Compare 2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Toyota RAV4
2020 Honda CR-V 2020 Toyota RAV4
Cargo Space
  39.2-75.8 cu. ft. 37.6-69.8 cu. ft.
Rear Leg Room
  40.4 in. 37.8 in.
Wheel Type
  Alloy Wheels Steel Wheels

2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

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The 2020 Honda CR-V is a continuation of a generation that launched a few years ago, and it has benefited from a substantial facelift with cosmetic improvements and new features. This compact crossover SUV is periodically compared to Toyota’s RAV4. The 2020 RAV4 is unchanged from the 2019 model, except for the introduction of a new trim. As two of the more recognizable models in the compact crossover SUV class, these two vehicles may be at the center of your comparison efforts. While commonly viewed as similar, further comparison reveals the differences that you need to know about before making your purchase.


Across most of the CR-V’s 2020 trims, you can appreciate stunning updates to the façade. Some of the trim-specific design updates have retouched the side panels, side chrome accents, LED fog lamps, front fascia, wheels, and grille. The chrome accent pieces on the front and rear fascia that carry forward from last year continue to draw attention to the edgy grille design, the headlights, and the taillights. The CR-V’s profile and contouring have a smooth, flowing look. Through a side-by-side comparison of the 2020 RAV4 and the new CR-V, you will notice that the RAV4 has more definition that breaks up the fluidity of its design, and that gives it a chunkier look. Also, the grille and the air intake portal on the front end both trend downward.


Regardless of the compact crossover SUV that you select, you understandably will spend ample time in the cabin. These are both 2-row SUVs that accommodate five adults, but their interior design and features differ. The 2020 CR-V has a smooth, fluid dashboard that has a no-fuss feel. However, it is well-equipped with technologies. The touch-screen display has a central location and is integrated into the center stack. Its technologies include Bluetooth, smartphone integration, a sound system, a navigation system, and more. The center console flows upward into the center stack for a modern feel. The 2020 RAV4 also has a touch-screen display, but it rises above the dashboard. The dashboard has a bulkier feel, and the center console maintains horizontal flow as it carries sharply into the center stack.


Security and safety are primary concerns, so you may appreciate the fact that Honda’s Sensing suite of assistive technologies is standard across the board in the 2020 CR-V. Its many features include collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance, and others. These are mated with many other passive and active features. In comparison, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 also is available with assistive technologies, but some of these features are trim-specific rather than standard across the board.

Should you take home a new CR-V or the RAV4? Our Music City Honda sales reps are ready to assist with your trim-specific comparison so that you can take home an SUV that lives up to your expectations. Reach out to Music City Honda today for further assistance with your review and selection.

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