2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Honda CR-V: Which Crossover SUV is Better?

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2017 Toyota RAV4

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2017 Honda CR-V

A lot of drivers—particularly with families to consider—have learned to count on the five-passenger crossover SUV for efficient, affordable, and well-rounded transportation. For these reasons and more, people have turned to the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2017 Honda CR-V, both leading models in a segment that has gotten bigger and more competitive in recent years. See how these two models compare to one another when put side by side. If, like many, you decide that the RAV4 is the way to go, then make the trip from Jacksonville Beach or Atlantic Beach to Arlington Toyota in Jacksonville, FL for a test drive!

At a Glance

Toyota RAV4 Category Honda CR-V
Pedestrian Detection Safety Not available
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control Safety Available Adaptive Cruise Control
6.1-inch Entune touchscreen Technology 5-inch Display Screen
Heated Steering Wheel (RAV4 Platinum) Comfort Not Available

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Driver Assist Safety Technology

There’s no denying that shoppers in the crossover SUV segment are looking first and foremost for a vehicle that will keep them and their families safe. On the surface, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2017 Honda CR-V appear to have similar safety profiles, with standard safety features like front side airbags, side curtain airbags, stability control, traction control, and a rearview camera monitor. Both models also earned five out of five stars in government crash safety tests and a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Unlike the CR-V, though, the Toyota RAV4 boasts Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and a Pre-Collision System with Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection, all as a part of the Toyota Safety Sense P suite, which comes standard even on the base trim of the RAV4. By contrast, the Honda Sensing safety package is unavailable on the base CR-V trim, and it does not include pedestrian detection.
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Standard and Available Features

Even on the base trims, both models come with power windows and door locks, Bluetooth® phone and audio, cruise control, and air conditioning, though only the Toyota RAV4 gets a standard 6.1-inch Entune touchscreen interface and infotainment system, which makes listening to your music, placing calls, or using the backup camera a breeze; compare that to the Honda CR-V’s smaller standard 5-inch display. Also, while toward the top of the trim ladder, both models are offered with leather upholstery, heated front seats, and more, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is the only vehicle of the two that’s offered with a heated steering wheel, the perfect solution for brisk mornings and those chilly, rainy days.
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Take Home the New Toyota RAV4 from Arlington Toyota

Are you ready to bring home a top-notch crossover SUV that delivers all the safety and convenience technologies you’re looking for? Then come to Arlington Toyota, and check out the different RAV4 trims we have available today! You can always get competitive financing right here at our dealership, located at 10939 Atlantic Blvd in Jacksonville, FL. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to us at (904) 201-4060.