The Toyota RAV4 remains a trend-setter in the world of compact crossover SUVs. As one of the first smaller crossovers, the RAV4 has always been on the forefront, but it’s nowhere near as alone in the class as it used to be. The Honda CR-V has a lot of features and attributes that challenge the RAV4, but it might not be enough.
Personal preference is always what matters most, but comparing the hard numbers is often what makes the biggest difference. The RAV4 and CR-V are both strong contenders, but there are reasons the RAV4 deserves to keep your attention. The chart below compares a few of the highlights of each vehicle against the other, using the 2021 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD and the 2021 Honda CR-V LX as examples.
2021 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD
2021 Honda CR-V LX
|Available||Cooled and Ventilated Seats||Not Available|
|203 Horsepower||Engine Horsepower||190 Horsepower|
|184 lb-ft of Torque||Torque||179 lb-ft of Torque|
|8-Speed Shiftable Automatic||Transmission||Continuously Variable-Speed Transmission (CVT)|
As two of the best-selling trims for the 2021 Toyota RAV4 and the 2021 Honda CR-V, these are close comparisons. The RAV4 XLE AWD does cost a little more, but it yields a powertrain that surpasses the Honda CR-V in almost every specification. Interior features are varied, but in the end, the feel of the drive is biased toward the RAV4. The RAV4 also has another major upside, it has far more exterior color options, including fun two-tone colors. The RAV4 is best seen in person, so schedule a test drive with Western Slope Toyota today!