2018 Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4
There’s a lot you can do with a compact crossover, from riding high on city streets to venturing out for a little light off-roading with plenty of gear in that versatile cargo bay. You have plenty of options in front of you, but we want to focus on two top standouts in this 2018 Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison.
Which crossover is best for you, the CR-V or the RAV4? At Bohn Toyota, we’ll help drivers near Harvey, New Orleans and Metairie answer that question. Contact us to learn even more!
2018 CR-V vs. RAV4: Advanced Technology Features
In a CR-V vs.RAV4 head-to-head, the RAV4 has an advantage in standard tech features. While the base CR-V includes just a 5-inch (non-touch) display screen for Bluetooth® and audio control, the RAV4 gives you more to work with.
Its 6.1-inch touchscreen display also includes Bluetooth® and adds voice-recognition technology, a handy way to control your audio while keeping your eyes on the road, and a feature you won’t find in the base CR-V.
In terms of available features, the two crossovers are more evenly matched. For infotainment, each ride offers an optional 7-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration. The CR-V uses Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, while the RAV4 uses the robust Entune® App Suite to help you connect to popular apps like Pandora® and Slacker® Radio.
The Honda CR-V and RAV4 run on comparably peppy powertrains. The CR-V’s 2.4L I-4 and the RAV4’s 2.5L I-4 each put out roughly 180 horsepower for solid acceleration, whether your daily drive takes you through stop-and-go city traffic or on the open highways.
However, if you’re planning to use your crossover for towing, the RAV4 Adventure trim can tow up to 3,500 pounds when equipped with all-wheel drive. That’s plenty of power to tow a couple of jet skis or even a small boat, and it runs significantly ahead of the CR-V’s max towing capacity, which clocks in at 1,500 pounds.
Advanced Safety Features
The 2018 CR-V and 2018 RAV4 have each earned excellent safety ratings, including their own NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating and IIHS 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK designation. There’s no doubt that each benefits from capable engineering and integrated passive safety features that work well to reduce the risk of injury in an accident.
The Toyota even has standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P, which includes driver-assist features like Adaptive Cruise Control (to help you keep pace on the highways automatically) and Lane Keeping Assist (to help you avoid drifting from your lane). The CR-V’s Honda Sensing® suite offers many of the same features, but you won’t find them on the base trim.
CR-V vs. RAV4: Which Will You Choose?
We hope our 2018 Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison has been illuminating for you. To make your decision easier, you can always set up a test drive of the RAV4 here at Bohn Toyota, your dealer serving Harvey, New Orleans and Metairie.
These two compact crossovers each have advanced features and their own strengths, but if you’re looking for plenty of standard technology and safety features, as well as more towing capacity, you may like what the RAV4 has to offer. Come in for a test drive and decide for yourself!