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2021 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Honda CR-V


2021 Toyota RAV4

$25,350 MSRP*

Starting Price

$26,050 MSRP

Max Horsepower

Up to 28**

EPA-Estimated City MPG

Up to 27

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

Not Available

Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)

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12-Way Power Driver's Seat with 4-Way Power Lumbar

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Comparing the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 is a natural step if you’re looking at the latest range of crossover SUVs. There’s no bad choice between them, but you’ll probably find the Honda CR-V is a slightly better fit. To find out why, simply read on to compare:

  • Pricing Options
  • Power and Efficiency
  • Features

CR-V vs. RAV4: Pricing Options

The 2021 CR-V trims range between:

  • 2021 Honda CR-V LX FWD: Priced at $25,350 MSRP*
  • 2021 Honda CR-V Touring FWD: Priced at $33,650 MSRP*

The 2021 RAV4 trims range between:

  • 2021 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD: Priced at $26,050 MSRP
  • 2021 Toyota RAV4 Limited FWD: Priced at $34,580 MSRP

It’s smart to start with starting prices, and that might be as much as you need when comparing CR-V against RAV4. After all, the CR-V starts lower whether you’re looking at an entry-level or a top-tier trim.

CR-V vs. RAV4: Power and Efficiency

Both the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 fit four-cylinder engines as standard, and performance is roughly equal between them. You’ll make:

  • Up to 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque with the Honda CR-V standard engine.
  • Up to 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque with the Toyota RAV4 standard engine.

Even so, city-based efficiency peaks higher in the CR-V. You’ll make up to an EPA-estimated:

  • 28 mpg in the city with the 2021 Honda CR-V LX FWD CVT**
  • 27 mpg in the city with the 2021 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD

CR-V vs. RAV4: Features

Cutting-edge safety features come fitted as standard with each model, including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™). Where the CR-V comes out ahead is in terms of comfort and convenience features. It’s the only model of the two that offers:

  • 12-Way Power Driver’s Seat with 4-Way Power Lumbar
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)

The Honda CR-V Sets Standards the Toyota RAV4 Never Quite Matches

You can find the Honda CR-V available with attractive new vehicle specials from the showroom here at San Francisco Honda. For any further advice or assistance, don’t hesitate to pay us a visit or contact us directly.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2019 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.

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