Compare 2009 Honda CR-V vs 2008 Toyota RAV4

2009 Honda CR-V
2008 Toyota RAV4
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,864 $23,495
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $24,229 $26,045
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 20 27 $25,805 $27,745
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,777 $21,245
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,977 $24,695
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $25,342 $27,245
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 20 26 $26,918 $28,945
CR-V 4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,890 $22,445
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4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,864
$20,839
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,495
$22,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Honda CR-V is a clear winner for those seeking security and utility at a good price, provided hip styling or street cred isn't near the top of the list. The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 108.2
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 181.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 104.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.7 36.4
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)
72.9 73.0
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 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.74 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3415 3444
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 166 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4200 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25 (Est)
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Body Style
5 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link coil spring
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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