2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Honda CR-V in black & 2018 Toyota RAV4 in white

In recent years, small crossovers and SUVs have become more and more popular for many drivers. The team here at West County Honda Wants you to shop with the most information possible, so today we'll be comparing two heavyweights in the small crossover category. Take a look at this comparison of the 2018 Honda CR-V vs the 20128 Toyota RAV4 to see how the two models stack up.

For the 2018 model year, drivers of the Honda CR-V have their pick between two available engine options. The standard option is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. This option produces 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The second option is a 1/5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can produce up to 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.EPA-estimated fuel economy for this engine is at 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway*. For the 2018 model year, All RAV4 models feature a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. This engine gets you 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy for this slightly less powerful engine is at 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Check out the chart we've put together below for more information.

2018 CR-V


2018 RAV4

28 city / 34 highway* EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy (MPG) 23 city / 30 highway

190 horsepower & 179 lb-ft of torque

Peak Engine Performance

176 horsepower & 172 lb-ft of torque


Number of Available trim levels 6


Number of Available Engine Options


*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

2018 Honda CR-V trims & features

As you can see in the chart above, there are five available trim levels for the 2018 Honda CR-V. This allows for a high level of driver choice and customization with each of the trim's standard and available features and finishes. There were a number of updated and upgrades made across the CR-V lineup for the 2018 model year. Check out the trim levels and some of their key features below.

2018 CR-V LX | Key features for this trim level include 17-inch alloy wheels, a multi-angle rearview camera system, and standard LED daytime running lights (DRLs).

2018 CR-V EX | Key features for this trim level include standard Honda Sensing® active safety and driver assistance features, a 7-inch display infotainment touchscreen interface, and Smart Entry with Walk-Away Auto Lock®.

2018 CR-V EX-L | Key features at this trim level include power-adjustable front seating, a standard power tailgate, and a standard leather-trimmed interior.

2018 CR-V Touring | Key features at this trim level of the CR-V include a standard Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™, a hands-free power tailgate, and rain-sensing automatic windshield wipers.