2015 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2015 Honda CR-V

Read This Before Buying a 2015 Toyota RAV4 in West Michigan…

The 2015 Toyota RAV4 may look modern, but at its heart, it still appeals to drivers looking for that older, boxy SUV. That means that West Michigan drivers searching for a truly modern crossover that meets the demands of current drivers may be a bit disappointed. The basic trim level requires an upgrade for Toyota’s Entune infotainment system, and the 176-hp four-cylinder engine under the hood just doesn’t quite compare to many competing crossovers—especially with its 31 highway and 23 city mpg ratings. The RAV4 is a decent crossover, but if you want to get the most out of it, you’ll likely want to upgrade. There are alternatives for drivers who want a well-equipped and efficient SUV from the start.

If you’re shopping for your next crossover in West Michigan, we think you can find something a bit better than the RAV4. Did you know that the 2015 Honda CR-V was awarded Motor Trend 2015 Sport/Utility of the Year? More than just an award-winner, the new CR-V has a powerful and fuel-efficient engine that outdoes the RAV4: 2015 CR-V 2WD models earn an EPA-estimated 34 highway and 27 city mpg* while their 2.4L four-cylinder delivers 185 hp. And then there are Honda’s new standard features, which include a touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Pandora internet radio, a rearview camera, SMS texting, steering-wheel mounted controls, and more. There’s no need to upgrade for any of those amenities.

Take a look at how the RAV4 and CR-V stack up side-by-side, then let us show you the CR-V from behind the wheel at a West Michigan Honda Dealer.

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