2017 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson pushes past the various limitations of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 to create a family crossover that fires on all cylinders. Whether you need efficient performance, top-of-the-line tech, or comfortable seating arrangements, you need to bypass the RAV4 and head to Loren Hyundai in Glenview to test-drive the 2017 Tucson. Keep reading to see how the 2017 RAV4 compares to the 2017 Tucson in a side-by-side comparison.


The 2017 Hyundai Tucson pushes forward to next-generation refinement by fitting a top-of-the-line 7-speed dual clutch transmission system. Shifts will come on smoothly and seamlessly thanks to the dual-clutch action, and the increased number of gear steps allowing mileage ratings to reach up to 23 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway with the 2.0L four-cylinder engine or 26 and 32 with the 1.6L turbo four-cylinder.

In stark contrast, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 equips an outdated six-speed automatic transmission, so mileage peaks at an uninspiring 23 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway. It doesn't matter if you're cruising from Highland Park into Chicago or nipping from Glenview to Northbrook, efficiency matters, and the Tucson comes out way ahead.


The 2017 Tucson delivers segment-first technologies, plus many features that aren't available in the relatively underequipped 2017 RAVR, including:

  • Lane Change Assist: This innovative safety device measures the closing speed of an approaching vehicle in your adjacent lane to let you know if changing lanes is safe.
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto: Use Talk to Google or Siri for advanced voice recognition, then use a growing selection of apps, including Slacker Radio, Pandora, MovieTickets.com, Yelp, and Facebook Places, all through your onboard systems.


The 2017 Tucson complements its efficient ride and high-end technologies with a string of comfort features that the RAV4 forgets to provide.

Examples include:

  • Heated Rear Seats: Unlike the RAV4, the Tucson lets you heat seats in both the front and rear which is ideal for the cold Illinois winters we endure.
  • Ventilated Front Seats: If the weather gets a little too hot for comfort, just turn on your ventilated front seats.

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is an Unmissable Crossover Vehicle

If you're on the lookout for a crossover, there's no way you should skip taking a test drive in the 2017 Hyundai Tucson. To arrange yours today, just contact one of the team here at Loren Hyundai. We're a quick trip from Northbrook and Highland Park located at 1620 Waukegan Road in Glenview, IL.


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