2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Honda CR-V

There is not much to choose between the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Honda CR-V, but we need to dig a little deeper if we are to purchase one of these in Milford Connecticut. There are a few features that differentiates RAV4 from CR-V, and we’ll find out why the former is a better choice.

Design & Style

Robust and durable construction defines the exterior of both the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Honda CR-V. The latter can seat up to 5 people, although you need to spend more for a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, leather seats, power-adjustable front seats and a leather wrapped steering wheel. The supportive front seats are quite comfortable, and the driver enjoys an exceptional outward visibility.

Talking about the 2018 Toyota RAV4, it impresses one and all with well-shaped front seats and plenty of room inside the cabin. One can also adjust the height and lumbar accessible on the driver’s side. Easy to reach controls make it a comfortable drive for the passengers and drivers, who can get a great view ahead.

Technology & Safety

No automobile review is complete without looking into the technology and safety aspect of the same. Some of the standard features in the Honda CR-V include a 5-inch audio display screen, a USB port, Bluetooth and 4-speaker stereo. Optional features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 4 USB Ports and 9-speaker premium audio system. Rearview camera is the only standard safety feature in the base model, and you need to pay extra for rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring and automatic high beams.

On the other hand, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 has an infotainment system worth all the praise. The easy to use system with well positioned controls make life easier for the passengers. Some of the key safety features include emergency braking, lane keeping assist and airbags.


The base model of Honda CR-V produces an output of 180 lb-ft of torque and 184 HP, with a standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. Higher trims can generate a torque of 179 lb-ft and a horsepower of 190 with a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. Speaking of the 2018 Toyota RAV4, it is gifted with an engine producing 172 lb-ft of torque and 170 HP.

The Bottom Line

With the above comparison, it is quite clear that the 2018 Honda CR-V, in spite of being promising lacks in a few things that RAV4 has to offer, in terms of design, technology and other specifications. It is offered as a complete package, making it a favorite choice for a car lover.

Ready to Schedule a Toyota RAV4 Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the total package offered by the 2018 Toyota RAV4, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota RAV4 test drive appointment.

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