2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

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The 2018 Honda CR-V and 2018 Toyota RAV4 are both fierce competitors in the crossover SUV segment, but which one is worth your hard-earned dollar? While the RAV4 may offer more trim level options, it just can't quite stand up to the CR-V's safety, fuel economy, or interior amenities.

Safety

Besides obvious safety features like airbags, seat belts, and a rigid body, some vehicles host more advanced features in order to decrease the likelihood of an accident. The CR-V EX trim and above come with Honda Sensing Suite. Then the Toyota RAV4 comes with its version of driver-assist technology, Toyota Safety Sense-P. Honda Sensing is more comprehensive than Toyota Safety Sense-P, since it has standard Blind Spot Monitoring with a Cross Traffic Monitor and Road Departure Mitigation System. Those features either aren't available on the 2018 Toyota RAV4, or come at an added cost.

Fuel Economy

We commend the Toyota RAV4 for having a hybrid option, but the Honda CR-V made sure to offer high fuel economy numbers on all its regular trims. The Honda CR-V LX gets 32 mpg highway**, while the base Toyota RAV4 LE only provides 30 mpg highway. The difference deepens as you graduate trims. The CR-V EX gets 34 mpg highway**, compared to the RAV4 XLE model's 30 mpg highway. So, if you care about saving on gas money but don't quite want to go the hybrid route, it's best to choose the 2018 CR-V.

Interior

You probably need some extra space and convenience features since you want an SUV. The CR-V has slightly more cargo volume, 75.8 cubic feet, with the seats folded down. The RAV4 only opens up to 73.4 cubic feet. Outside of dimensions, the CR-V also makes your Cicero commute more comfortable with any trim. Automatic climate control is standard on the CR-V LX, but not on the RAV4 LE. Both SUVs have better seating material and adjustment varieties on higher trims too.

Pick a CR-V Trim at Honda City Chicago

Although the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is a strong competitor, the CR-V outshines its rival from Toyota in many key areas. The choice is clear: the 2018 CR-V is ideal for busy families in the Oak Lawn area. Continue your research with our 2018 Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape Comparison.



**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.