2018 Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4
If you’re looking for a new SUV, then you probably have the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 at the top of your most wanted list of vehicles. They are, after all, two of the most capable, versatile, and technologically advanced SUVs on the market.
Both models are great picks for any driver in Miami, Hialeah, and Doral. To help you decide which of these renowned SUVs is best for you, check out this 2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4 comparison provided by Braman Honda in Miami.
CR-V vs RAV4: Interior Space
Arguably the primary benefit of a crossover is interior space. You’ll find plenty of room for passengers and cargo alike in both, but the 2018 Honda CR-V has the advantage. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 does have impressive legroom for its rear passengers at 37.2 inches, but the CR-V is one of the only crossovers that your tall friends won’t mind sitting in the back of with 40.4 inches of space.
There’s also a bit more room for cargo in the CR-V, but the RAV4 doesn’t trail too far behind. Toyota’s crossover features 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space when you fold all the seats down. That already sets it a few steps ahead of most crossovers, but the Honda CR-V goes even further offering a best-in-class 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space.
Honda vs Toyota: Performance
You deserve power under the hood just as much as you deserve space inside, and these vehicles have plenty. The 2018 RAV4 features a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of producing up to 176 horsepower, which is fairly impressive for a crossover this size. However, the 2018 CR-V’s base engine can offer 184 horsepower. If that’s not enough, upgrade to the turbo engine for a full 190 horsepower.
Honda continues to reign supreme in terms of fuel economy with the CR-V. Let’s be generous and compare the least efficient CR-V to the most efficient RAV4. The RAV4 can earn an EPA-estimated 29 mpg highway and 23 mpg city, which is impressive, but the CR-V’s lowest performance earns an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway and 27 mpg city.¹
When you think of automotive safety, Honda and Toyota are probably the first manufacturers that come to mind. You can be sure that you’re safe no matter which of these crossovers you opt for, but the 2018 Honda CR-V goes the extra mile. In terms of crash tests, the CR-V earned 5 stars in every category except rollover rating. The 2018 Toyota RAV4, on the other hand, only earned 4 stars in both rollover rating and frontal crash rating.
Schedule Your Test Drive Today
The Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 both have a lot to offer. However, there’s just simply more to love about the CR-V. With great features and a robust performance, this SUV is versatile enough to cater to any driver in Miami, Hialeah, and Doral.
Want to check out the 2018 Honda CR-V for yourself? Just stop by Braman Honda in Miami or go online to schedule your test drive today!
¹26 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 models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. Based on 2018 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.