2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Toyota Rav4

Driver side exterior view of a black 2018 Honda CR-V on the left "vs" Driver side exterior view of a white 2018 Toyota Rav4 on the right

It is time for you start finding your next vehicle and you have been drawn to the sportiness and efficiency of the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Toyota Rav4. These two vehicles provide versatile interior space for both passengers and cargo as well as a comfortable and connected cabin to keep everyone entertained on the trip. You think either of these two crossover SUVs would be a considerable upgrade over your current car, and they would be, but take a closer look at the differences between the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Toyota Rav4 before you make your ultimate decision.

2018 Honda CR-V


2018 Toyota Rav4

2.4L In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder
184 HP/ 180 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 176 HP/ 172 LB-FT
26 MPG City/ 32 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 23 MPG City/ 30 MPG HWY
75.8 Cubic Feet Max Cargo Capacity 73.4 Cubic Feet
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors

Compare the 2018 CR-V and the 2018 Rav4

The 2018 Honda CR-V has a more powerful and efficient standard drivetrain than the 2018 Toyota Rav4, however, both the 2018 CR-V and the 2018 Rav4 offer an upgrade from their standard engines. The 2018 Toyota Rav4 makes a Hybrid Drivetrain available which delivers 194 net system horsepower and 32 combined MPG. The 2018 Honda CR-V has a 1.5L Single-Scroll Turbo In-Line 4-Cylinder engine that comes standard on everything except the base trim level and it produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque all while averaging an EPA estimated 30 MPG combined city and highway driving. All trim levels of the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Toyota Rav4 offer All-Wheel Drive (AWD) to make traversing the toughest terrain an easy expedition.

On the interior, both the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Toyota Rav4 have available 7” Color Touchscreen Displays with an Integrated Backup Camera, but the Honda CR-V’s 7” touchscreen comes with Android Auto® & Apple CarPlay, while the Rav4 only offers iPod® connectivity. The 2018 Honda CR-V also has standard Automatic Climate Control, Rear Seat Heater Ducts, as well as Cargo Area Lights & Tie-Downs for ultimate comfort along the drive and unmatched confidence when transporting cumbersome cargo. You can find features like this on the 2018 Toyota Rav4 but only with an additional upgrade charge. With a more powerful and efficient drivetrain, more cargo and passenger space and more standard features, the 2018 Honda CR-V cruises past the 2018 Toyota Rav4 at the finish line.

Overhead view of Honda Fit parallel parking
Happy couple sitting on the tailgate of the Honda HR-V