Compare 2012 Honda CR-V vs 2012 Toyota RAV4

2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Toyota RAV4
Add Vehicle
Select style
2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
Select style
4WD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
RAV4 4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
RAV4 4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
RAV4 FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
RAV4 FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
RAV4 FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
RAV4 EV FWD 4-Door N/A N/A $47,808 $49,800

Pricing

Invoice Price

$23,098
$22,487

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$24,595
$24,050

Monthly Payment Estimate

$410 / month
$401 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
6.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

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. The unlikely Toyota-Tesla partnership has produced what may just be the best battery-electric vehicle below Tesla's own Model S luxury sedan. Its power, 100 miles of real-world range, and interior space add up to a very appealing electric crossover.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

38.3 38.3

Front Head Room (in)

38.0 40.8

Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.5 108.2

Second Hip Room (in)

53.1 52.4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.6 57.1

Second Head Room (in)

38.6 39.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.4 55.3

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 41.8

Front Hip Room (in)

54.5 53.8

Third Shoulder Room (in)

- NA

Third Leg Room (in)

- NA

Third Hip Room (in)

- NA

Third Head Room (in)

- NA

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.6 71.5

Track Width, Front (in)

61.6 61.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.8 7.5

Length, Overall (in)

178.3 181.9

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

65.1 66.3

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.6 61.4

Wheelbase (in)

103.1 104.7

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

51.0 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

70.9 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)

39.0 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

37.2 36.4

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

54.0 - TBD -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.8 x - TBD - 10.8 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

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.3 15.9

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.7 14.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.3 34.8

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.2 2.7

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)

225 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)

3365 3494

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

- TBD - 16 x 6.5

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.0 7.2

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

410 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

163 @ 4400 172 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.4L/144 2.5L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

185 @ 7000 179 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection SFI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 24

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.03 1.41

Trans Type

5 4

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.00 - TBD -

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.53 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.00 3.14

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.51 2.20

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.44 3.08

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.73 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)

2.65 3.94

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda CR-V Toyota RAV4

Body Style

Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.75 0.87

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.79 1.00

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Double-wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs Coil spring

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.1 7.8

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

6 5

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

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue