Compare 2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Honda CR-V
2018 Toyota RAV4
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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V EX 2WD 28 34 $25,396 $27,050
CR-V EX AWD 27 33 $26,707 $28,450
CR-V EX-L 2WD 28 34 $27,736 $29,550
CR-V EX-L 2WD w/Navi 28 34 $28,672 $30,550
CR-V EX-L AWD 27 33 $29,047 $30,950
CR-V EX-L AWD w/Navi 27 33 $29,983 $31,950
CR-V LX 2WD 26 32 $22,775 $24,250
CR-V LX AWD 25 31 $24,085 $25,650
CR-V Touring 2WD 28 34 $30,732 $32,750
CR-V Touring AWD 27 33 $32,042 $34,150
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 22 28 $26,781 $28,650
RAV4 Adventure FWD 23 30 $26,126 $27,950
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 34 30 $25,743 $27,385
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 34 30 $32,223 $34,280
RAV4 Hybrid SE AWD 34 30 $30,489 $32,435
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 34 30 $27,523 $29,280
RAV4 LE AWD 22 28 $24,366 $26,060
RAV4 LE FWD 23 30 $23,057 $24,660
RAV4 Limited AWD 22 28 $30,439 $32,555
RAV4 Limited FWD 23 29 $29,130 $31,155
RAV4 Platinum AWD 22 28 $34,033 $36,400
RAV4 Platinum FWD 23 29 $32,724 $35,000
RAV4 SE AWD 22 28 $28,461 $30,440
RAV4 SE FWD 23 29 $27,152 $29,040
RAV4 XLE AWD 22 28 $25,386 $27,150
RAV4 XLE FWD 23 30 $24,077 $25,750

Pricing

Invoice Price

$25,396
$26,781

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,050
$28,650

Monthly Payment Estimate

$451 / month
$478 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
7.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2018 Honda CR-V may be light on personality, but this compact crossover checks off every other box. It’s a very smart choice. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 22 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.9 100.7

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.6 55.4

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 42.6

Front Hip Room (in)

55.1 54.3

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

40.4 37.2

Front Head Room (in)

38 38.9

Second Hip Room (in)

49.5 48.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.9 57.3

Second Head Room (in)

39.1 38.9

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

66.1 67.1

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.7 61.4

Wheelbase (in)

104.7 104.7

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73 72.6

Track Width, Front (in)

63 61.4

Length, Overall (in)

180.6 181.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 6.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

39.2 38.4

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

39.2 38.4

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

75.8 73.4

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.2 11.2

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.1 11.7

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14 15.9

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.4 36.7

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/60HR18 P235/55HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/60HR18 P235/55HR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

NA 3500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 350

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 3500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3358 3605

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 18 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 18 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

410 550

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

190 @ 5600 176 @ 6000

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

179 @ 2000 172 @ 4100

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 22

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 25

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.86 4.15

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont.

CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.65 - 0.41 3.30

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

5.64 4.07

Trans Type

1 6

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.42

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.71

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.90

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.61

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda CR-V Toyota RAV4

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

NA -

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

5.9 7.1

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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