2018 Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan Sentra

Specs at a Glance

2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Toyota RAV4

Engine Power

  176hp

Fuel Capacity

  15.9 gal.


2018 Nissan Sentra

2018 Nissan Sentra

Engine Power

  130hp

Fuel Capacity

  13.2 gal.

2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Nissan Sentra

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Compact and reliable, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is a crossover SUV that's ready to conquer different terrains. The 2018 Nissan Sentra is a lightweight sedan with a mid-size body. Rolling on all-wheel drive (AWD) with signature mechanical technology, the RAV4 has much better off-road capabilities than the Sentra. This Toyota is also available with more than a dozen active safety features, most of which are part of the patented Safety Sense P and Star Safety technology.

Capabilities

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a standard 2.5 L engine that spits out 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet. These are impressive ratings for a naturally aspirated engine that has four cylinders with variable valve timing. Also having a 2.5 L design, the 2018 Nissan Sentra's I-4 engine yields 130 hp and 128 lb-ft. You'll have to upgrade to a turbocharged 1.6 L engine to get slightly more output than the RAV4's four-cylinder engine. As a versatile crossover SUV, this Toyota model is appropriately available with an AWD that has the signature Dynamic Torque Control technology. Select trims have the On Demand AWD with intelligence technology for even better off-road performance. Additionally, the advanced front-wheel drive in the RAV4 has an automatic limited-slip differential. In dramatic contrast, every Sentra rolls on a modest FWD that gets good traction only on smooth asphalt and concrete. Having a maximum towing capacity of 1,750 pounds, the RAV4 is ready to transport your favorite outdoor toys and equipment. Unfortunately, the light-duty Sentra sedan isn't designed to tow any trailers.

Technology

The Entune multimedia system in the 2018 RAV4 is available with a touch screen that measures 7.0 inches. A 5.8-inch touch screen shows the main menu of the NissanConnect infotainment system in the 2018 Sentra. Both digital consoles offer GPS navigation with traffic, weather and other data in real time. These cars also support Siri Eyes Free for seamless access to your favorite applications on an iPhone or iPad. SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio are accessible through the RAV4's Entune audio system. The Sentra is connected to SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Pandora and iHeartRadio. The vehicle's best sound system has eight speakers with the Bose technology. You can get up to 11 JBL GreenEdge speakers for this Toyota crossover SUV. If you need to access other digital amenities on the go, just browse the Entune App Suite. Similarly, the NissanConnect portal has popular online apps, such as TripAdvisor and Facebook.

Safety

For its affordable price, the 2018 RAV4 boasts some truly impressive driving aides. The Toyota Safety Sense P comes standard in this family-friendly crossover SUV. Automatic braking is part of the sophisticated Pre-Collision System, which is smart enough to detect pedestrians in your projected path. The Lane Departure Alert eliminates any guesswork for changing lanes in moderate and heavy traffic. This cutting-edge driving aide could help you steer the car back into an appropriate lane. When you're in the mood for a break, let the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control handle the RAV4. Additionally, the TSS-P suite includes the Automatic High Beams. Sonar-powered front and rear parking sensors make it easy to park this Toyota. This reliable vehicle includes more than 10 other safety features, such as the Trailer-Sway Control, Blind Spot Monitor and Smart Stop. The 2018 Nissan Sentra lacks many of the accident-avoidance amenities that are available in the RAV4.

Are you ready to ride in the 2018 Toyota RAV4? Then stop at our dealership today. You'll find the LE, XLE, SE and other trims in our extensive inventory. We also urge you to compare this Toyota crossover SUV with the 2018 Nissan Sentra.


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