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2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

Within the crossover SUV segment of the automotive industry, the Honda CR-V has a lot to deliver to its owners, but the competition is never very far behind. The comparison between the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the latest in the two popular platforms’ long rivalry. Both vehicles are evenly matched in terms of performance output and connectivity feature availability. Honda is offering the 2021 CR-V in four trim grades, LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. Independent online reviews have praised the latest CR-V model for its quick acceleration without sacrificing efficiency, spacious and flexible interior and athletic handling profile. By comparison, those same experts gave the competing 2021 RAV4 lower marks in very similar areas. Meridian Honda customers can start the pre-ordering process today by calling, 601-693-4651.

Honda and Toyota have equipped their corresponding crossover SUV models with two rows of seats that will be able to easily accommodate up to five passengers. Future owners of the 2021 Honda CR-V will have 41.3 inches of legroom to use if they are sitting in the front seats, leaving up to 40.4 inches of legroom for people in the backseats. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 can offer 41 inches to its driver and front passenger. People sitting in the rear of the 2021 RAV4 will have just 37.8 inches of legroom to use. However, it is available and maximum cargo volume dimensions where the 2021 Honda CR-V is able to totally eclipse its Toyota RAV4 competitor. When the 2021 CR-V is holding rear passengers, there will still be 39.2 cubic-feet to use, with a maximum of 75.8 cubic-feet available. RAV4 owners will be able to use 37.5 cubic-feet (rear seats up) or a maximum of 69.8 cubic-feet.


2021 CR-V LX, 2WD


2021 Toyota RAV4

Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
190/179 Horsepower/Torque 203/184
75.8 cu.-ft. Seating Capacity 69.8 cu.-ft.
CVT Transmission Eight-speed Auto.


Performance Specs

Every 2021 Honda CR-V coming to the Meridian Honda showroom will use the same engine and transmission. It will have a turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder power plant under the hood that will be attached to a continuously variable transmission. Future owners can expect the vehicle to make 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. A CR-V with front-wheel-drive will be able to achieve 28 miles per gallon* in the city and 34 miles per gallon* on the highway. Meridian Honda shoppers choosing to take home a 2021 CR-V with all-wheel-drive can count on 27 mpg* in the city and 32 mpg* on the highway.

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 uses a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that will make slightly more horsepower than what is produced by the 2021 CR-V. Additionally, the 2021 RAV4 will make very similar fuel economy scores to those of the Honda CR-V.

Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. 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. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.



A photo of the dashboard and driver's cockpit in the 2021 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the front seats in the 2021 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the touchscreen used by the 2021 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the lower console and wireless phone charging tray in the 2021 Honda CR-V.