As two of the best-selling compact crossover SUVs on the market, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and 2020 Honda CR-V constantly get compared to each other. They have a lot in common like reliability, efficient powertrains, and plenty of standard safety tech, but they also stand out from each other in some key ways as well. As your local Toyota dealer , we are more than happy to shed some light on the differences between these two models.
At St. Cloud Toyota, what’s under the hood is especially important to us, and the Toyota RAV4 knocks this category out of the park. Both aforementioned models include a hybrid powertrain option, as well as standard all-wheel-drive, but that’s where the similarities end. The Honda CR-V starts out the lineup with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder that puts out 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque paired with CVT. The Toyota RAV4, on the other hand, jumps straight to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It also offers two different all-wheel-drive systems, and the Limited, Adventure, and TRD Off-Road models get an improved torque-vectoring system.
While both models cover the basics and then some on the interior, the Toyota RAV4 has some specialty aspects that its competitor does not. For example, our new Toyota RAV4 includes a unique Adventure trim, as well as a TRD Off-Road model for extra power and versatility on any terrain. Both models have similar active safety features standard on all trims, but the Toyota RAV4 goes the extra mile by offering lane-centering capability and traffic-sign recognition. The base model of the Honda CR-V is lacking blind spot monitoring and Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, all of which are available on our Toyota model.
All in all, the Toyota RAV4, even at its base trim, has a lot to love under the hood, in the cabin, and off the road. If you’ve decided to make your move on the Toyota RAV4, come see it in person by searching for “ St. Cloud Toyota for sale near me .” We look forward to seeing you.