2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2021 Honda CR-V
2021 Toyota RAV4 LE

vs.

2021 Honda CR-V LX
$26,050*

MSRP

$25,350
2.5L Engine

Standard Engine

1.5L Engine
35 mpg

Base Highway Fuel Economy

34 mpg
203 hp

Horsepower

190 hp
3,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

In the battle of the compact SUVs, it’s impossible not to mention the RAV4 vs. CR-V. Both models are popular picks in the New Albany area for their spacious builds and robust performances – but which is the best? In this guide, we compare the 2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V in categories like performance and safety to help you find the right SUV for your Elizabethtown travels. And while the CR-V has its share of fans, we think you’ll agree that the evidence favors the 2021 Toyota RAV4!

RAV4 vs. CR-V: Performance

Just one look at the specs reveal quite a bit about the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V. The RAV4 has more engine power, including higher horsepower and towing capacity. But even though the RAV4 is the stronger of the two, it still manages the higher highway fuel efficiency compared to the CR-V. Take a look and see the differences:

2021 Toyota RAV4 LE with Front-Wheel Drive

  • Engine: 2.5L 4-Cylinder
  • Horsepower: 203 hp
  • Torque: 184 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Max Towing Capacity: 3,500 pounds

2021 Honda CR-V LX with Front-Wheel Drive

  • Engine: 1.5L Turbocharged 
  • Horsepower: 190 hp
  • Torque: 179 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission
  • Max Towing Capacity: 1,500 pounds

RAV4 vs. CR-V: Safety Features

Between the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V, both include intelligent safety systems. These systems utilize driver assistive technology, which monitors the roads as you navigate the Lexington area. And while both models include these features as standard, the Toyota Safety Sense™ system is far more comprehensive than the bare-bones Honda Sensing® system. Compare the two below:

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0)

  • Lane Tracing Assistance
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Backup Camera with Projected Path
  • Safety Connect®, Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
  • Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Road Sign Assistance.

Honda Sensing®

  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDMS)

Find Your SUV with Toyota of Louisville

You’ve compared the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V in print, now experience your next SUV in person. Visit Toyota of Louisville in Louisville to try out the Toyota RAV4, and see why its performance and features are well worth a test drive. Prefer to shop online? Check out our online buying + home delivery service!

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

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