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The compact crossover market is teeming with tantalizing options. At a glance, the array of new crossover SUVs that are available to you may seem a bit overwhelming, and you may feel as though you’re drowning in a sea of sameness. But the reality is, not all crossovers are the same. Not by a longshot. In fact, if you dare to compare the Honda CR-V against some of its main competitors like the Toyota RAV4, you’ll see just how true this is.

Power and Capability

Both the CR-V and RAV4 come with standard front-wheel-drive. However, both are available with all-wheel-drive to aid you in traversing tough terrain and inclement weather alike. The CR-V pulls out ahead of the RAV4 due to its impressive 8.2 inches of ground clearance, though, versus the 6.3 inches of clearance the Toyota offers. The difference between these SUVs becomes even more seismic when you consider the power each of these SUVs packs – either 184 horsepower or 190 horsepower in the CR-V and 176 horsepower in the RAV4.


You know what they say about space being the final frontier. This is as true when talking about volume or capacity in new SUVs as it is when referring to galactic phenomena. Many focus on features and less on space, but luckily for you, if you choose the Honda CR-V, you’ll enjoy 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space – more than the RAV4 offers.

Technology and Safety

Both of these compact SUVs boast infotainment systems that keep you connected, but the way in which they do that is vastly different. The RAV4 offers Toyota Entune infotainment technology but doesn’t come with either Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™, both features that are available in the CR-V. On the safety front, the RAV4 benefits from Toyota TSS-P, while the Honda gets Honda Sensing, making both SUVs safe choices.

Contact Us To Learn More

We could go on and on about the difference between the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V, but we suspect you’re beginning to get an idea of how these two SUVs compare, substantively. Still, if you want to learn more, we encourage you to visit us to take the Honda CR-V for a test drive, or contact us online!

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