2017 Honda CR-V vs Toyota Rav4 in Morrow, GA

Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

Which is the Best Compact SUV on the Market?

In shopping for a new vehicle, most of our customers think long and hard about their daily commutes, frequent errands, weekend drives, and longer road trips. They consider the traffic, the dirt roads, their families, and their own desires. They consider all the things they might experience in their potential car, truck or SUV. And a lot of them decide that a compact SUV is a perfect balance of all the qualities they're looking for.

Having narrowed down the huge automotive market to one pretty big segment, these drivers are often quick to find that the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 are at the top of the class. The two SUVs do share similarities, but we want to point out some of the reasons we think the Honda CR-V beats all the competition.



Performance and Handling

Honda offers two engines to choose from, and both provide more horsepower than the RAV4. The base CR-V comes with a 184-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that'll happily get you from A to B with a little pep in its step. For even more sprightly performance you can opt for a 190-horsepower 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 179 pound-feet of torque.


These engines are both great options; they're reliable and provide a smooth, capable, and pleasurable driving experience. For cruising around Atlanta or taking the back roads around rural Georgia, you'll like the extra power and you'll be perfectly comfortable.

Interior and Convenience Features

Honda redesigned its CR-V for the 2017 model year, upgrading the interior materials. You'll find that the spacious cabin is finished with very high-quality materials and boasts a really clean, appealing design. Gone are many of the hard plastics of yesteryear- the 2017 Honda CR-V is outfitted with more soft-touch surfaces (in all the places you want to rest your elbow!) for a pleasant and comfortable drive.


The second-row seats in the CR-V will likely keep your passengers more comfortable than the RAV4, especially if you ever chauffer your taller adult friends and family any farther than a 15-minute drive from Stockbridge to Morrow!


For easier integration, Honda offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which aren't available in the RAV4.

Cargo Capacity

The impressive cargo capacity is a big advantage to the Honda CR-V. When you need to pack the kids and all their sports equipment in the car for a Sandy Springs-Marietta away game, you'll fit a bit more in the back if you choose the CR-V. With the rear seats down, that "bit more" becomes over two cubic feet more than the RAV4, which can make all the difference in the world.


We saved the best for last, even though we all know safety comes first. (We like to spice things up sometimes!)


Both the CR-V and the RAV4 received very high marks in third party safety testing. However, different government tests revealed that the Honda CR-V has less risk of rollover and performs better in frontal crash tests.


In addition to great passive safety technology, Honda equips each CR-V trim with top-of-the-line active safety features like brake assist, tire pressure monitoring, and daytime running lights, just to name a few. Each model has a rearview camera to help you back out of tricky parking situations.


Except for the base model, each CR-V trim comes with lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and blind-spot monitoring.

Honda CR-V Comes out on Top

Honda is our favorite automaker for a reason. Each model in the Honda lineup is solidly built, thoughtfully planned, and will serve its driver loyally. The CR-V offers wonderful value, comfort, safety, and versatility at a reasonable MSRP.


We encourage you to be in touch with us if you have any questions about the CR-V or other Honda models. We look forward to hearing from you!



Willett Honda South

6871 Mount Zion Blvd
Directions Morrow, GA 30260

  • Sales: (770) 968-1500
  • Service: (770) 968-1500
  • Parts: (770) 968-1500
  1. Willett Honda South

    6871 Mount Zion Blvd
    Morrow, GA 30260

    • Sales: (770) 968-1500
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