Fun-to-drive driving dynamics and tremendous versatility are hallmarks of the crossover class and competition within that class is intense. If you and your family are looking for a new vehicle, chances are you have contemplated a crossover as your next family vehicle and with good reason. Characterized by energetic engine options, competitive fuel economy ratings, versatile all-wheel drive capability and expansive cargo spaces, the crossover segment meets a wide variety of needs.
To help you find the right crossover for you and your family, we are highlighting two industry favorites in our 2015 Toyota RAV4 vs 2015 Honda CR-V comparison to illustrate the high-level of competition in the segment and inevitably help you find the right vehicle. Throughout our comparison, we will explore the base retail price, power and performance, cargo space and all-wheel drive capability of each of these models.
Toyota RAV4 Provides More Cargo Space and Better All-Wheel Drive
At first glance, you will find that the starting price points of each of these dynamic crossover models are similar and offer an impressive vehicle option at an affordable price. While base RAV4 LE trims deliver an exceptional list of standard features including a backup camera, 6.1-inch touchscreen Toyota Entune interface and more, the luxurious Toyota RAV4 Limited trim is the highlight. Equipped with plush SofTex seats, Toyota Smart Key, push button start, Entune Premium Audio and more, the RAV4 Limited borders on the luxury crossover class. Another tremendous asset of the Toyota RAV4 in our 2015 Toyota RAV4 vs 2015 Honda CR-V comparison is cavernous cargo spaces. A low load floor and 38.4 cubic-feet behind the second row is more than enough for everyday driving and can be upgraded to a massive 73.4 cubic-feet for larger tasks that will easily surpass the capacity of the Honda CR-V.
Under the hood, the Toyota RAV4 is equipped with a potent 176-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder that delivers a dynamic driving experience and nearly mirrors the powertrain of the Honda CR-V, which employs a 185-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Where Enfield, CT drivers will find an advantage in the Toyota RAV4 crossover is with a truly versatile all-wheel drive system. The Toyota Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive system not only automatically transfers torque from front to back to provide reliable traction, but from side to side as well. Honda CR-V models counter with Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System, which though it works in a similar fashion to the Toyota system is not as dynamic, proven or reliable. Stop in at Gale Toyota today to schedule a test drive in the 2015 Toyota RAV4 to experience these capabilities for yourself.