Compact SUVs are increasingly popular amongst drivers looking for a great balance of versatility and performance, and the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 are two of the most-loved options on the road today. When we compare them head-to-head, though, the 2018 CR-V emerges as the clear winner. Offering superior, performance, comfort, and versatility, the 2018 Honda CR-V is an easy choice for buyers looking to get the most out of their next SUV purchase.
Both the 2018 CR-V and RAV4 are equipped with two rows of seating for up to five passengers, and both come standard with cloth upholstery. The 2018 CR-V offers a more comfortable ride, however, thanks to available premium leather upholstery (as opposed to leatherette on the RAV4), exceptional soft-touch materials throughout, and a bit more interior space than the RAV 4 so everyone can easily stretch their legs. If you’re looking for optimal comfort, go with the 2018 Honda CR-V.
For many SUV drivers, versatility and cargo capacity are very important features. The Honda CR-V offers more cargo space than the RAV4, making it a better choice for drivers looking for excellent flexibility. The 2018 CR-V boasts 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space with both rows of seats in use and an impressive 75.8 cubic feet of room with the 60/40 split rear seats folded down.
The 2018 CR-V comes equipped with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of 184 horsepower. The 2018 RAV4, on the other hand, comes with a standard 2.5-liter engine that produces a slightly-lower 176 horsepower. The 2018 CR-V takes things even further with an available turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. Even with the base engine, the 2018 CR-V offers a more exhilarating driving experience than the 2018 RAV4, and the option of upgrading to a turbocharged engine tips the scale even further to the 2018 Honda CR-V.
To see if the Honda CR-V is the winner in your books, contact us at Roy Schmidt Honda to take it for a test drive.