Drivers shopping for a new SUV will often times find themselves searching in both the crossover and midsize SUV segment. Aside from the size difference, these vehicles offer a lot of the same valued qualities such as a spacious cargo area and impressive fuel economy. Our team here at Cox Toyota is going to take a closer look at a comparison between the 2016 Toyota RAV4 and the 2016 Jeep Patriot. The RAV4 falls into the crossover segment, whereas the Patriot more so leans toward the midsize SUV category.
It’s important to note we will be comparing the base models of these vehicles, so the 2016 Toyota RAV4 LE and the 2016 Jeep Patriot Sport. Keep in mind there are higher trims available with additional features and more impressive performance capabilities. Although the 2016 Toyota RAV4 LE has a higher starting price point than the 2016 Jeep Patriot Sport, it’s also equipped with a larger, more powerful engine and a slightly better fuel economy. The RAV4 also comes standard with an automatic transmission, whereas the Patriot is manual.
|2016 Toyota RAV4 LE||VS||2016 Jeep Patriot Sport|
|2.5-liter I-4||Engine||2.0-liter I-4|
|6-speed automatic||Transmission||5-speed manual|
|24 city/31 hwy||MPG||23 city/30 hwy|
When it comes to safety, these vehicles have a lot in common. Both of them provide standard front, side and curtain airbags throughout the cabin as well as traction control systems and daytime running lights. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 comes out on top with a few additional features not available on the 2016 Jeep Patriot including front knee airbags, parking assist and an optional first aid kit.
For convenience, both vehicles are set with remote keyless entry, cruise control and heated front seats. The 2016 RAV4 offers drivers an optional cargo net as well as a concealed storage for the cargo, which are not available with the Patriot. It is also set with a standard compass, trip computer and optional roof racks, all of which are not available with the base model of the 2016 Jeep Patriot Sport.
Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Toyota RAV4 are encouraged to contact our team here at Cox Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this efficient crossover can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.