2018 Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota RAV4

When you’re commuting through Cerritos or taking a trip to Long Beach, the crossover SUV has the style and the brawn to get you where you need to go.

At Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos, we wanted to figure out which crossover has the most to offer our Anaheim- and Downey-area customers, so we compared the 2018 Hyundai Tucson vs. Toyota RAV4.

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Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota RAV4: Engine Power

Whether you’re hauling a boat to the beach or going out for some off-roading, there’s no doubting the importance of torque in an SUV’s engine, which the Tucson and RAV4 both deliver.

The RAV4 offers a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that generates an impressive 172 lb-ft of torque. The Tucson, on the other hand, gives drivers two engine options, including a turbocharged 1.6L GDI engine that produces 195 lb-ft of torque.

Based on torque, the Tucson appears to be the stronger SUV.

Tucson vs Toyota Entertainment Features

When you hit the road to coast down the Southern Cali highway, there’s nothing better than blasting the music of some of your favorite artists.

You have a lot of options here with either the Hyundai Tucson or Toyota RAV4.  For example, they both allow Bluetooth® audio streaming through your smartphone with voice-activated controls, so you can stay in control while keeping your hands on the wheel.

The Tucson, however, will probably give you a clearer sound with available Clair-Fi™ technology. This system decompresses digital audio files in real-time, which creates a clear and dynamic listening experience. Without this kind of technology, drivers of the RAV4 may have a muddier and less satisfying audio experience.

Remote Connectivity

If you like to keep all aspects of your life connected, you’ll probably like that the Tucson and RAV4 both make a HomeLink® Universal Transceiver available, which you can connect with applicable devices within your home.

With this feature, you can say goodbye to your clunky garage door opener by programming it into your car. You can even link it to your front gate or your lights if they’re Bluethooth®-enabled.

While both crossover’s let you connect your home to your car, only the Tucson lets you stay connected to your car no matter where you are.

With the available Blue Link®, Tucson drivers can use an app to remote start their vehicle and set it to a specific temperature. They can also use the app to find their car in a crowded parking lot or recover a stolen vehicle by immobilizing the engine and sending location coordinates directly to the police.

Without access to a comparable technology, RAV4 drivers may spend more time looking for car after a day at the mall and find their car uncomfortably warm from sitting out in the sun all day when they return to it.

2018 Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota RAV4: Take a Test Drive

Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos compared the 2018 Hyundai Tucson vs. Toyota RAV4 and found that the Tucson had more to offer Cerritos and Anaheim drivers.

If you want to try it for yourself and see how this crossover fits your Long Beach and Downey lifestyle, contact us today and we’ll set you up with a test drive of the 2018 Hyundai Tucson.