Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

In a market that’s often crowded with crossover models, two SUVs continue year-after-year to find new ways to lead the pack: the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Spacious, fun-to-drive and brimming with innovative tech, there isn’t much for drivers near Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish not to love.

To help you decide which of these modern family cruisers fits your active lifestyle, the team at Honda of Slidell created this comparison review to determine which of these vehicles makes the overall best choice for you!

360 Degrees of Active Safety

Wherever the road leads, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that both models come loaded with some of the most advanced safety available. The CR-V’s four trim levels come available with Honda Sensing®, a full-suite of safety technology, which provides 360 degrees of protection including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System„¢
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

€¦along with a Lane Keep Assist System that alerts you whenever you’ve accidentally steered off course. For its part, The RAV4 offers a similar set of features along with available Smart Stop technology. Each also comes standard with a rearview back-up camera for easy access in and out of busy parking lots.

Honda CR-V vs RAV4: Performance and Capability

Equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, the Honda CR-V’s base LX trim provides quick acceleration and smooth handling whether navigating stop-and-go traffic or hitting the wide open highway. Higher trims feature a sportier 1.5L 4-cylinder that delivers 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. Effortlessly managed via CVT transmission with Sport Mode, all trims also feature an Eco Assist„¢ System and Active Noise Cancellation„¢ tech for an ultra-quiet and efficient drive.

Meanwhile, the RAV4’s two trims offer a 2.5L 4-cylinder capable of producing up to 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. Power is managed through a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence. Like the CR-V, the RAV4 comes standard with front-wheel drivetrain, but doesn’t provide an all-wheel drive option, which is available across all four of the CR-V’s trims.

Interior Design and Technology

Whether transporting the JV Volleyball team to their next tournament or loading up for a week at the beach, the CR-V and RAV4 both supply comfortable seating inside their spacious and well-designed cabins. Even your tallest passengers will find that headroom and legroom are abundant throughout while available cargo space is also similar in volume.

Convenient features like a power tailgate and Push Button Start on the CR-V help make getting out of the driveway in the morning a smoother process. Other innovative standard features include:

  • 7-inch touchscreen display HondaLink®
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • Apple CarPlay„¢ and Android Auto„¢ capability

€¦along with multiple power outlets located throughout the cabin making charging your devices easy no matter where you’re seated. Likewise, the RAV4 also includes a bundle of modern features like a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth® wireless technology, Siri® Eyes Free voice command, and the Entune® App Suite.

Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4: Which SUV Takes the Top Spot?

While this comparison shows that both crossovers provide a ton of outstanding features in terms of safety, performance, and interior tech, at the end of the day it’s pretty clear that the CR-V is the better overall choice.

If you’re a driver near Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish and interested in taking a closer look for yourself, stop by Honda of Slidell or go online to schedule a test drive today!

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