When comparing the Tesla Model Y's and the Toyota RAV4 Prime's specifications and ratings, the Tesla Model Y has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Toyota RAV4 Prime has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Tesla Model Y's and the Toyota RAV4 Prime's specifications and ratings, the Toyota RAV4 Prime is a better car than the Tesla Model Y.
Tesla Model Y vs. Toyota RAV4 Prime Pricing
A used 2023 Tesla Model Y ranges from $44,990 to $56,957 while a used 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime is priced between $43,674 to $57,999.
Tesla Model Y vs. Toyota RAV4 Prime Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Tesla Model Y loses 46.7 percent of its value and the Toyota RAV4 Prime loses 38 percent of its value. This means the Toyota RAV4 Prime retains 8.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Tesla Model Y.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Tesla Model Y’s base engine makes 425 horsepower, and the Toyota RAV4 Prime base engine makes 302 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Tesla Model Y has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Tesla Model Y has the better rating with a Top Safety Pick+ award compared to the Toyota RAV4 Prime’s Top Safety Pick award.