Two seemingly equal compact crossover SUVs square off in our comparison of the 2016 RAV4 vs 2016 Equinox. Sporting relatively the same design as in 2015, the 2016 Chevy Equinox is a solid competitor to the RAV4 with ample fuel efficiency and cargo space. But can the Equinox keep up with the versatility of the RAV4?
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With nearly identical numbers across the board, it appears that there isn’t much that separates the RAV4 and Equinox in 2016. The 2016 Chevy Equinox is basically a carryover from the 2015 model year, while the 2016 model added a hybrid engine to the mix. Toyota also spent quite a bit of time updating the interior, making it one of the best in its class
Higher quality materials have been used in the RAV4 in 2016, adding more trim around the dashboard and console while putting in a 7-inch touchscreen display.
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More differences between the 2016 RAV4 and 2016 Equinox
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is the eighth hybrid vehicle in the Toyota lineup. The RAV4 was the vehicle that changed the SUV forever. With the all-new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid, Toyota has done it once again. Not only does the 2016 RAV4 feature a model with better gas milage from the previous year, but it also features the only hybrid model in its segment.
There’s a reason that the Toyota RAV4 has become one of the most consistently popular crossover SUVs on the planet. Even in a hotly competitive segment with the Chevy Equinox, Ford Escape, and Honda CR-V, the RAV4 continues to hold its own year after year.
Stop into Serra Toyota of Decatur to take a test drive in the all-new 2016 Toyota RAV4 and see why folks have come back to this SUV year in and year out.