2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4


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If you’re set on getting a compact crossover but you’re having trouble deciding between the most popular on the market, keep reading. We’ve put together a side-by-side comparison of the 2017 Honda CR-V SUV and the Toyota RAV4.

Performance and Fuel Economy

According to MotorTrend, the CR-V has more acceleration power than the RAV4, and its 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder offers remarkable speed for its class. Real-world testing showed the CR-V coming out slightly above the RAV4 in terms of fuel economy despite the RAV4’s better EPA ratings; though obviously, the RAV4 hybrid model does the best of any trim in either vehicle.

Features and Cargo

MotorTrend hands a clear win to the CR-V’s interior for its modern looks, flexible front-seat cargo area, and available digital instrument cluster, saying that the RAV4’s interior “isn’t as rewarding of a driving environment” as the CR-V. The back seats, where your kids will spend their time, are mostly even, with the CR-V earning points for its ventilated seats and the RAV4 evening it out with easy reclining seats. Cargo is a major concern for anyone considering a crossover or SUV, especially families, and the CR-V wins this round, both in terms of space and ease of use. The CR-V only has a small size advantage, but it’s more intuitive and easy-release lever gives it an advantage.


The CR-V and RAV4 include many of the same safety features, with the RAV4 including active safety features at the base level at a higher premium, while those features are available on the second lowest trim of the CR-V SUV, letting the base CR-V start out at a lower premium.


The 2017 Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are both excellent crossovers, and either one would be a great choice. However, if you’re looking for more driving fun, easier cargo options, and a better interior, the CR-V is the right choice for you. Discover the 2017 Honda CR-V at Babylon Honda in Babylon, NY today.