It’s easy to get lost in the alphabet soup of the modern automotive industry. This kind of confusion could easily lead a buyer toward a purchase that ends up becoming a huge mistake. A comparison of the 2020 RAV4 vs. 2020 Honda HR-V will help prospective buyers ensure they find the vehicle that is going to best meet their needs. Even a superficial examination of the two crossover SUVs will show several clear advantages that favor the 2020 RAV4. The 2020 version of the popular Toyota crossover SUV offers significantly more interior cargo volume, better performance specifications and a new Toyota Racing Development-based trim grade that will give the RAV4 additional off-road capability. Owners of the 2020 RAV4 will also see more standard technology than its Honda rival. Toyota of Decatur customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 256-274-4354.
On the most basic level, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and 2020 Honda HR-V share a similar layout, offering two rows of seats that can hold five passengers. But that is about where the similarities end. The 2020 RAV4 can transport 37.5 cubic-feet of cargo when there are people sitting in the back seat. Folding the rear seat down in the 2020 RAV4 will make up to 69.8 cubic-feet available. Owners of the 2020 Honda HR-V can make up to 24.3 cubic-feet of cargo volume available with the rear seat in place and configuring the rear for cargo will open it up to 58.8 cubic-feet. Additionally, the 2020 RAV4 is equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system on all trims that offers access to today’s most popular applications. The HR-V forces buyers to choose higher trim grades to match this capability.
Performance Specs, Towing Capacity and Fuel Economy
All versions of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 available at the Toyota of Decatur showroom will use the same powertrain. The naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Most trims have a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds with the Adventure and TRD trims having the capability to pull up to 3,500 pounds. Models of the 2020 RAV4 with front-wheel-drive can achieve up to 28 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. Buyers choosing an all-wheel-drive version will post as much as 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The 2020 Honda HR-V has a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that is attached to a continuously variable transmission making 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. Even though the 2020 HR-V makes less power and doesn’t have a clear towing capability, its fuel economy scores aren’t terribly impressive. The HR-V will post fuel economy scores that are a couple of points higher than the 2020 RAV4 but not enough to make up for the clear disparity in performance.