Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V

March 6th, 2018 by

Toyota and Honda: two of the most well-known automotive brands out there. It’s no surprise that when shopping for a compact SUV, you would consider the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V. Both vehicles have a price point near $25,000, come with a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty and standard technology such as Bluetooth. So, what are the differences? While they are similar in price, performance and other qualities, there are some key differences between the two.

Safety

Safety is always an important factor when shopping for a new vehicle. You should always feel safe while on the road and behind the wheel. All 2018 RAV4 models come with standard Toyota Safety Sense. This standard safety system features Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Auto High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. While these features don’t come standard on the CR-V, Honda has similar safety features that are available on higher-cost trim levels of the CR-V. Toyota also provides added safety by adding 2 additional airbags to the 2018 RAV4, which has a total of 8 airbags in comparison to CR-V’s 6 airbags.

Technology & Convenience

In the increasingly-connected world we live in, technology is important. That’s why Toyota has integrated a 6.1-inch touch screen display with Entune Audio to the RAV4. The CR-V features a slightly smaller 5.0-inch standard display. The RAV4’s Entune Audio system can be upgraded to Entune Audio Plus with connected navigation, while there are no navigation options available on the CR-V.

Wouldn’t it be nice to turn on cruise control, and let the car do the work, rather than having to slow down and speed up every time there is a change in traffic? Luckily, adaptive cruise control does just that. Adaptive cruise control comes standard on all RAV4 models.

To make your job even easier, the RAV4 features fully automatic on-off headlights, allowing you to keep your hands and eyes on the road. This feature comes standard on the RAV4, but is not available on the CR-V.

Maintenance

Toyota’s No Cost Maintenance plan gives you added peace of mind knowing that your vehicle’s factory scheduled maintenance is covered for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. This no-cost plan also comes with 2 years of 24-hour roadside assistance in case you’re ever in need. While the CR-V does have available maintenance plans, Honda does not offer any no-cost plans.

 

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