Comparison - Toyota RAV4 SUV 2015 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2016

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Also called:

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Average Price: 
25,699
Updated: 
16 Nov 2016
43,440
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Year: 
2015
2016
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
no
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Barcelona Red Metallic
#630C17
Black
#000000
Blue Crush Metallic
#050347
Classic Silver Metallic
#838383
Hot Lava
#821600
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#141318
Pyrite Mica
#5F5B5A
Super White
#D7D7D7
Color: 
Black
#000000
Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
Dakota Brown Metallic
#52331B
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9
designo Magno Dakota Brown Metallic
#52331B

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

With their up-for-anything personality, easy-to-park size and sensible appetite for fuel, compact crossovers are some of the most popular vehicles on the road. Versatility is their greatest asset, as you can easily fill them with car seats, groceries, sports equipment or the latest spoils from an antiquing trip and be on your merry way. Among these practical SUVs, the Toyota RAV4 has long been a favorite of savvy shoppers of all ages and tastes.
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All things considered, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 is not overwhelmingly strong in any one area, but it shines as a solid, well-rounded entry in a very competitive segment. As such, the RAV4 should easily meet the needs of most shoppers.

pros
Roomy interior for people and cargo
Strikes a good balance between ride comfort and sure-footed handling.

cons
No engine upgrade option
Usefulness of available Entune smartphone features is diminished by cumbersome setup process

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is a practical crossover with confident handling. Just know that driving enjoyment is not its strong point
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The RAV4 has smoothed away all the former SUV cues; now it's pleasant enough if a little inexpensive inside.
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Mediocre four-cylinder power undercuts the RAV4's solid steering and ride
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Interior space is fine, but the RAV4's rear seat is flat, and there's an ample supply of rubbery trim in base versions
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The RAV4's crash scores are now merely par, in a class with some high standards.
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The RAV4 makes the most sense in value-laden XLE and LE trim levels
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Pros
Clean styling
Responsive six-speed automatic
Standard rear view camera and Bluetooth
AWD that works well on the road

cons
No higher-output engine option
No third-row seat
Back seat feels flat
Mismatched trims in Limited

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 RAV4 faces stiff competition in the compact SUV class. It trails several rivals in terms of style and performance, but it has impressive safety features in all trims and one of the most spacious cabins in its class
It boasts a generous list of standard features, including more safety features than most in the class
The RAV4 is a reliable family hauler that comes with a generous list of features, with a particular focus on safety to keep your mind at ease when carting your family around
you may find rival SUVs at lower prices with nicer interiors, but they may not have the long list of standard features or near top-of-the-class cargo space that the RAV4 does.

Pros

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 ups the ante in the fiercely competitive compact SUV class by including advanced safety features for every trim level. Once you factor in the RAV4 reputation for reliability this car link crossover is definitely worth your consideration...Edmund

"Despite the sea of competitors swimming in the compact-SUV pool, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 remains the gold medal champ. The RAV4 succeeds on so many levels because it doesn't try to be too many things. so even well-equipped models remain within reach of the average buyer." -- Kelley Blue Book

Cons
There's certainly nothing wrong with the RAV4 as a responsible family vehicle, but there's nothing so right about it that it's an object of desire." -- Consumer Guide (2015)

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
172ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
273ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
Horsepower: 
176hp
at 6 000rpm
241hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
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
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service*
Roadside Assistance*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.90in
183.30in
Width: 
72.60in
74.40in
Height: 
65.40in
64.50in
Ground Clearance: 
6.30in
8.90in
Front Track: 
61.80in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
104.70in
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
41.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
39.60
Front Leg Room: 
42.60in
Rear leg room: 
37.20in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
48.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
29.00degrees
31.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.00degrees
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3435.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Remote keyless power door locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Cloth
Driver seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
10 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air conditioning
Dual vanity mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
2 subwoofer(s)
Speed sensitive volume control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 x 6.5
18
Wheels more: 
Full wheel covers
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

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: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear 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: 
First Aid Kit
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Post-collision safety system
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Blind Spot Assist
Side Airbags in Rear with Belt Force Limiters
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Pre-collision safety system

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Management
RAV4 Chrome Package
Protection Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Exterior Options: 
Body SIde Molding
4 Piece Front & Rear Splashguards
Doorsill Protector
Door Edge Guards
Roof Rack Cross Bars and Side Rail
Paint Protection Film
Body Side Molding
Rear Bumper Protector
Clear Paint Protection - Door Package
Mudguards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Alloy Wheel Locks
Clear Paint Protection - Hood Package
Doorsill Protector
Interior Options: 
10" Overhead DVD System
Cargo Net
Cargo Net Tray
Carpet Mats w/Lipped Trunk Mat
Connectivity Package (4 Piece)
Four Season Floor Mat Package
Carpet Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
Electrochromic Mirror
Interior Light Kit
Homelink
SofTech Seating

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ash, cloth
#6B6A67
Black, cloth
#151515
Color: 
Black, leather
#101010
Black, leatherette
#131313
Espresso Brown, leather
#5D5752
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#49433E
Silk Beige, leather
#B4A79E
Silk Beige, leatherette
#C6B9B0
designo Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#070707
designo Platinum White Pearl Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#ABADAF