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Selected Style FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 22 28 $20,103 $21,500
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 22 28 $21,692 $23,200
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 22 28 $22,896 $24,490
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $22,003 $23,535
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,495 $25,130
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $24,693 $26,410
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $21,068 $22,900
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $22,632 $24,600
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $23,808 $25,880
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,938 $24,935
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
2WD 5-Door LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
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
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.3
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.96
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P225/65R17
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3360 3389
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 179 @ 6000 166 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4000 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota RAV4 Honda CR-V
Body Style 4 Door 5 Door
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
 
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