Toyota RAV4 VS Honda CR-V

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2020 Toyota RAV4 Vs Honda CR-V

2020 Toyota RAV4 exterior and 2020 Honda CR-V with headlights on

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

Toyota RAV4 LE

Toyota RAV4 LE

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.5L Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder

203 hp @ 6,600 rpm

184 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

8-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

FWD

FUEL CONSUMPTION

27/35

STARTING MSRP

$25,850*

Honda CR-V LX

Honda CR-V LX

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

1.5L VTEC® Turbo 4-Cylinder

190 hp @ 5,600 rpm

179 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

CVT with Sport Mode

DRIVETRAIN

FWD

FUEL CONSUMPTION

28/34

STARTING MSRP

$25,050

A Tough Faceoff

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 boasts style, capability, and a rugged sense of adventure that makes you want to get out and go explore. With amenities and conveniences that make everyday life seamless, the RAV4 is a no-brainer. But how does it stand against one of its toughest competitors, the 2020 Honda CR-V? Dive in with us as we explore both crossovers and see if the RAV-4 dominates the CR-V, or if the competition is neck and neck.

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Outshining the Others

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 boasts a sharp exterior design, featuring an extended wheelbase that gives it an aggressive stance. Flared fenders and sharp edges create a commanding presence, while two-tone paint schemes add to the undeniable style. The front fascia features a wide grille paired with sleek headlights create a sense of importance while at the rear, an available rear spoiler and modern LED taillights let the world know you mean business. A variety of available wheel designs completely change the personality of your RAV4, and range from the 17-inch 5-spoke silver alloy wheels found on the XLE to the 19-inch multi-spoke super chrome wheels found on the Limited.

Powering the RAV4 is a Dynamic Force 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that generates 203hp and 184lb-ft of torque. Sending power through an 8-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels, the RAV4 returns an EPA-estimated 35MPG on the highway. Thinking of both the adventurers and the eco-minded travelers, the RAV4 Hybrid boasts 219hp and returns a combined EPA-estimated 40MPG. For the adventurers, the 2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road model combines capability with performance by featuring a Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD system and Multi-Terrain Select.

The 2020 Honda CR-V is almost like the RAV4’s shy little brother; the crossover is good looking and stylish, but is more subtle and takes fewer risks. Up front, the CR-V has been redesigned for 2020 and features a sportier look than the previous model. Aiming for a more subtle sophisticated look, the CR-V plays it safe, featuring smooth transitions paired with subtlety aggressive touches like LED lighting treatments and color contrasting grille and bumper accents.

The CR-V uses a turbocharged engine but still cannot match the RAV4’s horsepower or torque outputs. Powering the Japanese crossover is a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates 190 horsepower and 179lb-ft of torque. Power is transferred through a Continuously Variable Transmission and drives the front wheels but still cannot match the RAV4’s fuel economy. The 1.5L 4-cylinder returns an EPA-estimated 34MPG on the highway. An AWD system is available on the CR-V, but does not feature torque vectoring nor Multi-Terrain drive modes like the RAV4.

Which Gives You More Peace of Mind?

Known for its stand on safety the RAV-4 comes complete with Toyota Safety Sense-2.0 which is designed to act as your guardian angel every time you get behind the wheel. An array of driver-assist safety features scan the road constantly, looking out for potential dangers. The expansive suite of software includes features like Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection which can apply emergency brake force if it detects a pedestrian in your path. Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control paces the vehicle ahead and will slow the RAV4 if the vehicle ahead slows down. Lane Departure Assist and Automatic High Beams are two more of the many features that work overtime on every journey so your adventure, whether you’re going across town or across the country, is less stressful and more enjoyable.

Once again taking cues from the RAV4, the 2020 Honda CR-V features its own suite of driver-assist features. Features include standard Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control make up the majority of the safety suite. Though helpful, the system does not compare to Toyota’s, and is missing helpful features like Automatic High Beams.

2020 Toyota RAV4 interior

Taking a Look Inside

Inside, the RAV4 offers an elevated cabin experience with generous amenities and eye-catching style. The rugged, adventure-grade seats have been bolstered for adventures and are supportive for those long journeys. Featuring a unique pattern, the stylish seats even boast a flare of orange to remind you that adventure lies ahead. Throughout the cabin, refinement takes over with amenities like the SofTex-trimmed seats and the available dual-zone climate control. An available power liftgate makes loading cargo easier while split-folding rear seats allow even more versatility for cargo and passengers. Connectivity comes from an 8-inch touchscreen display that features Apple Carplay®, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa connectivity. Remote apps and wireless charging ensure that you’re never out of the loop and that your smart device is always charged.

The 2020 CR-V aims more comfort than adventure, featuring a darker, more muted interior that plays it safe, ensuring it won’t offend anyone. Available comfort features include heated front seats, and dual-zone climate control. Technology comes from a 7-inch touchscreen display that also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.

Get The World Class Experience At Our Toyota Dealer

The RAV4 has once again taken the crown in this head to head match up, and we at World Toyota invite you to get behind the wheel of the stylish compact SUV. We feature an expansive inventory of new and certified pre-owned Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs for you to choose from and also feature a selection of used vehicles of various makes.

We strive for you to have a world-class experience by honoring all dealer ads, offering 4 year/50,000 mile no-cost maintenance, and offering a free multi-point inspection with every service. Come in today and get behind the wheel of the stunning Toyota RAV4 and conquer the road every day with a smile on your face.

*Source: Toyota.com