Compare 2011 Toyota RAV4 vs 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 Honda CR-V
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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 21 27 $22,324 $23,875
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $25,110 $26,855
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $23,914 $25,575
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $24,225 $25,910
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $26,915 $28,785
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $25,717 $27,505
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 22 28 $21,015 $22,475
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 22 28 $23,810 $25,465
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 22 28 $22,605 $24,175
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $22,916 $24,510
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $25,606 $27,385
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $24,408 $26,105
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 21 28 $22,513 $24,195
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 21 28 $24,971 $26,845
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 21 28 $26,825 $28,845
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 21 28 $20,380 $21,895
CR-V 2WD 5-Door SE 21 28 $21,029 $22,595
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX 21 27 $23,672 $25,445
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L 21 27 $26,130 $28,095
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 21 27 $27,985 $30,095
CR-V 4WD 5-Door LX 21 27 $21,539 $23,145
CR-V 4WD 5-Door SE 21 27 $22,188 $23,845
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,324
$22,513
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,875
$24,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$403 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Don't let appearances mislead; the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is a modern, practical crossover choice and great for frugal families. The 2011 Honda CR-V is homely, as well as unexciting to drive; yet it's a great minivan alternative on many counts—appealing to practical shoppers with a roomy, versatile interior and top safety ratings.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 55.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.2 100.9
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.9
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 179.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.6
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 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 35.7
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
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.0 72.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
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 - 11.7 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)
11.2 x - TBD - 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P225/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P225/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3494 3413
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4000 161 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
179 @ 6000 180 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 2.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.08
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.56
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 4.50
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Honda CR-V
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil spring w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 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

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