Critics are raving about the 2020 CR-V Hybrid, but how does it stack up against the competition? Let’s compare Honda’s 2020 CR-V Hybrid with Toyota’s 2020 RAV4 Hybrid, a worthy competitor.
Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the CR-V & RAV4 Hybrids give you two different styles to choose from. If a sleek, compact looking SUV is your thing, then the Honda CR-V Hybrid is up your alley. The RAV4 Hybrid is a bit bigger and bulkier looking, a stark contrast to the Honda equivalent.
While smaller, Honda’s 2020 CR-V Hybrid packs more space for passengers and cargo compared to the RAV4. The functionality of this additional space can’t be understated, as bins and storage are made for handbags, phones, drinks, and general family needs in mind. Time to load up the car for sports practice? You won’t take the CR-V Hybrid’s Easy Fold-Down Split Rear Seatback for granted. But the interior is more than just functional, it’s comfortable. Motor1 says,
“the CR-V Hybrid has a more premium feel than some of its competitors. It’s one of the more comfortable cabins in the entire class and offers tons of space to stretch out, both front and back.”
Both cars feature solid infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity capabilities. But only the 2020 CR-V Hybrid has standard Heated Front Seats and Moonroof that will have your family riding in comfort and style.
The 2020 CR-V Hybrid comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors. The result is 212 total horsepower*, 232-pound feet of torque, and a responsive ride that will have you darting around the city. Did we mention you’ll be darting efficiently with a 38 combined mpg*? The RAV4 has a 2.5-liter engine, and edges out the CR-V Hybrid in both horsepower and fuel efficiency, coming in at a 40 combined mpg.
Both hybrids feature all-wheel-drive systems that function slightly differently. Motor1 tested out these systems and explains the difference:
“Versus the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid’s electric motor-driven all-wheel-drive system, which applies power reactively, the Honda’s all-wheel drive uses a more proactive electronic diff that engages power before wheel slip. We tested both cars on the dirt, and found the CR-V Hybrid’s all-wheel-drive system more fluid, sending power to each wheel individually as needed. It’s a minor feature that makes all the difference.”
The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid base LX starts at $27,750*, while the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid base model starts at $28,350.
The Final Tally
Though the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid edges out the CR-V Hybrid in horsepower and fuel efficiency, we’ll take the 2020 CR-V Hybrid’s total package. At a cheaper price, the base CR-V Hybrid comes with more standard features – Road Departure Mitigation System, Heated Front Seats, Moonroof, Remote Engine Start, and Walk Away Auto Lock – than the RAV4 Hybrid. It has more interior space for passengers and cargo and is loaded with Honda Sensing safety features. Just like its gas-powered counterpart, you can’t go wrong with the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid.
South Florida Honda Dealers
Want to see and feel the 2020 CR-V Hybrids features for yourself? Contact your local South Florida Honda Dealer today. Your local Honda dealer can help you find the perfect Honda for you, even during the pandemic.
*Disclaimers: Total system horsepower as measured by the peak, concurrent output of the two electric motors and gasoline engine.
40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating. 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-pack age/condition, and other factors.
MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.