Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V

There's no clear winner between the RAV4 and the Honda CR-V regarding transporting cargo. Drivers with frequent kid-duty might favor the Toyota RAV4 over the Honda. Towing is substantially more the Toyota RAV4's forte than it is the Honda CR-V's.

As far as horsepower, the Toyota RAV4 packs quite a wallop and will knock the Honda down a few rungs. On the other hand, keep in mind that high horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums. The Honda CR-V is likely to feel a tad sluggish because of its high horsepower-to-weight ratio compared to the Toyota RAV4.

The Toyota RAV4 is somewhat heavier than the Honda CR-V. The CR-V's tank is about the same size as the Toyota RAV4's, though the Toyota RAV4's is somewhat bigger. The Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 compete for the same parking spaces.

The Honda CR-V's fuel tank will need to be replenished somewhat more often than the unit in the Toyota RAV4.

The destination charge is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle from its point of origin to the dealer. It costs roughly the same to get the Honda CR-V to the dealership as the Toyota. There isn't much of a difference in gas mileage here, but if you must know, the Toyota RAV4 is a tad more economical than the Honda CR-V. The Honda CR-V isn't much less expensive than the Toyota RAV4 in terms of MSRP.

The Toyota RAV4 and the CR-V have roughly comparable tires. With their comparable turning circles, the CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 doubtless handle roughly the same into and out of tight spots.

The Toyota RAV4 has a more sizeable engine than the Honda CR-V. Keep in mind that smaller engines typically get better gas mileage, but a smaller engine usually has to work a little harder. Torque equals pickup, and the Toyota RAV4 will have picked up and gone by the time the Honda CR-V finally gets moving.

Taller drivers will substantially enjoy the extra head room in the Toyota's front cabin compared to the Honda CR-V. While the rear of the Honda CR-V provides a bit more head- and leg-room than the Toyota RAV4, there honestly isn't much of a difference.

The Toyota and the Honda CR-V have the same basic after-sale protection.

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