A seemingly age-old debate, the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V is a big decision for many drivers around Quincy, Tallahassee, and Crawfordville. How can you possibly decide between these seemingly similar models? Well, it starts with research. At Peter Boulware Toyota, we’ve created this comparison to help you get a leg up on the car-shopping process. As you’ll soon see, the RAV4 and the CR-V aren’t as similar as you might have first thought.
By looking at the discrepancies between these two SUVs in a few major categories, we think you’ll leave this comparison with a favored model in mind! Then, when you’re ready to get behind the wheel, schedule a test drive with us today!
Toyota and Honda each have a host of hybrid models for their SUVs and cars. If you’re comparing the Toyota RAV4 against the Honda CR-V, the hybrid fuel economy returns are close, but one model does have the edge.
With Toyota, you can enjoy any of its hybrid trims (LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid, or Limited Hybrid) and expect an EPA-estimated 41 city/38 highway MPG.1 Honda does its best to keep pace but comes up just a bit short. With the Honda hybrid, your CR-V would return an EPA-estimated 40 city/35 highway MPG.
Not everyone is clamoring for a hybrid SUV. Maybe you want a traditional gas-powered option, something you can have with both the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V. The Toyota motor is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine featuring three drive modes (SPORT, ECO, NORMAL) and producing 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.
For Honda, the standard gas-powered engine is a 190-horsepower, 179 lb-ft of torque 1.5L 4-cylinder. Not only is the power noticeably diminished, but you’ll also have fewer driving modes when you’re motoring around nearby streets!
If you like to travel off the beaten path every now and then, the Toyota RAV4 gives you trim levels to do just that. The most advantageous is called the TRD Off-Road and includes a TRD-tuned independent MacPherson strut front suspension with a stabilizer bar.
On the other hand, Honda doesn’t provide the CR-V even a single trim that focuses on off-roading execution or fun.
With more features, performance, and customization, the Toyota RAV4 is too much for the Honda CR-V to keep pace. Seeing the RAV4 firsthand near Tallahassee, Quincy, and Crawfordville is as easy as coming to Peter Boulware Toyota and taking a test run!
1 2020 RAV4 EPA-estimated 27 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for LE FWD and Limited FWD; 27 city/34 hwy/30 combined mpg for LE AWD; 28 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for XLE FWD and XLE Premium FWD; 27 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg for XLE AWD and XLE Premium AWD; 25 city/33 hwy/28 combined mpg for Adventure; 25 city/32 hwy/27 combined mpg for TRD Off-Road; and 41 city/38 hwy/40 combined mpg for LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid, and Limited Hybrid. Actual mileage will vary.