The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid or the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid?
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. Featuring aggressive new styling, a sporty stance, and the latest in tech advances, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a fresh face in the crossover segment that is an all-around winner.
While the RAV4 Hybrid is a common SUV you’ll see around Fruitville and East Petersburg, the Honda CR-V Hybrid is right up there as well, and the two have been going head-to-head for years. Does the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid keep pace with the new 2021 RAV4 Hybrid, or has Toyota really pulled ahead?
Which is more powerful: The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid or the CR-V Hybrid?
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid offers a smart, efficient, and powerful 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle engine paired with an electric motor that creates 212 combined hp. It runs through a smooth electronically controlled continuously variable transmission and Electronic On-Demand all-wheel drive systems are offered. What does this all mean? Whether you’re tackling snowy East Petersburg winters, heading onto the dirt paths of the state parks around Lancaster, or commuting from Fruitville, the RAV4 Hybrid is equally at home.
While the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid’s engine is also impressive, it isn’t as impressive as what the RAV4 Hybrid offers. The CR-V base 2.0-liter engine offers 212-hp, landing on par with the RAV4 Hybrid. While it also offers ECON and Sport modes of driving, it still can’t beat the reliability and power that the RAV4 Hybrid offers.
Which gets better gas mileage: The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid or the CR-V Hybrid?
Even with the upgraded capabilities, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid offers fuel economy that is as good or better than you’ll get in the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid. The base engine in the CR-V Hybrid offers 40 MPG city driving, 35 MPG for highway driving, and 38 MPG overall. This is in comparison to where the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid brings 41 MPG for city driving, 38 MPG for highway driving, and 40 MPG overall. The RAV4 maintains that edge over the CR-V.
Which has better technology features: The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid or the CR-V Hybrid?
Today’s drivers across Fruitville and Lancaster want their vehicle to be a seamless part of their life, and to have the systems and features to stay connected at all times. This includes having power for electronics, connectivity to listen to the latest music and podcasts, and much more in the way of comfort and convenience.
Both the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid have great connectivity, capable of connecting with your smartphone and making it easy to utilize the technology at your fingertips. The RAV4 Hybrid does have some tricks up its sleeve though – for instance, if you need to keep a laptop charged while you’re on the road, the RAV4 Hybrid offers multiple 120V A/C outlets and 5 USB ports throughout the vehicle. The CR-V Hybrid only offers a 12V power outlet in the center console.
Technology isn’t just about comfort – it’s also about safety. Both the RAV4 Hybrid and CR-V Hybrid use the latest in safety technology to make the roads and parking lots of East Petersburg safer. This means systems including Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, automatic Radar Cruise Control, Road Edge Detection, and Pre-Collision systems. However, while the RAV4 Hybrid makes these all standard across the full range of models, the base CR-V Hybrid does not get any of these systems as standards or even available options. Toyota believes safety should be standard, no matter how spartan or luxurious you want your vehicle to be.
Which is a more comfortable vehicle: The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid or the CR-V Hybrid?
Honda loves to brag about how spacious the interior of the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid is, and it does hold a slight edge over the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid in terms of measurements. But size isn’t everything. You need an interior that strives to make everyone feel comfortable.
Cold Lancaster winters are no match for the available heated rear seats and heated steering wheel available in the RAV4 Hybrid. Coupled with the optional remote start, these can help get everything warmed up in the RAV4 Hybrid and ready for you and your passengers to slip in to. The CR-V Hybrid doesn’t offer either of these features. It doesn’t get any better in the summertime – while the RAV4 Hybrid offers ventilated front seats for cooling, the CR-V Hybrid doesn’t.
So, which crossover wins: the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid or the Honda CR-V Hybrid?
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 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 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid has clearly taken second place to the RAV4 Hybrid, making the RAV4 Hybrid the smart buy for drivers throughout the Lancaster and East Petersburg region.