2020 Toyota RAV4
Features & Specs
2020 Hyundai Tucson
203 hp
Engine Power
181 hp
181 lb-ft
Engine Torque
175 lb-ft
37.5 cu. ft.
Cargo Space
31.0 cu. ft.
57.8 in
Front Shoulder Room
57.1 in

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Hyundai Tucson

There are so many different SUVs on the market today that it can be challenging to know which one is best for you and your family. The good news is we are here to help you out by comparing two of the best out there. With the Toyota RAV4, you get a reliable engine with superior horsepower and several trim levels that provide a ton of features and options. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Tucson comes with excellent fuel efficiency and a few decent trim levels in its own right.In this article, we are going to compare these two amazing SUVs to see which one you should put your hard-earned money toward.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Power & Handling

All trims of the Toyota RAV4 come with a powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque that is controlled via a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is among the best in its class at 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. On upper-level trims, a stop and start system comes standard, which shuts down the engine in situations where it would otherwise idle. Front-wheel drive is standard on most trim levels, with all-wheel drive being an available option. On the Adventure and the TRD Off-Road, all-wheel drive comes standard.

2020 Hyundai Tucson Power & Handling

Standard on the base SE and Value Edition Tucson's is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that provides 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. The engine does the job, but it's not particularly smooth or refined. The rest of the trim levels are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that pumps out 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Both of these engines use a six-speed automatic transmission as well as an all-wheel-drive system. Though the 2.4-liter provides you with a little more power, neither it nor the 2.0-liter offers the type of power the RAV4 does.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Features & Design

No matter what version of the RAV4 you choose, you are assured a ton of features. For instance, every version of the SUV comes with eight airbags and Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. Safety Sense comes with adaptive cruise control, a pre-collision system with pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, lane-departure warning with steering assist, road-sign assist, and lane-tracing assist. For entertainment, every trim of the RAV4 comes with Entune 3.0 that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch touchscreen, and Bluetooth. You also get standard cloth seats, power windows, mirrors and door locks, a USB port, and a rearview camera. With the base LE comes 17-inch steel wheels, LED headlights and taillights, and automatic high beams. Upgrades to the RAV4 are had by climbing trims. These include a panoramic moonroof, heated side mirrors, dual-zone climate control, and heated and cooled front seats with memory controls. Other available features include a digital rearview mirror, navigation, a camera that provides an overhead 360-degree view, and push-button start. More safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are also available. There are plenty of available options for the RAV4, including 19-inch wheels, a contrasting-color roof, and a dynamic torque vectoring system.

2020 Hyundai Tucson Features & Design

Starting off the trim levels for the Tucson is the SE, and it comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated/power-folding side mirrors, 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat, Bluetooth, and a hands-free liftgate. Next up is the Value trim, which adds heated front seats, satellite radio, and keyless entry/ignition, as well as safety features such as blind-spot monitoring. Sport trims add LED headlights and an Infinity audio system, while the Limited has leather seating surfaces, a heated steering wheel, and a 360-degree monitor. Top-level Ultimates round out the features list with an 8-inch infotainment touch screen, navigation, adaptive cruise control, and a panoramic sunroof. Most of the Tucson's available options come via the Limited and Ultimate trims. These include pedestrian detection, driver-attention monitoring, rain-sensing wipers, panoramic sunroof, wireless device charging, and heated rear seats. While these features and options are lovely, there is not enough here to compete with the RAV4.


We are going to give a clear and resounding victory to the Toyota RAV4. The engine is more powerful and refined, while the sheer number of available features far surpasses the ones for the Tucson. If you are interested in purchasing the RAV4, the first step would be to head down to Lustine Toyota and schedule a test drive with one of our knowledgeable and friendly representatives. Once you have found a RAV you like our financial department will help you get the best possible deal. Head down to Lustine Toyota today and try out the new RAV4!

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