2012 Honda CR-V vs. 2012 Toyota RAV4

2012 Honda CR-VIf you’re in the market for a new crossover SUV, look no further than the 2012 Honda CR-V. While the CR-V faces some stiff competition in the crossover market, when all the cards are down, Honda’s model rises to the top. Let’s take a closer look below at how the new CR-V stacks up against one of its closest competitors, the Toyota RAV4.

The CR-V Advantage

In today’s economy, most car buyers are especially interested in the price of a vehicle as well as its fuel economy. Honda’s latest crossover doesn’t disappoint in the pricing department, as it offers a lower base price than the RAV4 as well as a better value when comparably equipped. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Honda has the advantage again as it offers a higher EPA-estimated mileage both in the city and on the highway. Resale value is also important to today’s consumer, and once again the CR-V has an edge over the RAV4, with the CR-V retaining an ALG-estimated 54% of its value after three years compared to the 46% offered by the RAV4.

Both of these crossovers come with four-cylinder engines, with the CR-V being ever so slightly smaller at 2.4L compared to the 2.5L engine found in the RAV4. Despite being slightly smaller, the CR-V engine actually produces more power at 185 hp over 179 hp from the RAV4.

In terms of safety, the 2012 CR-V is the hands-down winner, as it was given a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The RAV4 only received a four-star rating. In addition to its superior safety scores, the CR-V also comes standard with many features that are only options on the RAV4, such as hill start assist and a multi-angle rear parking camera.

The 2012 CR-V is Available Now at Fisher Honda

While at first glance these two competing crossovers may seem pretty evenly matched, once you look a little closer it’s easy to see that the new 2012 CR-V is the better value. If you’d like to learn more about the new CR-V, we invite you to come by our dealership in Boulder to take one out for a test drive. We’re sure that you’ll be impressed by the craftsmanship you’ll find in this new Honda model, so come by today.