The Ultimate Matchup: Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

Small SUVs are all the rage these days, and for good reason. Often efficient enough to handle daily commuting, the best of this popular segment also offer an amazing amount of space inside for your passengers and cargo, and deliver a level of utility your average small car simply cannot. And these days, of course, the best small SUVs are equipped with high-end tech features for safety, connectivity and convenience. If that's the style of vehicle that works for your travels around Virginia and DC area, it's time to compare the Honda CR-V to the Toyota RAV4.

2022 Honda CR-V

Starting MRSP at $26,400*

Seating:  5
Fuel Efficiency:  27/32/29 City/Highway/ Combined MPG Rating*
Performance: 190 Horepower @ 5600 RPM
Drivetrain:  Front-Wheel Drive / All-Wheel Drive (Optional)
Passenger Space (cu ft):  105.9
Cargo Volume (cu ft)*:  75.8

Additional Features:
  • Hybrid Option
  • 17-Inch Alloy Wheels - Standard
  • Power Tailgate - Optional
  • Heated Front Seats - Optional
  • Apple CarPlay® Integration* / Android Auto™ Integration*
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof
  • Honda Sensing® Safety & Driver-Assistive Technologies

2022 Toyota RAV4

Starting MRSP at $26,525

Seating:  5
Fuel Efficiency:  27/35/20 City/Highway/ Combined MPG Rating
Performance: 203 Horepower @ 6600 RPM
Drivetrain:  Front-Wheel Drive / All-Wheel Drive (Optional)
Passenger Space (cu ft):  98.9
Cargo Volume (cu ft):  69.8

Additional Features:
  • Hybrid Option
  • 17-Inch Alloy Wheels - Standard
  • Heated Front Seats - Optional
  • Apple CarPlay® Integration* / Android Auto™ Integration
  • Available Multi-Terrain Select (MTS)
  • Toyota SafetySense 2.0 (TSS 2.0)

Take A Closer Look:

While researching your best small SUV options around northern Virginia, the new Toyota RAV4 will certainly show up. As one of the closest competitors to the 2022 Honda CR-V, the RAV4 carries a similar size and cabin dimensions, as well as comparable performance outputs and pricing. But it's within those margins of difference that the new 2022 Honda CR-V, found here in Arlington, will stand out even against a highly popular small SUV like the Toyota RAV4. 

  • With any vehicle you're considering, ensuring it works for your budget is key, and the 2022 Honda CR-V is more affordable than the RAV4 in its base level. As you add options and features or consider higher trims, Honda's flagship small SUV will continue being a more affordable option than the Toyota RAV4, giving you more wiggle room within your budget to add even more to the mix.

  • While our lineup has a few smart options if you need more cabin space for passengers and cargo, sticking with the 2022 Honda CR-V will still offer up more room inside compared to the Toyota RAV4. With its larger cabin dimensions, the 2022 Honda CR-V provides up to 75.8 cubic feet of cargo room and up to 105.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to 69.8 and 98.9 cubic feet, respectively, found in the new Toyota RAV4. Additionally, the second-row legroom in Honda's small SUV is considerably larger than what rear-seat passengers will find in the Toyota RAV4.

  • Although both of these small SUVs start you off with standard safety technology, you'll find the Honda Sensing® Suite in the 2022 Honda CR-V is far more comprehensive, and actually provides better real-world intervention than the driver assistance tech found in the Toyota RAV4. Honda's base package includes additional features as well, such as forward collision mitigation, which isn't found in the Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver aids.

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

28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

190 hp @ 5600 rpm (SAE net).

Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.

Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

* MSRP is the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the vehicle. Unless specifically indicated in the advertisement, MSRP does not include taxes, fees or other charges. Actual dealer pricing may vary. Consult your dealer for more information and complete details.

* The dealer advertised price may not reflect specific dealer offers, and may be subject to certain terms and conditions as indicated in the advertisement. Consult your dealer for more information and complete details.

* Images and options shown are examples, only, and may not reflect exact vehicle color, trim, options, pricing or other specifications.