Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V

The crossover is a popular class of vehicle here in the Danvers, Peabody, and Salem areas. And both the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V seem to be a frequent choice of local drivers.

If you’re stuck deciding between the two for your next vehicle, you may need a bit of assistance. That’s why the Ira Toyota of Danvers team has written this detailed comparison.  Contact us today to schedule a test drive.

Toyota RAV4 Honda CR-V
5-inch touchscreen, 4-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth®2.5L 4-cylinder engine 6.1-inch touchscreen, six speakers, and Bluetooth®. Scout® GPS and Siri® Eyes Free

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V : Smart Safety Features

One of the reasons why the crossover is such a popular class is that it’s a great choice for both families and solo adventurers alike. No matter how many passengers you’ve got packed into your car, however, you’re going to need ample safety features.

Both cars seem to rely heavily on technology to prevent accidents from happening. Handling features such as vehicle stability and traction controls tend to be mainstays of both, simply for how effective they can be.

However, the Toyota RAV4 likes to take things a step further. In addition to the handling features in its standard Star Safety System™, it has smart collision predicting tech in the form of Toyota Safety Sense™-P.

This suite utilizes cameras and sensors to monitor the road around you. In certain cases, it’ll even act autonomously to stop accidents.

Similar smart tech can be found in the CR-V with Honda Sensing®. The big difference with this is that Honda Sensing® isn’t a standard feature. You’ll have to pay extra to get it.

RAV4 vs CR-V: Interior Technology

In addition to all that technology you’ll find in your safety array, each of these crossovers employs a number of features to help keep you entertained while on the road.

The standard cadre of entertainment features in the 2018 Honda CR-V is somewhat small. It comes with a 5-inch touchscreen, 4-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth®, among others.

Things are bumped up in the Toyota RAV4, thanks to the Entune™ audio suite. With this, you’ll have a 6.1-inch touchscreen, six speakers, and Bluetooth®. Scout® GPS and Siri® Eyes Free are also exclusive in higher RAV4 trims.

Superior Crossover Handling

While all-wheel drive systems are available in both of these crossovers, you’ll notice that their standard models come with front-wheel drive (FWD).

Thanks to electronic stability and traction controls, your FWD is easily bolstered. However, if you’re looking for the kind of precise handling to help you power through nasty road conditions, you might need another edge.

This is where the RAV4 seems to forge ahead. In the base model, you’ll also benefit from automatic limited slip differential, which reduces wheel-spin and makes your FWD sharper than ever.

Choosing the Right Crossover for Your Needs

Both the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V have a lot to offer Danvers, Peabody, and Salem drivers. However, it seems apparent that the RAV4 repeatedly comes out on top.

If you’d like to get to know this vehicle a little better, you may want to get in touch with our team. Contact Ira Toyota of Danvers today for more information!