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2018 Toyota C-HR vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

Toyota has an impressive array of models that fall into its crossover and SUV category, but two models that tend to draw impressive crowds are the 2018 Toyota C-HR and 2017 Toyota RAV4. Sometimes it can be tough to decide between certain models, which is why we've put together 2018 Toyota C-HR vs 2017 Toyota RAV4 comparison page. 

Both the 2018 Toyota C-HR and 2017 Toyota RAV4 could be described as affordable for the average consumer. The 2018 Toyota C-HR ends up being a bit less with its $22,500 starting price versus the $24,410 price tag on the Toyota RAV4. In terms of efficiency, both are impressive. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 comes with a 23 City/30 Highway MPG rating, which is very comparable to the highway rating for the C-HR, which comes in at 31 MPG.

2018 Toyota C-HR


2017 Toyota RAV4


MSRP $24,410

2.0L I-4

Base Engine 2.5L I-4
27 City/31 Highway Standard MPG 23 City/30 Highway
N/A Max Tow Rating 1,750 pounds


Differences between the 2018 Toyota C-HR and 2017 Toyota RAV4

The base engine in the 2018 Toyota C-HR and 2017 Toyota RAV4 is one area where the two show some considerable differences. The 2018 Toyota C-HR comes standard with a 2.0L I-4 engine that has 144 horsepower. This is outpaced a bit by the larger 2.5L I-4 engine that you'll find in the 2017 Toyota RAV4, which has a 176 horsepower rating. The additional power in the 2017 Toyota RAV4 allows it to tow 1,500 pounds (1,750 with hybrid powertrain), which can be incredibly useful. While both seat five, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 has more room for passengers and cargo, as well.  

No matter which model you choose, you'll find comfortable amenities and new, impressive tech in each. Both models come standard with the Toyota Safety Sense P Package, which works to keep drivers more aware and safe with advanced tech. Advanced infotainment systems can also be found on both the C-HR and Toyota RAV4, which can utilize apps, control entertainment, and help with navigation.  

Want to see the 2018 Toyota C-HR and 2017 Toyota RAV4 in person to compare the two? Feel free to stop by Heritage Toyota in Saint Albans VT!