Drivers looking for a top of the line crossover SUV often end up comparing 2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4. When they do, they find the Honda coming out ahead across multiple categories. To see what we mean, simply read on to match them up on:
- Starting Prices
- Performance and Efficiency
- Space and Features
Entry-level models include:
- 2020 Honda CR-V LX 2WD CVT: Priced at $25,050*
- 2020 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD: Priced at $25,950
Top-tier trim levels include:
- 2020 Honda CR-V Touring AWD CVT: Priced at $34,750*
- 2020 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD: $35,880
You could be seeking a standard crossover or a high-end trim and the Honda would always come out ahead on starting price.
Performance and Efficiency
You’ll find AWD and FWD available with both models, and engine specs are similar between Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4:
- Honda CR-V: Up to 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque
- Toyota RAV4: Up to 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque
However, the 2020 Honda CR-V LX 2WD CVT outpaces the 2020 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD when it comes to city-based efficiency by delivering up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city** vs. an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city.
Space and Features
|2020 Honda CR-V LX 2WD CVT||2020 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD|
|105.9 Cubic Feet||Passenger Space||98.9 Cubic Feet|
|39.2 Cubic Feet||Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row||37.6 Cubic Feet|
|75.8 Cubic Feet||Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row||69.8 Cubic Feet|
Honda has always led the way when it comes to intelligent interior packaging, so it isn’t surprising to see the Honda CR-V offering considerably more cabin space than the Toyota RAV4.
Compare Honda CR-V standard features against Toyota RAV4 standard features and you’ll be equally on the Honda’s side. Only the entry-level Honda CR-V includes:
- Automatic Headlights
- Auto-Off Headlights
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
The Toyota RAV4 Never Quite Measures Up to the Honda CR-V
As Edmunds writes of the Honda CR-V: “no other small SUV offers a better overall combination of utility, fuel efficiency, comfort and performance.” Find yours alongside tempting specials at your local Capital Region Honda dealer. For any further advice or assistance, simply contact us today.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**Based on 2019 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.