2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Honda CR-V

Toyota is a globally recognized leader in the crossover SUV segment. However, the rest of the competition is continually trying to close the sizeable gap. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Honda CR-V will very clearly illustrate how pitched the on-going battle has become. For the new model year, Toyota has made a few important changes and upgrades to the 2020 RAV4 despite having completely redesigned the popular crossover SUV for the previous production year. When the current Toyota RAV4 is held up against its Honda competitor, the RAV4 offers better performance specifications and more access to the latest technology – including an available mobile internet connection. Colonial Toyota customers can start the pre-ordering process today by calling 203-403-6890.

From a physical standpoint, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and 2020 Honda CR-V have some basic similarities. Both models have two rows of seats with room for as many as five passengers. Additionally, the interiors of each popular crossover SUV can be easily configured to offer plenty of cargo volume. Owners of the 2020 RAV4 will have up to 69.8 cubic-feet of storage, with the 2020 CR-V making slightly more cargo space available. Where the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is really able to outshine its Honda rival is with technology. All trim grades of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 will offer access to both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Honda buyers will have to move above the CR-V's base level to have the same capability. Finally, of the two vehicles, only the 2020 RAV4 offers access to a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

2020 Toyota RAV4


2020 Honda CR-V

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 1.5-L, 4-Cyl.
203/184 Horsepower/Torque 190/179
All Trim Grades Smartphone Integration EX, EX-L, Touring Only
Yes Wi-Fi Hotspot No

Performance Specs

Both the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and 2020 Honda CR-V are each equipped with single powertrain across each model’s trim ladder. Toyota continues to equip the 2020 RAV4 with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will produce 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. When properly equipped, the 2020 RAV4 can tow up to 3,500 pounds. On the other side of the equation is the 2020 CR-V with its naturally aspirated 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission that will make 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Regardless of configuration, the 2020 Honda CR-V can only tow up to 1,500 pounds.

A photo of the touchscreen interface used in the 2020 Toyota RAV4.
A photo of the seating options in the 2020 Toyota RAV4.
A photo of the cargo area in the 2020 Toyota RAV4.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2020 Toyota RAV4.