Over the years, Toyota has produced one of the most formidable and well-respected lineups of crossover SUVs in the global automotive industry. Why would they ever roll the dice and risk upsetting the natural balance of things? Because Toyota is always ready to push the limits. A comparison of the 2021 Toyota Venza vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4 will be very helpful to customers. It only makes sense to see how the newest member of the automaker’s crossover SUV family stacks up against its most popular platform. The all-new 2021 Venza was designed to be a hybrid vehicle from the ground up and will make more horsepower while also demonstrating better fuel-economy scores than the 2020 Toyota RAV4. Independent online reviews have praised the 2021 Venza for its high fuel efficiency scores, all-wheel-drive as standard equipment and luxurious interior appointments.
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2021 Toyota Venza
2020 Toyota RAV4
|2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid||Engine||2.5-L, 4-Cyl.|
|40/37||Fuel Economy (base)||27/35|
|55.1 cu.-ft.||Max. Cargo Volume||69.8 cu.-ft.|
On a basic level, the similarities between the 2021 Toyota Venza and the 2020 Toyota RAV4 start with the two vehicles powertrains. Both Toyota crossover SUVs use a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engines. The 2021 Venza employs the automaker’s hybrid technology to allow the vehicle to produce 219 horsepower, which is a bit more than the 203-horsepower produced by the 2020 RAV4. As a hybrid vehicle, it makes sense that the 2021 Venza will get better fuel economy scores. Future owners of any 2021 Toyota Venza trim grade will be able to record 40 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway. The base version of the 2020 RAV4 will be able to record up to 27 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway.
In terms of legroom, the 2021 Toyota Venza and 2020 Toyota RAV4 are almost identical. Legroom dimensions for the driver and front passenger in the Venza are within a small fraction of an inch of what is available in the 2020 RAV4. On the cargo volume front, the 2020 RAV4 has a small advantage over its Venza sibling. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 can make up 69.8 cubic-feet available when the interior is properly configured and the 2021 Venza can offer a maximum of 55.1 cubic-feet available.
Since these are two modern Toyota crossover SUVs, both the 2021 Toyota Venza and 2020 Toyota RAV4 will have the same technology available. Each vehicle will have standard access to both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. The automaker also makes a 4G high-speed mobile Wi-Fi hotspot available in both crossover SUV.