If you're in the market for a small SUV, but are torn between two popular models like the 2017 Hyundai Tucson and the 2016 Toyota RAV4, keep reading to learn which model can serve you best with superior performance specs, the latest in-cabin technology, and plenty of enticing trim packages. Specifically, we will compare the 2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited and the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD.

2017 Hyundai Tucson vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 

2017 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2016 Toyota Rav4: Performance


The 2017 Hyundai Tucson's performance specs reveal an ideal balance between fuel efficiency, confident torque, and intuitive shifting thanks to a class-exclusive seven-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission. The new Hyundai Tucson makes the most of a multi-link rear suspension, and the front end features gas-pressurized SACHS® shock absorbers for a natural yet smooth ride. Active Cornering Control All Wheel Drive improves traction and cornering in the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, and drivers can select AWD lock to split torque between front and rear wheels during inclement weather.


2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD


2016 Toyota Rav4 Limited AWD

1.6L turbo I-4


2.5L I-4

195 lb.-ft. @ 1,500 RPM


172 lb.-ft. @ 4,100 RPM

24 MPG

Fuel Economy (city)

22 MPG

7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch


6-speed automatic (ECT-i)


2017 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2016 Toyota Rav4: Interior Features


Though they are small SUVs built to seat five passengers, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson and 2017 Toyota RAV4 provide the space, comfort, and convenience that drivers in and around Plymouth, MA expect. The 2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited SUV provides luxurious leather-appointed seats, while the 2016 Toyota RAV4 opts for leatherette, and that's just the beginning of all the comfort and convenience that the 2017 Hyundai Tucson can provide. Additional interior features include:


  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® and compass
  • Premium door sill plates
  • Available ventilated front seats


2017 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2016 Toyota Rav4: Trim Options


The 2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD model is extremely well equipped, but there are other Tucson trim levels to consider depending on your desired features.


2017 Hyundai Tucson Trim Level

Starting MSRP




Six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®, 17-in. alloy wheels, YES Essentials® cloth seats, 5-in. color touchscreen audio, Driver's blind spot mirror



Seven-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch transmission, Drive Mode Select, Dual illuminated vanity mirrors



19-in. Sport alloy wheels, Heated front seats, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Rear cross-traffic alert, Lane Change Assist



Dual front automatic temperature control, Six-way passenger power seat, Leather seating surfaces, HD Radio™ technology with multicasting, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, 8-in. touchscreen navigation, Available rear parking sensors


2017 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2016 Toyota Rav4: Technology


You expect to be informed, entertained, and well connected when you slide behind the wheel of your small SUV, and the 2017 Hyundai Tucson delivers tech features admirably, especially compared to the 2016 Toyota RAV4.


  • The 2017 Hyundai Tucson provides clear viewing on an 8-in. touchscreen with navigation; the 2016 Toyota RAV4 utilizes a smaller screen.
  • 315-watt Infinity® Premium Audio with Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology comes standard in the Tucson Limited, while you'll have to pay extra for the Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio system on the RAV4 Limited.
  • The new Hyundai Tucson integrates with your smartphone using advanced Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™


Test-Drive the 2017 Hyundai Tucson in Plymouth, MA Today!


The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD starts at $32,910, while the 2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD starts significantly lower at $31,175 MSRP. Our Hyundai dealership in Plymouth, MA has a plethora of trim packages, pricing options, and colors to choose from!


Once you've picked out your favorite models, schedule a test drive and get approved for financing online. Our auto financing center offers Hyundai lease deals and Hyundai incentives to help you save. If you have any questions, fill out our online contact form or call us at (888) 480-3980.


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