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2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Review

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2021 Honda
CR-V

MSRP*: $25,350 to $35,150
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2021 Toyota
RAV4

MSRP*: $26,250 to $36,180
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Invoice* $24,169 to $32,407 $24,544 to $33,829
MPG - City 27 - 28 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 75.8 ft3 69.7 - 69.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 190 hp 203 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,500 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.1 in 180.9 - 181.5 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 73.0 - 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 - 39.2 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda CR-V than in the Toyota RAV4. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda CR-V as you will with the Toyota RAV4, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda CR-V will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota RAV4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda CR-V is about the same width as the Toyota RAV4. When looking at overall length, the Honda CR-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Honda CR-V has the same turning radius as the Toyota RAV4, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Honda CR-V will do just as well as the Toyota RAV4, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Honda CR-V has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. The Honda CR-V has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota RAV4.

Warranty
The Honda CR-V comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota RAV4.