Comparison - Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE 2017 - vs - Toyota Avalon Limited Hybrid 2018

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Other Names:

Also called:

Toyota Vanguard

Also called:

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Average Price: 
29,030
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
42,800
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Year: 
2017
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.80gals
17.00gals
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

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 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is smooth and sumptuous, and it leads the full-size-car field while getting great fuel economy to boot.

Pros
Elegant interior with top-notch materials
Lots of standard comfort, tech, and safety features
Comfortable ride and spacious seats
Outstanding fuel economy

Cons
Less trunk space than many large cars and hybrids
Some droning when accelerating

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid carries over unchanged.

PROS
Interior is quiet and upscale, with roomy seating front and rear
Returns exceptional fuel economy for a large sedan
Trunk is among the largest among full-size hybrid sedans

CONS
Infotainment system lacks operational smoothness

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Supportive front seats
Power
Low wind noise at highway speeds
Ride quality
Roomy backseat

Cons
Backseat doesn't fold down
Touch-sensitive controls
Control layout
Interior materials and design
Trunk space
Price

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
34.00mpg
40.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
39.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
152ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
194hp
at 5 700rpm
200hp
at 5 700rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
40.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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 and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.50in
195.30in
Width: 
72.60in
72.20in
Height: 
67.10in
57.50in
Ground Clearance: 
7.00in
5.50in
Wheel Base: 
104.70in
111.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
37.60
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
55.10in
Front Leg Room: 
42.60in
42.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
58.20in
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
37.90
Rear Hip Room: 
48.90in
54.60in
Rear leg room: 
37.20in
39.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.40in
57.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.60cu.ft
14.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1750lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
35.60cu.ft
14.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3925.00lbs
3638.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

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
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

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
JBL Premium Brand Stereo System
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
11 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In
17 X 7.0
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Chrome Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
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
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Management Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Protection Package
Convenience Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Four Season Floor Mat Package
Protection 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
Door Edge Guards
Special Color
Wheel Locks
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Film
Lower Door Moldings
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
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Tote
All-Weather Liners Package
Carpet Mat Package
Illuminated Door Sills
Coin Holder/Ashtray Cup
Hideaway Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ash, leatherette
#585755
Black, leatherette
#151515
Cinnamon, leatherette
#7D6555