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2009 Toyota RAV4

2008 Honda CR-V

  2009 Toyota RAV4 2008 Honda CR-V 2WD 5dr EX Side Exterior View
MSRP
$21,500
$20,700
Invoice $20,103 $19,272
MPG
City/Highway
19/28 20/27
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • V-6 model's acceleration
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Roomy interior
  • Useful off-road electronics

Dislikes:

  • Rear-mounted spare tire
  • Side-opening rear hatch
  • Third row is useless except for tykes

Likes:

  • Smooth and refined powertrain
  • One of the safest vehicles of its size and type
  • Attractive yet simple instrument panel and controls
  • Especially frugal on fuel

Dislikes:

  • Transmission reluctant to downshift
  • Styling is ungainly to some eyes
  • Rear pillar obscures rearward vision
Crash Test Ratings
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