2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Honda CR-V

In an SUV / crossover dominated U.S. auto market, Toyota and Honda go head-to-head with producing the best SUVs the market has ever seen.  Both companies are well known for their affordability and reliability, but which takes the cake for 2020?

Here is a closer look at what sets these two great vehicles apart.
 
  2020 Toyota RAV4
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  2020 Honda CR-V
 
 
SAFETY
 
WARRANTY
                                
  • Toyota knows keeping you safe just makes good sense, which is why many safety features are now standard on most Toyota vehicles. The RAV4 has a standard secondary collision brake that applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent additional collisions or injuries. The Honda CR-V does not.

  • With over 200 people killed each year from being backed over by a vehicle, the RAV4 offers optional Rear Corss-Traffic Braking that uses the rear sensors to monitor and immediately apply the brakes to prevent a collision.  The Honda CR-V does not.

  • Some trim levels with the Toyota RAV4 even offer a Bird's Eye View camera to allow the driver to see completely around the vehicle on a monitor. The Honda CR-V only offers a rear monitor.
  • When you purchase a new Toyota RAV4 (or any new Toyota for that matter!) you receive 2 years / 25,000 miles of worry-free maintenance and roadside assistance. That's right - we'll pay for your oil changes, tire rotations, multi-point inspections and any other required maintenance during this time. The Honda CR-V (or ANY Honda) sticks you with the bill from the get-go.

  • There are also nearly 20% more Toyota dealers than Honda dealers which means finding service is that much easier should you need it.
 
RELIABILITY / ECONOMIC ADVANTAGES
 
ENGINE
  •  J.D. Power and Associates and Consumer Reports consistently rank Toyota above Honda in reliability. With more problems per 100 vehicles, Honda is ranked 16th while Toyota enjoys being in the top 10
  • The Toyota RAV4 is less expensive to operate than the CR-V because repairs typically cost less.
  •  The RAV4 2.5 DOHC 4-cyl engine produces more horsepower and torque than the CR-V 1.5 turbo 4-cyl.
  • The Toyota RAV4 has also been tested and verified as faster than the CR-V in zero to 60 mph and the quarter mile.
 
TIRES / SUSPENSION / HANDLING
 
TOWING / CARGO CAPABILITIES
  •  For a smoother, more enjoyable ride, certain trims of the Toyota RAV4 offer standard 19" wheels. Honda's biggest wheels are only 18".
  • The Toyota RAV4 also has a larger wheelbase for a smooth, more stable ride.
  •  The Toyota RAV4 has a towing capacity of up to 3500 lbs, while the CR-V is limited to just 1500 lbs.
  • The RAV4 offers more passenger space when it comes to headroom and shoulder room
 
TECHNOLOGY
 
ADDITIONAL BONUS FEATURES
  •  Every Toyota RAV4 comes with a 7" touchscreen, where as the Honda CR-V offers only a 5" screen
  • Six speaker sound system is standard in RAV4, but the CR-V only offer 4 speakers with less quality.

  • According to Kelley Blue Book, the Toyota RAV4 was the best-selling SUV in America
  • All trim levels of the Toyota RAV4 come standard with TSS 2.0 safety features
  • The Toyota RAV4 has more ground clearance than the Honda CR-V
  • More Advanced AWD options are here in the Toyota RAV4 with the Adventure and TRD Off-Road trim options now available for those non-pavement journeys
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