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The devil is in the details for buyers looking for a new crossover SUV

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda CR-V on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 at 6:47 pm
A right profile photo of the 2020 Honda CR-V on the street.

Why should I pick the 2020 Honda CR-V over the Toyota RAV4? 

No current vehicle segment is more competitive than the crossover SUV class. The fiercest rivalry could arguably be between the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. Both models are very evenly matched and if you’re wondering, ‘Why should I pick the 2020 Honda CR-V over the Toyota RAV4,’ the team of product experts working in the Meridian Honda showroom have some answers. To further drive the point home, our manufacturing partner has produced a short video that also clearly explains why people should be scheduling a test drive today. The 2020 CR-V is able to offer some important advantages over its Toyota rivals. Let’s take a look at some information you’ll want to know. 

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Performance Specs and Fuel Economy 

All four gasoline-powered trim grades of the 2020 Honda CR-V (LX, EX, EX-L and Touring) employ a turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. 

Versions of the 2020 CR-V with two-wheel-drive will produce 28 miles per gallon* in the city and 34 miles per gallon* on the highway. Models featuring the Honda all-wheel-drive system will record as much as 27 mpg* in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Owners of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 will have access to more horsepower, but the RAV4’s fuel economy scores are about the same as what is offered by the 2020 CR-V. 

Passengers Space and Cargo Volume 

Both the 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Toyota RAV4 offers two rows of seats that can hold five passengers. People sitting in the front seat of the current CR-V will have up to 41.3 inches of legroom to use with those in the backseat having up to 40.4 inches to stretch their legs. However, rear passengers may be subject to the needs of the driver and front passengers. The 2020 RAV4’s legroom measurements come up short of these marks.  

When people are sitting in the back of the 2020 Honda CR-V, there will still be 39.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume, compared to 37.5 cubic-feet in the Toyota crossover SUV. Folding the rear seat of the 2020 CR-V down will open the cargo bay up to 75.8 cubic-feet, versus the 69.8 cubic-feet of cargo volume in the 2020 RAV4. 

You can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Honda CR-V today by making an appointment with a Meridian Honda product expert. 

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-package/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors. 

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