2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Honda CR-V
Today, crossover SUVs have some of the best features and technology available. Many drivers in the Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison areas have already made the switch due to their increased cargo space and easy drivability. If you think you’re ready to upgrade, you need to find the right crossover for your needs.
Two of the best crossover SUVs are the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Honda CR-V, but only one can be right for you. Find out which SUV has the better safety features, off-roading capabilities, and infotainment technology in our comprehensive Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V comparison. Reach out to us at Ron Hibbard Toyota with any questions!
With the Toyota RAV4, you’ll have Toyota Safety Sense™ P, a standard suite of advanced driver-assisting technology to keep you safe on the road. Some of its features include:
- Pre-Collison System with Pedestrian Detection: Using a camera and a radar, this cutting-edge safety system will warn you when it senses a likely frontal collision. If you don’t brake in time, it may even apply the brakes for you.
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist: By monitoring the clear markings on the road, this innovative feature can alert you when you start to drift from your lane.
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control: Not only does this high-end cruise control system maintain a pre-set speed, but it also adjusts your speed to maintain a preset distance from the vehicles ahead of you.
As for the Honda CR-V, it also has its own package of safety features, Honda Sensing®. It includes features such as Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and the Road Departure Mitigation System. However, you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim level to access its safety features, unlike the Toyota RAV4.
Modern crossovers are versatile, and many of them can be taken off-road to traverse fun backroads. For those off-roading adventures, there’s the Toyota RAV4 Adventure trim, a model specially designed for the beaten path.
The RAV4 Adventure comes with integrated black roof rails, so you can bring your gear along for the ride. In addition, it can even tow up to 3,500 pounds, when properly equipped. With that kind of power, you can haul your camper, boat, ATV, and more with ease. For convenience during your off-roading explorations, the 2018 RAV4 Adventure also comes with available black-accented heated mirrors, halogen projector-beam headlights, 120V/100W power outlet, and all-weather floor liners and cargo mats.
The CR-V, on the other hand, is designed to be an on-the-road type crossover. It features virtually no features for off-roading, so it’s best to keep to the pavement. The closest thing the CR-V gets to rugged capability is its 1,500-pound towing capacity. While that’s not bad for a crossover, the RAV4 eclipses that capability by more than 2,000 pounds.
Inside both crossovers, you’ll find advanced infotainment systems with all the extra features you’d expect, including advanced infotainment systems. While the Honda CR-V comes with a standard 4-speaker sound system, the Toyota RAV4 rewards you with a standard 6-speaker audio system. Plus, the 6.1-inch touchscreen of the RAV4 and its Entune™ infotainment system is much easier to use than the 4-inch LCD screen of the CR-V.
You can upgrade both infotainment systems to have 7-inch touchscreens, but the Toyota RAV4 has an available JBL® GreenEdge™ 11-speaker sound system. The best audio system in the Honda CR-V, however, only gives you nine speakers.
Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V
After our Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V comparison, it’s clear that the CR-V can’t hold up to the 2018 Toyota RAV4’s capabilities. If you plan to take your drive off-road, come on down to Ron Hibbard Toyota to see if the RAV4 has what it takes. Our friendly team is happy to help any of our local Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison drivers discover their next dream car. Visit us, or call us to schedule your test drive today!