New Honda CR-V vs New Toyota RAV4: Comparison For Raleigh Drivers

When it comes to a new SUV, there's plenty of great options for drivers to choose from. Our Raleigh dealership is here to break down the ins and outs of the new Honda CR-V vs the new Toyota RAV4. Compare pricing, trim options, tech features, and more to make your SUV shopping easy!

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V: The Basics

When it comes to a small SUV, the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 immediately come to mind. Both SUVs have a proven track record of durability and reliability. Both vehicles can fit five people and have room for all your cargo. All-wheel drive (AWD) is also an option on both the RAV4 and the CR-V.

Cost Comparison 

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 has a starting MSRP of $26,350* while the 2022 Honda CR-V comes in slightly lower at $25,750*. The Toyota RAV4 comes with more advantages than the CR-V like ToyotaCare and 24 months/unlimited miles of roadside assistance compared to Honda's 36,000 miles of roadside assistance. 

Fuel Efficiency

Estimated MPG is very similar on the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. Both SUVs get an estimated 28 city MPG, but the RAV4 highway is slightly higher than Honda at 35 estimated MPG*. The RAV4 and CR-V both have hybrid options available. 

Awards and Recognition 

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 was awarded 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick* when equipped with specific headlights. THe 2021 RAV4 also received the NHTSA 5-star Overall Safety rating*. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 SUV was also designated a Best Buy Award by Kelley Blue Book*. 

Dimensions and Interior Space

The 2021 RAV4 has the best shoulder room with 57.8" in the front and 56.4" in the rear. The 2021 CR-V has 57.9" in front and just 55.6" in back. When it comes to overall length of the vehicles, the CR-V is larger at 182.1" compared to the RAV4 at 180.9". The Toyota RAV4 also offers an amazing 40" in cargo area length and 59" in cargo area width.


Test Drive a New Toyota RAV4 in Raleigh, NC

Interested drivers can learn more about the new Toyota RAV4 online. Still have questions on how the Toyota RAV4 compares to the Honda CR-V? Our sales team is happy to answer any questions! You can find us at 9101 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617 or give us a call at 919-890-3686. Don't forget about our Fred Anderson Family Plan that comes with each new Toyota purchased at our Raleigh dealership. 

Shop our current Toyota RAV4 SUVs online 24/7. Once you find one you're interested in, schedule your test drive with our SUV dealership. Fred Anderson Toyota is proud to serve the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill areas. 


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Toyota MSRP: Starting price represents the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the RAV4 Prime SE trim. The MSRP does not include destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual prices are set by the dealer and may vary. Photo is for marketing and example purposes only. Photo may not reflect starting MSRP or trim level.

Honda MSRP: MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,225 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors. 

MPG: Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle's condition and how/where you drive. See 

IIHS Award: Insurance INstitute for Highway Safety rating for 2021 RAV4, vehicle class Small SUV. For more details on the 2021 Top Safety Pick Awards, see Applies to RAV4 models when equipped with the adaptive front headlight system package and LED headlights.

NHTSA: Government 5 star safety ratings are a part of the national highway traffic safety administration's (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (

KBB: For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book's Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.