Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V


2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Honda CR-V


Car buyers in the market for a capable, well-rounded, and affordable vehicle often turn to the compact crossover SUV segment, led by models like the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and the 2017 Honda CR-V. Of these two in particular, regardless of which vehicle you choose, you’ll get all-wheel drive, seating for five, and a similarly appealing profile. When it comes to safety, convenience, and infotainment features, though, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 quickly pulls ahead. Get a closer look with this side-by-side comparison, and then come to Toyota of Gastonia to test drive the 2017 Toyota RAV4 in person.

Base Trim Infotainment

The base trims of both the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and the 2017 Honda CR-V come with expected conveniences like full-power features, Bluetooth®, and air conditioning, and both sit atop 17-inch wheels. However, those looking for even more will appreciate that the Toyota RAV4 comes with a standard six-speaker sound system, while the Honda CR-V’s base stereo only has four speakers. Additionally, only the Toyota RAV4 gets a standard 6.1-inch Entune™ touchscreen interface, which serves a variety of infotainment needs and comes stylishly mounted right above the center console.

Premium Safety Features

Whether you choose the Toyota RAV4 or the Honda CR-V, you’ll be able to access the confidence-inducing traction of all-wheel drive. Both of these vehicles have also earned the distinction of Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and both come with a rearview camera, antilock brakes, stability control, and traction control. The Toyota RAV4 also received five out of five stars overall in crash safety tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); the Honda CR-V had yet to be rated by the NHTSA as of this writing.

What’s more, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 benefits from Toyota’s new advanced safety program, which adds an advanced suite of safety features called Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) to every trim in the lineup, including the base model. This safety suite includes cameras, sensors, warnings, and steering/braking assistance, as well as Automatic High Beams, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Get What You Want With the 2017 Toyota RAV4

There are so many reasons to get excited about the 2017 Toyota RAV4, and superior standard safety features and infotainment are only the beginning. Find out why drivers all throughout Shelby and Mt. Holly are turning to this five-passenger crossover by taking it for a test drive yourself at Toyota of Gastonia, located at 4821 Wilkinson Boulevard in Gastonia, NC. Our sales team is here to help you find the right car for your needs, and you can contact us anytime.  Remember, too, that at Toyota of Gastonia, we deliver on the Gastonia Experience—upfront pricing, lifetime powertrain warranties, a 3-day/300-mile exchange program, and the honoring of all dealer advertisements!