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2020 RAV4 Hybrid vs 2020 CR-V Hybrid

2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

This the grudge match. The rivalry between Toyota and Honda is legendary. These two manufacturers are at the forefront the affordable vehicle market. Both companies focus on safety, reliability, and technology.

Which will come out on top, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited or the 2020 Honda CR-V Touring?

2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited

vs

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring

$36,880

MSRP

$35,950

2.5L 4-cyl hybrid

Engine

2.0L 4-cyl hybrid

219 hp

Horsepower

212 hp

CVT

Transmission

CVT

AWD

Drivetrain

AWD

41/38/40

Fuel Economy

40/35/38

 



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The Small Details

We’ve got to hand it to Honda, the 2020 CR-V Hybrid is excellent. However, there are a few little things that the RAV4 Hybrid does better, and when considered all together, we think gives the RAV4 Hybrid the edge over the CR-V Hybrid. The RAV4 has better gas mileage; not by much, true, but enough that you’ll notice it if you do a lot of city driving or have particularly long commutes. Similarly, the CR-V Hybrid cargo bay comes in at 33.2 cu-ft behind the second row and 68.7 cu-ft behind the first row. The RAV4 bests those numbers, with 37.5 cu-ft behind the second row and 69.8 cu-ft behind the first. You’re unlikely to notice the difference behind the first row, but behind the second row is a another story. A day of running errands will likely see your cargo bay less cramped in the RAV4 Hybrid.

2020 RAV4 Hybrid folding seats
2020 RAV4 Hybrid cockpit showcase

Reliability

Toyota is known for its reliability. Common adjectives describe the company’s vehicles as “indestructible” and “bullet-proof.” This comes from the Toyota focus on reliability and safety over flashiness. They tend to try new things and work to refine them before other companies do. For instance, the RAV4 Hybrid has been in production since 2016, meaning the Toyota has had four years to work out all the kinks. The 2020 CR-V Hybrid is the first of its kind. That’s means there’s likely to be a lot of gremlins that plague it.

2020 RAV4 Hybrid parked near fitness center

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