Drivers might look at the 2016 Toyota RAV4 price and think that it’s par for the course when it comes to five-passenger crossovers in the Albany area. Not only is the competing 2016 Honda CR-V crossover priced more affordably, it includes a more advanced selection of standard features. We think the best way to see the advantages of the CR-V is to visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer and get behind the wheel yourself, but we have an overview of how the RAV4 and the CR-V stack up to tide you over.
Which Crossover Delivers Better Features for the Money?
To figure out which of these crossovers gives drivers the better selection of features for the money, we first need to look at their prices.
- The 2016 Toyota RAV4 price starts at $24,350 (MSRP) for the basic LE trim level with front-wheel drive.
- The 2016 Honda CR-V 2WD LX models are priced more affordably at just $23,745 (MSRP).*
While Honda clearly has the advantage on price, we know many of you can see that those prices are quite close. Would you believe that Honda also has the edge when it comes to standard features? Drivers of the 2016 Honda CR-V LX have access to the following amenities without any need to upgrade:
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
- Rearview camera system with guidelines
- Built-in infotainment interface with touchscreen
- Stereo anti-theft system
Not only would you need to upgrade the RAV4 for it to be on the same level as the tech and safety features of the CR-V, Toyota is still requiring drivers to “upgrade” for floor mats in their crossovers.
Test Drive a CR-V
The 2016 Honda CR-V is available to Albany drivers now at a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you. Visit one of our locations today to get behind the wheel and see for yourself all of the advantages it has over the 2016 Toyota RAV4 price and features. With five different trim levels to choose from, we can understand if you’re not sure where to start. We always recommend the mid-range trim on the CR-V, which is the new EX. That way you can upgrade to the EX-L or Touring if you need more features or downgrade to the Special Edition or LX trims if you don’t quite need all of the amenities of the EX.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.
Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda