How Does the Toyota RAV4 Compare to the Honda CR-V?

July 30th, 2020 by

Comparing the 2020 RAV4 to the 2020 Honda CR-V

If you’re in the market for a new compact SUV, you’ll find that there are plenty of options to choose from. If you’re interested in the Toyota RAV4, you may be curious to see how it stacks up against some of its most popular competitors. We’ve taken a look at the RAV4 compared to one of its competitors, the Honda CR-V, to see how these two models compare. 

Performance

For years, the Toyota RAV4 has been known for its fantastic off-road capabilities and driving power. Though the RAV4 is on the smaller side of the SUV spectrum, that doesn’t come at the cost of its performance features. For those Tampa drivers looking to bring their RAV4 on an off-road road trip, you’ll love the different driving modes available on the Multi-terrain Select dial in the RAV4 TRD Off-Road trim. With MUD & SAND, ROCK & DIRT, SNOW, and NORMAL modes(1), you’ll be ready for whatever the roads have to offer. In addition, the RAV4 offers great horsepower, which surpasses the horsepower in the CR-V models. The RAV4 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder engine provides 203 HP and 184 lb.-ft torque, and the RAV4 Hybrid provides 219 net combined system HP. Meanwhile, the CR-V In-Line 4-Cylinder engine with Turbocharger provides 190 HP and 179 lb.-ft torque, and the CR-V Hybrid provides 212 net combined system HP.

Interior 

If you’re looking for a roomy crossover that provides plenty of convenient features, the Toyota RAV4 is a great choice for you. Even if you purchase the base trim of the RAV4, you’ll still get to enjoy a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay®(2), Android Auto (3), and Amazon Alexa (4) as standard features. In order to get Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™on the CR-V, you would need to choose the EX trim or higher. The base trim of the CR-V comes with a 5-inch touchscreen and the EX trim or higher is needed for Apple Carplay®, Android Auto™️ compatibility. Furthermore, The RAV4 offers plenty of room in the RAV4 LE Hybrid trim coming out ahead of the CR-V LX Hybrid trim with its cargo space. There is 37.6 cu. ft. of cargo volume behind the first row vs. the CR-V’s 33.2 cu. ft. Both the RAV4 and CR-V offer seating for up to 5 passengers and feature 60/40 folding rear seats. 

Safety 

At Stadium Toyota, we understand that safety is a priority in your new vehicle. That’s why we’re proud to say that each of our RAV4 models come standard with Toyota Safety Sense® 2.0(5). Our Toyota Safety Sense package comes with Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/ PD) (6), Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control(7), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)(8), Automatic High Beams (AHB)(9), Road Sign Assist (RSA)(10), and Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)(11). The CR-V also comes with a similar suite of safety features with its Honda Sensing package. Unsurprisingly, both the RAV4 and CR-V received Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick awards(12) for their outstanding safety technology. To add to your peace of mind, each new Toyota RAV4 also comes with ToyotaCare(13). This maintenance plan covers normal factory-scheduled service for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and also provides 24-hour roadside assistance. 

Shop the 2020 Toyota RAV4 at Stadium Toyota

If you’re in the market for a new crossover SUV, you’ll find plenty of benefits to purchasing the Toyota RAV4. The 2020 RAV4 has outstanding performance, impressive interior features, and amazing safety features. If you’re looking to see all that the RAV4 has to offer for yourself, be sure to stop by Stadium Toyota near Wesley Chapel. Our sales associates will be happy to find the color and trim that works best for your lifestyle!

 

1 – The Toyota model or models shown are designed to meet most off-road driving requirements, but off-roading is inherently dangerous and may result in vehicle damage. Toyota encourages responsible operation to help protect you, your vehicle and the environment. Seatbelts should be worn at all times. Do not allow passengers to ride in cargo area.

2 – Apps and services are subject to change at any time without notice. Data charges may apply. Apple CarPlay functionality requires a compatible iPhone connected with an approved data cable into the USB media port. Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

3 – Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statement apply. To use Android Auto on your audio display, you’ll need an Android Auto compatible vehicle and Android phone. For phone compatibility visit: www.android.com/auto. Requires compatible smartphone connected with an approved data cable into the USB media port, and data plan rates apply. Apps and services vary by phone carrier and are subject to change at any time without notice. Android, Android Auto and Waze are trademarks of Google.

4 – Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Certain functions require adequate signal strength and smartphone technology/connectivity. Not all Amazon Alexa functionality is available for in-vehicle use. See applicable app for details. Download of the Toyota+Alexa app is required to begin in-vehicle use of Alexa. Data charges may apply for certain functions. Apps, prices and services subject to change at any time without notice. To learn more, go to www.toyota.com/audio-multimedia. To learn more about Toyota’s data collection, use, sharing and retention practices, please visit www.toyota.com/privacyvts/.

5 – Toyota Safety Sense effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. Drivers are responsible for their own safe driving. Always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

6 – The Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection (PD) is designed to determine if impact is imminent and help reduce impact speed and damage in certain frontal collisions involving a vehicle or a pedestrian. PCS w/PD is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, size and position of pedestrian and weather, light and road conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

7 – Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. System effectiveness is dependent on road, weather and traffic conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

8 – Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist is designed to read visible lane markers under certain conditions. It provides a visual and audible alert, and slight steering force when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

9 – Automatic High Beams operate at speeds above 25 mph. Factors such as a dirty windshield, weather, lighting and terrain limit effectiveness, requiring the driver to manually operate the high beams. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

10 – Do not rely exclusively on Road Sign Assist (RSA). RSA is a driver support system that utilizes the vehicle’s forward-facing camera and navigation system (when data is available) to recognize certain road signs and provide information to the driver via the multi-information display and/or Head-Up Display. Effectiveness is dependent on road, weather, vehicle and sign conditions. Use common sense when using RSA and do not drive distracted. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

11 – Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) is designed to read visible lane markers and detect other vehicles under certain conditions. It is only operational when DRCC is engaged. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

12 –  Based on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety front, side, and rear tests and standard electronic stability control. Ratings only meaningful when comparing vehicles in the same weight class. 

13 – ToyotaCare covers normal factory scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Certain models require a different maintenance schedule as described in their Maintenance Guide. 24-hour Roadside Assistance is also included for two years, unlimited mileage. Roadside Assistance does not include parts and fluids, except emergency fuel delivery. See Toyota dealer for details and exclusions. Valid only in the continental U.S. and Alaska.

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