How Does the 2014 Toyota RAV4 Stack Up on Safety?

May 28th, 2014 by

We know that many West Michigan area drivers look to crossovers like the 2014 Toyota RAV4 as their family vehicle of choice, but how do its safety ratings compare to a competing model like the 2014 Honda CR-V. Honda’s crossover has been one of the vehicles in the top of its class for years, and that includes power, accessories, and safety.

The CR-V Holds its Own

While both the RAV4 and the CR-V earn comparable scores in areas like front and rear side crash tests, the NHTSA has found that the Honda crossover comes out ahead in some key areas, including:

  • Front passenger crash test—Honda’s CR-V earns five stars to Toyota’s three stars
  • Side pole crash safety—Honda earns five stars to Toyota’s four stars
  • Overall frontal crash safety—Honda earns five stars to Toyota’s four stars
  • Overall safety rating—Honda earns five stars to Toyota’s four stars

Not only does the CR-V come out ahead of the RAV4 on safety, but you get more power in Honda’s crossover too. The Honda 4-cylinder is rated at 185 hp and outperforms the RAV4’s 176 hp with ease.

More than just safety and power, take a look at how the 2014 Toyota RAV4 compares to the 2014 Honda CR-V in our side by side comparison of the features. Some of the amenities you’ll find on the CR-V that set it apart from other crossovers include Bluetooth, a touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, and more.

Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer for More

There’s a reason why drivers have loved the Honda CR-V for years, and we think that if you get some quality time behind the wheel of the 2014 model, you’ll agree with them. Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you and let one of our sales experts put you in the driver’s seat for a test drive.

We can’t wait to see you in a brand new Honda.

West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.

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