2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Honda CR-V

white 2018 Toyota RAV4 set against gray 2018 Honda CR-V

Crossover models have become increasingly popular in recent years because they allow drivers to experience the functionality of a sedan and the utility of an SUV. With models like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, you can have the best of both worlds. But which of these two models is better suited for you?

Come along with us as we highlight some of the key differences and similarities between the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and 2018 Honda CR-V. After you learn a little more, you can get behind the wheel and decide, once and for all, which option best meets your needs and desires.

2018 Toyota RAV4 LE


2018 Honda CR-V LX

$25,505 Starting MSRP $25,245
6-speaker Entune™ Audio with 6.1" touch-screen display, Bluetooth®, MP3 compatibility, CD player Audio System 4-speaker system with 5" LCD screen, Bluetooth®, USB audio interface
15.9 gallons Fuel Capacity 14 gallons
Available All-Wheel Drive Only available on higher trims

Under the hood, both the RAV4 and CR-V come standard with a 4-cylinder engine. The RAV4's engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the CR-V has a CVT. Both models come with front-wheel drive, though RAV4 buyers can upgrade to all-wheel drive on the base trim (as well as all other trims), a feature that is only available on higher trims of the CR-V. The 2018 RAV4 also offers a more advanced audio system on the base trim as well as a larger fuel tank, allowing for fewer trips to the gas pump. Both vehicles offer comfortable seating for five passengers, a generous cargo area, standard cloth seats, a backup camera, Bluetooth® compatibility, and more.

Test Drive the 2018 Toyota RAV4 in Vacaville, CA

Although the Honda CR-V is an excellent vehicle and a worthy competitor, we certainly don't blame you if you're leaning more toward the Toyota RAV4. Shoppers can choose from 6 gas-powered and 4 hybrid trims. Even the base model of the RAV4 has a lot to offer, such as Toyota Safety Sense P, but drivers who are looking for more advanced elements are sure to love the higher trims. Available elements include Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio with Integrated Navigation, heated front seats, power moonroof, LED headlights, and much more.

If you'd like to get up close and personal with the Toyota RAV4, we invite you to schedule a test drive with our team at Toyota Vacaville.

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