2015 Honda CR-V vs. 2015 Toyota Rav4
Small to midsize crossovers like the Honda CR-V and Toyota Rav4 are among the most versatile vehicles on the road. Lightweight enough to provide a few thrills behind the wheel, efficient enough to keep cost-of-ownership low, and spacious enough for family travel, the CR-V and Rav4 are highly sought-after vehicles that appeal to almost any driver. Within this highly competitive segment, it’s important car shoppers understand the key differences between some of the top models. With that in mind, we are comparing the 2015 Honda CR-V vs. 2015 Toyota Rav4 to help Canadian car shoppers determine which model is right for them.
In terms of balancing performance and fuel efficiency, the refreshed 2015 Honda CR-V outclasses not only the Rav4, but nearly every crossover in its class. That impressive feat starts with the CR-V’s 2.4-litre I-VTEC four-cylinder engine capable of 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the 176 horsepower and 172-pound-feet of torque from the Rav4’s 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, the CR-V delivers a higher level of performance for drivers. That boost in performance doesn’t come at the cost of efficiency, either, with the CR-V providing class-leading fuel-economy ratings of 8.6 L/100 km on the highway and 6.9 L/100 km in the city.
Key differences between 2015 Honda CR-V and Toyota Rav4
While the 2015 Honda CR-V vs Toyota Rav4 performance comparison favors the CR-V, the benefits to choosing Honda’s crossover don’t stop there. The 2015 Honda CR-V features an available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System. That system is great for Edmonton winters, as it is designed to provide superior grip in low-traction conditions. When wheel slip occurs, the system quickly responds to help regain full control.
Although the 2015 Honda CR-V and 2015 Toyota Rav4 compete in the same category and share a few characteristics, there are number of benefits to choosing the CR-V over its competition. But the best way to determine which model is right for you is to get behind the wheel for a test drive. Fill out the form below to experience the 2015 MotorTrend SUV of the Year, the Honda CR-V.