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2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser vs. 2015 Toyota RAV4 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota RAV4 than in the Toyota FJ Cruiser, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota FJ Cruiser will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

Convenience
With the Toyota RAV4, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota FJ Cruiser, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Toyota FJ Cruiser is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Toyota FJ Cruiser and the Toyota RAV4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota FJ Cruiser is much wider than the Toyota RAV4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Toyota FJ Cruiser, which is slightly longer than the Toyota RAV4.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Toyota FJ Cruiser does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Toyota FJ Cruiser has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Toyota FJ Cruiser is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota FJ Cruiser greatly out-muscles the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Toyota FJ Cruiser and the Toyota RAV4. The Toyota FJ Cruiser has less cargo space than the Toyota RAV4, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Toyota FJ Cruiser comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota RAV4.


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2014 Toyota
FJ Cruiser

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MSRP*: $27,680 - $29,270

2015 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*: $23,680 - $29,850
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 1.80%
City MPG: 16 - 17 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 20 29 - 31
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information

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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Invoice*: $25,743 - $27,221 $22,142 - $27,910

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