The crossover segment is highly competitive, so it comes as no surprise that the 2017 Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 top the competition with ease. The two are close competitors, but which one comes out on top? Check out this quick comparison, then stop by Don Wessel Honda to test drive a new Honda CR-V!
Both models are segment leaders when it comes to safety. While the Honda CR-V has yet to be tested for the 2017 model year, the 2016 model earned top safety ratings across the board. The Toyota RAV4 earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It’s looking like safety will be a tie between the two crossovers.
Tech-savvy drivers will love hitting the road in the new CR-V. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility allow drivers to sync their smartphones to the large touchscreen. The crossover also features a large touchscreen.
The RAV4 lacks both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, although it does come with a 6.1-inch to 7.0-inch touchscreen.
Overall, the Honda CR-V boasts stronger engines that offer a more thrilling ride. It tends to drive like an SUV. Reviewers generally agree that the Toyota RAV4 lacks the fun factor when on the road.
The Honda CR-V offers best-in-class cargo space with a whopping 75.8 cubic feet. The RAV4 comes in second with 73.4 cubic feet. of cargo space.
The Honda CR-V boasts premium materials that create a sharp, rich look. The range-topping trims feature a luxurious design with available leather seating. The ergonomic controls create a streamlined, driver-focused cabin.
The Toyota RAV4 is more about function than fun. The hard black plastic takes away from what could be an upscale design. The cabin isn’t too ergonomic either, despite the utilitarian layout. Come by Don Wessel Honda today to test drive a great 2017 CR-V, we know you'll love it!
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).