The fiercely competitive compact crossover class is full of viable options to choose from, but two of our favorites are the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and the 2017 Honda CR-V. Both offer a generous amount of cargo space, a fun-to-drive attitude and an abundance of safety features, but what features and specs set them apart from the rest of their competitive class?
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 offers drivers more standard safety features than the majority of its competitors, while the 2017 Honda CR-V’s exceptional fuel economy and interior space make it a great choice for a family vehicle. Want more detailed information? Read on for an in-depth comparison between the features and specs you can expect to find on both of these great crossover SUVs!
The 2017 Honda CR-V comes in five trim levels: LX, SE, EX, EX-L and Touring. All trims come standard with a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that makes 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, and no other engine options are offered. All trims come standard with a limited amount active safety features, including Vehicle Stability Assist, Traction Control, the Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and a rearview camera. If safety feature are your top priority, you’ll want to opt for the top-of-the-line Touring trim, which tacks on the Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning to its list of standard safety features.
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 comes in an impressive eight trim levels: LE, XLE, XLE Hybrid, SE, SE Hybrid, Limited, Limited Hybrid and Platinum. All Hybrid trims come standard with a fuel-efficient 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, while the remaining trims come standard with a 2.5-liter DOHC engine that makes 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. One of our favorite things about the 2017 RAV4 is its abundance of standard safety features. All trims of the 2017 RAV4 come standard with the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Those advanced safety features won’t cost you any extra on the 2017 RAV4, but most competitors, including the 2017 Honda CR-V charge you extra for those high-quality safety features. All trims also come standard with Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, the Anti-Lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology.
If you’re in the market for a new crossover SUV, you’ll want to check out both the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and the 2017 Honda CR-V. But with more trim levels to choose from and advanced safety features that won’t cost you any extra, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 really makes for a perfect family vehicle.