Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR V – Review

Many people have overtime gotten quite intrigued by the compact models of the SUV range of cars. For this reason, several SUV models have become quite popular. However, the Toyota RAV 4 and the Honda CR V are the most popular among the range of SUV models. These two models account for up to a total of 825,000 annual sales, in America alone. For this reason, it is quite important to understand the way they operate and a comparison will go a long way, therefore, in helping you to choose the one that you feel is best for your needs.

Comparison between Toyota RAV 4 and Honda CR V


Toyota RAV4

The latest model of the Toyota RAV4 is quite masculine in the design, which may make it more appealing to most people. It is therefore quite bigger in size, in comparison to the old model. The exterior is well designed, hence giving the platform a very sleek look.
In terms of dimensions, the latest 2024 model is 4600mm long. This is for the GXL, GX, and the Cruiser. The interior is also quite spacious, given that it is slightly bigger. There is therefore so much legroom on both the driver and the co-driver seats. Read more about the RAV4’s latest model from the Car Expert.

Honda CR V

The latest model of the Honda CR V series is the 2024 model. Despite the fact that there is not much difference in this particular model in comparison to the previous model, there are some subtle visible upgrades. The frontal part has a new design for the bumper, with the grilles being more blacked.

This SUV also comes with some tinted and darker lights at the bumper. The exhaust pipes are beautifully shaped, with the tips looking quite substantial. Inside the vehicle, there is so much space in the latest model, just like all the CR Vs have always been.

2.Engine and Transmission

Toyota RAV4

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The GXL, GX, and the Cruiser models of the Toyota RAV4 model have an engine with a capacity of 2-liter petrol. The engine is available on the layout of the front-wheel drive. This comes with a manual transmission of 6-speed for the GX; and the CVT automatic gearbox for the Cruiser and the GXL. The capacity of the 2 liters, is good for the 203Nm torque, and the power of 127kW.

Additionally, the GX, Cruiser, and GXL models are also available in a hybrid of 2.5-litre petrol-electric system. This particular system comes with a four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine of 131kW, with 221Nm. All the models that are hybrid are operated under automatic transmission and are operated under the EV mode, even when handling loads that are light.

Honda CR V

This SUV car model comes fitted with two different engines available. One of the engines is fitted to the base model Vi; and the other one is fitted to all the other models that operate on the VTi, which forms part of the badge.

The engine of the Vi has a capacity of 2.0 liter. This comes with four different engines of petrol, which produces a total power of 113kW at 6500rpm, and a torque of 189Nm at 4300rpm.

The Vi utilizes the continuous variable transmission, which is automatic; while its front-wheel part operates under the front-wheel-drive (FWD) exclusively.

The VTi engine model on the other hand uses a turbo motor. This uses a 1.5 liter petrol turbo, and in the process gets to produce a total power of 140kW at5600rpm and 240Nm at a torque of between 2000 and 5000rpm. It uses a CVT automatic gearbox, with a choice of using either the 2WD/FWD or the all-wheel drive.

3.Consumption of Fuel

Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 model uses a combined cycle of fuel consumption, that utilizes up to 6.8 liters for every 100 kilometers for the manual transmission. For the automatic transmission, on the other hand, it uses a total of 6.5 liters for every 100km.

The hybrid version of this car uses 4.7 liters for every 100 km while on the 2-wheel drive (2WD) whereas the all-wheel-drive (AWD) of the same model uses 4.8 liters per 100 km.
The capacity of the full tank for this SUV is 55 liters, for all the different models available, but the mileage used depends squally on the drive train.

Honda CR V

The total fuel consumption for this model varies greatly, depending on the model of the CR-V range of vehicles. The engine of the non-turbo, which has a capacity of 2.0L, takes a consumption of 7.6 liters for every 100 kilometers.

The engine of the VTi on the other hand tends to vary depending on the model as aforementioned. The VTi FWD consumes 7.0l per 100KM. The VTiX, VTi7, and the VTi L7 on the other hand use 7.3L/100KM. The All-Wheel Drive (AWD) for the VTi-LX and VTI L both use 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers.


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Toyota RAV4

This model comes with quite a number of safety-measures features that work to ensure that utmost safety is guaranteed while driving. Firstly, it comes fitted with a system for auto emergency braking, in case of an emergency break. It also has detections for pedestrians during day and night, detection for cyclists during the day, cruise control that has an adaptive system. Additionally, this vehicle comes with lights that have a high beam, systems for road sign recognition and different alerts, as well as an alert for cross-traffic. It also comes installed with a reverse camera that has rear and front parking sensors.

Honda CR V

This SUV vehicle comes installed with quite a number of safety features as well. First, it has a mitigation measure for accidental forward collisions. It is also fitted with a braking system for collision mitigation. This system has emergency brakes that are automatic. It thereby helps to detect pedestrians, hence enabling the vehicle to slow down.

There is also the lane-keeping assistance system that helps the vehicle maintain motion at the center of the lanes, by monitoring the road markings using a camera. This system works at speeds of between 72km/h and 180km/h.

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