Are you in the market for a new compact crossover? If you are, there is no better time than now to be looking for one of these fun, family-friendly models. With automaker’s revising and reinventing models each year, the class is constantly changing and adding high-quality models, which provide a fun-to-drive attitude, impressive fuel economy numbers, spacious interiors and an element of functionality.
Two of the most impressive and refined editions in this class are the 2015 Honda CR-V and the 2015 Toyota RAV4. Both models exemplify the excellence and versatility of this class and maintain spots at the top of the compact crossover list. If you are choosing between these two models, you are already ahead of the game. If you had to choose though, which one is best? To help you choose between the two, we have developed a 2015 Honda CR-V vs 2015 Toyota RAV4 comparison to help illustrate each models qualities in base price, performance, fuel economy and passenger space to help determine which model fits you best.
If you are looking for a new compact crossover, one of the most important aspects of your search is likely the price. In standard configurations, the 2015 Honda CR-V has a lower base price point than the 2015 Toyota RAV4. Honda CR-V models are also available in more trims than the RAV4 offering you more options as a consumer. What is under the hood is equally as important as the price, and in that category of our comparison, the Honda CR-V pulls ahead of its Toyota competition.
Powered by a 2.4-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder power platform, the 2015 Honda CR-V makes an energetic 185 horsepower. Earth Dreams Technology also provides Honda CR-V drivers with incomparable fuel economy ratings, achieving an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. By comparison, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 sacrifices power and fuel economy in this comparison with its 176-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which falls short in efficiency with 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway ratings. If you are looking for performance, the Honda CR-V is exhilarating and efficient.
The 2015 Honda CR-V also capitalizes on the practicality and versatility of the compact crossover class with a maximum passenger volume of 104.1 cubic-feet compared to the RAV4’s 101.9 cubic-feet. Honda CR-V models also add an impressive maximum cargo capacity of 70.9 cubic-feet on top of a spacious and comfortable interior. In our 2015 Honda CR-V vs 2015 Toyota RAV4 comparison, the Honda CR-V comes out on top, making it an ideal compact crossover option for Lima, OH area drivers.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $880.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
**27 city/34 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD. 26 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.