2018 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

The current SUV market is undergoing many unique changes, and the enthusiasts in Springfield Pennsylvania take keen interest on the trending models unleashed by the many car manufacturers. Among some of the trending ones are the 2018 Hyundai Tucson and the 2018 Toyota RAV4. Much has been analyzed about them, but here, we will have a look at why the market favors the Tucson to the RAV4.

Design & Style

Inside and out, the 2018 Tucson has adopted an elegant set of curves, getting rid of what was otherwise a busy surface in its older version. It seems to take the look of a compacted Santa Fe and goes way ahead of its competitors when it comes to styling. Its combination of trim and texture makes the inside even more handsome.

The 2018 RAV4 has done quite a number for itself, especially by tweaking its front end to give it an avian look. Its biggest let-down though is the all so conspicuous chunky taillight that forms a shelf-like bulge at the rear end. The inside is also cluttered with some of the secondary switches tacked far below an average person’s reach.

Technology & Safety

One good thing about the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is its safety spectrum. All trims of this SUV are fitted with automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warnings, auto high beam lighting and adaptive cruise control. The lack of LED headlights featuring in all of its trims is one of the only things that makes the RAV4 fall short of a great safety score.

You however cannot ignore the fact that the 2018 Tucson has tacked away a bunch of safety equipment for its owner. It scores excellently on crash tests and rollover resistance. Most trims come standard with rearview cameras, blind-spot monitors, lane departure and parking sensors. Besides, you as well can always enjoy the panoramic sunroof for those who are into such tech stuff in an SUV.


Since many shoppers are out for a car that outperforms others in power, fuel economy and comfort, you will want a car that does not need much when you are locked in a selected engine. Hyundai’s Tucson figures for you the rest, once you decide what kind of mode you want to drive in. It has a smoother ride and offers you enough power from its 175-hp, 1.6-liter turbo -4, in quite a short time.

We are not too enthusiastic about the 2.5-liter, inline-4 combination that the 2018 RAV4 offers. Though the ride can be a comfortable one, acceleration might ask for too much from the engine. You will also experience a better snow-ride experience with the Tucson, thanks to the selectable switch, sharing torque between the front and rear wheels.

The Bottom Line

For your money’s worth, you will want to pick the 2018 Hyundai Tucson in comparison to the 2018 Toyota RAV4. The safety features of the RAV4 are compelling, but you will get a greater experience handling the Hyundai. Besides, SUV styling does not get better than that of the 2018 Tucson.

Ready to Schedule a Hyundai Tucson Test Drive Today?

If you would want to experience the smooth ride coupled with the sleek package offered by the 2018 Hyundai Tucson, test drive this vehicle with us at Springfield Hyundai. Simply drop by our showroom or call us to book a Hyundai Tucson test drive today.

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Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.