Are You Considering a 2015 Toyota RAV4 Near Boulder?

Shoppers in Boulder looking for an affordable crossover with convenient standard amenities may consider the 2015 Toyota RAV4. Here are a few the standard amenities it includes:

  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel with integrated controls
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • 6.1-inch Touchscreen

While these features are welcome additions to any model, they seem miniscule when compared to what the 2015 Honda CR-V has to offer. Like the RAV4, the 2015 Honda CR-V offers such amenities and other standout traits, especially when considering performance and safety.

When it comes to performance, the 2015 Honda CR-V is clearly more competitive in key areas. The new CR-V has a 2.4 DOHC 4-cylinder engine that produces 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The RAV4 comes with 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder motor only produces 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque.

The RAV4 also has a less efficient standard engine. At 31 mpg on the highway, it gets 3 mpg less than the CR-V, which delivers 34 mpg* on the highway.

As for safety features, the Honda CR-V Touring comes with a collision mitigating brake system, which uses sophisticated equipment to sense and avoid collisions in real time. It will sharply apply the brakes for you if an accident seems immanent. The RAV4, on the other hand, doesn’t include this type of safety system.

The RAV4 also fails to include any kind of automatic emergency notification system, so if you’re in a crash and unable to use your cellphone, you have no guarantee that help is coming. Thankfully, the CR-V includes Honda LinkAssist. If you get into a crash and the airbags deploy, the CR-V will alert emergency personnel for you.

Finally, most people buy an SUV, because they need a spacious vehicle. The RAV4 offers 101.9 cu-ft, which falls short of the 104.1 cu-ft that the CR-V passengers enjoy.

The CR-V offers much more than the RAV4 at a similar price. Take a moment to review this table to have an even closer look at what these two models offer:

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.