2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2011 Toyota
RAV4

2011 Toyota RAV4

10.0

Winner

Toyota RAV4

starting from

$23,285

Reasons to buy the Toyota RAV4

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Safer for the driver in side collisions
5 stars
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.5"
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Has 3 rows of seats
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More passenger seats
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2011 Honda CR-V

9.6

Runner-up

Honda CR-V

starting from

$23,405
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's interior quality
"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V

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Safer for passengers in the rear in side collisions
5 stars
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Less safe for the front passenger in head-on collisions
3 stars
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Has speed-sensitive volume
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CD changer
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Toyota RAV4 Winner: RAV4
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  • The RAV4 has 3.0x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Toyota RAV4 Winner: RAV4
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  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
  • The RAV4 has 2 more cupholders, 10 vs 8
  • The RAV4 can carry around 30% more weight, 1070 lb vs 850 lb
Performance 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Toyota RAV4 Winner: RAV4
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  • The RAV4 needs around 10% less space to turn, 34.8 ft vs 37.8 ft
Entertainment System 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • The CR-V 's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both very efficient in the city
  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither offers a leather interior
  • Neither has a power seat option
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  • The RAV4 has extraordinary brakes, and the CR-V is pretty good, too
Overall 10.0 vs 9.6

Crash Test Ratings

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RAV4
2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 3 stars The RAV4 is 3.0x safer than the CR-V

Practicality

Toyota
RAV4
2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The RAV4 has lots of passenger seats and the CR-V is OK, too
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Cargo space 73.0 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 56.4 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1070 lb vs 850 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 10 vs 8 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Performance

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RAV4
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2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Horsepower 179 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 5 The CR-V has an OK number of gears, while the RAV4 has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.8 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 34.8 ft vs 37.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Entertainment System

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RAV4
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2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The CR-V 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the RAV4 does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Cost

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RAV4
2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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MSRP $23,285 vs $23,405 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 21 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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RAV4
2011 Toyota RAV4
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CR-V
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Luxury Features

Toyota
RAV4
2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Road Tests

Toyota
RAV4
2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs 9.2 seconds The RAV4 's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the CR-V is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 120 ft vs 123 ft The RAV4 has extraordinary brakes, and the CR-V is pretty good, too
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1/4 mile 16.5 s @ 85 mph vs 16.9 s @ 82 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.77 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L CR-V EX-L vs Accord Crosstour EX-L
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