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.
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