As crossovers continue to dominate suburban driveways and American highways, so too will the market. While that may be beneficial to automakers, it makes the driving decision all that more difficult for our drivers. As such, our team felt compelled to outline some clear differences between two of the most popular compact sport-utility vehicles on the market today.
Affordability: When shopping for a new vehicle-especially one for your family-affordability is absolutely essential. While Toyota RAV4's base trim will cost you slightly more than the Honda CR-V's base trim, the difference is negligible for the other advantages you get when you choose the RAV4. Not to mention, we will provide you will a number of ways in which you can acquire incentives when you choose to finance or lease a RAV4 through our dealership.
Cargo Volume: Whether you're hauling the kids to school, soccer practice, sleepovers and everywhere in between; or you simply spend a lot of your free time in the midst of the great outdoors, you will need plenty of cargo space for all of your gear. The Toyota RAV4 can hold up to 38.4 cubic-feet of cargo versus the Honda CR-V's 38.4 cubic-feet with the rear seats in the up position. For even more space, flip down the seats for 73.4 cubic-feet of cargo volume in the RAV4 compared to the 70.9 found in the CR-V. As you can see, the RAV4 will make sure you never leave anything behind.
Reliability: While both Toyota and Honda are well-known for longevity and reliability, we can only crown one winner and the team at J.D. Power and Associates would agree with our choice. In fact, J.D. Power and Associates rated the RAV4 a 4 out of 5 in the reliability category, while the Honda CR-V only received a 3.5 out of 5.
Performance: The Toyota RAV4 is outfitted with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, compared to the Honda CR-V's 2.4-liter. Plus, the Toyota RAV4 boasts a hybrid variant, something that is lacking in the Honda CR-V lineup. Considering the RAV4 Hybrid? It continues to set the bar high in the crossover market with a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle engine for 34 city mpg, 30 highway mpg.
Are you interested in learning more about the Toyota RAV4? Then come join us at our 550 George Washington Hwy location in Smithfield - easily accessible from Providence, Pawtucket and Cranston Rhode Island, as well as Attleboro, Massachusetts.