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2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Honda CR-V

When searching for a crossover or SUV, you’re going to find a ton of options. Chief among them are those offered from Toyota and Honda. Where Honda thrives on its reputation Toyota thrives on constantly innovating and offering more for less. The RAV4 and the CR-V are both similarly priced, but if you look closer you will see that the RAV4 comes out on top with our 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Honda CR-V comparison.

If you already want to park a RAV4 in your driveway and you are shopping in the San Luis Obispo area, then you should check out our inventory at Toyota San Luis Obispo by following the link below. Otherwise, feel free to keep reading to learn all about how these two SUVs compare.

2020 Toyota RAV4


2020 Honda CR-V

203 Horsepower 190
3,500 Pounds Max Towing 1,500 Pounds
Standard/Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Available/Available
Available Ventilated Front Seats Not Available


Which SUV is better: RAV4 or CR-V?

When you buy a sedan, then the engine is for fun, but an SUV is intending to put that engine to work. That’s why the extra horsepower in the RAV4 will come in handy. Not only does its 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine outpace the 1.5-liter of the CR-V in terms of horsepower, but it also delivers more torque too at 184 pound-feet compared to 179 pound-feet from the CR-V.

That engine power gives the RAV4 standard 1,500 pounds of towing capacity. The CR-V offers that capacity as an available option, however, the RAV4 has another trick up its sleeve. The Adventure trim of the RAV4 actually gives you 3,500 pounds of towing capacity.

When it comes to features, the RAV4 comes out on top once again. To give you greater phone connectivity, the RAV4 provides standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at every trim level from the LE on up. If you want the same features on the CR-V you will have to go up a trim level and pay more money. As a luxury option on the highest trim levels, the RAV4 gives you ventilated front seats to cool down your interior on a hot day. This feature is not available on the CR-V at all.

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