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2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4 - Homosassa, FL
Dare 2 Compare: 2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

3 Reasons Why The CR-V Is Better Than The RAV4

Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4



Reason #1: Performance

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 has done a fair job at providing a satisfying performance. It’s equipped with a standard, 176-horsepower 2.5-liter engine. At 31 MPG Highway*, its efficient holds its own in the segment.

However, its ride quality is lacking, especially compared to the 2017 Honda CR-V. The CR-V is applauded for its smooth and responsive ride, and its 2.4-liter engine delivers 184 horsepower. Plus, the Honda CR-V tops the RAV4 in efficiency, boasting up to 32 MPG Highway.*


Reason #2: Comfort

Both compact SUVs deliver surprising space for their size, but the Honda CR-V manages to top the Toyota RAV4 by offering 4 cubic feet more in passenger volume. There’s plenty of room for passengers to stretch out in the Honda CR-V. The Honda’s options also top the Toyota in cargo area, so you’ll have the space you need for the things you don’t want to leave behind.


Reason #3: Safety

It’s a close tie for safety, since both the Honda CR-V and the Toyota have good crash-test scores. However, when you break down the scores for specific types of crash tests:

  • Toyota RAV4 received four out of five stars in its Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating**
  • Honda CR-V received five out of five.

With standard safety tools and the available Honda Sensing® safety suite, the 2017 Honda CR-V is a secure option.

It’s a close race at times; when you look at the big picture, it’s clear that the 2017 Honda CR-V offers more than the Toyota RAV4. The search for the perfect compact SUV is over. Stop in at Love Honda today to start enjoying the 2017 Honda CR-V.

*26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT model. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX with CVT model. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L, and Touring with CVT movels. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L, and Touring with CVT models. Based on 2017 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.

**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S Department of Transportation's New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).  

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