Compare 2009 Toyota RAV4 vs 2008 Honda CR-V

2009 Toyota RAV4
2008 Honda CR-V
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FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 22 28 $20,103 $21,500
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $21,068 $22,900
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 22 28 $21,692 $23,200
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $22,003 $23,535
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 22 28 $22,896 $24,490
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $22,632 $24,600
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,938 $24,935
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,495 $25,130
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $23,808 $25,880
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $24,693 $26,410
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,406 $26,530
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $25,585 $27,810
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,103
$19,272
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,500
$20,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$345 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Toyota RAV4 is a thoughtful choice for families looking for space that doesn't come at the expense of fuel economy. The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.9
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 38.6
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.2 103.8
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 55.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 177.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.4 35.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.0 72.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x - TBD - 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 15.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P225/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3360 3389
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4000 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
179 @ 6000 166 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.08
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Honda CR-V
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
coil spring Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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