You've decided on a popular, value-packed crossover SUV as your next ride, but a Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison is on your mind.
We've heard car-buyers looking at a CR-V ask us about how it stacks up to the RAV4 many times, and we're confident in its benefits against the competition.
So, we've put together this guide to show you the advantages that a CR-V offers over a RAV4. You'll see this model's intelligent engineering in action, so read on, and contact us for a test drive.
2022 Honda CR-V
2022 Toyota RAV4
|# of Passengers||5||5|
|Length||182.1 inches||180.9 inches|
|Width||73 inches||73 inches|
|Height||66.1 inches||67 inches|
|Interior Passenger Volume||105.9 cu. ft||98.9 cu. ft|
From the Honda CR-V infotainment features like Apple CarPlay® to a standard automatic climate control system, the CR-V is your choice for feature-packed value across the board. Unlike the CR-V, the standard climate control system on a RAV4 is not automatic.
The CR-V also offers available 12-way power-adjustability with four-way lumbar support, while the RAV4 driver's seat only provides up to eight-way power adjustability with lumbar support.
The CR-V has available leather-trimmed seats, while the RAV4 does not. Both SUVs offer desirable available features like a wireless phone charger, front-seat heating, and more.
But, the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V safety features are a different story. The standard Honda Sensing® Technologies on a CR-V include an automated emergency braking system, a road departure mitigation system, adaptive cruise control with low-speed following, a lane-keep assist, a forward collision alert, and a lane-departure warning.
The RAV4 has a similar standard suite of features but misses out on low-speed following and the road departure mitigation system.
When you compare Honda CR-V to Toyota RAV4 dimensions, you'll find that the Honda CR-V offers you more room to stretch out and additional space to store your gear.
The CR-V measures are 182.1 inches long, 73 inches wide, and 66.1 inches tall. The RAV4 measures are 180.9 inches long, 73 inches wide, and 67 inches tall. Both SUVs can seat up to five passengers.
The CR-V is longer and taller to give a more spacious interior, but with the same width, you'll find equal city-street agility as you stack up the Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4.
The 2022 Toyota RAV4 will only offer 98.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the 2022 Honda CR-V gives you 105.9 cubic feet of passenger volume.
The CR-V offers up to 40.1 inches of front headroom, while the RAV4 has 37.7 inches of front headroom. The CR-V legroom is more extensive, with 41.3 inches in front and 40.4 inches in the rear seats. In a RAV4, you only have 41 inches of legroom in the front and 37.8 inches in the rear seats.
Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 cargo measurements start with 39.2 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats up and 75.8 cubic feet with the rear seats down for the CR-V. For the RAV4, these respective measurements are 37.6 and 69.8 cubic feet.
RAV4 vs. CR-V horsepower is a slight win for the RAV4, as it has 203 horsepower versus the 190 horsepower in a CR-V.
But, the question automotive experts ask is, "how does that power reach the wheels?" The CR-V is optimized for peppier performance, with peak power achieved at 5,600 rpm; the RAV4 unleashes its peak power at 6,600 rpm.
Third-party testing shows what a difference this makes. According to MotorTrend, the all-wheel-drive CR-V with 190 horsepower will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in around 7.8 seconds, while the all-wheel-drive RAV4 with 203 horsepower does the same 0 to 60 mph run in around 8.0 seconds.1
You'll find this same focus on intelligent engineering across our new Honda inventory.
A front-wheel-drive 2022 Honda CR-V will deliver up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined2, while a front-wheel-drive 2022 Toyota RAV4 also delivers up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined3.
2022 Honda CR-V
2022 Toyota RAV4
|Engine||1.5L 4-cyl Turbo||2.5L 4cyl|
|Horsepower||190-hp @ 5600 rpm||203 hp @ 6,600 rpm|
|Torque||179 lb-ft||184 lb-ft|
|Cargo Capacity||39.2 cu. ft.||37.6 cu. ft.|
|Towing Capacity||1,500 lbs.||1,500 lbs.|
Let's recap. The 2022 Honda CR-V has several exclusive interior benefits, more spaciousness, more cargo room, and equal efficiency compared to the 2022 Toyota RAV4. Despite the RAV4 winning the horsepower battle, the equivalent CR-V is faster. If you're ready to feel these advantages of the Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 on the road for yourself, give our Honda dealership a call to set up a test drive today.
230 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2022 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.
3Based on 2022 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.