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2024 Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V: Which is Right For You?

2024 Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V: Which is Right For You?

In the battle of Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V, which one is right for you? SUVs are one of the most popular vehicles in North America, with the Toyota RAV4 listed as #1 on Kelley Blue Book. With so many SUV options available, how can Edmonton families pick the right one for their lifestyle?


Let’s examine Toyota’s best-selling vehicle, the Toyota RAV4, and another compact crossover, the Honda CR-V


A comparison photo between the Toyota RAV4 SUV (left) and the Honda CR-V SUV (right).

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V


Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V

The RAV4 is one of Toyota’s bestsellers, and one of the best-selling SUVs on the market today. Let’s learn more about this popular vehicle and compare it to a market competitor, the Honda CR-V.


2024 Toyota RAV4

The 2024 Toyota RAV4 SUVs have 9 models in a wide colour range, including Hybrid models. Features that set the RAV4 apart include All Wheel Drive, available two-tone exteriors, wireless connectivity, and Toyota Safety SenseTM 2.5. Ignite your desire to explore cities and trails with this compact SUV!


A 2024 Toyota RAV4 SUV in blue drives down a dirt road in a forest.

The 2024 Toyota RAV4 Trail in Cavalry Blue


Want to see more SUVs from Toyota? Read: “Toyota 4Runner vs. Toyota Highlander: Which SUV is Right for Your Family?”


2024 Honda CR-V

The 2024 Honda CR-V is a sporty and compact SUV, with a highlight on its new hybrid models and cargo space. This crossover is a tough competitor with a standard 60/40 split fold-down seat to make storage easier and ranked #1 for Car And Drivers compact SUV ratings for 2024. 


A 2024 Honda CR-V SUV in blue is parked in front of a rock formation wall.

The 2024 Honda CR-V in Still Night Pearl


Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V: Price Value

The starting prices for each vehicle are as follows:

  • 2024 Toyota RAV4: starts at $36,784.94 MRSP*
  • 2024 Honda CR-V: starts at $37,255 - $51,901 MRSP*

*MRSP - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price



The current line-up of the Toyota RAV4 family includes gas, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models. Compared to the number of model options for the Honda CR-V, Toyota has more options for you to choose from.


RAV4 Gas Models:

  • LE AWD
  • Trail AWD
  • Limited AWD


RAV4 Hybrid Models:

  • LE AWD Hybrid
  • XLE AWD Hybrid
  • SE AWD Hybrid
  • XSE AWD Hybrid
  • Limited AWD Hybrid


RAV4 Prime (Plug-in Hybrid) Models:

  • SE AWD


Three of the 2024 Toyota RAV4 SUVs in varying colours are parked next to a beach ocean view.


CR-V Gas Models:

  • LX-B 2WD
  • LX-B AWD
  • EX-L


CR-V Hybrid Models:

  • EX-L Hybrid
  • TOURING Hybrid


Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V: Performance

What is the true test of a modern-day SUV? The answer is performance. Let’s compare the pure power of these two SUVs! We’ll compare the basic trim of both vehicles to ensure fair competition.


2024 Toyota RAV4 LE

Engine: 2.5L four-cylinder engine

Power: 203 hp, 184 lb-ft torque

Towing capacity: 1,499 lbs

Transmission: eight-speed automatic

Fuel efficiency: 8.7/6.9 est. L/100km, city/highway

Fuel tank: 57L


Read more about the Toyota’s RAV4 specifications here.


2024 Honda CR-V LX-B 2WD

Engine: 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine

Power: 190 hp, 179 lb-ft. Torque (@ 1700-5000RPM)

Towing capacity: 1,499 lbs

Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

Fuel efficiency: 8.4/7.1 est. L/100km, city/highway

Fuel tank: 53L


Now it’s important to note that these specifications can change as you select different models and powertrains!

For example, the 2024 Honda CR-V engine increases to a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine in the EX-L Hybrid and Touring Hybrid models. The Honda CR-V LX-B 2WD only comes in Front-Wheel Drive, and you’ll need to purchase the upgrade to LX-B AWD to receive All-Wheel Drive.


Engine: The RAV4 LE has a bigger engine than all models of the CR-V.

Power: Regarding horsepower,  the RAV4 beats out the CR-V.

Transmission and towing: These two SUVs have different transmission types and have identical towing capacities on paper. 

Fuel tank and efficiency: The RAV4 has a larger fuel tank, while both models have similar fuel efficiencies. Fuel efficiency for the RAV4 sits at 8.7/6.9 L/100km (city/highway) and the CR-V sits at 8.4/7.1 L/100km (city/highway). 


Exterior and Interior

You can personalize your home and fashion sense to your taste, so why should your car be any different? Let’s look at the dimensions and personalization options of these compact SUVs.


2024 Toyota RAV4 LE

Seating: 5

Cargo: 1,977 L

Length: 4596mm

Width: 1854mm

Height: 1702mm

Weight: 4,610 lbs

Exterior colours: 15

Interior colours: 8


A 2024 Toyota RAV4 in blue is parked in a forest with the trunk open, suitcases and camping gear packed into the back.


2024 Honda CR-V LX-B 2WD

Seating: 5

Cargo: 1,113L (can increase to 2,166L with all seats down)

Length: 4695mm

Width: 2150mm

Height: 1680mm

Weight: 4,761 lbs

Exterior colours: 8

Interior colours: 3


A 2024 Honda CR-V in grey is driving down a dusty desert road.


Let’s see how these vehicles compare.


Dimensions: The CR-V is wider and longer than the RAV4, however slightly shorter. This also makes for a heavier vehicle, with a difference of 100lbs+ between the two models!

Personalization: There is a clear difference between exterior and interior colour options. The RAV4 has fifteen exterior colourways with the CR-V having only eight, and even fewer options for interior colours at only three. Compare that to eight interior options in the RAV4!


Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V: Technology

While your vehicle’s performance gets you to your destination, the technology and amenities make for a comfortable and memorable journey!


2024 Toyota RAV4

  • Keyless entry available on the RAV4 LE
  • Smart key system and push-button start on the XLE AWD, Trail AWD, and Limited AWD 
  • Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Apple CarPlay® integration
  • 8" Toyota Multimedia w/ Service/Safety Connect 
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel 
  • Safety system: Toyota Safety Sense 2.5


The black interior of a 2024 Toyota RAV4 SUV, looking out the windshield window.

Compare the 2024 Toyota RAV4 to the 2023 models here.


2024 Honda CR-V

  • Proximity key entry system with pushbutton start and remote engine start
  • Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Apple CarPlay® integration
  • 7” Colour Touchscreen Display with Driver Information Interface
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (only available on Sport models and above)
  • Safety system: Honda Sensing® Technologies


So what sets them apart?

While the two models offer many great features for convenience, many comforts on the base model of the RAV4 are only offered on premium models in the CR-V. (Like a heated leather steering wheel, or All-Wheel Drive) Moreover, the Honda CR-Vs have a higher starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), meaning higher costs and fewer included premium features than the Toyota RAV4s. 


Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V: Which is Right For You?

The Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V have incredible features and many near-identical specifications. However, if you’re looking for a compact SUV with better pricing, more colour options, better horsepower, All-Wheel Drive, a larger engine and great safety features … the RAV4 LE beats the CR-V LX-B 2WD.


Purchase Your 2024 Toyota RAV4 Today

Shopping for a Toyota in Alberta? Visit our team at West Edmonton Mall Toyota (Entrance 24). We have the most convenient dealership hours in Edmonton and are open late every day of the week to serve you. 


View our RAV4s on offer in our virtual showroom


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