Side Assist
Running Boards
Audi TravelSpace Base Carrier Bars
Front Grille Filler Panel
Tow Hitch for Vehicles w/out Audi Side Assist
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Delete-Panorama Sunroof
Interior Options: 
Entune Premium Audio W/Navigation
Door Sill Protector
Door Sill Applique
Cargo Net Hammock
Cargo Net - Envelope
Interior Light Kit
Shift Knob
Tonneau Cover
Universal Tablet Holder
All-Weather Liner Package
Four Season Liner/Mat Package
Carpet Mat Package
Audi Guard All-Weather Mats
Cargo Net
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Cargo Box
Audi Guard Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ash, leatherette
#585755
Black, leatherette
#151515
Cinnamon, leatherette
#7D6555
Color: 
Black, leather
#191919
Chestnut Brown, leather
#644D47
Pistachio Beige, leather
#AEA393
Titanium Gray, leather
#A0A5A1