There are many options to choose from in the crossover segment, each offering family-friendly features and ample space. Two models you might be trying to decide between include the Honda CR-V and the 2020 Toyota RAV4. When you compare these two directly, it’s clear that the CR-V is the superior SUV.
When you have a busy family schedule, you need a versatile vehicle with ample interior space. Both the CR-V and the RAV4 can seat up to five passengers with ample legroom. When it comes down to numbers, though, the CR-V has more overall interior space.
The CR-V can fit up to 39.2 cubic feet behind its rear seats, while the RAV4 has only 37.6 cubic feet. When you fold down the models’ back seats, the CR-V has a maximum cargo capacity of 75.8 cubic feet, which is six cubic feet more than the 69.8 cubic feet the RAV4 offers.
Your passengers will also find more space to stretch out in the CR-V since it has 102.9 cubic feet of maximum passenger volume and 40.4 inches of legroom in the backseat. The RAV4 only offers 98.9 cubic feet and 37.8 inches, respectively.
The CR-V and RAV4 have families in mind, which is why each model comes with a range of features that will help make your day-to-day life more convenient. When it comes to its options, though, the CR-V offers many desirable features on lower trim levels compared to the RAV4. For example, the CR-V comes equipped with heated front seats, remote engine start, and Walk Away Auto Lock® on its second-lowest trim – the CR-V EX. These features aren’t available until you get to the RAV4’s higher trim levels – and the RAV4 doesn’t offer Walk Away Auto Lock®.
The CR-V and RAV4 both come with their own safety technology packages – Honda Sensing® and Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, respectively – to help you feel more confident behind the wheel. When you look closely at the technologies, though, the CR-V has a standard driver-assistance feature that the RAV4 doesn’t – a Road Departure Mitigation System. This system alerts you if it determines if you’re leaving your lane, providing steering assistance or braking to keep you from leaving the roadway.
For your next family crossover, don’t settle for the second-best. Instead, choose the 2020 Honda CR-V. Stop by Hardin County Honda today for a test drive.