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2016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Toyota RAV4

2016 Honda HR-V 2016 Toyota RAV4
8.4 l/100km City Fuel Efficiency 9.8 l/100km
6.7 l/100km Highway Fuel Efficiency 7.6 l/100km
141 HP Horsepower 176 HP
2,902 lbs. Curb Weight 3,455 lbs.

2016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Toyota RAV4

2016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Toyota RAV4

Perhaps Honda’s biggest rival on the entire market, Toyota is always one of our favorite brands to compare our vehicles to. Toyota is able to keep things interesting, and the battles are generally close. Today, however, we’re taking a look at two vehicles that we would’ve imagined would be very close competitors, but in our opinion the Honda HR-V really runs away with the victory.

We’re talking about the 2016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Toyota RAV4, each brand’s respective smallest vehicle on the lineup. Of course, one possibility for why the battle isn’t as close as we anticipated is that the RAV4 is a compact while the HR-V is a subcompact. But let’s get to the meat and bones of the comparison and see the differences and advantages for ourselves.

Advantages of the 2016 Honda HR-V

Starting from the top of the table, one can determine that the Honda HR-V will be a cheaper vehicle to own in the long run, as it achieves better fuel efficiency both on the highway and through the city. In places like downtown Edmonton, it will utilize 1.4 l/100km less fuel, and when jumping on the highway nearly a full litre. That’s going to create quite the savings over time, putting the HR-V firmly in the lead.

Drivers concerned with power might see the next line and shift the opposite direction, as the RAV4 delivers an extra 35 horsepower. However, glancing to the final line in the table, the Honda HR-V weights 553 lbs. less than the 2016 Toyota RAV4, thanks to its smaller size, meaning that it needs less power to deliver the same enjoyable driving experience. That cuts back the RAV4’s advantage in power quite a bit, likely bringing it close to an even playing field between the two.

Meaning that the main difference between the two vehicles is fuel efficiency, which puts the HR-V out in front. Of course, the RAV4 offers a bit more interior space considering it’s a larger vehicle, but if space isn’t an issue then the HR-V is the right choice. If you agree, be sure to give us a call or schedule a test drive right here on our website.


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