Compare 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V
Specs at a Glance
2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Honda CR-V
Serving Columbus, Reynoldsburg, and Pickerington, OH
The very best vehicles in the small SUV segment offer spirited performance, good fuel economy and high resale value. Two top models for 2018 are the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. These are well-built vehicles that offer many features and excellent reliability. We urge you to test-drive both, because we’re confident you’ll prefer the Toyota RAV4 as a better value and a better vehicle.
Consumers want roomy vehicles that won’t cramp the passengers’ comfort. The Toyota RAV4 offers more front headroom (38.9 vs 37.8 inches), rear head room (38.9 vs 38.3 inches) and front leg room (42.6 vs 41.3 inches). In addition, the Toyota is longer and taller than the Honda, has a tighter turning diameter and a larger fuel capacity. Both vehicles share a wheel base of 104.7 inches. Equipped with the Tow Prep package, the RAV4 can tow up to 3,500 pounds, a ton more than the CR-V’s 1,500-pound tow capacity.
Both vehicles are equipped with driver, passenger, front head curtain, front side and rear head curtain airbags, but only the RAV4 also provides a driver knee airbag. RAV4 is standardly equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense P suite of active safety features that includes pedestrian detection, collision-mitigation braking, auto high beams and adaptive cruise control. The CR-V offers a similar package, Honda Sensing, but it only standard on higher trim levels.
If you like the greater efficiency and reduced emissions offered by a hybrid vehicle, the CR-V is not for you. However, the RAV4 is available as an all-wheel-drive hybrid model equipped with a 2.5-liter inline-4 Atkinson-cycle engine and an electric motor. Together they deliver 194 horsepower, 206 lb-ft of torque and fuel economy of 34 city/30 highway mpg. The most powerful CR-V engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 outputting 190 horsepower, 179 lb-ft of torque and 27/33 mpg in AWD guise.
We invite you to visit our Toyota dealership and test-drive the 2018 RAV4. You’ll appreciate our excellent customer service that prioritizes your customer satisfaction, so stop by today!