2023 Toyota RAV4 vs 2023 Hyundai Tucson: How They Compare?

Both the 2023 Toyota RAV4 and the 2023 Hyundai Tucson are classed as compact sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and each one has the capacity to carry up to five people. Which vehicle should you buy, and how does it compare to others on the market in terms of the amenities it offers? This article will guide you in making a decision between the 2023 Toyota RAV4 and the 2023 Hyundai Tucson.

Model Summary

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Toyota’s RAV4 crossover utility vehicle is a top seller. The spacious cabin, smooth ride, and user-friendly controls are additional highlights of this compact SUV.

Around town, the RAV4‘s engine is eager, making passing and merging easy. The RAV4 offers an enhanced all-wheel-drive system as an option, and it comes with features like hill descent control and traction control with terrain selection.

Inside, The buttons and dials are laid out in a logical fashion, and the labels are big and clear. The large rubberized knobs for the climate controls are a great touch as well.

The RAV4’s cabin is well-made overall, with attractive layered materials and seamless, body-colour seams that are an integral part of the design. Soft and malleable, the optional RAV4 faux leather upholstery also has neat stitching.

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The 2023 Hyundai Tucson is the second year of a completely rethought fourth-generation model. Both a Smartstream 2.5L four-cylinder and a turbo 1.6L hybrid/plug-in hybrid powertrain are offered in the Tucson. The 2.5L engine generates 190 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque.

Highway driving assist, front collision avoidance aid with pedestrian recognition, lane keeping assist, and lane following assist are just some of the features included in Hyundai’s SmartSense safety suite included on the 2023 Hyundai Tucson.

The fuel efficiency of the 2023 Hyundai Tucson is greatly improved by its hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain options.

Its dimensions are bigger than the Hyundai Kona’s, but narrower than the Santa Fe’s. Its unparalleled levels of comfort, lengthy guarantee, and low, low price are just a few of its many impressive qualities.

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2023 Hyundai Tucson

5 Configurations Available

7 Configurations Available

Last Full Redesign



MSRP Pricing

$32-44k (Not Confirmed)

Seat Features
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Seat Type

Premium Fabric / SofTex Leather

Cloth / Leather

Number of Seats



Heated Seats

Front Seat (all trims), Rear Seat (top trim only)

Front seats (w/ Rear seats on top 2 trims)

Power Driver Seat

8-Way Power Adjustable Drivers Seat w/ Lumbar Support (Not on base trim)

8-way power adjustable driver’s seat w/ Power Lumbar Support 2 Way on 3 trims

Power Passenger Seat

8-way Power Adjustable Passenger Seat (Top trim only)

Ventilated Front Seats

Top trim only

Driver Seat Memory System

On 2 trims only

Other Notable Features

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Dashboard Info Display

12.3-inch (top trim only), 7-inch on other trims

4.2" colour multi-information display (10.25" full digital display instrument cluster on top trim)

Steering Wheel Features

Leather Wrapped w/ Heating (Not on base trim)

Heated, Leather-wrapped (not on basic 2 trims), w/ Paddle Shifters (on top trim)

Head-Up Display

Rear View Mirror Features

Day and Night Mechanical (most trims), Digital Display Rearview Mirror (top trim only)

Automatic Climate Control

Air Conditioning (On basic 2 trims), Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control (all other trims)

Single-zone manual air conditioning (on 4 trims), Dual-zone automatic climate control w/ Multi-Air Mode (on 3 trims)

Smart Key System w/ Push-to-Start

✔ (Not on base trim)

✔ (not on basic 2 trims)

Integrated Garage Door Opener

Homelink Garage Door Opener (top trim only)

HomeLink integrated transceiver (only on top 2 trims)

Other Notable Features

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Touch Screen Display

8-inch (on most trims), 10.5-inch (on top trim)

8.0" Display Audio touchscreen (on 4 trims), 10.25" high-resolution touch-screen navigation system (on 3 trims)

Audio System

6 Speakers (on most trims), 11 Speaker JBL Audio System (top trim only)

6 speakers (Bose premium audio system with 8 speakers on top trim)

