2015 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2015 Honda CR-V

Mid-Missouri Drivers Shopping for a 2015 Toyota RAV4, Read This…

The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is built to cater to a type of driver interested in older, rugged SUV designs, but the downside to that approach is that Toyota’s crossover likely comes up old-fashioned for most Mid-Missouri drivers. As far as the engine is concerned, the standard four-cylinder powertrain is rated at 176 hp, 31 highway mpg, and 23 city mpg, making the RAV4 an alright choice for a small crossover, but its features only gets to be at a competitive level when you’re willing to upgrade past its basic trim. Otherwise it comes up short when compared to competing models.

We think that you can do better than the RAV4, although it is a decent crossover. After all, the 2015 Honda CR-V took home the Motor Trend 2015 Sport/Utility of the Year Award. The new model year has both a brand new trim level with high-tech safety features as well as a new engine with improved fuel economy. The 185-hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine delivers 34 highway and 27 city mpg to 2015 CR-V 2WD models,* and once you see the standard features, we think you’ll see why we recommend the CR-V over the RAV4 to Mid-Missouri drivers. Each CR-V has Bluetooth, a touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, SMS texting, Pandora radio, steering-wheel mounted controls, and much more.

We have a quick side-by-side comparison of the features on both crossovers below, but we recommend you take a test drive of the 2015 Honda CR-V at a Mid-Missouri Honda Dealer to experience it for yourself.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.