2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Honda CR-V and 2018 Toyota RAV4 side by side

For the last two decades, the Honda CR-V has cemented itself as one of the most impressive compact SUVs available on the market. Its reliability and long-lasting value as part of the Honda lineup, on top of a wide range of features that everyone can enjoy, make it a good fit for numerous different lifestyles. While we already know that there is a lot to love about the 2018 Honda CR-V, how does it stack up against the competition? Find out in this 2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 comparison. 

Because we want to make sure you get a completely fair and accurate comparison between the CR-V and RAV4, we will be comparing the base trim level of both vehicles. For the 2018 CR-V, this is the LX trim, and for the 2018 RAV4, this is the LE trim level. Continue reading to see these two compact SUVs compared with specific features and specifications. If you are in the Rockwall TX area and are considering the 2018 Honda CR-V, you can follow this link to our inventory. 

2018 Honda CR-V


2018 Toyota RAV4

28 mpg* Combined Gas Mileage 25 mpg
40.4" Rear Legroom 37.2"
2-Speed CVT Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Automatic Air Conditioning Manual

Which Compact SUV is Right for You?

While these two compact SUVs share many of the same qualities, there are a few vital elements that ultimately make the 2018 Honda CR-V superior to the 2018 Toyota RAV4. Let's take a closer look at what makes the CR-V superior in terms of performance and interior comfort. 

When it comes to performance, the Honda CR-V gets impressive engine power at a far better mpg rating. At 28 combined miles per gallon*, compared to 25 for the RAV4, you are sure to spend a ton of money on gas over the vehicle's lifetime. This is due in part to the innovative continuously variable transmission system in the CR-V, which also gives the vehicle easier acceleration and an overall smoother ride. 

When it comes to interior comfort in the Honda CR-V, it is designed to be a fantastic family vehicle for long road trips. The three extra inches of legroom, while that may seem minuscule, will be much appreciated by the backseat passengers. Additionally, the automatic air conditioning is going to make the interior comfortable at all times. 

*Disclaimer: 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. 

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