Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

2019 Honda CR-V

Two of the most interesting models on the market are the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. Perhaps the most recognized models in the crossover SUV class, the CR-V and RAV4 are loved by consumers in Greenacres, Palm Beach, and Wellington for their sharp styling and performance that can’t be stopped.

While the quality of these vehicles is very close, you can only drive one, which is why you need to research their best features to find out which model will fit you like a glove. Examine the features offered by the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Toyota RAV4, and learn which crossover SUV will provide you with the best ride.

Engine Performance

For the majority of drivers, engine power is the most important characteristic that a crossover SUV can provide. And if you want rock-steady performance out of your vehicle, you must compare the engine specs of the CR-V and the RAV4.

Take a quick glance under the hood of the Toyota RAV4, and you’ll find a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that outputs 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. However, because the Honda CR-V is equipped with a continuously variable transmission (which the RAV4 lacks), it’s able to provide even more power, outputting 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.

Cargo & Passenger Volume

2019 Honda CR-V angledAlthough crossover SUVs are slightly smaller than full-size models, they still offer a useful amount of interior space, both for cargo storage and passenger comfort. Comparing the interior capacities of the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 will make sure you have the spacious cabin that you need.

In terms of interior capacity, the Honda CR-V is the definitive winner. It offers a total passenger volume of 105.9 cubic feet, which is an impressive four cubic feet more than the 101.9 cubic feet of passenger volume provided by the Toyota RAV4.

The CR-V also wins in terms of cargo space, offering 75.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity, compared to the RAV4’s 73.4 cubic feet of cargo room.

Fuel Economy Ratings

If you’re still wavering about whether the 2018 CR-V or the 2018 RAV4 is your perfect crossover, the final area to consider is what you’ll be getting in terms of fuel economy. Everyone wants to save money on gas, and the model you choose will have a direct impact on this goal.

Should you choose the RAV4 as your next SUV, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG. However, as you’ve probably come to expect, the CR-V is yet again the better option, offering an EPA-estimated 26 city/32 highway MPG.*

Take a Look at the Honda CR-V

The crossover SUV class is replete with fantastic vehicles, but the only model consumers should consider this year is the Honda CR-V, which bested the RAV4 by providing better performance, fuel economy, and interior volume. Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Honda CR-V today by visiting Braman Honda of Palm Beach.

Braman Honda of Palm Beach is honored to assist customers from Palm Beach, Greenacres, and Wellington with their car buying needs, and we’d be thrilled to serve you, as well.



*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.