Vehicle shoppers interested in a new crossover have more options than ever to choose from. In our experience, the best models are ones that offer an all-around mix of value, versatility, and light off-road capability for those times when your travels take you a little off the beaten path. Two models we think fit that description are the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Jeep Compass. Both come with budget-friendly MSRPs and plenty of base power for easy highway passing even when the back is filled with gear.
What sets these models apart? Find additional specs and a safety feature comparison below to find out.
|2018 Toyota RAV4||vs||2018 Jeep Compass|
|2.5-liter four-cylinder||Base Engine||2.4-liter four-cylinder|
|73.4 cubic feet||Cargo Space||59.8 cubic feet|
|Toyota Safety Sense Bundle||Standard Active Safety||None|
Whether you are using your crossover for family transport or as a weekend warrior, it's important to make sure your new ride comes complete with modern safety features that can help to ensure each trip is a safe one. While both the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Jeep Compass provide passive safety like airbags and safety belts, the active safety offerings on the 2018 Toyota RAV4 are far more robust than what is available on the 2018 Jeep Compass making the 2018 Toyota RAV4 the best overall safety pick.
All trim levels and configurations of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 are equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense active safety bundle including lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and automatic high beams. Using cameras positioned throughout the outside of the vehicle, these systems work together to alert drivers to potential hazards and in some cases can automatically intervene when no driver action is detected. A blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert is also available on higher trim levels of the 2018 RAV4.
The base Sport trim of the 2018 Jeep Compass does not include any active safety features meaning drivers will have to pay more for higher trim levels or add-on packages if they want active safety included in their 2018 Compass purchase. Available active safety on the 2018 Compass includes automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, LaneSense, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
For more information on the 2018 Toyota RAV4 or to schedule a test drive at the Serra Toyota dealership in Birmingham, Alabama, contact the Serra Toyota dealership at 205-847-1841 or visit the dealership during normal business hours.