It can be difficult to differentiate between the various compact SUVs when searching for a new model. We must first identify our needs and then compare models based on what matters to us. Two popular options are the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and the 2020 Honda CR-V. In the case of the Honda CR-V, it stands out from the RAV4 if interior space, comfort and fuel consumption are important criteria for you.
The 2020 Honda CR-V is more efficent than the 2020 Toyota RAV4
The 2020 Honda CR-V is powered by a single engine, a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder engine producing 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. This engine develops slightly less torque than the RAV4 (184 pound-feet of torque), but being a turbocharged engine, it delivers torque at much lower rpm. The net result is that the CR-V is and feels faster when passing or accelerating.
That said, it’s the fuel consumption of the 2020 Honda CR-V that makes the SUV stand out. It consumes only 8.7 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 7.0 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway compared to 9.2 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 7.1 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway for the RAV4. The difference is not huge, but it is noticeable at the end of the year.
The 2020 Honda CR-V is more spacious than the 2020 Toyota RAV4
Inside, the 2020 Honda CR-V is considered the most spacious SUV in its class for both passengers and overall cargo space. The 2020 Honda CR-V offers 1,111 liters of space in the trunk compared to just over 1,000 liters in the RAV4. It is when one lowers the second row that one notices the greatest difference, however. The 2020 Honda CR-V has 2,146 liters of space compared to just over 1,900 liters for the RAV4.
The 2020 Honda CR-V is considered more comfortable than the RAV4
The new Honda CR-V offers both comfort and performance. The RAV4 is considered by experts to be a bit rougher on the roads and a little less comfortable. Toyota has wanted to give a little more sportiness to its models in recent years and has succeeded, but sometimes at the expense of comfort. The CR-V is the most balanced option. To learn more, contact us today!