2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

There is no doubt about it, crossover SUVs are only getting more popular and well equipped with every passing model year. Cannon Honda is very happy to feature the latest version of the Honda CR-V in its inventory. The 2018 version is just one year removed from a comprehensive overhaul and carries over each of the innovations that were unveiled in the previous version. Taken as a whole, a comparison of the 2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4 reveals that buyers will find several advantages in favor of the Honda crossover SUV over its Toyota competitor. The 2018 CR-V displays an edge in performance, available technology and maximum available cargo space. Cannon Honda customers can schedule a test drive with the 2018 Honda CR-V and a qualified dealership representative today by calling, 580-749-5155.

Buyers can choose among four primary trims grades with the 2018 Honda CR-V while shopping at Cannon Honda. The base LX trim starts customers out with a strong set of standard features. However, the EX, EX-L and Touring trims each really put the available technology in the 2018 CR-V on display. Each version of the 2018 Honda CR-V, starting with the EX, offers the Honda infotainment system which is also compatible with applications for Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. This means that most of the same applications people use on their smartphones will be able to be used safely while they are behind the wheel of the 2018 CR-V. The 2018 RAV4 has a proprietary system with similar functions but doesn't have the level of integration offered by the Honda version.


2018 Honda CR-V Vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4
2.4-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
184/180 Horsepower/Torque 176/172
CVT Transmission Six-speed automatic
75.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Space 73.4 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

At all levels, the 2018 Honda CR-V is able to outperform the 2018 Toyota RAV4 in terms of horsepower and torque output. The standard powertrain for the 2018 CR-V base model is a naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a continuously variable transmission. This setup makes 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Moving up to the EX trim and above makes a turbocharged, four-cylinder engine available which pushes the output of the 2018 CR-V to 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. The lone engine/transmission combination found on the 2018 RAV4 is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque.

A photo showing how much cargo space is available in the 2018 Honda CR-V with the seats folded down.
An interior photo showing one of the seat configurations available in the 2018 Honda CR-V.

Another interior photo showing the rear seats deployed for passengers in the 2018 CR-V.
A photo showing the driver's cockpit including steering wheel, gauge cluster and infotainment system in the 2018 CR-V.