2015 Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CRV , Subaru Forester, Jeep Cherokee, Ford Escape (866) 778-3304

The 2015 RAV4 combines exceptional value with versatility, competing against Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, Nissan Rogue, Chevy Equinox and Jeep Cherokee. The 2015 RAV4 has unique design cues for a modern, adventurous look that makes it stand out against the crossover competition. The 2015 RAV4 is a leader in safety, technology, and versatility making the RAV4 a perfect choice for any one in every stage of life.  

2015 RAV4 XLE AWD vs. 2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4WD

In its second year since being revived, the 2015 Cherokee is a rugged, sporty crossover with impressive horsepower, three available four-wheel drive systems and enhanced interior amenities. However, RAV4 offers a refined cabin with enticing upscale features and technology in addition to its practical utility and impressive value.

TECHNOLOGY: With standard technology like satellite radio and a USB port with iPod®1 connectivity as well as the available the Entune® App Suite which includes free HD traffic and weather in major metropolitan areas and available navigation, the RAV4 XLE offers more connectivity than Cherokee Latitude. Plus, RAV4 has a standard 6.1-in. high-resolution touch-screen while Cherokee Sport and Latitude have a 5-in. high-resolution touch-screen as standard.

PERFORMANCE: Comparing 4-cylinder engines, RAV4's has higher EPA fuel economy ratings than Cherokee's. And despite Cherokee's small advantage in 4-cylinder horsepower, RAV4 XLE's curb weight is almost 370 lb. lighter than Cherokee Latitude's when comparing AWD/4WD models. Plus, RAV4 has standard ECO and Sport modes while Cherokee doesn't offer either.

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE: RAV4 XLE provides owners with refined amenities like a standard moonroof, heated mirrors, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Cherokee Latitude doesn't offer automatic climate control or heated mirrors and a moonroof is only available as an extra-cost option. In fact, a CD player costs $245 to add on Cherokee Latitude.

UTILITY: RAV4 offers customers more total cargo space (18.5 cu. ft. more) and an available height-adjustable power lift-gate for $400. A power lift-gate for Cherokee Latitude costs $1695 as part of the Comfort/Convenience Group.

SAFETY: RAV4 Limited offers Lane Departure Alert, Auto High Beam and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert part of the Technology Package. Cherokee Latitude offers BSM with RCTA, but not LDA

VALUE: RAV4 owners get enhanced value for their money with ToyotaCare's standard no-cost maintenance plan for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, while Cherokee doesn't offer a no-cost maintenance plan. Plus, according to IntelliChoice.com's estimated 5-year cost of ownership calculator, 2014 RAV4 has lower 5-year total ownership costs than 2014 Cherokee - $35,609 for RAV4 vs. $37,503 Cherokee, a $1,894 difference.

2015 RAV4 XLE AWD vs. 2015 Honda CR-V EX FWD

As a leading crossover competitor, the 2015 CR-V is a strong contender with its new Earth Dreams Technology™ 2.4L engine, impressive fuel efficiency, and upscale amenities. The 2015 RAV4 offers a sporty and stylish exterior, enhanced technology and a spacious, practical cabin, making it the perfect crossover for the active lifestyle.

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE: RAV4 XLE provides owners with refined amenities for convenience and additional comfort with features such as heated mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators and dual-zone automatic climate control, while CR-V EX doesn't have heated mirrors or dual zone climate control

UTILITY: RAV4 XLE comes standard with roof rails and more cargo space than CR-V. Plus, XLE offers a height-adjustable power lift-gate. Roof rails aren't standard on CR-V until EX-L while a power tailgate is only standard on Touring grade and isn't height-adjustable.

TECHNOLOGY: With features like standard satellite radio and HD traffic and weather in major metropolitan areas, and with optional navigation and available Entune® App Suite, RAV4 XLE offers a level of connectivity unmatched by CR-V EX. Plus, RAV4 XLE has standard HD Radio™, a feature only standard on CR-V Touring.

