2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2021 Honda CR-V
2021 Toyota RAV4 LE


2021 Honda CR-V LX


2.5L Engine

Standard Engine

1.5L Engine
35 mpg

Base Highway Fuel Economy

34 mpg
203 hp


190 hp
3,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

Since debuting in the 1990s, the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V have been top picks for families across Reading. That’s no surprise when you consider the impressive technology and cabin comforts that both compact SUVs offer at an accessible price. If you’ve narrowed your options to the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V, it’s time for a closer look at what each can bring to your daily drives in Burlington! Learn more below, and then browse new RAV4 models available right now at Woburn Toyota.

Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V: Performance

First, we’ll take a look at the RAV4 vs. CR-V engine options. In a side-by-side comparison, it’s clear that the 2021 Toyota RAV4 generates more power for acceleration and highway merging in Stoneham. A 203-horsepower engine allows the RAV4 to tow far more — up to 3,500 pounds, versus 1,500 pounds for the CR-V. Compare the specs for the RAV4 vs. CR-V front-wheel drive base trims, below:

2021 Toyota RAV4 LE with Front-Wheel Drive

  • Engine – 2.5L 4-Cylinder
  • Engine Power – 203 horsepower
  • Engine Torque – 184 pound-feet
  • Transmission – 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Max Towing Capacity – Up to 3,500 pounds

2021 Honda CR-V LX with Front-Wheel Drive

  • Engine – 1.5L Turbocharged
  • Engine Power – 190 horsepower
  • Engine Torque – 179 pound-feet
  • Transmission – Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Max Towing Capacity – Up to 1,500 pounds

Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V: Safety

Now more than ever, advanced driver-assistive safety systems are a must-have on new cars, SUVs, and trucks. With that in mind, you’ll want to compare the RAV4 vs. CR-V safety suites to see which features are included on the base trim, and which require upgrading to a higher trim level.

Like all new Toyota vehicles, the RAV4 comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense© — while the CR-V comes with the Honda equivalent, Honda Sensing®. Both include systems like Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), and Road Departure Mitigation System (RDMS). However, only Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) offers the following features:

  • Lane Tracing Assistance
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Backup Camera with Projected Path
  • Safety Connect®
  • Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
  • Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Road Sign Assistance

Breaking out the jet ski for a weekend of outdoor adventures? You’ll appreciate that the RAV4 comes standard with towing-specific safety features like Trailer Sway Control (TSC).

Test Drive a New Toyota RAV4 for Sale in Woburn

If you’re thinking that a new Toyota RAV4 may be the right choice for you in Malden, it’s time to get behind the wheel and see for yourself! Reach out to set up your test drive at Woburn Toyota today. While you’re here, find out how much you can save on a new RAV4 or RAV4 Hybrid with our current new vehicle specials, learn about the Toyota RAV4 trim levels, Toyota RAV4 interior, about the Toyota RAV4 towing capacity, and more.

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