Specs at a Glance

2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Toyota RAV4

Available Vehicle Trims


Fuel Capacity

  15.9 gal.

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V

Available Vehicle Trims


Fuel Capacity

  14.0 gal.

2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Honda CR-V

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The Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V both offer a wide range of features, which places them at the top of their class. The compact crossover class is roomy, easy to handle, and versatile. They both seat five passengers and both can tow up to 1,500 pounds. Historically, both of these vehicles have proven to be some of the most reliable vehicles on the road. Let’s see how they compare in terms of overall performance and features.


When it comes to features, the RAV4 offers several standard technology and security features that are not even available on the Honda CR-V. The RAV4 features an Entune infotainment system with a 6.1-inch touch display. The Honda CR-V offers a system with a 5.0-inch screen that is not a touch screen. The touch screen on the RAV4 is intuitive and easy to use. This is only one example where the features of the RAV4 outpace those of the CR-V.

The RAV4 comes with a standard USB port, voice recognition, and Bluetooth capabilities. It is made for the more tech saavy driver than the Honda CR-V. The RAV4 features updated technology, where the CR-V uses technology that has been around for a while.

The cabin of the RAV4 is roomy and comfortable. The CR-V has a considerably noisier cabin than the RAV4. When it comes to dimensions, both are similar, with the CR-V being wider and the RAV4 being the longer of the two. They are similar in terms of passenger and cargo space.

The RAV4 has a more flexible option package than the Honda CR-V. With the Honda, you are forced to decide whether to stick with your budget and forgo a feature that you want, or move up to a pricier version. The RAV4 has a selection of à la cart options that do not force you into the higher price bracket.


When it comes to the engine, the RAV4 base model has a larger 4-cylinder engine than the CR-V. The RAV4 features a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and the Honda CRV features a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. The Toyota RAV4 offers 176 hp and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Honda CR-V offers two different gasoline engines. The overall gas mileage of both the RAV4 and CR-V are comparable at 24 mpg overall. The RAV4 offers a hybrid model which gets 31 mpg overall. This results in a savings of approximately 125 fewer gallons of gasoline over a 12,000-mile period. These are the best gas mileage figures in the compact crossover class.

In terms of handling, the RAV4 drives more like a sports vehicle, whereas the CR-V drives more like a family vehicle. The RAV4 has tighter, precision handling compared to the CR-V.


While both received excellent safety ratings in crash tests, the RAV4 received a Top Safety Pick + award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The RAV4 makes it easier to get advanced safety features than the CR-V. The Toyota safety Sense P package is standard on all versions of the RAV4. This package includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. This means that the vehicle will apply the brakes if it detects a potential collision or pedestrian in front of the car. If you choose the Honda, these types of features are not available on the lower trim models. You have to choose at least the Touring trim models in order to get the forward collision warning system and automatic braking system. In this category, the RAV4 has more to offer.

Stop by Kerry Toyota to see why the RAV4 beats its competition hands down.