2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Toyota RAV4 comparison image

2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

The compact crossover SUV is sort of like a vehicle version of a pocket multi-tool. They’re safe for transporting a family, have ample storage space for daily use, maintain respectable fuel economy, don’t cost too much to purchase, and can take on some unpaved terrain. As good as they are at doing a lot of things, few excel at much. 

The compact crossover SUV from Honda is the CR-V, which competes with the Toyota RAV4. The CR-V takes better advantage of its size than the Toyota, which provides it with a few boasting points, while the Toyota RAV4 has a reputation for off-roading. Off-roading is great, but not as universally useful as what the Honda CR-V has to offer. Between the 2020 models of both, a few other factors separate the two crossovers; read about them in the chart below. 

2020 Honda CR-V


2020 Toyota RAV4

Standard Turbocharged Engine  Not Available 
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)  Transmission 8-Speed Automatic 
145.1 Cubic Feet (LX Trim)  EPA Interior Volume  136.5 Cubic Feet (LE Trim) 
Available All-Wheel Drive  Available


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Model Comparison Analysis 

If you drove a few miles in each of these two vehicles back-to-back, you would notice that greater amount of interior space in the CR-V and the peppy performance of its turbocharged engine. The RAV4 wouldn’t disappoint, but its strongest traits lie elsewhere. Daily driving and regular use are going to be more comfortable in the Honda CR-V. CVT technology has developed with time, so the idea of driving one isn’t a risk like people once thought.

Additional Available Features Available on the 2020 Honda CR-V 

  • LED Headlamp 
  • Pre- and Post-Collision Safety Systems 
  • Front Fog Lights 
  • Traction Control 
  • Emergency Braking Assist 
  • Turn Signal Mirrors 
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring 
  • Blind Spot Warning and Lane Departure Warning 
  • 3 Rear Headrests 
  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System 
  • Passenger-Sensing Airbag Deactivation 
  • And More! 
2020 Honda CR-V interior close up of steering wheel and cluster
2020 Honda CR-V interior front cabin and blank windows
2020 Honda CR-V trunk space open showing cargo