2013 Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

2013 Honda CR-VThe 2013 Honda CR-V is one of the finest vehicles in its class, and drivers in Arvada and Superior can try it for themselves at Boulder, CO’s Fisher Honda. The new CR-V offers a smooth ride with excellent controls, solid fuel economy, and great power. Even better, the base model has an MSRP of only $22,695.* The comparable 2012 Toyota RAV4 has many of the same options of the 2013 Honda CR-V, but costs a bit more, with a base MSRP of $25,160. Is the RAV4 worth the extra money, or are you better off saving it on the less expensive 2013 Honda CR-V?

One of the best ways to decide between these two cars is to compare their specifications. There isn’t really much of a competition: the 2013 Honda CR-V simply performs better than the RAV4. It has a surprisingly high 185 hp, compared to the 179 hp of the RAV4. It also gets better fuel economy, achieving 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway (2WD models),* versus 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway in the RAV4. It also has standard hill start assist, which is only optional on the RAV4.

The Safest Ride

Safety is another important factor to consider before buying any vehicle. Again, the CR-V is leaps and bounds ahead of the RAV4. The new CR-V has received a top rating of five stars in all of the safety tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while the RAV4 tests no higher than four stars, and even tests as low as two stars in the side pole crash-safety test.

The Extras

For many people, the extra features of a vehicle help decide whether or not they’ll buy it. The list of “extras” on the CR-V simply outclasses the extras on the RAV4. Among other things, it comes with:

  • Tailgate power lock
  • A rearview camera
  • Stereo anti-theft system
  • A roof rack

All of these extras are standard on the CR-V, while they are either optional (and therefore pricier) or not available on the RAV4.

Interested in the CR-V?

If the 2013 Honda CR-V sounds like a dream car, consider coming down to Fisher Honda, conveniently located near Arvada and Superior, and taking one for a test drive. Visit us today and let us help you find your next vehicle!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $830.00 destination charge and options.
**Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.