Many of us consider the Honda CRV and the Toyota Rav4 as the two top contenders when it comes to a sufficient middle-class SUV with relatively high ratings. These two models have been battling it out for some years, and present times have never been tighter. Each year can produce startling differences for both, and consumers usually can’t wait to compare and contrast between the two.
The Honda CRV usually wins when it comes to interior design and overall comfortability. The quality of seats give it a slight edge over the Rav4. Not to mention that the CRV maximizes its’ space while also giving plenty of legroom. The woodwork, unlike the Rav4’s less-attractive hard plastic, give the CRV a modern look while also implementing plenty of plug ins and technological capabilities. In addition to more legroom, the CRV has more cargo space by more than a couple of inches.
When it comes to safety, both cars get robust ratings from safety experts such as Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), but the Toyota model does take a slight lead. The Rav4 has better headlights and has an overall 5-star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But there is never a full guarantee with either car, so if you do get into an accident, make sure to call the right car accident injury attorney who is familiar with both models.
Fuel economy is always important, whether gas prices are sliding or skyrocketing. The Rav4 also takes the lead in this category. Though both models have different options for this, the Rav4 has always had a head start in providing efficient hybrid models that give a surprisingly well mpg for an SUV. Front wheel drive and all wheel drive does have effect on the mpg overall for both cars.
No matter which car you choose, both offer great options at relatively affordable pricing. Keep a keen eye on the model’s year and it’s specific functionalities and add-ons, which can very well tip your decision one way or the other.