Head to Head! 2015 Honda CR-V EX vs. Toyota RAV4 XLE

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Comparison shopping at its finest with ME, Honda Laura!  I recently visited Simcock Farm in Swansea, MA, to compare two of the most popular crossovers on the market; 2015 Honda CR-V EX versus Toyota RAV4 XLE.  A special thanks goes out to Herb Chambers Toyota of Auburn for allowing us to test drive the Toyota RAV4 and of course to Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk for providing the Honda CR-V. Be sure to watch my YouTube video and read all about the features each vehicle offers below.

Honda CR-V specs

Exterior:

LED daytime running lights strip

Chrome trimmed square fog lights

Smart Entry system

17” Alloy wheels

Moon roof

HCHS Honda exterior

Interior:

ECON system

Push button start

Heated seats

5” LCD i-MID dual screen

Honda LaneWatch

HondaLink

HCHS Honda cargo volume

Under The Hood:

2.4 liter, 4 cylinder i-VTEC engine

28 mpg (combined)

 

Toyota RAV4 specs

Exterior:

Projector beam headlights

Round fog lights

Heated turn signal indicators

17” Alloy wheels

Roof rails

Moon roof

HCHS Toyota exterior

Interior:

Carbon fiber wrapping

6.1” Touchscreen Entune audio system

Dual zone climate control

Steering wheel audio options

Bluetooth voice command system

HCHS Toyota Cargo Volume

Under The Hood:

2.5 liter, 4 cylinder VVT-i engine

25 mpg (combined)

As you can see, these two vehicles are pretty similar with only a few slight variations here and there. However, when it was time for the test drive portion of my review, this is where I saw a huge difference between the cars. The Toyota RAV4 was much more “flowy” on the road while the Honda CR-V was a bit more stiff and rigid. It’s all about personal preference! I would choose the Honda CR-V because it felt better on the rough terrain, but it was a tight race!  Which one would you choose? Why? Comment below and let me know!

 

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