2018 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2018 Chevy Equinox

The Toyota RAV4 has reached an incredible point in its storied history. Customers have spoken, and they think so highly of the crossover SUV that it has become the best-selling model on the automaker's roster. For the current model year, the incredibly popular crossover SUV carries the same interior measurements and the same reliable powertrain that made it famous. What is different is the introduction of a new more rugged trim grade accurately dubbed, Adventure. The new addition to the 2018 RAV4 lineup features a few physical changes and an increased towing capacity. Colonial Toyota has completed a comparison of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2018 Chevy Equinox. Potential buyers can schedule a test drive with the 2018 RAV4 and a Colonial Toyota sales professional today by calling, 203-286-5500.

Among the reasons vehicles like the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the competing Chevy Equinox are so popular is the wide range of capability the vehicles provide. The chief element of that capability is available interior space. Owners of the 2018 RAV4 have a distinct advantage in this area. Both vehicles have a maximum seating capacity of five passengers. However, the RAV4 is going to more comfortable and can accommodate more cargo. When the rear seats of the Toyota crossover SUV are properly stowed, more than 73 cubic-feet of cargo volume becomes available. On the other side of the coin is the 2018 Equinox which doesn't quite measure up to the interior space of the RAV4 with just 63.5 cubic-feet available. Additionally, the RAV4 received a perfect score for interior comfort by independent reviews.

 

2018 Toyota RAV4

Vs.

2018 Chevy Equinox

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl.
176/172 Horsepower/Torque 170/203
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
73.4 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Space 63.5 cu.-ft.

 

Performance Specs

Toyota engineers haven't lost sight of one of the founding principles of the crossover SUV class in providing enhanced capability without sacrificing fuel economy. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. This is better than the performance provided by the powertrain of the 2018 Equinox which uses smaller, turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine topping out at 170 horsepower. If a buyer has the need for a little extra towing capacity, the all-new Adventure trim of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 can pull loads of up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

 

 

A look outside the front window of the 2018 Toyota RAV4.
An interior photo showing one of the cargo configurations of the 2018 Toyota RAV4.
A head-on photo of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure driving through the woods.
An interior photo of driver's cockpit of the 2018 Toyota RAV4.

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