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2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

Crossover models are all the rage in the U.S. streets, and it makes sense when you think about it. These vehicles offer a way to have some of the cargo capacity offered by full-size SUVs while also enjoying some of the efficiency and maneuverability of coupes or sedans. These vehicles have become so popular that the marketplace is full of them, so it may be hard to decide which one of these versatile models is right for you. We are here to help with a comparison of the 2018 Honda CR-V vs the 2018 Toyota RAV4.

Each of these models is a fine example of what makes crossovers so special, and from very well-known brands to boot. But when you place the base models of each vehicle in a side-by-side comparison, the 2018 CR-V stands out in a number of different ways.

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2018 Honda CR-V LX vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE
184 HP Horsepower 176 HP
26/32 City/Hwy MPG* Fuel Economy 23/30 City/Hwy MPG
75.8 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 73.4 Cubic Feet
1,500 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 Pounds

More power and cargo capacity with the 2018 CR-V

If you are looking for a crossover or SUV, you are likely expecting to be able to carry plenty of luggage, gear, sports equipment, or any number of other items with you. You're going to need as much space as possible, and when you fold down the rear seats of the 2018 CR-V, you have 75.8 cubic feet of room to work with. The 2018 RAV4 falls short of that.

Carrying that much cargo requires a powerful engine, and the CR-V offers that with 184 horsepower, again topping the 2018 RAV4. Does that come at the cost of fuel efficiency? Not this time. The 2018 Honda CR-V beats the 2018 Toyota RAV4 in that regard as well.

Other features you may enjoy with the 2018 CR-V include the standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, the LED Daytime Running Lights, the remote entry system, and more. The numbers here speak for themselves.

*Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

2018 Honda CR-V exterior front view
2018 Honda CR-V parked near ocean
2018 Honda CR-V parked near marina at night
2018 Honda CR-V interior cargo space seats folded down