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2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Toyota RAV4

2016 Honda CR-V 2016 Toyota RAV4
8.0 l/100km Combined Fuel Efficiency 8.6 l/100km
185 HP Horsepower 176 HP
3,358 lbs. Curb Weight 3,455 lbs.
141.3 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 140.3 cu. ft.

2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Toyota RAV4

2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Toyota RAV4

Having been originally introduced nearly 2 decades ago, the Honda CR-V has made the steady climb not just to the top of its segment, but to becoming one of the most popular vehicles on the lineup. In 2015, the vehicle won the Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year award, one of the most prestigious awards a vehicle like the CR-V can win. Now we want to take a look at how it measures up to one of its biggest competitors, so we decided to compare the 2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Toyota RAV4.

Advantages of the 2016 Honda CR-V

Compact crossovers are quickly becoming some of the most popular vehicles on the road, so to be able to offer one that has won such a prestigious award is fantastic. But it won the award last year, what makes the new model so great? Can it stand up to a fierce competitor like the 2016 Toyota RAV4? Taking a look at the table above, we believe the 2016 Honda CR-V will be just fine.

Starting from the top, the Honda CR-V achieves better combined fuel efficiency, running on an average of 0.6 l/100km less than the RAV4. Plus, it’s more powerful than its competitor, generation 9 extra horsepower. That might not sound like much, but paired with the fact that it weights nearly 100 lbs. less stretches that gap a little bit further.

Throw an extra cubic foot of passenger volume on top of that, and you’ve got a vehicle that has several key advantages over its rival. That’s not to say the RAV4 is a piece of junk or doesn’t have its own advantages, but if power, efficiency and space – which are three of the most important aspects of a crossover – are important to you, then you may want to consider the 2016 Honda CR-V. If you’re interesting in trying one out for yourself, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website.


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