2021 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Toyota RAV4
Comparing the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. the New Toyota RAV4 with Fairway Honda in Corner Brook, Newfoundland
The compact SUV category includes some of the most popular vehicles on the market, and we at Fairway Honda have compared longtime two rivals in the 2021 Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 for customers in Corner Brook, NL and the nearby areas of Clarenville and St. Anthony. Read on to find out how the beloved CR-V fares against a veritable industry staple in the RAV4 in a variety of key areas, and feel free to contact us for more information.
The pair of popular SUVs are neck-and-neck in many of their measurables, performance being one of them. Both the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 pack respectable power in the vicinity of 200 horses, with the former's continuously variable transmission garnering no shortage of praise in reviewer circles. While both vehicles come in standard front-wheel drive and yield nearly identical first-rate fuel efficiency, the Honda CR-V's on-road experience has the edge on the strength of a smooth, responsive ride. The Honda SUV also comes at a more affordable price point, which certainly doesn't hurt.
The CR-V and RAV4 may be similar in terms of power and capability, but the Honda offering sets itself apart from its rival in the design department. Honda diehards will be thrilled to hear the latest CR-V's ergonomic, yet refined cabin comprises a variety of soft-touch materials and seats as durable as they are comfortable. The RAV4, on the other hand, remains marred with dated hard plastics. As far as cargo space is concerned, Honda's new SUV boasts the best in its class, with foldable rear seats enhancing its capability to meets all your storage needs, no matter the journey.
As for their respective exteriors, both the CR-V and RAV4 head into the new year with designs that are striking without being gaudy. Since variety is the spice of life, both Honda and Toyota have provided their SUVs with plenty of it in the form of a handful of trims each and numerous exterior enhancements available for a personalized on-road experience. Whichever trim of our new CR-V inventory you decide to make yours, you'll be free to enjoy a bevy of exterior goods from LED lighting to roof rails to a power moonroof.
Technology & Safety
Once again, these two SUVs find themselves neck-and-neck. That said, the Honda CR-V puts a more affordable price on all the tech and safety features today's drivers have come to expect of an SUV. A 5-inch display, hands-free Bluetooth communication, and steering wheel-mounted audio and phone controls all come standard in the Honda fixture, with all but one of its trims including a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration to keep you connected on the go.
As far as safety goes, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more reliable SUV than the RAV4 or the CR-V. While both have been recipients of glowing ratings, a great many reviewers have given the nod in reliability to the Honda SUV, which also comes with a slew of valuable driver-assist functions that allow car and driver to act as one. A rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and a forward-collision warning system all come standard in the 2021 CR-V. And if you'd like another pair of eyes to keep you abreast of your surroundings, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert are both available in the CR-V stable.
If you're in the market for a 2021 Honda CR-V, we recommend getting your trade-in vehicle assessed with our online estimation tool before making your way to Fairway Honda and completing your purchase with our finance department. Feel free to get in touch with our dealership today for further details.