Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V Comparison

One SUV Takes the Lead: The 2018 RAV4 vs 2018 Honda CR-V

There's a plethora of factors that contribute to your driving experience when you're behind the wheel of an SUV, including performance, entertainment and safety. These and more make all the difference when deciding which one is right for you are your family.

With all the options on the market today, it can be difficult to sift through and come to an educated conclusion on what SUV model is best. That's exactly why we, at Johnstons Toyota near Middletown and Scotchtown, went ahead and did the digging for you. We've pitted the 2018 Toyota RAV4 against the 2018 Honda CR-V, so you can decide for yourself which SUV comes out on top.


2018 Toyota RAV4
2018 Honda CR-V

Performance Comes into Play

Even if you're not an automotive guru, you'll notice the difference in transmissions, and thoroughly appreciate a good one. The 2018 RAV4 has a six-speed automatic transmission, a much quieter and natural alternative to the Honda's continuously variable transmission. You and all your passengers will enjoy the relaxing RAV4 ride. While the two SUVs have similar fuel economy, Toyota has released a hybrid option for the RAV4. This model, which gets up to 31 combined mpg, will save you time and money.

Features are Crucial

Conveniences are a big deciding factor for most of us. We want comfort and features that will make our long journeys or short commutes enjoyable. The RAV4's touchscreen infotainment center is simple to use, while reviews of Honda's entertainment system say that it's difficult to maneuver. Furthermore, unlike the Honda, the Toyota also comes equipped with a hands-free, foot-activated power liftgate.


Toyota RAV4 Interior

Safety Takes Precedence

We understand that safety is of the utmost importance for you and your precious cargo (whether that's bikes or babies is up to you). While both the RAV4 and the CR-V received IIHS Top Safety Awards, the RAV4 offers a little extra - and a little extra can make all the difference. The Toyota SUV provides the Toyota Safety Sense P Package, which comes standard on every RAV4 trim. With this, you're getting automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning and more. Meanwhile, Honda makes you pay extra for safety. If you want these features, you must purchase the costlier Touring model of the CR-V.

When it comes time for a decision, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is bound to provide you with everything you want out of an SUV. Visit Johnstons Toyota today to take a test drive, and discover every factor that makes this SUV worth driving.

The Toyota RAV4 is what your family needs, and with it available here in our New Hampton location, convenient to Warwick, Goshen, and beyond, it can easily be yours. All it takes is quick perusal of our new Toyota showroom and a meeting with our knowledgeable associates before you are off driving in no time.