2020 RAV4 vs 2020 CR-V

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Honda CR-V

With Crossover SUVs dominating the US auto market at the moment, it’s natural for car manufacturers to try to produce one that stands head-and-shoulders above the rest. Queue the age-old Toyota-Honda rivalry. Both Japanese automakers are known for their affordable and reliable vehicles. 2020 doesn’t seem to be any different.

So, who has the better crossover this year? The 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2020 Honda CR-V. Let’s do this.

2020 Toyota RAV4 XLE


2020 Honda CR-V EX

$28,545 MSRP $29,060
2.5L-inline 4-cyl Engine 1.5L turbocharged 4-cyl
203 hp / 184 ft-lbs Horsepower / Torque 190 hp / 179 ft-lbs
FWD or AWD Drivetrain FWD or AWD
8-speed shiftable automatic Transmission CVT
27 / 33 / 29 mpg Fuel Economy 27 / 32 / 29 mpg


New Crossover SUV in Palatine, IL

Better Post-Purchase Care

We all know the feeling of taking our vehicle in for something that we thought was under warranty, just to find out that, one frustrating afternoon and several hundred dollars later, it wasn’t. With Toyota, that’s not a problem. ToyotaCare® comes standard on all new Toyota vehicles. It is comprised of two parts: 1. The No Cost Maintenance Plan. 2. Comprehensive Roadside Assistance. The No Cost Maintenance Plan is exactly what it sounds like. For the 2-year / 25,000-mile duration of coverage, any normal factory maintenance is covered, with no costs to you. There’s no hidden fees, no sneaky loopholes. Just expert service. The Roadside Assistance is available 24-hours a day and has a 2-year/unlimited-mileage duration. No matter what time it is, no matter how far you’ve driven, Toyota has you covered.  

Toyota factory techs working on new cars
Toyota TV-AWD chart

More Advanced AWD Options

While the 2020 CR-V and 2020 RAV4 both have available AWD on all their trims, the RAV4 has a special AWD option on two trim variants. Both the Adventure and the TRD Off-Road (yes, that TRD) trims have Dynamic Toque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive (TV-AWD) with Read Driveline Disconnect. TV-AWD has independent control over the torque supplied to the left and right rear wheels, meaning it can dynamically control your rear wheels to assure that you have maximum traction and power. It also has a disconnect mechanism, that stops driveshaft rotation during 2WD operation, reducing potential fuel economy loss due to AWD by 80%. Which means you have traction when you need it, and improved fuel economy in normal conditions. It’s a win-win.

2020 RAV4 dash and infotainment showcase
2020 RAV4 driving off-road
2020 RAV4 front seats

Want to really experience the 2020 Toyota RAV4? Schedule a test drive at Toyota of Arlington today.

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