Sleek and Smooth: But Which SUV Better Suits Your Drive?

2020 Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

Red CR-V in motion throughout Miami, FL

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

2020 Honda
CR-V LX

2020 Honda CR-V LX at South Motors Honda in Miami, FL

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

1.5L Turbo I4

190 hp @ 5,600 rpm

179 lb-ft @ 2,000-5,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

CVT

DRIVETRAIN

Front-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

28/34

STARTING MSRP

$25,050

2020 Toyota
RAV4 LE

2020 Toyota RAV4 LE at South Motors Honda in Miami, FL

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.5L Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder

203 hp @ 6,600 rpm

184 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

8-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Front-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

27/35

STARTING MSRP

$25,850*

Sophistication Mixed with Adventure-Driven Spirit

Returning with a new look for the model year, the 2020 Honda CR-V aims to impress with its pronounced front fascia blended with a regal and slim grille and chrome accents to exude refinement and elegance. Move to the sides, and you'll also spot chrome trims around the windows and on the side moldings to craft a bold profile that's almost guaranteed to make heads turn the entire drive. Finish off the smooth design with an available chrome exhaust for an extra sporty and aggressive vibe that leaves an impression on drivers you pass.

Get behind the wheel, and the ride matches the looks—smooth, action-driven, and even a touch sporty—but how does all that performance match up with other eye-catching SUVs? Today, we'll compare the 2020 Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4 to help you find a crossover to keep up with your daily commutes, adventures, and cruises. Also, don't forget to visit us at South Motors Honda to test drive the 2020 Honda CR-V today and experience an adventure-seeking and smooth sailing SUV that'll change the way you look at driving.

Efficient Power Never Before Felt So Fun

Whoever said an SUV can't be punchy and economical never took the 2020 Honda C-RV for a spin—especially with its base 1.5T inline 4-cylinder motor with a turbocharger packing 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft torque starting at 2,000 RPM for rapid take-offs at city speeds—helping you bolt from green lights, fit into a tight opening on a bustling highway, or even turn left at a busy intersection with ease. Plus, you'll also have up to EPA-estimated 28-city mpg to help you navigate South Florida or commute to the office throughout the week without feeling the impact on your wallet from constant refuels—allowing this Honda SUV to work as the ultimate urban cruiser.

By comparison, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 also packs a fun cruise with a 2.5L Dynamic Force 4-cylinder motor, harboring near identical power specs at 203 horsepower and 284 lb-ft torque—however, that torque starts at 5,000 rpm, which means you'll need to rev up more before you feel that “blast-off” from pushing the accelerator. When compared to the 2020 CR-V, you'll feel near-instant power when you touch the gas pedal thanks to the low-end torque that starts at 2,000 RPM, which is what assists you in enjoying a swift and nimble ride with rapid get-up-and-go on local city roads through Palmetto Bay and the Miami area.

Spacious without Compromising Legendary, First-Class Comfort

The instant you enter the 2020 Honda CR-V, you're surrounded by pampering and refinement with available dual-zone climate controls, available leather-trimmed seats, and even available ambient lighting to ensure the mood always feels right for your night drives in an upscale-themed cabin. Relaxing also feels easy with 41.3 inches of legroom in the front (40.4 inches of rear legroom) and 105.9 cubic feet of total passenger volume, helping you stretch out or assisting you in fitting tall passengers inside with ease (and without their knees feeling pressed on the seats/glovebox).

When it comes to getting connected, your infotainment screen comes standard with Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Streaming Audio with Pandora® Compatibility—or opt for the available 7-inch Display audio, where the touchscreen features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ with available Honda Satellite-Link Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic to help you find your way around Miami and avoid backups—even with poor/no cellphone reception.

When you ride in the 2020 Toyota RAV4, you'll also embark in a luxury-themed ride with available leather-trimmed seats and available blue ambient lighting to emit soft glows at night for soothing drives. However, your backseat passengers lose out on space with only 37 inches of legroom (3.4 inches less than in the Honda model), which can make the difference of knees uncomfortably rubbing the seats ahead for taller riders. Plus, with only 98.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, you also won't feel as much open space as you will in the Honda SUV, allowing the 2020 CR-V to offer a more relaxing cruise.

For infotainment, it's a close call with the Toyota model offering up to an available 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and even available navigation. However, the lack of internet radio apps as default features gives the 2020 Honda CR-V an edge when it comes to an entertaining ride with top-of-the-line technology.

Epic Comfort and Performance…All with No Shortage of Safety

Ride with confidence in the 2020 Honda CR-V, knowing you're protected with the standard Honda Sensing® Suite, featuring safety settings like Collision Mitigation Braking System™, which applies steering and braking upon detecting your SUV about to drive off the road, helping you remain on course. Meanwhile, Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and Collision Mitigation Braking System™ work on virtually every road to help you avoid nasty collisions and fender benders, and, instead, focus on enjoying the drive.

Take a cruise in the 2020 Toyota RAV4, and Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 works to keep you secure with Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and more. This round's close, but the Honda SUV applies corrective measures to help you remain safe on a road when you take an exit ramp too wide or are about to veer off the street, which is one of the most practical and innovative safety measures for helping you avoid common dangers when driving, giving the 2020 CR-V a win for driver-assists offered.

Full interior view of the CR-V

Your Action-Ready SUV: Waiting for You in Miami

Hyped to hit the roads in an SUV that's all about bold looks, spirited performance, an epic interior, and looking out for your safety during your commutes and road trips? Head to South Motors Honda to test drive the 2020 Honda CR-V today to see how this crossover will elevate your rides. While you're at it, let our team know what features, trim, or package you want, and we'll help you find a 2020 Honda CR-V geared toward your driving style—it's how we aim to assist as your local Honda dealership.

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