Differences Between 2017 Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

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

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When it comes to buying sport utility vehicles, most people find it difficult to select the best car between Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. The two cars look similar to many people, but the truth of the matter is that they are pretty different! Yes, both vehicles are in the compact crossover SUV category, but the Toyota model is sometimes referred to as a mini SUV because of its smaller size.

The 2017 Honda CR-V competes with vehicles such as Chevrolet Captiva, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Mitsubishi Outlander, Volvo XC60 and Volkswagen Tiguan. On the other hand, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 competes with cars like Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue and Acura RDX. Which is better? This article will explain which car is the better option.

2017 Honda CR-V 2017 Toyota RAV4
HORSEPOWER
  184 hp 176 hp
MILES PER GALLON (CITY/HWY)*
  26/32 23/30
TRANSMISSION
  CVT 6-speed shiftable automatic

Comfort and Convenience

The latest CR-V has a roomy interior that can accommodate 7 passengers together with their personal belongings. It provides ample legroom and headspace with its well-spaced seats and taller cabin. The seats are upholstered in smooth leather and are equipped with folding and recline mechanisms. The dashboard has a myriad of driver assistance features that offer maximum convenience. When it comes to the latest RAV4, the car can only accommodate 5 passengers and a limited number of personal belongings. Its seats are covered with fabric (and some leather) and the dashboard lacks some of the most important modern-day driver assistance features.

Technology and Safety

The new Honda car has a center console that features a 7-inch touchscreen & 2 smaller displays, a Garmin navigation system and an array of digital control buttons. Other technological features include: dual-zone climate control, USB ports and remote start. The car’s safety is boosted by sophisticated features such as ABS, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors and lane-keep assist. Concerning the RAV4, the Toyota car has a small 6.0 touchscreen and lacks more displays in the center console. It has less advanced climate control and navigation systems and most of its safety features are the basic ones, such as seat belts and emergency brakes.

Engine and Performance

The 2017 Honda CR-V uses a 2.4-liter I4 engine, among other powerful powertrains. This engine is rated 190 hp and 210 lb-ft and can accelerate the car from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and provide a top speed of 135 mph. On the other hand, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 uses 2.0-liter turbo I4 rated 178 hp and 186 lb-ft. With this powertrain, the car can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.0 seconds and achieve a top speed of 130 mph.


Now you have it! If you want to confirm the crv vs rav4 reliability, stop by the dealership to test drive the car. The best way to experience the difference between the CR-V and RAV4 is by test driving the two cars. If you have already test driven the Toyota RAV4, it is now time that you test drive the Honda CR-V.

* 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT Automatic model. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX with CVT Automatic model. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT Automatic models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT Automatic 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.