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Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4: Compare the Most Popular Compact Crossovers

May 3, 2016


If you’re in the market for a compact crossover with a lot to offer, the two most popular choices are the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. But, when it comes to making the right choice, you can’t go wrong with the CR-V. To make your decision easier, CarConnection.com compiled a Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison. The CR-V comes out on top in multiple areas.


The Honda CR-V earns its first advantage over the Toyota RAV4 when you compare prices. The 2016 Honda CR-V starts at $23,7451, while the 2016 Toyota RAV4 starts at $24,3502. As an added bonus, the CR-V will retain more of its value than the RAV4. After 36 months, the ALG Residual Value is predicted to be 57 percent, and after 60 months, it should still hold 41 percent of its value.

Fuel Economy

Not only will the CR-V save you money up front, but it’ll continue saving you money at the fuel pump with its excellent fuel economy. The 2016 Honda CR-V gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined3, while the RAV4 EPA-estimated rating is 24 mpg city/31 mpg highway/26 mpg combined.


If safety is a top priority, then the Honda CR-V is what you want. It scores five stars in all crash tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration4, while the RAV4 only gets four stars in some tests.

Interior Space

You and your passengers will love the CR-V’s spacious interior, which boasts a total of 104.1 cubic feet of space. Second row passengers fit comfortably with 38.3 inches of rear legroom and 53.1 inches of hip room.

Stop by Frank Ancona Honda today to see what the Honda CR-V has to offer you and your family.

1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

2 MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, and $900 delivery, processing and handling fee. Actual dealer price will vary

3 26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

4 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).


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