SUV Differences: 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Honda CR-V
2017 Toyota RAV4 2017 Honda CR-V
BASE ENGINE
  2.5 L I-4 2.4 L I-4
FUEL CAPACITY
  15.9 gal. 14.0 gal.
HD RADIO
  Optional Available on other trims

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Honda CR-V

Serving Florence, Fort Mitchell, Burlington, Independence, Union KY

Crossovers are everywhere. How do you decide which SUV is right for you? The 2017 Toyota RAV4 works hard to earn its price tag. Here's how it stacks up against the 2017 Honda CR-V. Visit your local Kerry Toyota dealership in Florence, KY to test drive the exciting new 2017 Toyota RAV4.

Information Technology

Toyota and Honda start you off with a touchscreen. The CR-V has a five-inch display while the Toyota's is 6.1 inches. Consumer Reports, which also did a study of the two systems, has written that the CR-V system is infuriating and complicated. On the other hand, the RAV4's touchscreen is considered more intuitive to use. As a Toyota, the RAV4 also offers the exclusive Connected Navigation App. You can stream GPS maps to your touchscreen without paying for an onboard navigation system for extra ease of use.

Basic Safety Equipment

As a Top Safety Pick Plus designee, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 takes an edge over the CR-V by offering more protection to the occupants. The CR-V doesn't have as many airbags as the RAV4, which has eight. The extras include the driver's knee bag and a special seat cushion airbag that helps prevent the front passenger from sliding under the seat belt. In addition, the RAV4 has whiplash lessening front seats which can prevent common neck injuries.

Crash Avoidance

Going beyond basic safety, the Toyota RAV4 is the first in its class to standardize crash avoidance features. In other words, a shopper has to pay more for these features on the CR-V. For starters, there are features such as pedestrian watch, collision warning, and autobrake which can intervene when necessary. Likewise, a lane assist may intervene if the lane departure warning isn't heeded in time. Lastly, Toyota has standard self-regulating high beams that automatically adjust the light to suit conditions. These standard systems give the 2017 RAV4 an advantage on the road and give the RAV4 buyer more safety features for their money.


As you research the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, you are invited to get behind the wheel of the RAV4 at Kerry Toyota. We are conveniently located between Burlington, Fort Mitchell, and Union, Ky. Our new Toyota dealership has a full lineup of new 2017 Toyota RAV4 ready for you to test drive. Contact us today to schedule a visit.

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