2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Toyota RAV4
The highly-successful Honda CR-V received a thorough redesign for the 2017 model-year, and with its bold and sophisticated new styling, new chassis and powertrain and a more premium, spacious and technologically advanced interior, it offers an excellent choice for the compact SUV segment. One of the CR-V's major compact SUV competitors is the Toyota RAV4. Let's see how they measure up in this 2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Toyota RAV4 comparison.
As is the case with many other Honda vehicles, a major strength of the CR-V is what you'll find under the hood. The CR-V (EX and above) comes with the SUV's first ever turbocharged engine, a more powerful 1.5-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder powerplant, which is rated at 190 horsepower and delivers incredibly refined and responsive performance across the engine's full operating range. In comparison, the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine in the RAV4 XLE can only manage 176 horsepower. The CR-V's engine is mated to a smooth shifting and sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Shift control logic, while the all-new body and chassis design provides more agile and confident handling, greater refinement, additional ground clearance and superior overall versatility.
|2017 Honda CR-V EX||VS||2017 Toyota RAV4 XLE|
|1.5-liter DOHC, turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder||Engine||2.5-liter 4-cylinder|
Advantages and Benefits of the 2017 Honda CR-V
Another advantage of the 2017 CR-V is the premium quality and technological sophistication of its interior. The more spacious cabin, with top-in-class interior space and the best rear seat legroom in its class, features upgraded materials throughout, including a new soft-touch instrument panel and more intricately stitched seats. Also, the CR-V offers the latest in-vehicle connectivity and audio performance with a new generation of advanced technologies, including the available 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface with Android operating system. It features a physical volume knob as well as an available new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, and is compatible with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto platforms, giving customers seamless integration of key smartphone features and functions.
The 2017 CR-V also gives you the peace of mind for safety. In addition to the protection of its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, the new CR-V also offers the available Honda Sensing suite of driver assistive technologies (Standard on EX and higher). Features of Honda Sensing include Collision Mitigation Braking with Forward Collision Warning and pedestrian sensing capability, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with low-speed follow and Lane Keeping Assist. Additional new driver-assistive technologies include the available Blind Spot Information, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Auto High Beam headlights. If you live in the Chicago-area and would like to experience the 2017 CR-V for yourself, then don't hesitate to get in touch with us at Schaumburg Honda!