When you’re on the hunt for a family-friendly SUV to make your travels in and around Houston, Sugar Land, and Pearland, TX, a breeze, the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V are likely at the top of your list. That’s because both SUVs offer you and your family great performance, safety suites, and technology features. However, which one will you choose?

To help you decide, we here at Mike Calvert Toyota have created this Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V comparison. Ready to figure out which model will be your new SUV? Contact us today to get started.

Toyota RAV4 Engine Specs

Toyota RAV4 Horsepower

Performance Capabilities

When it comes to cruising around town, both SUVs offer great performance. However, when comparing the full capabilities of the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V, you’ll have more oomph with the RAV4. Despite the CR-V being equipped with a turbocharged engine, the RAV4 simply provides more power:

Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V Engine Specs






1.5L w/ Turbocharger


203 HP

190 HP


184 lb-ft

179 lb-ft

The difference between engine size, horsepower, and torque of the RAV4 makes for a smoother, more powerful commute than you’ll find with the CR-V. Plus, with the optional Multi-terrain Select system of the RAV4, you can conquer rock, dirt, snow, mud, and sand with ease thanks to this exclusive programmable feature.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Android Auto™

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V Technology

Whether you’re making a short trip across town or headed out on a road trip, you’ll want lots of technology options to keep you entertained during your travels. While you’ll find Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and a 7-inch multimedia touch-screen on both models, you’ll find these come standard with the RAV4 but are only optional with the CR-V.

Another feature you’ll find standard on the RAV4 is Amazon Alexa compatibility. With this feature, you can easily connect your home and travel life. For example, when at home, you can remotely start your car by speaking to your Alexa device. While on the go, you can turn on your houselights, so you’re greeted with lots of light at the end of the day.

This feature is not offered with the Honda CR-V.

Toyota RAV4 Limited

Standard Safety Features

When you’re traveling with friends and family, safety is always the most important thing. That’s why you’ll find a comprehensive safety suite offered with both vehicles. Some of their similar features include:

  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Cruise Control

While there are similarities in these standard suites, unfortunately, this is where it ends. With the Toyota RAV4, you’ll have lots of other standard safety features, like Road Sign Assist, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, and Lane Tracing Assist. Thanks to these features, you’ll feel comfortable and confident every time you get behind the wheel of your Toyota RAV4.

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V: Which Will You Choose?

When it comes down to it, both the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V are great choices, but CR-V drivers will miss out on a stronger performance and additional standard technology and safety features.

To quickly get behind the wheel and cruise around Houston, Sugar Land, and Pearland, Texas, in a RAV4 of your own, visit us at Mike Calvert Toyota today!

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