2020 Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

2019 Honda CR-V Molten Lava

For drivers around Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad, CA, a crossover SUV is a great option. It gives you many of the capabilities of an SUV with some of the benefits of a sedan, which is why our Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Vista team has created this 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison. Check it out below!

Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4: Fuel Efficiency

One category where the CR-V and the RAV4 are well-matched is efficiency. The Honda CR-V offers EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of up to 28 city/34 highway/30 combined MPG on 2WD LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels.1 The Toyota RAV4 numbers are comparable, with 27 city/35 highway/30 combined MPG for their LE FWD trim. As you can see, the CR-V has a lead on city streets.

Honda Sensing® and Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0

They’re also well-matched when it comes to their active driver-assistive safety technologies. Let’s start with a preview of Honda Sensing®, which is standard on the 2020 CR-V:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow: While you’re driving on the highway, Honda Sensing® ACC can make it easier to keep a set following distance behind the car in front of you.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™): If the CMBS state-of-the-art sensors detect an unavoidable impending frontal collision, it can actually apply brake pressure to reduce the impact.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): This system uses active steering assistance to help you stay on the road, which is especially helpful on those long highway drives.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): It’s like RDM, but for keeping you in the proper lane.

Fortunately, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 offers a couple similar features, including Lane Tracing Assist, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Have a conversation with one of our experts to learn more about the detailed differences.

Interior Passenger Dimensions

Last, but not least, let’s take a look at which of these compact SUVs offers a more spacious cabin.

Interior Passenger Dimensions 2020 Honda CR-V 2020 Toyota RAV4
Front Headroom 40.1 inches 37.7 inches
Front Legroom 41.3 inches 41.0 inches
Front Shoulder Room 57.9 inches 57.8 inches
Front Hip Room 55.1 inches 54.3 inches

However, that’s just the front row. The 2020 CR-V also eclipses the 2020 RAV4 in terms of rear legroom: 40.4 inches as opposed to 37.8 inches. All in all, these figures add up to 105.9 cubic feet for passengers in the Honda, but just 98.9 cubic feet in the Toyota. Want to experience its roominess for yourself? Set up a test drive!

Contact us today at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Vista to schedule a test drive!

If you live around Carlsbad, Escondido, Vista, or anywhere else in the area, simply call us on the phone, chat with us on our website, or stop by our showroom in person. We look forward to seeing you soon!

128 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 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.

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