The crossover segment has a range of options for your next family hauler. These models tend to be well-rounded, offering family-oriented features and convenient additions to help make your day-to-day life easier. Two options in this segment are the HondaCR-V and the 2020 Toyota RAV4, but when you pit them against each other, it becomes clear that the CR-V stands head and shoulders above the competition.
Interior space is likely a factor when searching for your next family vehicle. Whether you need your car for a work carpool or to drive your kids to soccer practice, both the CR-V and the RAV4 are solid options. Each can seat up to five passengers, though the CR-V offers more interior space overall. For instance, it can fit up to 39.2 cubic feet of cargo behind its rear seats, while the RAV4 offers just 37.6 cubic feet. The CR-V also has a higher maximum cargo capacity of 75.8 cubic feet, which is six cubic feet more than the RAV4’s 69.8.
When it comes to passenger volume, the CR-V also offers more with a maximum of 102.9 cubic feet, compared to the RAV4’s 98.9 cubic feet. The rear seats in the CR-V also have more space with up to 40.4 inches of legroom, whereas the RAV4 only allows for 37.8 inches.
Your family’s day-to-day schedule is busy, which is why your vehicle’s convenience features need to help when you stay on top of everything. Both the CR-V and RAV4 have a range of features meant to help alleviate stress, but it’s important to note that the CR-V offers more options on its lower trim levels, which means you will likely spend less money than you would if you purchased the RAV4. For example, the CR-V EX — the second trim available — you will get heated front seats, remote engine start, and Walk Away Auto Lock®. These features are only available on the RAV4’s higher trim levels, which will cost more money – and it doesn’t offer Walk Away Auto Lock® at all.
Each of these models comes standard with a range of advanced safety features, thanks to their own safety technology packages. The RAV4 comes with the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 package, while the CR-V comes with the Honda Sensing® suite. While each of these packages works to increase your confidence behind the wheel, the CR-V has a specific technology as standard that isn’t available on the RAV4 – a Road Departure Mitigation System, which helps to determine if you’re leaving your lane. If you are, it will provide steering assistance or brake to keep you from leaving the roadway.
If you want an SUV that does it all, you can’t do much better than the 2020 Honda CR-V. Get behind the wheel today for a test drive at Don Wessel Honda.