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Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

The Battle For Top Compact SUV Is On!

The compact sport utility class has seen exponential growth in the last decade. Combining the utility and cargo space of a larger vehicle with the nimble responsiveness and maneuverability of a car, this vehicle type has filled a void that car shoppers have been looking for and the sales volume proves it. Naturally, the competition for top spot has been fierce and will continue to be as long as the demand is this high. Honda and Toyota have been duking it out, continually improving the CR-V and the RAV4 models year after year, but as you'll see in the results of our comparison, the CR-V has the clear advantage. Let's look into what makes CR-V better.

Higher Ratings and Lower Price

Quality and cost are arguably the two most important factors when shopping for your next vehicle purchase and the 2020 Honda CR-V has them both nailed down. With a starting MSRP of $25,050, the CR-V comes in at $900 BELOW the RAV4 LE MSRP of $25,950. But does the CR-V sacrifice quality for that price. Apparently not according to U.S. News & World Report. CR-V bests the RAV4 in 5 of the 6 rating categories including Performance, Safety, Interior, Critics' Rating and Overall Rating. Impressive is an understatement when it comes to home much CR-V offers for its affordable pricetag.

Quality Comes Standard Along With Much More

The 2020 CR-V LX comes standard with Aluminum Wheels and Auto-Off Headlights - 2 features that are not available on the RAV4 LE. Wheel Locks, Rear Parking Aid, Hands-Free Liftgate, Heated Steering Wheel, and a Remote Trunk Release are beneficial options that you can add to your CR-V's already impressive standard feqature list to make it maore your own, but don't look for those items on the RAV4's window sticker. You won't find them.

The Not-So-Compact SUV

While it rules the compact SUV class, the 2020 CR-V can make a case that it almost belongs in a class above its competitors. With impressive clearances for both drivers and passengers in front row head, leg, shoulder and hip room, as well as rear row leg and hip room, CR-V provides superior comfort and roominess that is unrivaled. Overall passenger volume clocks in at 105.9 cubic feet compared to RAV4's diminutive 98.9 cubic feet. Sport utility drivers place great importance on cargo volume and CR-V delivers 39.2 cubic feet of space behind the second row seat compared to RAV4's 37.6 cubic feet.

Your NJ Honda CR-V Dealership

Visit DCH Academy Honda today to see this outstanding vehicle and all its features in person and find out why it was awarded KBB's 2020 Best Buy Compact SUV, U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best SUV Brand, and was the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick. When you arrive you'll find a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to answer your questions and provide you with a pleasant car shopping experience and a relaxing test drive on the roads around our Old Bridge NJ Honda Dealership. Our large selection of CR-V models will give you many options to choose from in regards to exterior colors and option packages and our Honda Finance specialists will get you a favorable lease or financing rate no matter what your credit looks like.

Schedule a 2020 CR-V Test Drive at DCH Academy Honda

Check the specs below and see why CR-V is the better compact SUV choice!

2020 CR-V LX 2WD
2020 RAV4 LE FWD
$25,050 MSRP $25,950
U.S. News Ratings
8.6/10 Overall 8.4/10
9.4/10 Critics Rating 8.5/10
8.1/10 Performance 7.9/10
9.7/10 Safety 9.5/10
8.5/10 Interior 8.0/10
Standard Aluminum Wheels Not Available
Standard Auto-Off Headlights Not Available
Optional Wheel Locks Not Available
Optional Rear Parking Aid Not Available
Optional Hands-Free Liftgate Not Available
Standard Heated Steering Wheel Not Available
Optional Remote Trunk Release Not Available
105.9 Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.9
40.1 Front Head Room (in.) 39.5
41.3 Front Leg Room (in.) 41
57.9 Front Shoulder Room (in.) 57.8
55.1 Front Hip Room (in.) 54.3
40.4 Second Leg Room (in.) 37.8
49.5 Second Hip Room (in.) 47.7
39.2 Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 37.6