- A look back at our most popular comparison tests
There have been a lot of new models introduced in recent weeks and as usual we took a look at how these models stack up in comparison with their competition. We don’t have all the details on every model just yet, but we have enough info to help buyers who may be replacing their vehicles in the next few months which way they should go.
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime vs 2020 Ford Escape PHEV
We compared the latest plug-in hybrid compact SUV to arrive on the market, the Ford Escape PHEV, with the upcoming 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime. Both offer just over 60 kilometres of range (37 miles for the Escape PHEV and an expected 39 miles of range for the RAV4 Prime) and both promise to pair efficiency with versatility. The RAV4 Prime does have the advantage in the performance department, although the Escape PHEV has a slightly better fuel consumption rating.
Check out our full Toyota RAV4 Prime vs Ford Escape PHEV comparison.
2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
The 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé features one of the most distinctive front designs in recent memory. Compared to it, the C-Class Coupe is much more subdued, less noticeable, and also quite older. Still, the essence of what differentiates these two models doesn’t seem to have really changed.
The BMW 4 Series Coupé still focuses on performance while the C-Class is still likely the more balanced option. Both offer 255 horsepower out of the gate from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but the 4 Series Coupé has the advantage with a segment leading 294 pound-feet of torque. Being more recent, it also features a 48-volt mild hybrid system which isn’t available in the C-Class Coupe. That will likely change when Mercedes-Benz redesigns its compact coupe but for now, it’s a battle of new vs not so new.
Check out our full BMW 4 Series Coupé vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe comparison.
2021 Toyota Venza vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
Earlier in June we compared the upcoming 2021 Toyota Venza midsize SUV with the latest arrival in the segment, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. The new 2020 Atlas Cross Sport features either a turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a 3.6-litre V6 while the new Toyota Venza is exclusively hybrid. That’s a first for the midsize, two-row SUV segment. The Venza is spectacular inside, but the Atlas Cross Sport is no slouch either with a refreshed interior that it will share with the upcoming Atlas.
Check out our full 2021 Toyota Venza vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Spec comparison.