Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4: Dimensions, Engine Specs and Hybrid Models

Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

When deciding on the best midsize SUV, a Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 debate immediately comes to mind. Both vehicles provide five seats and offer comparable performance specs and dimensions and a hybrid counterpart. So, which one should you choose?

We've put together the following Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V comparison to help you choose the best new SUV for your driveway. By the end of our review, we're confident you'll be calling our dealership to schedule a test drive and buy a new Honda CR-V.


Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V Trim Models and Features

The new Honda CR-V is available in five trim styles and three hybrid options at our dealership in Shreveport, LA. The Toyota RAV4 is available in six trim models, each with a hybrid counterpart.

The Honda CR-V LX comes with a 190-horsepower turbocharged engine, a 60/40 split rear seat, the Honda Sensing® safety suite and delivers the smooth ride of 17-inch alloy wheels. The Toyota RAV4 LE also comes with a comparable Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 suite of driver-assist technologies.

The Honda CR-V Special Edition adds the convenience of Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ integration plus the luxury of heated front seats. The comparable Toyota RAV4 XLE comes with connected audio integration but does not offer the luxury of heated front seats.

In the mid-range Honda CR-V EX, we find a power driver's seat, 2nd-row charging ports, and a one-touch power moonroof. You'll find a power tilt/slide moonroof on the Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium, as well as two charging ports in the backseat, which may make these models the closest to equal in terms of features.

Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

If you're looking for a hybrid SUV, Honda gives you three options to compare:

  • 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX
  • 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX-L
  • 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 gives you the following hybrid trim styles:

  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE Premium
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited

Regardless of the trim model, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid produces an EPA-estimated 41/38 mpg1 The Honda CR-V Hybrid produces an EPA-estimated 40/35/38 mpg2.

Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

RAV4 vs. CR-V Specs

Under the hood of the 2022 Honda CR-V is a 1.5L four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 190 horsepower and 179 pounds of torque to send you from 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds. Conversely, the 2022 Toyota RAV4 is motivated by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that produces 203 horsepower and 184 pounds of torque but needs 8.2 seconds to hit 60 mph from a stop. Since both vehicles provide the same tow rating and the Honda CR-V is faster, the smaller Honda engine appears to be more efficient.

When it comes to fuel economy, the Honda CR-V delivers an EPA-estimated 28/34/30 mpg3 (City/Highway/Combined) rating while the new Toyota RAV4 puts out an estimated 27/35/30 mpg1 (City/Highway/Combined). The Honda CR-V gives you better gas mileage in the city than the Toyota RAV4.

2022 Honda CR-V 2022 Toyota RAV4
Engine 1.5L 4cyl turbo 2.5L 4cyl 8A
Horsepower 190-hp @ 5600 rpm 203 hp @ 6600 rpm
0-60 7.5 seconds 8.2 seconds
Torque 179 lb-ft 184 lb-ft
Cargo Capacity 75.8 cu. ft. 69.8 cu. ft.
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs. 1,500 lbs.

RAV4 vs. CR-V Dimensions

Now that we see how the 2022 Honda CR-V vs. 2022 Toyota RAV4 compares in performance, MPGs, hybrid options, and features, let's see which vehicle is bigger.

When you're shopping for a five-seat SUV for your family, you want a vehicle that can carry everything from diaper bags and groceries to weekend coolers. You also want to give your passengers comfortable legroom without feeling like you're driving something with three rows.

The Honda CR-V is longer than the Toyota RAV4 by about one inch, but the Toyota RAV4 is about one inch taller. They are the same width. This equates to the 2022 Toyota RAV4 providing up to 138 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Honda CR-V offers 105.9 cubic feet of passenger area.

Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Toyota RAV4

# of Passengers: 5 # of Passengers: 5
Length: 182.1 inches Length: 180.9 inches
Width: 73 inches Width: 73 inches
Height: 66.1 inches Height: 67 inches
Interior Passenger Volume: 105.9 cu. ft Interior Passenger Volume: 138 cu. ft

Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V Safety

The new Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 both come standard with their manufacturer's safety suite in all trim models. The Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 is comparable to the Honda Sensing® safety suite found on the Honda CR-V, which includes:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning

At the end of the day, the best Honda vs. Toyota comparison is how the car drives and feels to you. We invite you to explore the new 2022 Honda CR-V and any of our Certified Honda vehicles for sale at our dealership.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is more reliable, Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4?

The Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are relatively comparable in reliability. If you're looking to get the most reliable performance and mileage out of your vehicle, we suggest following the factory schedule of maintenance that includes regular oil changes. Schedule your multi-point inspections and tire rotations with our service department to preserve the performance you depend on.

Does Honda CR-V have 3rd-row seating?

No, the Honda CR-V does not have a third row of seating. The Honda CR-V is a two-row, five-seat vehicle. If you're looking for a three-row SUV with seating for seven passengers and multiple child safety seats, we suggest the new Honda Pilot three-row SUV for sale at our local Honda dealership near you.

How much can a Toyota RAV4 tow?

The new 2022 Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V can both tow up to 1,500-pounds4 when properly equipped. If you're looking for a vehicle that can tow up to 5,000 pounds, we suggest the new Honda Passport or Honda Pilot. You can test drive both of these new AWD SUVs for sale at our dealership.


12022 projected EPA-estimated mpg rating estimates as determined by manufacturer. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle's condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

228 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

328 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

4Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your Honda dealer for details.


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