2016 Toyota RAV4 vs 2016 Honda CR-V

2016 RAV4

2016 Toyota RAV4

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2016 Honda CR-V

When looking for a smaller SUV, you have a variety of options. But when you’re looking for a small SUV that offers a variety of features and amenities, many Salt Lake City, Draper, and South Jordan area drivers look at the 2016 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2016 Honda CR-V. Each one of these vehicles offers a plethora of amenities and features that make it a great choice for Utah driving, but when you consider facets like space, safety, cabin, and technology, the RAV4 is the better option. Take a look below to see how this one vehicle outshines the competition in different areas.


Both the RAV4 and CR-V are smaller sport utility vehicles, so they don’t offer the same amount of space as a larger SUV. However, they still pack some impressive space that passengers will enjoy, and that you can use to haul some of your cargo. In terms of space for passengers, the RAV4 is about 1 inch wider, 2 inches longer, and 2 inches taller than the CR-V, giving passengers more leg, hip, and head room. In terms of cargo space, the RAV4 also comes out on top, offering up 73 total cubic feet compared to only 71 cubic feet. If you want your passengers to be comfortable and fit the right amount of cargo, then the RAV4 is the vehicle to choose.

RAV4 Cabin


When you’re looking at the luxury trim levels of both vehicles, you’ll be impressed by the amount of safety features that are included, such as lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning. However, the RAV4 offers slightly more in terms of safety by including the automatic high beam control and pedestrian detection. The RAV4 also comes with eight standard airbags compared to the CR-V’s six. Since you likely want to keep your passengers safe while you’re on the road, the RAV4 is the best choice.

RAV4 Parked


Both vehicles received some design upgrades for this model. While you can enjoy similar features in each one, such as comfortable seating and unique technology features, the RAV4 is better in terms of cabin comfort and ride smoothness. It offers better design features that help to minimize exterior noise, and it also boasts a better design that gives it improved handling for a smoother driving experience. If you want to sit back and relax on the road without all the outside distractions, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 is the better option.

RAV4 Seating


Technology is an important factor in many vehicles today, and the RAV4 and CR-V are no exception. Both come with Bluetooth technology and touchscreens that make it easy for you to find the information you’re looking for. Although both are impressive, the RAV4 offers more than the CR-V, such as integrated navigation system, and integrated backup camera, and a bird’s eye view camera. This way, you can not only get where you need to go, but you can find the best way to get in and out of those parking spots while you’re there. When technology is important to you, the RAV4 is the better choice.

Rav4 Dashboard


If you like to keep track of your environmental footprint, then you may want a vehicle that cares just as much as you do. In terms of a hybrid model, the RAV4 beats out the CR-V. This model is available in the XLE and Limited models, and it has a 2.5L Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine that generates 150 hp. This is connected to a permanent-magnet electric motor that offers 141-hp. Add in rear wheel tires that are powered by a 67-hp electric motor and an EPA-estimated 34 city and 31 highway mpg, and you have yourself a very impressive vehicle. So if you want the comfort of a hybrid, then you’ll need to make the RAV4 your vehicle of choice.

RAV4 Hybrid

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Deciding between the 2016 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2016 Honda CR-V can be a major decision, but when you consider everything from cabin to space to hybrid to technology, there’s only one clear winner. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 offers everything that Salt Lake City, Draper, and South Jordan area drivers want in a smaller SUV.

Brent Brown Toyota has a full inventory of these impressive vehicles just waiting for you to look at and test drive today. Visit our dealership or contact us at (801) 224-1320 to schedule your test drive and see why the RAV4 is the better vehicle. Our team is always happy to help you learn more and make the right choice.