Apple CarPlay


Android Auto


USB Charging Ports

5 Total (1 USB-A, 4-USB C (2 front/ 2 rear)

2 front (w/ 2 rear on 3 trims)

Integrated Remote Engine Start

$9.95/mth after 3-Year Trial (no trial on base trim)

BlueLink Connected Vehicle System (not on basic 2 trims)

Embedded Navigation System

$19.95/mth Subscription Required (on most trims), 3-Year Trial on top trim

✔ (only on 3 trims)

Wireless Charging

On top 2 trims only

Only on top trim

Other Notable Features

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2.5 Litre, 4-Cylinder

Smartstream 2.5L GDI + MPI DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder engine


Direct Shift 8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC Manual Mode; 8-speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC Manual Mode, Button-type Shift-by-Wire w/ paddle shifters on top trim






187 hp @ 6,100 RPM

Towing Capacity

1,499 lb on most trims, 3,501 lb on 1 trim

3,500 lbs (with trailer brakes) 750 lbs (without trailer brakes)

Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined)

8.7/6.7/7.9 L/100km (most trims), 9.5/7.1/8.4 L/100km (top 2 trims) Regular, 57L Litre Tank

9.1 / 7.1 / 8.2 L/100km (on basic trim) 9.9 / 8.0 / 9.0 L/100km (on most trims) Regular, 54L tank

Special Drive Modes

Multi-Terrain Select, Eco and Sport Mode

Drive Mode Select

Other Notable Features

Dynamic Torque Vectoring All Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect (on top 2 trims only)

Safety Features
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Backup Camera

✔ (all trims), Panoramic View Monitor on top trim

Anti-Collision System w/ Auto-Braking Capability

Pre-Collision System w/ Cyclist Detection and Night Time Pedestrian Detection

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection (all trims), w/ Junction-Turning Detection (not on basic 2 trims)

Lane Departure Alert

Lane Departure Alert w/ Steering Assist and Lane Tracing Assist

Lane Following Assist and Lane Keeping Assist

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

✔ w/ Adaptive Cruise Control w/ traffic stop & go (not on bsic 2 trims)

Automatic High Beam

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Blind Spot Monitor System w/ Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Alert (all trims), w/ Auto-Braking on top trim

✔ Not on basic 2 trims

Parking Clearance System w/ Sonar Detection

Top trim only

Other Notable Features

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Wheel Size

17" Steel / 17" Alloy / 19" Alloy

17" / 19" aluminum wheels

Power Sunroof

✔ (not on base trim)

Panoramic sunroof (on 3 trims)

Power Backdoor Open/Close

✔ (not on base trim), w/ Kick Sensor on top trim

Side Mirrors Features

Power-Adjustable Heated Mirrors

Heated with timer

Window Wiper Features

Variable Intermittent Wipers (all trims), w/ Rain Sensor (Not on base trim)

Aero wiper blades (not on basic 2 trims)

Roof Rail

✔ (Not on base trim)

✔ (Not on basic 2 trims)

Temporary Spare Tire

Other Notable Features

Light System
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Parabola LED Headlights (basic 2 trims) LED Projector Headlights (on 3 trims) Bi-LED Headlights (on top trim)

LED headlights

Core Light systems

LED Fog Lights (top 3 trims only)

LED daytime running lights (all trims), LED taillights (on 3 trims)

Other Notable Features

Roof-mounted Center High-Mount Stop Lamp (on all trims), Rear lower lamp design with LED reverse lights (on 1 trim)

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459.6 cm/ 180.9 in on most trims, 460.1 cm/ 181.1 in (on 1 trim)

4,630 mm


185.4 cm/ 73 in

1,865 mm (w/o mirrors)


170.2 cm / 67 in (on most trims) 170.7 cm / 67.2 in (on 2 trims), 174.3 cm/ 68.6 in (on 1 trim)

65.6 in

Ground Clearance

21.1 cm/ 8.3 in

6.4 in

Comparing the 2023 Toyota RAV4 vs 2023 Hyundai Tucson

Below is a quick summary of what the RAV4 trims offer. To learn more, visit our full RAV4 configurations page and 2023 Hyundai Tucson features page to learn more about these vehicles!

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