Compare the 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Honda CR-V for Chicago, IL Driving

When it comes to getting around the Chicago area, from Oak Lawn to Elmhurst, the crossover SUV is well-equipped. Crossover SUVs can handle all your city driving needs, poor road conditions with available all-wheel drive, and the ability to adapt cargo space to handle your daily life. Customers from the area choose to shop with us here at Toyota on Western and get behind the wheel of a Toyota RAV4 because of these characteristics.

The Toyota RAV4 comes in many different trim levels with great standard and available features that make it even more capable of handling their needs. This brings drivers a suite of advanced active safety and driver assistance features that make it safer than ever. Although the RAV4 stands out to many drivers immediately, we know that many crossover SUV shoppers also consider the Honda CR-V. The CR-V delivers many similar features to the Toyota RAV4 and can make the decision-making process hard for new car buyers. We aim to help customers make well-informed purchases and so we encourage you to read through our comparison of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2018 Honda CR-V before deciding.

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Technical Specifications

  • Engine and Fuel Capacity: The Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V both come standard with a four-cylinder engine, the CR-V has a 2.4-liter i-VTEC and the RAV4 is equipped with a 2.5-liter engine that delivers both fuel economy and power. In the RAV4 you will be ready for the longest of road trips with the almost 16 gallon fuel tank capacity greater than the Honda CR-V's 14 gallon tank.
  • Tight Turns: One of the best things about a crossover SUV is that you get the mobility of a smaller vehicle and the functionality of a SUV. In the Toyota RAV4 you get a smaller turning diameter at 34.8 versus the CR-V with 37.4 allowing you to make tight turns easier.

Safety Comparison

Both the Toyota and Honda brands are known for creating remarkably safe and reliable. With the introduction of new technologies into vehicles they have never been safer with driver assistance features and safety improvements.

  • Standard Safety Features: The Honda CR-V is equipped with safety features like road departure mitigation and more through Honda Sensing, while the suite of safety technology is impressive it falls short of the RAV4 standard safety features. The Toyota RAV4 is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense P standard, this advanced suite of safety and driver assistance features helps to mitigate collisions and make your drive easier. Features include the lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and automatic high beams.

If you are interested in learning more about the Toyota RAV4 and how it can supplement your life in Chicago, come by Toyota on Western. Our helpful Toyota auto experts have helped drivers all around the Chicago area, including Arlington Heights drivers, find the right Toyota vehicle for their needs. Be sure to call and schedule a test drive to get behind the wheel and experience a new Toyota RAV4 first hand when you get to the dealership.