2016 Toyota 4Runner vs 2016 Toyota RAV4

Red 2016 4Runner

2016 Toyota 4Runner

Blue 2016 Rav4

2016 Toyota RAV4

Daytona Beach and Palm Coast drivers looking at both the 2016 Toyota 4Runner and the 2016 Toyota RAV4 have an interesting choice on their hands. The 4Runner is an exceptional full-sized SUV brimming with off-road potential, while the RAV4 is a top crossover that strikes a good balance between city driving and light off-roading.

We’ve created a quick comparison to help you choose.

Trim Levels and Price

Both vehicles are available in a strong range of trim levels, with the RAV4 offering the following.

  • LE: Starting at $24,350, the LE includes a rearview camera, cruise control, 6.1-inch Entune touchscreen interface, and a six-speaker sound system.
  • XLE: Starting at $26,270, this model adds a handy height-adjustable power liftgate, dual-zone climate control system, and a sunroof as standard.
  • SE: Starting at $29,265, the SE stands on 18-inch wheels and offers heated front seats, a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, and an eight-way power driver seat.
  • Limited: Starting at $31,510, the Limited delivers dynamic radar cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and GPS navigation.

The 4Runner offers the same number of trim options, though it starts a little higher.

  • SR5: Starting at $33,810, the SR5 comes with keyless entry, a power liftgate, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an eight-speaker audio system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface
  • Trail: Starting at $36,715, the Trail upgrades to include 17-inch wheels, a hood scoop, locking rear differential, selectable terrain system, and crawl control.
  • Limited: Starting at $42,125, the Limited provides 20-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 15-speaker JBL sound system, and leather upholstery.
  • TRD Pro: Starting at $41,850, the TRD is a thoroughbred performer, with a TRD-stamped aluminum front skid plate, 17-inch TRD alloy wheels, and Bilstein shocks with TRD-tuned springs.
2016 Rav4

Powertrains and MPG

The 2016 RAV4 blends power and efficiency with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. That means a respectable 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, plus the ability to make up to 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive (FWD) or 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway with all-wheel drive (AWD) enabled.

The 2016 4Runner focuses on pure power to ensure indomitable performance, commanding up to 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque from a 4.0L V6. It also offers two AWD choices — either a part-time or a full-time system — and can tow up to 5,000 pounds, significantly more than the RAV4’s maximum of 1,500 pounds. However, that comes at a price: mileage comes in a 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway for FWD models and 17 mpg city and 21 mpg highway for AWD models. Those are good ratings for such a vehicle, but they naturally can’t compare to those of a crossover.

2016 4Runner


The 2016 Toyota 4Runner differs from the RAV4 in that its cabin materials are oriented more towards durability than looks, though it does beat it when it comes to space.

  • Passenger Capacity: The RAV4 takes 5 passengers, but the 4Runner is available with third-row seating, allowing you to take 7.
  • Cargo Space: There’s up to 47 cubic feet of cargo space as standard with the 4Runner, and up to 89.7 cubic feet with all the rear seats folded down. The RAV4 provides 38.4 as standard and 73.3 with the rear seats folded.
2016 4Runner


Both the 2016 Toyota RAV4 and the 2016 Toyota 4Runner come with a strong selection of standard comfort and convenience features for Daytona Beach and Palm Coast drivers to enjoy, including an Entune touchscreen multimedia system, rearview camera, and cruise control.

The 4Runner also comes with a range of features that demonstrate its status as a capable SUV, including a Multi-terrain Select system and Downhill Assist Control (DAC). It’s also available with a 15-speaker JBL sound system that isn’t available with the RAV4. However, the RAV4 provides a Bird’s Eye View Camera system with Perimeter Scan, which can provide a rotating 360-degree view of your surroundings — a great option for city drivers.

2016 Rav4


Neither vehicle makes any sacrifices when it comes to providing a solid range of standard safety features. In fact, both the RAV4 and 4Runner come with the Star Safety System, which includes:

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Traction Control (TRAC)
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Smart Stop Technology (SST)
2016 4Runner

You’ll Find Both the 2016 RAV4 and the 2016 4Runner at Beaver Toyota

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 offers a good combination of the space and power you’d expect from an SUV, but it retains the efficiency and car-like driving dynamics of a smaller vehicle. The 2016 Toyota 4Runner is a more specialized machine, with the power, off-road features, and technology to handle the toughest of trails. If you need any further help deciding between them, just pay a visit to Beaver Toyota today. We welcome drivers from Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, and the surrounding communities.