Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V - How Do These SUVs Compare?

New Toyota RAV4


New Honda CR-V

When it comes to choosing a dynamic and reliable two-row compact SUV, drivers around Wayne NJ and West Caldwell have a pair of great options to choose from. Both the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 have been financed and leased by drivers across New Jersey thanks to their accessible nature, affordability, and practicality.

Both SUVs are strong in their own right, so what it most comes down to are your personal preferences.


In terms of performance, the Toyota RAV4 holds a slight advantage in both horsepower and torque. However, the Honda CR-V comes with a more sophisticated continuously variable transmission (CVT) than the RAV4's eight-speed automatic.

2021 Honda CR-V 2021 Toyota RAV4
Standard Engine Turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
Horsepower 190 horsepower 203 horsepower
Torque 179 pound-feet 184 pound-feet

Cargo Space

When it comes to cargo capacity, the Honda CR-V holds the advantage. This is true for both the space behind the back row, as well as, the total cargo capacity. Where the RAV4 holds an advantage, is that its unique body design allows it to have a wider opening to easily fit heftier objects with more girth.

2021 Honda CR-V 2021 Toyota RAV4
Space Behind the Back Row 39.2 cubic feet 37.6 cubic feet
Total Cargo Capacity (Rear row folded down) 75.8 cubic feet 69.8 cubic feet

Ground Clearance

When it comes to choosing a compact SUV with the ability to off-road, ground clearance plays a major role. The RAV4 gets the advantage in ground clearance, though the Honda CR-V comes standard with larger 18-inch wheels compared to the RAV4's 17-inch ones.

2021 Honda CR-V 2021 Toyota RAV4
Ground Clearance 7.8 inches 8.4 inches

RAV4 Driver's Seat


CR-V Driver's Seat


Interior Space

Being compact SUVs, the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 have the unique challenge in making the most out of their seemingly tight confines. In the end, the Honda CR-V narrowly edges out the Toyota RAV4 when it comes to interior space.

2021 Honda CR-V 2021 Toyota RAV4
Front- / Back-Row Headroom 40.1 inches / 39.2 inches 39.5 inches / 39.5 inches
Front- / Back-Row Legroom 41.3 inches / 40.4 inches 41.0 inches / 37.8 inches
Front- / Back-Row Shoulder Room 57.9 inches / 55.6 inches 57.8 inches / 56.4 inches

Infotainment and Technology Features

If you're one of the many drivers around Bernardsville or Parsippany that love having the latest technology, the Toyota RAV4 is the model for you. Its standard infotainment system comes preloaded with many amazing features, especially compared to the Honda CR-V. The Honda CR-V offers many of the same features, they just come on higher trim levels.

2021 Honda CR-V 2021 Toyota RAV4
Display Five-inch display Seven-inch touchscreen
Sound System Four-speaker stereo Six-speaker stereo
Smartphone Compatibility/Voice Command N/A (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available on higher trims) Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa
Other Standard Features Bluetooth, one USB port A 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, one USB port, Bluetooth, satellite radio

Contact The Paul Miller Auto Group To Test Out The New Toyota RAV4 And Honda CR-V

To get a closer look at the new RAV4 and CR-V SUVs, we suggest contacting our Paul Miller Auto Group team. We'd love to offer you a test drive on both SUVs, are available to answer any questions, and can help you with your new RAV4 or CR-V lease or loan. To learn more, reach out online or visit us today! 

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