2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Honda CR-V

Are you and your family looking for adventure? Look no further than the Toyota RAV4. A pioneer in the compact crossover class, the Toyota RAV4 is a versatile, family-friendly and affordable option that promises to check all the boxes. Explore the class-act Toyota RAV4 in this 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Honda CR-V comparison at Downeast Toyota.

With Toyota RAV4 models available in five trim levels - LE, XLE, SE, Limited and Platinum - the Toyota crossover can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget. Room for five passengers is complemented by an impressive 38.4 cubic feet behind the second row that can expand to a cavernous 73.4 cubic feet. A spacious cabin is loaded with standard features that create value and include Toyota Entune with a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, premium cloth interior and Toyota Safety Sense technology.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 VS 2017 Honda CR-V
$24,910 Base MSRP $24,045
176-Horsepower 2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder Standard Engine 184-Horsepower 2.4-Liter Four-Cylinder
Yes Standard Touchscreen No
Yes Available Hybrid No

What Are the Advantages of the 2017 Toyota RAV4?

If you are looking for value in the compact crossover segment, the Toyota RAV4 stands out in this 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Honda CR-V comparison. With an affordable price point that starts at $24,910, the Toyota RAV4 is loaded with high-end features that include a 6.1-inch touchscreen, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, a Pre-Collision System and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Honda CR-V models at a similar price cannot match these standard features.

Families in search of adventure will find that the 2017 Toyota RAV4 provides a capable and athletic performance that stems from a 176-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Married to a six-speed automatic transmission, the Toyota RAV4 will make a competitive 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Available Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive will amp up performance.

Honda CR-V editions counter with a stock 184-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder paired with a continuously variable transmission that limits performance and acceleration. An available turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder matched to a continuously variable transmission bumps the power output up to 190 horsepower. Honda CR-V models are available with all-wheel drive as well.

An advantage that the 2017 Toyota RAV4 possesses over its Honda competition is the availability of a Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain. With a refined 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine matched with a high-torque electric motor, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will manufacture a fun-to-drive 194 horsepower. Equipped with a continuously variable transmission, the hybrid crossover will make an impressive 34 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive is a standard feature for the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid that upgrades performance.

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