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Honda CR-V vs Toyota Rav4

Which SUV to take home?

In today’s world, compact SUVS are popular because they fit a wide variety of lifestyles, are spacious, fun to drive, affordable, and exceedingly fuel efficient.  The 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 RAV4 are two top contenders whether you’re a working parent or adventurous explorer. They both offer a commanding ride height, practicality, comfort, and perceived dependability.

Before you conclude reading reviews and researching, you must watch this video to discover some lesser-known features of the 2020 Honda CR-V such as load trunk height, gas cap, auto-release trunk door, soundproofing, etc.

CR-V Load Trunk Height

Lower load trunk height, therefore, less lifting

CR-V Rear Passenger Door

Wider rear door opening


Honda took extra care to make the Ontario-built CR-V's body a little more sturdy than on the RAV4. The RAV4's sheet metal flexes more and so the body-mounted side mirror is prone to vibrations. This becomes more noticeable (possible irritating ) when you drive on bumpy roads, speed on large highways or venture on unpaved tracks.


On the inside, the Honda makes much better use of its space than the Toyota does with its spacious rear seats ( 3 inches wider), a greater amount of legroom and comfortable padding. Furthermore, the near 90-degree rear door mobility makes the movement of getting in and out of the back seat that much smoother. You'll also notice that the interior cabin is much quieter in the CR-V than the RAV4. Honda took the time to think this one through with soundproofing material being used in even the most unconventional places such as in the spare tire compartment in the trunk, wheel wells and under the hood.


Additionally, it’s much easier to load cargo into the CR-V due to its load floor having a lower liftover height in comparison to the RAV4. What's more is that despite both cars having anti-pinch features in the trunk lids, the CR-V will immediately release pressure and lift up when it detects an obstacle. The RAV4 just sticks in place.

Fuel Economy

When it comes to fuel economy the CR-V comes out on top again with FWD models having 8.3/7.0/7.7 (city/hwy/comb), AWD models getting 8.7/7.4/8.1 (city/hwy/comb) vs Toyota getting FWD: 8.8/6.8/7.9 (city/hwy/comb) and AWD: 9.2/7.1/8.2 (city/hwy/comb) on their gas models.

The CR-V's edge is due to its fuel-saving features such as active grille shutters that automatically close on highways to make the car more aerodynamic and hence more efficient. Even when you are at the gas station, you will gain an appreciation for the convenience and ease of the capless fuel filler. No more twisting required!


Although CR-V has slightly less horsepower, its strong acceleration and composed handling outperformed the RAV4, reaching 60mph in 7.4 seconds compared to the RAV4’s 8.1 seconds.
cr-v interi

The Honda CR-V offers so much more and it outshines RAV4 in many ways. Before you make your decision, visit Destination Honda Burnaby and check out a Honda CR-V today! When you drive it, you will love it!

The SUV Canadians love gets a major boost with the 2020 Honda CR-V, and it is "simply the most well-rounded and thoughtfully designed SUV on the road today." - Edmunds 2019 Editors' Choice Awards

2020 CR-V vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4 / RAV4 Hybrid

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