Compact SUVs dominate auto sales these days, with the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and the 2020 Honda CR-V leading the way. The RAV4 is the better choice, boasting more generous standard infotainment features, stronger performance, a couple of off-road options, and even free maintenance coverage.
If enjoying the latest and best infotainment features is a priority for you, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is the SUV to beat. No matter which trim you purchase, you’ll receive standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® — two systems that let you seamlessly access smartphone apps and features from your vehicle’s touch screen. The 2020 Honda CR-V doesn’t offer either of these as standard, meaning you’ll have to pay more for them. The CR-V falls short with its touch screen, too, offering only a 5-inch display as standard compared to the RAV4’s 7-inch readout.
Wherever you’re driving, you can count on plenty of get-up-and-go from the Toyota RAV4. Under the hood, there’s a 2.5-liter inline-four engine that puts out 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque — more than enough for energetic acceleration and safe highway merging. Meanwhile, the CR-V’s engine only puts out 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. For even more enjoyment behind the wheel, the RAV4’s engine is paired with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. The CR-V is equipped with Honda’s continuously variable transmission, which doesn’t offer the same natural driving feel or level of fun.
Dreaming of getting away from it all? You can in the RAV4, which offers two trims to help you escape the beaten path. The Adventure and TRD Off-Road both offer distinctively rugged exterior styling, raised roof rails, extra ground clearance, Downhill Assist Control, multi-terrain driving modes, and standard Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD. The TRD Off-Road also features a special TRD-tuned independent front suspension and all-terrain tires. The Honda CR-V lineup doesn’t even include one off-road-friendly trim, let alone two.
Superior maintenance coverage
Just like every other new Toyota vehicle, the RAV4 comes with the ToyotaCare maintenance plan to enhance your peace of mind. With this plan, normal scheduled maintenance is covered at no cost for the first two years or 25,000 miles of ownership. You’ll also get two years of no-cost 24-hour roadside assistance. If you want a similar plan for the Honda CR-V, you’ll have to pay extra.
For more information on all the ways that the 2020 Toyota RAV4 beats its competition, contact us here at Krause Toyota in Breinigsville, PA.