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2021 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Honda CR-V


2021 Toyota RAV4

$25,350 MSRP**

Starting Price

$26,050 MSRP
28 MPG*

EPA-Estimated City
Fuel Efficiency

27 MPG*

12-Way Power Driver’s Seat
w/ 4-Way Lumbar Support

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Rearview Camera

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Speed Sensitive
Volume Control

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Compact crossovers have become some of the most hotly contested in the automotive world over the last few years, so more and more drivers are comparing the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4. Both are strong entries, but since you can choose only one we’ve decided to put together a quick matchup covering:

  • Power and MPG
  • Safety and Features
  • Starting Prices

CR-V vs. RAV4: Power and MPG

You’ll experience four-cylinder power as standard regardless of your chosen model. Here’s how engine specs break down.

  • Honda CR-V Standard Engine: Makes up to 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque.
  • Toyota RAV4 Standard Engine: Makes up to 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.

The Honda is slightly less powerful, but its Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode is a touch more sophisticated than the Toyota’s 8-speed automatic, so you can expect stronger city-based fuel economy.

  • 2021 Honda CR-V LX FWD CVT Efficiency: Makes up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city*
  • 2021 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD Efficiency: Makes up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city.

CR-V vs. RAV4: Safety and Features

Cutting-edge safety comes as standard with both models, with highlights including:

  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Check out comfort and convenience features and you’ll find the CR-V and RAV4 aren’t as tightly matched. Only the Honda offers:

  • 12-Way Power Driver’s Seat with 4-Way Power Lumbar
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)

CR-V vs. RAV4: Starting Prices

The Honda CR-V offers several features unavailable with the Toyota RAV4, plus higher city-based efficiency scores, and yet the Toyota RAV4 still demands more of your money whether you’re interested in an entry-level trim or a premium model.

The 2021 Honda CR-V lineup ranges between:

  • 2021 Honda CR-V LX FWD: Priced at $25,350 MSRP**
  • 2021 Honda CR-V Touring FWD: Priced at $33,650 MSRP**

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 lineup ranges between:

  • 2021 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD: Priced at $26,050 MSRP
  • 2021 Toyota RAV4 Limited FWD: Priced at $34,580 MSRP

Take a Closer Look at the 2021 Honda CR-V by Visiting Ocean Honda of Ventura, CA

Available with Car Doc maintenance plans for ongoing coverage, the new Honda CR-V is available now from our showroom. Simply get in touch today to arrange a test drive or find out more.


*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

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