2017 Honda HR-V vs 2017 Toyota Rav4

It doesn't get much better than a crossover. Sleek, roomy, and fun to drive, it's no wonder the crossover has overtaken the sedan as the most popular U.S. vehicle. It could be our obsession with style or the fact that crossovers are always packed with the latest technology, but as a nation we cannot seem to get enough.

The 2017 Honda HR-V and the 2017 Toyota Rav4 are two of the highest ranked crossover SUVs on the market today. Both offer reliable mechanics under the hood and style that's ahead of the game for both interior and exterior finishes. Technology is no different, as the HR-V comes standard with a 5" color LCD screen for easy navigation and Bluetooth streaming while the Rav4 comes standard with Entune audio which features a 6.1" touchscreen and a multimedia bundle. Both vehicles offer amazing upgrades such as bigger touchscreens, more connectivity, multi-view cameras, and a push-button start system.

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2017 Honda HR-V vs 2017 Toyota RAV4
[1]$19,365 MSRP (USD) $24,910
[2]25/33 MPG Fuel Economy (City/Highway) 23/30 MPG
1.8-liter 4-cylinder with EarthDreams technology Engine 2.5-liter 4-cylinder DOHC with VVT-I technology
Continuously Variable Transmission Transmission Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence
[1]MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
[2]25 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 6-speed manual transmission models. 28 city/34 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT Automatic models. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT Automatic models. Based on 2017 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.

2017 Honda HR-V in Chicago, IL

If we are comparing the two when it comes to mechanical prowess, the Rav4 pulls ahead of the HR-V in terms of horsepower and torque. Coming in at 141 HP and 127 lb-ft. of torque for the HR-V compared to 176 HP and 172 lb-ft. of torque for the Rav4, you can really feel a difference between the two models when pushing the power limits. However, all that get-up-and-go in the Rav4 has to come from somewhere, and in this case, it comes from the fuel tank. If cost is more important to you than power, the HR-V would be the better choice as it gets much better gas mileage and costs a significant amount less.

Both Honda and Toyota are serious about safety, which is why they each come with their own suite of active safety features and innovations. The 2017 Honda HR-V will come standard with Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Distribution, and a unique Multi-Angle Rearview Camera. On the flip side, the 2017 Rav4 comes with Toyota Safety Sense, which features a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Both of these quality vehicles are available at Continental Motors with locations all around the Chicago, IL area. If you would like to see them in action, feel free to visit our website and set up a test drive!

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