Looking for your next SUV to explore the natural wonders near Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Rolling Meadows, Illinois? If so, you’re likely considering the 2023 Toyota RAV4 and the 2023 Honda CR-V.
How do you know which of these capable models offers the complete package? We at Arlington Toyota want to help, which is why we’ve created the following head-to-head comparison of the Toyota RAV4 vs. the Honda CR-V.
The 2023 Toyota RAV4 and the 2023 Honda CR-V combine power and efficiency to help you have unforgettable road trips with minimal gas-station interruptions.
You may enjoy a more commanding ride in the RAV4. Its standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine delivers a robust 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.
The CR-V, on the other hand, falls short with only 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque from its base engine. That difference in horsepower can lead you to a more steadfast acceleration in the Toyota.
Additionally, the 2023 RAV4 produces an impressive fuel efficiency for both the standard gas and available hybrid powertrain.
Let’s take a look at the Toyota’s fuel economy first:
How does the Honda compare? Let’s take a closer look:
In terms of their gas-powered engines, the Toyota and the Honda are neck and neck. However, the RAV4’s hybrid powertrain can endure more city and highway miles.
In-car technology does more than provide a connection to the outside world. It also helps you get comfortable with the many miles ahead. It can provide convenience when you need a helping hand.
Inside the cabins of these SUVs, you’ll find similar infotainment systems with convenient smartphone integration. Both models support Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™; however, the Toyota’s integrations are wireless. The Honda’s integrations may require a cord for pairing.
In addition, the RAV4 also offers a larger touchscreen overall. For starters, the Toyota’s standard display is eight inches, while the Honda’s is seven. You can upgrade both screens for an enhanced viewing experience; however, the RAV4’s available 10.5-inch display is larger than the CR-V's available 9-inch touchscreen.
To invite fresh air and warm sunshine into the cabin, you can open the optional power moonroof in the 2023 Honda CR-V, which sits above the front row.
Over in the 2023 Toyota RAV4, though, the available panoramic glass roof takes this open-air ride to a whole new level. The glass roof extends from the front row to the second, so all passengers can get a view of the sky above.
Both SUVs also feature a wide array of standard driver-assistive systems. In the 2023 Honda CR-V, you’ll find Honda Sensing®, a standard safety package. In the 2023 Toyota RAV4, you’ll have the standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5 (TSS 2.5) suite of safety systems.
These robust safety suites make venturing from Point A to Point B safer and more relaxing, so you can enjoy the journey. With TSS 2.5, you’ll be able to rely on these features:
The Honda CR-V offers many comparable features to its Toyota competitor.
The Toyota RAV4 takes your safety seriously in all driving scenarios, like towing for instance! With standard Trailer-Sway Control, you can confidently tow an item (within the allotted towing capacity, of course) to your next vacation.
Plus, the RAV4’s available Panoramic View Monitor with 360-degree Overhead View turns you into a parking pro. This camera feature works in low-speed Drive and Reverse; plus, it features a Curb View to help you maneuver into a parallel spot with ease.
The Honda goes without comparable features.
Now, the time has come to pick your next automotive partner. The team at Arlington Toyota believes you’ll love every moment behind the wheel of the 2023 Toyota RAV4!
Reach out to an associate to schedule a test drive around Palatine, Arlington Heights, or Rolling Meadows, IL, today.
* EPA-estimated 27 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2023 RAV4 LE FWD, XLE FWD, XLE Premium FWD and Limited FWD; EPA-estimated 27 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2023 RAV4 LE AWD; EPA-estimated 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for 2023 RAV4 XLE AWD and XLE Premium AWD; EPA-estimated 25 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2023 RAV4 Adventure and Limited AWD; EPA-estimated 25 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2023 RAV4 TRD Off-Road. EPA-estimated 41 city/38 highway/40 combined mpg rating for 2023 RAV4 Hybrid LE, Hybrid XLE, Hybrid XLE Premium, Hybrid SE, Hybrid XSE and Hybrid Limited; EPA-estimated 38 city/35 highway/37 combined mpg rating for 2023 RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.