2015 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2015 Honda CR-V

Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia Drivers Shopping for a 2015 Toyota RAV4, Read This…

The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is built for a type of driver interested in older, rugged, boxy SUV builds, but the downside to those designs is that Toyota’s crossover comes up old-fashioned among Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia drivers. The engine feels a bit outdated—it’s just 176 hp at 31 highway and 23 city mpg on a four-cylinder—and its features only manage to get competitive when drivers upgrade. Comparing to a competing model makes the RAV4 look simple when placed side-by-side, and drivers seeking high-tech safety features like accident avoidance systems will notice that Toyota’s aren’t quite the state of the art.

We think that drivers in the Tri-State area can do better than the 2015 Toyota RAV4, considering that the 2015 Honda CR-V was awarded Motor Trend 2015 Sport/Utility of the Year. The new CR-V model year features a brand new trim level with high-tech Honda Sensing safety amenities as well as a new engine with boosted power and fuel economy. The 185-hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine is good for 34 highway and 27 city mpg on 2015 CR-V 2WD models,* and once you see Honda’s standard features, we think you’ll understand why we suggest the CR-V over the RAV4 to our drivers in Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia. Each CR-V comes with a touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth, Pandora radio, a rearview camera, SMS texting, steering-wheel mounted controls, and more.

See a side-by-side comparison of the two crossovers below, or just stop by a Tri-State Honda Dealer to experience the CR-V firsthand.

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