2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Toyota RAV4

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Toyota Rav4

2016 Toyota RAV4



The team at Honda has moved heaven and Earth to ensure that the 2016 Honda CR-V outshines competitors like the 2016 Toyota RAV4 in every way that matters to College Place and Kennewick drivers. A family crossover without equal, the CR-V delivers a stronger output than the RAV4 while still achieving better efficiency ratings, and provides a spacious cabin filled with handy features.

Trim Levels

The 2016 Honda CR-V starts at slightly less than the 2016 Toyota RAV4, with the LX starting at $23,745* to the RAV4 LE’s $24,350. However, it manages to offer much more with every trim level:

  • LX: The entry-level CR-V provides a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink system with streaming audio, and an easy fold-down 60/40-split rear seat.
  • SE: New for this year, the SE upgrades styling with 17-inch alloy wheels and rear privacy glass. It also provides a state-of-the-art security system to keep your CR-V safe.
  • EX: The EX adds a whole host of premium features to your CR-V experience, including a 7-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, 10-way power driver’s seat, one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature, and a Smart Entry system with push button start function.
  • EX-L: The EX-L sets its sights squarely on comfort, equipping dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-trimmed seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel as standard.
  • Touring: The Touring trim is top of the line in every way, offering a power liftgate, a Honda satellite navigation system, and the Honda Sensing driver assistance technology suite.

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 comes with only four available trim levels.

  • LE: LE includes a basic rearview camera, cruise control, and a six-speaker sound system as standard.
  • XLE: The SXL adds dual-zone automatic climate control system and a sunroof as standard.
  • SE: SE provides your RAV4 with 18-inch wheels and adds LED exterior lighting as standard.
  • Limited: The Limited comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and the Toyota Safety Sense package.
2016 Honda CR-V Exterior

Powertrains and MPG

Honda is renowned for producing vehicles boasting both an engaging level of power and outstanding efficiency ratings, but, even by those standards, the 2016 Honda CR-V stands out as superior to the competition.

A 2.4L four-cylinder engine comes as standard to put up to 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque at your disposal, so you’ll never notice any sluggishness while accelerating or taking on corners. At the same time, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is fitted across all trim levels, so you’ll achieve an impressive 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway* with FWD.

In contrast, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 manages to astound by falling short in terms of both power and efficiency. The 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque from the 2.5L four-cylinder delivers a less responsive drive than you’ll experience in the CR-V, but mileage still tops out at a relatively dismal 24 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway.

2016 Honda CR-V engine


The 2016 Honda CR-V’s 104.1 cubic feet of passenger volume allows it to offer a greater amount of space in which College Place and Kennewick drivers can stretch out and relax; the 2016 Toyota RAV4 provides only 101.9. Busy parents understand that every square inch of space matters when you’re trying to fit your whole brood with room to spare for all of their bits and pieces, so the CR-V’s spacious cabin rarely goes unappreciated.

Of course, there’s also up to 70.9 cubic feet of cargo space in the CR-V, with a low load floor making it easier to carry larger items, or even your family dog.

2016 Honda CR-V Interior

Comfort and Convenience Features

The 2016 Honda CR-V covers practicality with its spacious cabin, but it doesn’t stop there. The vehicle also comes with a wide array of standard and available features, many of which are unavailable with competitors like the 2016 Toyota RAV4.

Examples include:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines: The RAV4 also equips a rearview camera as standard, but it doesn’t offer the three viewing modes and handy guidelines of the CR-V’s state-of-the-art feature.
  • HondaLink Next Generation: This Honda-Exclusive feature allows you to connect your smartphone to your CR-V, then use select apps right on the integrated 7-inch touchscreen.
  • Honda LaneWatch: This innovative camera system displays a live feed of passenger-side blind spot whenever you signal in that direction.
2016 Honda CR-V Interior

The 2016 Honda CR-V Outshines the 2016 Toyota RAV4

There isn’t just one reason why the 2016 Honda CR-V rests at the top of the crossover segment. With its sophisticated powertrain, roomy interior, and cutting-edge comfort and convenience features, there’s very little to find fault with. To find out more, just contact the team at Walla Walla Valley Honda today. We hope to see our College Place and Kennewick drivers soon!

* MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

** Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.