Lada Niva has 7 mm longer wheelbase in relation to the Toyota. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also provides more storage space. However, cars with a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
The Lada Niva 21312 1.8 82HP manual 4x4 is 1 percent longer in relation to the Toyota RAV4 I Cabrio 2.0 16V 129HP. The length of the car plays a role in terms of driving comfort and space in the trunk. The Lada Niva preasumbly will be offering to it's users more room for legs. Aditionally the Lada Niva will be better driven but the Toyota RAV4 I will be a bit easier for parking because of shorter length .
Number of doors
In this case a user of the Lada Niva 21312 has a one door more at the back of a car. It will enable him to place cargo into a trunk in more convenient way, especialy when it comes to things of large size. Passages of both cars who are to seat in the back have to get in a car through a front door which needs folding a front seat.