How Does the 2014 Toyota RAV4 Stack Up Against Other Crossovers in Boulder?

Drivers in the Boulder and Denver area tend to want vehicles that have rugged capability, ample cargo space, and the latest technology. As a result, the crossover segment is booming, with a sometimes overwhelming amount of options. One of those choices is the 2014 Toyota RAV4, which is trying to move to the top of its class with features such as:

  • Standard rearview camera
  • Six-speaker stereo with a touchscreen display
  • Optional programmable power liftgate

However, the 2014 Toyota RAV4 simply cannot compete with the power, versatility, and technology that the 2014 Honda CR-V delivers. The new CRV comes equipped with more standard horsepower, more cabin space, and more high-tech features.

The 2014 Honda CR-V is outfitted with a standard 2.4L I-4 engine that is capable of 185 hp, allowing for the high performance driving you need when merging and passing on the highway. The 2014 Toyota RAV4’s standard engine only puts out 176 hp, which will leave you wanting on the open road. The new Honda CR-V also uses a standard Hill Start Assist feature to keep the engine engaged while on a steep grade without any rollback, while the 2014 Toyota RAV4 does not offer the feature at all.

Here is a brief side-by-side comparison of the 2014 Honda CR-V and the 2014 Toyota RAV4:

* MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $830.00 destination charge and options.