2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 FIAT 500X

Battle for the best car brands will always include the likes of Nissan and Toyota. There are numerous things that make them stand out, especially with the 2018 Nissan Rogue and 2018 Toyota RAV4 as competitors. While auto buyers in Milford Connecticut are often caught between choosing one of them, the Toyota RAV4 steals the show with outstanding features. Let’s compare both of them and know why.

Design & Style

Solid and sturdy exterior is a common feature for both the models, but it is always advisable to take a look inside. The interior is comparatively spacious for front seaters, and the extent of rear legroom is dependent on the position of front seat, just like any other subcompact SUV. Material quality is good, although not as impressive as RAV4, which has spacious and well-shaped front seats. Height and lumbar adjustment is also available on the driver’s side.

In Toyota RAV4, you have an easy access to the controls, which are positioned at the upper portion of the central console. The outward visibility is also worth appreciation, and you will find it easy to move in and out of the vehicle.

Technology & Safety

Technology and safety is another important aspect of comparing two vehicles. The 2018 500X comes with a body-color rear spoiler, electric parking brake, USB port, 3.5 inch driver display screen and Uconnect 4 system smartphone integration. The advanced safety package of the vehicle includes ParkSense Rear Park Assist system, Lane Departure Warning Plus, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Path Detection, automatic high beams and rain sensitive windshield wipers.

When we talk about the 2018 Toyota RAV4, you are surely going to love its fully equipped infotainment system. Apart from the easy to use interface, the graphics are exceptional and very much readable. You will find standard safety features at all trim levels, including emergency braking, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.


On-road performance is exceptional for both the cars. The base model of 2018 FIAT 500X comes with a supercharged 1.4 liter engine producing 184 lb-ft of torque and 160 horsepower. Powering the front wheel is a 6-speed manual transmission. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is blessed with an engine that can produce up to 170 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, along with a superior fuel efficiency than 500X.

The Bottom Line

The 2018 Nissan Rouge gives a tough competition to the Toyota RAV4, but the latter has an edge in various parameters. After this comparison, the decision of purchasing the Toyota car model becomes easier for you, as it clearly has an upper hand, both in terms of price and quality. 

Ready to Schedule a Toyota RAV4 Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the total package offered by the 2018 Toyota RAV4, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota RAV4 test drive appointment.

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