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2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4 in Kansas City, MO

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Are you getting ready to purchase or lease a new compact SUV? This popular segment has a number of highly rated models to choose from, among them the 2018 Honda CR-V and 2018 Toyota RAV4. To take some of the tedious work of researching off your shoulders, our SUV experts have done it for you.
In this compact SUV comparison, we will look at the CR-V vs. RAV4. A 2018 Honda CR-V starts at $24,150 MSRP, while a new 2018 Toyota RAV4 starts at $24,510 MSRP.
Once you’ve finished reading through this Toyota and Honda SUV comparison, you can contact a product specialist at our dealership in Kansas City, MO by calling (866) 205-1181.

2018 Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4: Engine Specs

The Toyota RAV4 has the same engine option regardless of trim package. Meanwhile, the base model Honda CR-V LX comes with one engine, while all other CR-V trims use a different, turbocharged engine.  Both Honda engines are much more powerful and significantly more efficient than the one found in the Toyota.
Engine Output City/Highway Fuel Economy
Honda 2.4L I4 184 HP; 180 lb.-ft. torque 26/32 MPG FWD; 25/31 MPG AWD*
Honda 1.5L Turbo I4 190 HP; 179 lb.-ft. torque 28/34 MPG FWD; 27/33 MPG AWD*
Toyota 2.5L I4 176 HP; 172 lb.-ft. torque 23/29 MPG FWD; 22/28 MPG AWD
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2018 Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4: Interior Features and Technology

Most vehicle shoppers today rightfully expect a lot of modern comfort and technology features when they purchase a new compact SUV. There are numerous impressive features in the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, but of the two, the Honda CR-V offers more convenience for your daily life.
Both the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 come with these features:
  • Push button start
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Moonroof
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Bluetooth® hands-free calling and wireless streaming
Only the Honda CR-V comes with these features:
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory
  • Rear air/heat vents
  • HondaLink® infotainment with 7-in. touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Cargo area lights, tie-down anchors, and retractable cover

2018 Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4: Safety

When comparing the safety of Honda vs. Toyota, both manufacturers have their own suite of advanced driver assistance features. The Honda CR-V comes with Honda Sensing®, while the Toyota RAV4 uses Toyota Safety Sense™ P.
Honda Sensing® includes:
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Collision Mitigation Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Automatic High Beams

How do the new Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 compare in crash tests? Both were named 2018 IIHS Top Safety Picks. However, the IIHS added a new test in 2017 after noticing that structural integrity and airbag effectiveness often differed between the driver and front passenger sides of the vehicle. In the new passenger-side small overlap frontal collision test, the 2018 Honda CR-V still earned the top score possible. In the same test, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 earned the lowest score possible.
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Test Drive a New Compact SUV Today in Kansas City, MO

Based on the evidence, it’s clear that the Honda CR-V has several major advantages over the new Toyota RAV4. If you want to take the new 2018 CR-V for a test drive, simply fill out the appointment form here on the Honda of Tiffany Springs website. You can also start browsing our inventory even before your visit to pick out a Honda CR-V model in your favorite trim package and color.
*26 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.
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