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2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Arlington, VA

Which Crossover is Right for You?

Looking for a new crossover, but are unsure of where to start? You’re not alone – with so many options on the market, it can be hard to narrow your search to find the right one for you and your needs. Because of this, we at Honda of Chantilly have done some of the work for you with our 2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Arlington, VA, comparison, so you can see which one comes out on top.

This comparison of the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Toyota RAV4 starts off with what awaits under the hood. The CR-V is powered by a dynamic 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with an output of 185 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque. The RAV4 has a similar powertrain, but its 2.5L 4-cylinder only produces 176 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque. Even though the CR-V is more powerful, it remains more efficient. AWD models of the CR-V have an EPA-estimated 25/31/27 MPG city/hwy1, but AWD models of the RAV4 fall short with a fuel rating of 22/29 MPG city/hwy2.

Beyond power and efficiency, our side-by-side look at the 2016 Honda CR-V vs the 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Arlington, VA, also has a look at features inside. The CR-V makes it easy for you to talk to your little ones in back without turning your head. With the standard conversation mirror that flips down, you’ll be able to see all the happenings inside the CR-V. Such convenience isn’t available in the RAV4. There are some similarities between these two crossovers, like they both come standard with a rearview camera3. However, the CR-V boasts a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera3 with three different angles: normal, top-down, and wide. The backup camera4 in the RAV4 only has one view, so you’re limited in terms of seeing the objects and vehicles that may be behind you.

In terms of music options, the 2016 CR-V gives you more options than the 2016 RAV4, as it comes standard with Pandora® radio5. You’ll only find Pandora®6 in top trim levels of the RAV4. And for those who want more room to stretch out, the CR-V gives you a whopping 104.1 cubic ft. of passenger volume. You’ll feel more cramped in the RAV4 with only 101.9 cubic ft. of passenger volume.

Here at Honda of Chantilly, we know your time is valuable, and we hope this 2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Arlington, VA, comparison has saved you some time researching crossovers. To see the CR-V in action, visit our new-vehicle showroom seven days a week to take one for a test drive. 


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1 26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

2 2016 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual results may vary.

3 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.

4 The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.

5 Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.

6 Pandora®, the Pandora® logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc., used with permission.

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