The class of compact SUVs offers a lot of options for buyers in that specific market. Two possible options on your list may be the 2018 Hyundai Tucson and the 2018 Toyota RAV4.

To help buyers in the Chalfont, Warrington, and Doylestown area narrow down their list of choices, our team at Fred Beans Hyundai have stacked the two vehicles up head-to-head. Below we'll examine the positives and negatives of each car to see which model may best fit your needs.

2018 Tucson vs Toyota RAV4: Performance

The 2018 Tucson comes standard with an inline 4-cylinder engine, but also offers an available turbocharged inline 4-cylinder for an extra performance punch. This powertrain option is matched with a 6-speed automatic transmission and produces 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

The RAV4 on the other hand only features a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission on all models except the hybrid trim. This performance package only generates 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque.

Exterior Styling

The first thing you'll notice about the 2018 Hyundai Tucson is the meticulously sculpted exterior which appears rugged yet sleek. It also incorporates some exterior features that the RAV4 does not.   

The Tucson features an available hands-free liftgate that allows you to open the liftgate with just a swipe of your foot when your hands are full. This feature comes standard on the top two trim levels, while the RAV4 only includes this feature on the highest trim level.

Another big draw of the Tucson is the panoramic sunroof which also comes standard on the top two trim levels and provides fresh air and better views of the world above.

The RAV4 has a moonroof offering, but it is nowhere near the size of the panoramic sunroof on the Tucson.

Another functional feature on the exterior of the Tucson is the available LED approach lights on the front door handles. They illuminate as you unlock the car with your fob or approach the car to activate the keyless entry feature. The RAV4 does not have this exterior feature at all. 

Tucson vs Toyota RAV4: Interior Technology  

Interior technology in a vehicle is so valuable because it can help make your driving experience more convenient.

The Hyundai Tucson makes Proximity Key entry and push button start standard on four of its six trim levels. This technology allows you to unlock the car without ever having to pull out your key-and once in the car, you can start it with the press of a button.

The RAV4 has a similar feature called the Smart Key System with push button start, but the feature is only made standard on the top two trim levels.   

The Hyundai Tucson also offers the available Blue Link® Connected Car system, which provides remote access to your vehicle via the Blue Link® app on your phone. The app can help to unlock your car should you have forgotten your key fob or help schedule service appointments on the go. The RAV4 however does not offer anything comparable to this feature.

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The 2018 Hyundai Tucson features a bevy of standard and available powertrain, exterior, and interior options that help to make it a well-rounded compact SUV. Some of these features, including the panoramic sunroof and Blue Link® capability, may make the Tucson a better fit for you than the Toyota RAV4.

At Fred Beans Hyundai we enjoy helping buyers in the Chalfont, Warrington, and Doylestown areas to get behind the wheel of their dream car.

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