2016 Toyota RAV4 vs 2016 Honda CR-V

To be the best, you have to beat the best. That seems to be the approach that many automakers have taken when they enter the compact crossover segment. A pioneer in the segment and a perennial class leader, the Toyota RAV4 combines all of the elements that families are looking for. Athletic performance, efficient fuel-economy numbers, cavernous cargo space, a refined interior and a hybrid powertrain are highlights of this Toyota crossover. A competent challenger to the small crossover crown is the impressive Honda CR-V. Take a look at how the Honda crossover fairs against the class-leading Toyota in our 2016 Toyota RAV4 vs 2016 Honda CR-V comparison.

Reinvigorated for the current model year, the Toyota RAV4 features a sleek new design that creates a more dynamic on-road demeanor. A style amplified by new LED lighting systems and vivid new exterior colors makes the revamped Toyota stand out from the automotive crowd. In addition to a new look, the Toyota RAV4 has added a hybrid powertrain that is the most powerful and efficient to date as well as a sporty RAV4 SE trim. Toyota RAV4 SE trims are built on a sport-tuned suspension and feature a unique, two-tone paint scheme with a litany of innovative features. When you add Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive and a refined interior to the Toyota RAV4 package, you have a winner on your hands.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 VS 2016 Honda CR-V
2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder Engine 2.4-Liter Four-Cylinder
24 MPG City/31 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 26 MPG City/33 MPG Hwy
73.4 Cubic-Feet Cargo Space 70.9 Cubic-Feet
Yes Available Hybrid Powertrain No

Why Should You Choose the 2016 Toyota RAV4?

If you are looking for a new crossover, the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V have likely landed towards the top of your list and with good reason. Under the hood, the Toyota RAV4 harnesses the power of a standard 176-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Married to a six-speed automatic transmission, the Toyota crossover makes a competitive 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. On the other side of our comparison, the Honda CR-V employs a 185-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder that achieves an exceptional 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

With similar power and fuel economy numbers, the Toyota and Honda crossovers have played to a draw so far in our 2016 Toyota RAV4 vs 2016 Honda CR-V comparison. When it comes to performance, the all-new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid sets a new gold standard for the compact crossover segment. Equipped with a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle engine and a high-torque electric motor, the RAV4 Hybrid makes 194 horsepower in addition to 34 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Another element that is an asset for drivers who choose the Toyota RAV4 is a massive amount of cargo space. Behind the second-row seats, the Toyota RAV4 possesses 38.4 cubic-feet of cargo space that expands to a cavernous 73.4 cubic-feet. With these numbers at your disposal, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 is premier family option at White River Toyota.

2016 Toyota RAV4 Cargo Space
2016 Toyota RAV4 Center Console
2016 Toyota RAV4 Front Interior Dashboard and Toyota Entune
2016 Toyota RAV4 Front Seats

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