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