If you’re a West Michigan area driver who has had their eye on the 2014 Toyota RAV4 for its fuel economy ratings, we can sympathize, but we have a recommendation for you before you settle on it: try the 2014 Honda CR-V.

There’s More Than Efficiency Here

The 31 mpg highway fuel economy of the RAV4 is pretty impressive, but would you be surprised to hear that the 2014 Honda CR-V 2WD LX with automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway as well?* Once you see everything else the CR-V has to offer, we think you’ll see why so many drivers end up choosing it for their family crossover.

First, while both vehicles are just as fuel efficient, Honda’s 4-cylinder is more powerful, giving you 185 hp to the 176 hp of the RAV4, but maybe you’re not concerned with the extra power. Don’t worry, there’s more.

Honda has a new set of standard features that you can find on every CR-V from the LX trim level on up to the top. Redefining what people consider should be “standard,” Honda gives you access to all of this and more:

  • Bluetooth for phone and audio
  • Honda’s i-MID infotainment system
  • SMS texting capabilities
  • Pandora radio compatibility
  • Rearview camera

And that’s just the start of it. Can you get similar features on the Toyota? Of course, but if you want to equip the RAV4 to the level of the entry-level CR-V, you’ll need to upgrade it.

Test Drive a Honda Today

Drivers looking for a new family vehicle have chosen the CR-V in Western Michigan for years, and we think that the 2014 model is even more impressive than what’s come before. Of course, you shouldn’t just take that for granted—take it for a test drive.

Contact a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you to set up a test drive of the 2014 Honda CR-V and see if it fits your needs.

*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrids), and other factors.

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