The 2014 Honda CR-V vs. the 2014 Toyota RAV4

2014 Honda CR-VCompact crossover SUVs like the 2014 Honda CR-V are more popular than ever. Easton drivers love these vehicles because they offer a blend of size and performance while still being efficient and manageable in the city. Simply put, they are multi-purpose vehicles that meet a lot of needs for a lot of drivers.

The 2014 Honda CR-V and the 2014 Toyota RAV4 are two of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed crossover SUVs out there right now. And while they may seem similar on the surface, when you dive into the numbers it is clear that these two models are worlds apart. For Easton-area drivers who are looking for an exceptional crossover that pushes the boundaries of what these vehicles can do, the 2014 Honda CR-V is the clear choice. You can try one for yourself at Silko Honda in Raynham, MA — but in the meantime, read on for a comparison of the two models.

Performance

2014 Honda CR-V

The 2014 Honda CR-V is powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder engine. The 2014 Toyota RAV4 uses a 2.5L four-cylinder engine. You might think that because the RAV4 has a larger engine displacement that it can produce more power, but the opposite turns out to be true. Thanks to smart Honda engineering, the CR-V engine has been enhanced with features like a 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC valve train that enables it to do more with less. This highly efficient approach is characteristic of the entire model, as you will soon see.

  • 2014 Honda CR-V Horsepower – 185
  • 2014 Toyota RAV4 Horsepower – 176

Gas Mileage

Efficiency is one of the defining characteristics of crossover SUVs, and it’s a large part of their appeal around Raynham. This vehicle segment was basically created because drivers wanted the functionality of an SUV without having to commit to a gas guzzler. Unfortunately, many automakers in the crossover segment came up with bigger vehicles that used less gas, and then did nothing to upgrade efficiency over successive model years. That is not the case with Honda.

2014 Honda CR-V Gas Mileage

  • 2WD – 23 mpg city, 31 mpg hwy, 26 mpg combined*
  • AWD – 22 mpg city, 30 mpg hwy, 25 mpg combined*

2014 Toyota RAV4 Gas Mileage

  • 2WD – 24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, 26 mpg combined
  • AWD – 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, 25 mpg combined

Safety

2014 Honda CR-V ACE Body StructureCrossover SUVs are bigger than cars, but the whole point is that they are not as big as most SUVs. That is why they have to rely on more than just masses of metal and tremendous weight to protect drivers and passengers. Safety features are an important consideration when you are selecting an SUV, but to really see how these vehicles perform in an emergency, you have to look past the features to the safety ratings. In independently conducted crash tests, the 2014 Honda CR-V safety ratings beat out the 2014 RAV4 safety ratings in every significant category:

 


NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test


NHTSA Overall Rating


NHTSA Overall Frontal Crash Safety Rating


NHTSA Side Pole Crash Safety Rating

2014 Honda CR-V


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Exterior

Honestly, there is not an objective way to compare the way that two cars look. It comes down to the individual tastes of drivers. Some people like bold, unique designs, and others like a more tasteful and understated look. That said, when you start to look at some of the factors that affect looks — namely the dimensions of the car — it is clear that the 2014 Honda CR-V makes better use of what it has to work with:

 


Curbweight


Passenger Volume


Height

2014 Honda CR-V


3,305 pounds


104.1 cubic feet


64.7 inches

2014 Toyota RAV4


3,435 pounds


101.9 cubic feet


65.4 inches


Interior

2014 Honda CR-V InteriorYou just learned that the 2014 Honda CR-V interior offers more overall passenger volume than its competitor, and it also offers more headroom, legroom and shoulder room than the 2014 Toyota RAV4. But space is not the only area where the CR-V wins out. These two models both offer the kinds of standard interior technologies that drivers have come to expect, but the CR-V goes the extra mile to give drivers features and technologies they may not have realized they wanted. The 2014 Honda CR-V’s interior rises to the occasion in every possible circumstance by including features such as stereo anti-theft protection and overhead console storage — both things that are absent in the RAV4.


Discover the 2014 CR-V at Silko Honda

If the 2014 Honda CR-V sounds like the vehicle you have been searching for, visit us just 20 minutes from Easton and right off of MA-24 — you’ll find us at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, MA. Come to Silko Honda, and drive away in a better kind of crossover.

*Based on 2014 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.