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2021 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

Critics like those from US News and World Report certainly aren’t shy about why the Honda CR-V is their top rated crossover SUV: “Impressive passenger and cargo space, a refined cabin, and a lively, efficient turbocharged engine help the 2021 Honda CR-V vault toward the top of our compact SUV rankings.”

If the 2021 Honda CR-V looks good in isolation, it feels truly next-level as part of a 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 comparison. To see what we mean, read on to compare:

  • Price Options
  • Power and MPG
  • Features and Safety

CR-V vs. RAV4: Price Options

Entry-level and top-tier price options for the 2021 Honda CR-V include:

  • 2021 Honda CR-V LX FWD: Priced at $25,350 MSRP*
  • 2021 Honda CR-V Touring FWD: Priced at $33,650 MSRP*

Entry-level and top-tier price options for the 2021 Toyota RAV4 include:

  • 2021 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD: Priced at $26,050 MSRP
  • 2021 Toyota RAV4 Limited FWD: Priced at $34,580 MSRP

From standard models right up to the most well-equipped trim levels, the 2021 Honda CR-V demands less from Toledo drivers than the 2021 Toyota RAV4.

CR-V vs. RAV4: Power and MPG

Both the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 deliver plenty of power for keen acceleration and commanding cruising power wherever you travel. Here’s how power specs break down:

  • 2021 Honda CR-V: A turbocharged four-cylinder delivers up to 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque
  • 2021 Toyota RAV4: A 2.5L inline-4 delivers up to 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is slightly more powerful than the 2021 Honda CR-V, but it only makes up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city vs. up to 28 with the Honda CR-V LX FWD CVT**.

CR-V vs. RAV4: Features and Safety

The Honda CR-V offers several features unavailable with the Toyota RAV4 at any price, including an indulgent 12-Way Power Driver’s Seat with 4-Way Power Lumbar Support, but features are more or less equal between them. In fact, both provide the following advanced safety features as standard:

  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

The 2021 Honda CR-V Outperforms the 2021 Toyota RAV4

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is a fine crossover, but the 2021 Honda CR-V ultimately offers a little more for a little less. To find out about anything from financing options to Car Doc maintenance coverage, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

Disclaimers:

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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