2017 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 Comparison

2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Toyota RAV4: Which is Better?

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The American demand for compact SUVs is due in part to the convenience, value, and utility these vehicles deliver. Two of the best examples of this breed are the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Toyota RAV4. Both vehicles provide several benefits: Long-term reliability, great resale value and efficient utilization of space. A review of prices and features, along with test drives, will make plain how the CR-V is the best vehicle in this competitive segment.

2017 Honda CR-V 2018 Toyota RAV4
  184 hp 176 hp
  26/32 23/30
  180 ft-lbs 172 ft-lbs


The 2017 Honda CR-V standard engine is a 2.4-liter DOHC 4-cylinder that outputs 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. You can upgrade to Honda’s first turbocharged engine, a 1.5 DOHC I-4 that delivers 190 horsepower, 179 lb-ft of torque, and 28 city/34 highway mpg.* The RAV4 is equipped with a less-powerful, less fuel-efficient 2.5-liter I4 engine that puts out 176 horsepower, 172 lb-ft, and fuel economy of 23/29 mpg.

Driving Experience

Those looking for a responsive, refined ride will favor the 2017 Honda CR-V. The fresh aero design reinforces the vehicle’s precise handling. The new chassis uses a MacPherson strut suspension in the front and a multi-link setup in the rear. The suspension features variable-ratio dual-pinion electric power steering, tubular front and solid aft stabilizer bars, and tuned low-friction dampers. The RAV4 utilizes a double-wishbone rear suspension and MacPherson struts up front.


The 2017 CR-V delivers the most spacious cabin and best rear legroom in its segment. Its 7-inch touchscreen audio interface is bigger than the RAV4 6.1-inch screen. Other CR-V features include dual-zone climate control, remote engine start, electric parking, heated side mirror, power front seats and rear USB charging ports.

You are invited to visit our Honda dealership today to test drive America’s favorite SUV, the Honda CR-V. You’ll love the service we provide, because we always prioritize your satisfaction.

*26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT model. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX with CVT model. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.