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2016 Hyundai Tucson vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Alexandria, VA

See Why the 2016 Tucson is the Superior Redesigned Crossover

When it comes to buying a new small crossover, we at Pohanka Hyundai want you to know all of the facts so you can be sure to drive home everything you’ve always wanted in a new vehicle. To do so, we have taken two completely redesigned options, and stacked them against each other. Check out our head-to-head between the 2016 Hyundai Tucson vs the 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Alexandria, VA.

We start this comparison with a look under the hood, as both the 2016 Hyundai Tucson and the 2016 Toyota RAV4 are powered by a 4-cylinder engine. And although the 4-cylinder is slightly more powerful in the RAV4, it’s the only engine option available, while the Tucson gives you the option of a 1.6L turbocharged engine waiting to come to life. With an output of 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, it provides drivers with a more revved-up performance than what they’ll find in the RAV4. Not only is it more powerful, it’s also more efficient, with a fuel rating of 26/33 MPG city/hwy1. The lone engine in the RAV4 only has a fuel economy of 23/30 MPG city/hwy2.

Beyond power and efficiency, this 2016 Hyundai Tucson vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Alexandria, VA, comparison also breaks down features found in both redesigned crossovers. First things first – convenience. While both offer a versatile storage space, only the Tucson lets you access all of your belongings without fumbling for your keys. Just stand behind the Tucson with the Proximity Key in your purse or pocket, and the Hands-free Smart Liftgate3 will open automatically. The liftgate in the RAV4 can only be opened using the key fob or release inside.

The 2016 Tucson can also offer you more peace of mind than the 2016 RAV4 can. For instance, you’ll always have a brilliantly illuminated path thanks to the standard fog lights and the Dynamic Bending Lighting System. As you turn your steering wheel, your headlights will turn in the direction of your path. Fog lights aren’t standard in the RAV4, and there is no such feature offered similar to Dynamic Bending Light. In terms of reversing, both vehicles have a standard rearview camera, but only the Tucson also has Rear Parking Sensors in the bumper, giving you an audible warning as you get closer to objects behind you.  

There’s also more to love on the inside of the Tucson than in the 2016 RAV4. You’ll enjoy a more expansive view of above with the panoramic sunroof, as opposed to the regular tilt/slide sunroof in the RAV4. The Tucson also provides more music choices with standard SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and a more informative navigation system with SiriusXM® NavTraffic, showing you weather updates, traffic conditions, stock prices, sport scores, and more. You won’t find any of this helpful information in the navigation system offered in the RAV4.

It’s not always easy to know which redesigned crossover is right for you, but we’re confident our 2016 Hyundai Tucson vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Alexandria, VA, comparison will make the choice clear. See the Tucson first-hand with a test drive today at Pohanka Hyundai. We are located at 1700 Ritchie Station Court in Capitol Heights, MD.


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1 EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.

2 2016 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual results may vary.

3 The Smart Liftgate will open when the smart key is within 40 inches of the detection area for at least 3 seconds. Radio transmitters and other vehicle smart keys may interfere in normal operation of the feature. Please consult Owner’s Manual for further details. Make sure you close the liftgate before driving.

2016 Hyundai Tucson vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Alexandria, VA

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