SAFETY: RAV4 has eight standard airbags while CR-V comes with six. Also, RAV4 Limited offers Lane Departure Alert, Auto High Beam and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert as part of the Technology Package. CR-V Touring includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist but no BSM or RCTA.

TOYOTACARE: RAV4 comes standard with ToyotaCare, including a 2-year or 25,000-mile (whichever comes first) no-cost factory-scheduled maintenance plan backed by Toyota factory trained technicians. CR-V doesn't offer a complimentary maintenance plan.

2015 RAV4 XLE AWD vs. 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium AWD

Ready for the outdoors, Forester is rugged and well-equipped, offering two different SUBARU BOXER® engines, standard all-wheel drive, plenty of in-cabin amenities and excellent value. For 2015, RAV4 remains fully capable under the hood, sporty and stylish on the outside, and refined on the inside, offering a variety of upscale features.

STYLING: For 2015, RAV4 XLE is stylish and athletic on the outside with 17-in. 5-spoke Superchrome alloy wheels and projector-beam headlights, and while Forester has 17-in. alloy wheels it only has

reflector style headlights.

TECHNOLOGY: RAV4 XLE features a 6.1-in. touch-screen and available Entune® App Suite, which are technology features unavailable to Forester 2.5i Premium. Plus, RAV4 XLE has a SiriusXM Radio 3-month trial while Forester only offers satellite radio on its Touring grades.

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE: RAV4 XLE has a comfortable and spacious cabin with more cargo space than Forester and dual zone climate control, which is unavailable to Forester 2.5i Premium.

SAFETY: RAV4 comes with eight standard airbags, while Forester has seven. Also, RAV4 Limited offers Lane Departure Alert, Auto High Beam and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert as part of the Technology Package, to help provide even more peace of mind. Forester offers lane departure and sway warning functions as part of its EyeSight® driver assist technology package, but no available or

VALUE: While Forester comes with roadside assistance for three years or 36,000 miles, RAV4 comes with ToyotaCare, which includes roadside assistance for 2 years, regardless of mileage and a no-cost maintenance plan for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Forester offers no maintenance plan.

2015 RAV4 XLE AWD vs. 2015 Ford Escape SE AWD

With two available turbocharged engines and a slight advantage in fuel economy estimates, 2015 Ford Escape is a tough competitor when matched with RAV4. However, for 2015, RAV4 is more stylish with projector-beam headlights while still remaining well-equipped with more impressive standard technology, a spacious cabin and better value.

STYLING: RAV4 XLE is stylish and athletic on the outside with 17-in. 5-spoke Superchrome alloy wheels and projector-beam headlights, and while Escape has 17-in. sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels it only has reflector style headlights.

TECHNOLOGY: While Escape SE has a longer 6-month SiriusXM Radio trial, RAV4 XLE features a 6.1-in. touch-screen and standard HD Radio™. Escape only has a standard 4.2-in. non-touch screen. Plus, RAV4 offers the available integrated Entune® App Suite, a feature unmatched by Escape.

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE: RAV4 XLE has a comfortable and spacious cabin with more cargo space than Escape and dual zone climate control, which is unavailable to Escape SE. Plus, RAV4 XLE features a standard moonroof, while Escape offers a panoramic moonroof that's not standard on any trim level.

SAFETY: RAV4 is equipped with eight standard airbags; Escape has seven. Also, RAV4 Limited offers Lane Departure Alert, Auto High Beam and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert as part of the Technology Package, to help provide even more peace of mind. Escape offers a Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert, but no Lane Departure Alert.

VALUE: RAV4 comes with ToyotaCare's no-cost maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, while Escape doesn't offer complimentary maintenance. Plus, according to IntelliChoice, RAV4's overall 5-year cost of ownership is $1400 less than Escape's, and it received an"Above Average" rating compared to Escape's "Average" rating.



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