2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Toyota RAV4

2016 CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Rav 4

2016 Toyota Rav4

The 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Toyota RAV4 are always favorites in the compact crossover segment here in Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL. In fact, you could say that these two models created the category some twenty years ago. So how do the current versions compare? Find out here!

Power and Efficiency

The first thing you probably look at when shopping for a new car is efficiency and powertrain figures. Take a look at how these models stack up side by side.

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 comes standard with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that generates 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a standard six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive for an EPA estimate of 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway/26 mpg combined.

The 2016 Honda CR-V comes standard with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that makes 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The EPA gives the CR-V a rating of 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined* in the standard front-wheel drive configuration with continuously variable transmission.

The Honda obviously beats out the Toyota in both efficiency and power output.

Cabin Space

When it comes to space inside the cabin for passengers, the 2016 Honda CR-V also provides the advantage. While these two models have comparable cargo space, the Honda CR-V gives you more front head room, more front and rear hip room, more front and rear shoulder room, and more rear legroom than the 2016 Toyota RAV4.

Features and Options

If you’re looking for the better equipped vehicle, you’ll find that these models come in pretty evenly matched. The Honda does offer standard floor mats and a stereo anti-theft system – two features that are missing in the 2016 Toyota RAV4.


The 2016 Honda CR-V starts at $23,595 MSRP in the 2WD LX trim with continuously variable transmission, while the 2016 Toyota RAV4 starts at $24,350 MSRP. If you’re looking for a comparably priced RAV4, Honda projects the cost of that RAV4 will be more like $25,475, though. Factor in the added fuel cost with the RAV4 and you’ll find that the Honda CR-V simply makes more sense!

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake is your leading Crystal Lake area Honda dealership, so visit us at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL to test drive the latest Honda CR-V today. We have the CR-V, as well as the rest of the current Honda lineup in stock, so we hope to see you soon!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.