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2015 Toyota Venza vs. 2015 Toyota RAV4 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Venza than in the Toyota RAV4. The Toyota RAV4 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Venza.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota Venza as you will with the Toyota RAV4, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Venza will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Toyota RAV4, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Venza and the Toyota RAV4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Venza 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 Venza, which is slightly longer than the Toyota RAV4.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Toyota Venza transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota RAV4.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota RAV4 is clearly the choice over the Toyota Venza for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Toyota Venza and the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Toyota Venza and the Toyota RAV4. The Toyota Venza 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 Venza comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota RAV4.

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2015 Toyota
Venza

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MSRP*: $28,915 - $39,790

2015 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*: $23,680 - $29,850
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 - 20 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 25 - 26 29 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $26,456 - $36,209 $22,142 - $27,910

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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