2021 Toyota RAV4 vs 2021 Honda CR-V Comparison

2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2021 Honda CR-V



2.5L Engine

Standard Engine

1.5L Engine
35 mpg

Base Highway Fuel Economy

34 mpg
203 hp


190 hp
3,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

Since they debuted in the 1990s, the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V SUVs have been fierce competitors. If you’re searching for a compact SUV that’s a great family hauler, but also offers ample cargo space and the latest technologies, the new Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are sure to impress. However, you can only choose one — and we at Motorcars Toyota believe that once you compare both side-by-side, you’ll agree that the Toyota RAV4 is by far the better value. Compare these two models below!

RAV4 vs. CR-V: Performance

When you compare the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V performance specs, it’s obvious right off the bat which model generates more power. The Toyota SUV offers greater engine power at the base level and is capable of towing more, depending on the configuration. Below, you can compare their performance specs for yourself:

  • 2021 Toyota RAV4
    • Engine: 2.5L 4-cylinder
    • Horsepower: 203 hp
    • Torque: 184 lb-ft
    • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • Maximum Towing Capacity: 1,500 to 3,500 pounds
  • 2021 Honda CR-V
    • Engine: 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder
    • Horsepower: 190 hp
    • Torque: 179 lb-ft
    • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission
    • Maximum Towing Capacity: 1,500 pounds

RAV4 vs. CR-V: Safety Features

Driver assistance features are steadily become standard on more and more vehicles — and the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are no exception. These systems make it easier for drivers to stay aware of their surroundings as they cruise through Shaker Heights. Explore Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V safety systems below:

  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) is standard on all RAV4 trim levels. Unlike Honda Sensing, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) includes Lane Tracing Assistance, Automatic High Beams, Backup Camera with Projected Path, Safety Connect®, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), and Road Sign Assistance.
  • Honda Sensing® is standard equipment for the 2021 Honda CR-V, but it only offers systems like Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), and Road Departure Mitigation System (RDMS) on its base configuration.

Again, Toyota Safety Sense™ and Honda Sensing® are standard on the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, respectively. However, shoppers will find that Toyota Safety Sense™ offers more standard safety features than Honda Sensing®.

Test Drive the Toyota RAV4 at Motorcars Toyota!

Do you have more questions about how the 2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V compare? Contact us online or call us at 216-321-9100! We can help you schedule a test drive, so you can decide which Toyota RAV4 trim level and color is right for you. In the meantime, be sure to browse our new vehicle specials for opportunities to save on a brand-new Toyota SUV like the RAV4.

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

Motorcars Toyota 41.513576, -81.573620.