The 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. the 2020 Honda CR-V

January 16th, 2020 by
Quick Comparison of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. the Honda CR-V at Lancaster Toyota | grey 2020 rav4 parked on top of the mountain

Compact SUVs and crossovers are everywhere on the roads because drivers love the versatile interiors, efficient engines, and all-wheel drive capabilities that can smooth over the most challenging road conditions. Let’s take a look at two of the most well-loved crossovers in their segment, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and the 2020 Honda CR-V. How do they compare?

Performance: The 2020 RAV4 or the CR-V?

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 offers a smart, efficient, and powerful 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine that creates 203-hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Both front- and all-wheel drive systems are offered, and if you opt for the Adventure grade you get Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect, and a stouter chassis. So, whether you’re tackling snowy East Petersburg winters, heading onto the dirt paths of the state parks around Clarke Lake, or commuting to Harrisburg, the RAV4 is equally at home.

While you can choose from two engines in the 2020 Honda CR-V, neither is as impressive as what the RAV4 offers. The base 2.4-liter engine offers 184-hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, while the upgraded 1.5-liter turbocharged engine ups the numbers to 190-hp and 179 lb-ft of torque, still falling short of the RAV4. While it also offers front- and all-wheel drive choices, you can’t get the upgraded all-wheel drive that the Adventure grade of the RAV4 offers. This means the CR-V tops out at 1,500 pounds of towing capability – the RAV4 Adventure provides 3,500 pounds of towing, meaning you’ll be able to pull a good-sized family boat with the RAV4 instead of a little dinghy that will push the CR-V to its limits.

Comfort:The 2020 RAV4 or the CR-V?

Honda loves to brag about how spacious the interior of the 2020 Honda CR-V is, and it does hold a slight edge over the 2020 Toyota RAV4 in terms of measurements. But size isn’t everything. You need an interior that strives to make everyone feel comfortable.

Cold East Petersburg winters are no match for the available heated rear seats and heated steering wheel available in the RAV4. Coupled with the optional remote start, these can help get everything warmed up in the RAV4 and ready for you and your passengers to slip in to. The CR-V doesn’t offer either of these features. It doesn’t get any better in the summertime – while the RAV4 offers ventilated front seats for cooling, the CR-V doesn’t.

Winner:The 2020 RAV4

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 also comes backed by the great service you’ve come to expect from Lancaster Toyota, as well as the incredible resale values and reliability scores that have been the hallmark of Toyota over the years. The 2020 Honda CR-V has clearly taken second place to the RAV4, making the RAV4 the smart buy for drivers throughout the Lancaster region.

Quick Comparison of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. the Honda CR-V at Lancaster Toyota | grey 2020 rav4 driving up the hill

There’s no better place to check out the variety of trims available in the RAV4 than right here at Lancaster Toyota, so stop in today and have a chat!

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