Compact SUVs are the perfect vehicle for a weekend adventure because they have plenty of space for passengers and their cargo, but they’re also capable of handling various terrains and weather situations. They’ve become increasingly popular among younger crowds because of their adventurous qualities but also because they often times are very efficient which helps drivers save in fuel costs. Our team here at Serra Toyota is going to take a closer look at the 2016 Toyota RAV4 LE with front-wheel drive to see how it compares to the 2016 GMC Terrain SL with front-wheel drive. These are the base models for both vehicles, so it’s important to keep in mind there are other features and more performance capabilities on higher models.
Both the RAV4 and the GMC Terrain have similar starting price points and very comparable fuel economies. They’re engines are nearly the same size, and they’re both set with standard 6-speed automatic transmissions for a smooth driving experience. The GMC Terrain offers more horsepower, but the two SUVs offer the same torque.
|2016 Toyota RAV4 FWD LE||VS||2016 GMC Terrain SL FWD|
|2.5-liter 4-cylinder||Engine||2.4-liter I-4|
|24 city/31 hwy||MPG||22 city/32 hwy|
|6-speed automatic||Transmission||6-speed automatic|
|1,500 lbs.||Towing capacity||1,500 lbs.|
When it comes to space, the 2016 RAV4 comes out on top. It offers 38.4 cubic feet of cargo volume compared to the 2016 GMC Terrain with 31.6 cubic feet. Overall interior volume is slightly larger for the RAV4, and there is more legroom for front seat passengers. Those in the Terrain will find slightly more legroom in the back for rear seat passengers than in the RAV4. Both vehicles are capable of towing up to 1,500 pounds, so you won’t have to worry about leaving anyone’s belongings behind. They can each fit five passengers along for the ride.
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 LE and the 2016 GMC Terrain SL come with a plethora of standard features including climate control, backup cameras, cruise control, compasses, outside temperature gauges and keyless entry for added convenience. The RAV4 stands out with standard parking distance sensors, voice activated controls and a cargo area cover that are not available in the GMC Terrain.
Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Toyota RAV4 are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this exciting compact SUV can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.