2015 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2015 Honda CR-V

Are You Shopping for a 2015 Toyota RAV4 in Central Illinois?

The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is built to appeal to a certain kind of driver, one interested in a more rugged SUV, but if you’re looking for a new crossover in Central Illinois, it may embrace a bit much of that past to be a truly modern option. Standard features include a touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, and a rearview camera, putting it above much of the competition, and the standard four-cylinder engine under the hood is good for 176 hp and an EPA-estimated 31 highway mpg and 23 city mpg. All in all, the RAV4 isn’t a bad choice for a small crossover.

We think Central Illinois drivers can do better than “not bad,” however, and all it takes is a look at the 2015 Honda CR-V. Available now at Central Illinois Honda Dealers, the 2015 CR-V took home the Motor Trend 2015 Sport/Utility of the Year award, setting it apart from the competition like the RAV4. And while Toyota’s SUV has a nice set of standard amenities, Honda has no trouble meeting that standard with their own Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a rearview camera with guidelines, the Honda i-MID infotainment system with touchscreen, Pandora radio, SMS texting, and much more. Then there’s the engine. Honda’s 185-hp 2.4L four-cylinder outperforms Toyota’s, with 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD models rated at an EPA-estimated 34 highway and 27 city mpg.*

See the differences in our side-by-side comparison, then see the CR-V for yourself at a Central Illinois Honda Dealer.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.