Both are roomy, comfy, as well as functional cars that come from reliable brands with a well-deserved credibility for gas economy and integrity. As prevails in the tiny SUV section, either front- or all-wheel drive is readily available, suggesting customers in both the Snow Belt or the Sun Belt can get the added protection of all-weather grip, or the advantage of a little much better fuel economy in front-drive just.
Though there are numerous deserving tiny SUVs on the market-- as well as with all due respect to the highly rated Subaru Forester-- one of the most usual concerns we obtain from Customer Records visitors is whether they ought to opt for the Honda or the Toyota.
Honda Crv Vs Toyota Rav4
How They Compare
When contrasting them side-by-side along specifications and measurements, the CR-V as well as RAV4 match up extremely carefully. Also in regards to velocity (concerning 9 secs in 0 to 60 miles per hour acceleration), fuel economy (24 mpg overall), as well as quiting distances as determined in our screening, they're right on top of each other. But these two stalwarts deviate quite dramatically in the real life.
The CR-V's transmission is a constantly variable kind that tends to amplify engine noise. By contrast, Toyota makes use of a traditional six-speed automatic in the RAV4 that makes the driving experience feel more natural. Incidentally, the RAV4 is also offered as a hybrid, which got a remarkable 31 mpg in our testing. It will use in between 110 and also 125 less gallons over 12,000 miles than the either the CR-V or the routine RAV4.
Both models have received a midcycle freshening, which for the Honda ended up being much less effective than it has for the Toyota. Whereas the CR-V's suspension became stiffer, the RAV4's got more comfy. A fair bit of road sound gets involved in the CR-V's cabin, making it the louder cars and truck in between these 2.
It's less complicated to get a power seat with back assistance change in a midtrim CR-V EX-SPOUSE. In the RAV4, you 'd need to choose the top-line Restricted to obtain that feature. Otherwise, the basic seat is not extremely supportive. And young moms and dads need to note that we had difficulty getting some child seats to fit correctly and firmly in the RAV4. The CR-V has a cool dress up its sleeve: a switch that folds down a section of the rear seat in one fell swoop.
With the CR-V, the EX-SPOUSE and over trims included Honda's infuriating and complicated touch-screen infomercial system. By contrast, the RAV4's infotainment touch screen is a lot easier to make use of.
On the security front, both SUVs are awarded a Top Security Pick by the Insurance Institute for Freeway Safety. However, for 2017 Toyota has actually made it easy to get sophisticated safety systems by consisting of the Toyota Safety Feeling P package standard on all variations of the RAV4. This package includes forward-collision caution and also automatic emergency braking. Honda forces buyers to pick the Exploring trim in order to get forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking on the existing 2016 version.
In addition, you can not get a conventional blind-spot surveillance system on any CR-V. With EX and above, you're forced into the LaneWatch system, which shows you-- on the center screen-- a video feed of what remains in your right-side blind spot. That novelty is no replacement for a full blind-spot tracking system that covers both sides of the vehicle.
Though the CR-V begins at an enticingly low cost, Honda is really inflexible with its options framework. There is no à la carte optioning here. So you're required to choose whether you intend to hold firm to your spending plan-- and also potentially forgo an attribute-- or spend even more cash and also go up to a costlier version to obtain the attributes you desire.
Base rates is similar, with a front-drive CR-V starting at $24,745. Include four-wheel drive and that leaps to $26,045. The RAV4 with front-wheel drive has to do with $25,850, and all-wheel drive brings the cost to $26,690. The CR-V peaks at $34,395 for the AWD Touring cut; the leading RAV4 Platinum starts at $37,090. The RAV4 Hybrid starts at $29,970, with basic four-wheel drive and also XLE trim.
Due to the fact that the CR-V is an older design that is well into its version cycle and the 2017s get here in December, the leftover 2016 designs have a good deal of working out room based upon a recent Consumer Reports evaluation of purchase rates. The loftier asking price for the RAV4 mirrors that it has more life span left.
One thing to bear in mind when purchasing: Toyota consists of a two-year/25,000-mile, no-cost maintenance plan on every new version. Honda doesn't supply anything similar. That could go a long way toward balancing out the cost distinction.
Last-- and just what may be the knockout punch for lots of prospective buyers-- taking dependability into account, the RAV4's record has actually been far better than standard, as well as the CR-V's document has actually bounced in between average and above standard.
In the long run, the RAV4 outscores the CR-V to the tune of 76 vs. 69. If it were our choice, we 'd be heading to the Toyota car dealership.