Compare 2021 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V EX 2WD 28 34 $26,126 $27,860
CR-V EX AWD 27 32 $27,530 $29,360
CR-V EX-L 2WD 28 34 $28,550 $30,450
CR-V EX-L AWD 27 32 $29,954 $31,950
CR-V LX 2WD 28 34 $24,168 $25,350
CR-V LX AWD 27 32 $25,596 $26,850
CR-V Special Edition 2WD 28 34 $25,310 $26,550
CR-V Special Edition AWD 27 32 $26,737 $28,050
CR-V Touring 2WD 28 34 $31,025 $33,650
CR-V Touring AWD 27 32 $32,406 $35,150
CR-V Hybrid EX AWD N/A N/A $28,653 $30,560
CR-V Hybrid EX-L AWD N/A N/A $31,077 $33,150
CR-V Hybrid Touring AWD N/A N/A $33,511 $36,350
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 25 33 $31,187 $33,355
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 41 38 $26,791 $28,500
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 41 38 $35,091 $37,330
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 41 38 $28,008 $29,795
RAV4 Hybrid XLE Premium AWD 41 38 $30,833 $32,800
RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD 41 38 $32,667 $34,750
RAV4 LE AWD 27 34 $25,853 $27,650
RAV4 LE FWD 27 35 $24,544 $26,250
RAV4 Limited AWD 25 33 $33,829 $36,180
RAV4 Limited FWD 27 35 $32,520 $34,780
RAV4 TRD Off Road AWD 25 32 $33,643 $35,980
RAV4 XLE AWD 27 33 $27,063 $28,945
RAV4 XLE FWD 28 35 $25,754 $27,545
RAV4 XLE Premium AWD 27 33 $29,593 $31,650
RAV4 XLE Premium FWD 28 35 $28,284 $30,250
RAV4 Prime SE N/A N/A $35,956 $38,250
RAV4 Prime XSE N/A N/A $39,082 $41,575

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Compare Hybrid Crossover SUVs

Pickups aside, the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are the two top-selling vehicles in the U.S. And they’re both offered in high-mpg hybrid versions. 

The CR-V and RAV4 flaunt the compact-crossover goodness—laid out in cargo-friendly layouts, easy seating heights, and all-wheel drive—that’s pulled Americans away from mid-size sedans. They also both offer mileage near or at 40 mpg,  and they drive better and are more refined than their gas-only counterparts. 

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,126
$31,187
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,860
$33,355
Monthly Payment Estimate
$464 / month
$556 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Honda CR-V wins hundreds of thousands of wallets each year and it’s no surprise: it’s spacious, comfortable, efficient, and quiet. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 98.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
38 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 47.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 68.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
104.8 105.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.6
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 181.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
39.2 37.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.2 37.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.8 69.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 11.1
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 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3398 3655
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 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 203 @ 6600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
179 @ 2000 184 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 4.01
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 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.64 3.18
Trans Type
1 8
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.03
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.46
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Toyota RAV4
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
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 6.3
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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2021 Honda CR-V
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  • Lease: From $333/mo. (est.)
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR
  • Rebate: Up to $750 cash
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