Compare 2012 Toyota RAV4 vs 2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Toyota RAV4
2012 Honda CR-V
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FWD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
4WD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
4WD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
2WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
4WD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
4WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,178
$21,132
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,650
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$378 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past. The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 54.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.2 104.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.6
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.5
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 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.0 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 39.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.4 37.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 51.0
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.0
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16 - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3360 3305
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 410
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4000 163 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
179 @ 6000 185 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 2.65
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.03
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.51
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Honda CR-V
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil spring w/Coil Springs
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 w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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