2017 Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V Comparison

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Toyota RAV4 2017 Honda CR-V
  2.5 L I-4 2.4 L I-4
  15.9 gal. 14.0 gal.
  Optional Available on other styles

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Honda CR-V

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In 2017, car buyers are swamped with choices. This is especially true when it comes to compact SUVs, where the vehicles are expected to suit almost any need, from ferrying a family to transporting cargo. Car manufactures in this category have no choice but to constantly strive to refine their products, offering better tech and entertainment features while building stronger, safer and sportier SUVs. This must be done while maintaining competitive prices.

When it comes to feature rich vehicles that are notable for their dependability and strength, Toyota and Honda are top choices. Both have refined their compact SUV offerings for 2017, with the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. While both cars have won praise from reviewers and global respect, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 offers a little more to edge out the competition.


The RAV4’s comfortable, upscale interior was widely praised for its comfort and simple layout. The RAV4 offers all of the necessary amenities in a clear, straightforward layout. The tech features are easily accessible and intuitive, giving you the power to operate a comprehensive infotainment system without taking your hands off the wheel. The CR-V infotainment system has been derided as “clunky” and “unnecessarily complicated” – the perfect choice for someone who enjoys puzzles, but not a great choice for someone who wants to keep their attention on the road. The fifth-generation CR-V sports a redesigned cabin, the interior materials still look and feel somewhat inferior compared to the RAV4.


Outshining the Honda CR-V in interior quality and available high-tech features, the RAV4 also is has more capabilities with more nimble handling. The 2017 RAV4 is powered by a sporty and efficient 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. When matched with its smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive, the RAV4 is ready for all weather conditions. The CR-V offers a smaller engine, and feels less sporty with its continuously variable transmission, which hinders the fun-to-drive experience.


The 2017 Toyota RAV4 boasts an interior cabin that is spacious and filled with quality materials. Soft-touch materials line the dash and door trim while the seats are covered in tasteful stitching patterns that contribute to an upscale cabin feeling. The front seats are exceptionally comfortable and were designed with soft and supportive cushioning. Additionally, the leather-wrapped steering wheel adds to the premium feeling of the RAV4. Comfort and convenience are clearly a priority within the RAV4 since the cabin was specifically engineered to reduce road noise and diminish vibration while traveling at high speeds. While the fifth-generation CR-V sports a redesigned cabin, the interior materials still look and feel somewhat inferior compared to the RAV4.

Of course, a reasonable car shopper cannot buy a car based on a single review. Your local Toyota dealership in Tallahassee not only understands that, they expect that. The time for reading is over, and the time for a test drive has begun. Contact your local dealer near Valdosta, GA to get a feel for the fantastic 2017 Toyota RAV4 today!