If you're shopping for a versatile yet affordable new vehicle, you might consider a compact SUV. This popular segment of the auto industry is led by perennial favorites like the Honda CR-V and Toyota's RAV4.
These two models will likely come up during any compact SUV search or comparison, so let's take a closer look at what makes these two vehicles popular choices and how they compare.
The 2022 Honda CR-V and 2022 Toyota RAV4 are now available and currently represent the latest editions of these compact SUVs. To make things fair, we'll compare their respective base trims: the 2022 Honda CR-V LX 2WD CVT versus the 2022 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD. All-wheel drive (AWD) is also available on both of these new SUV models, but we'll compare the two-wheel-drive versions, as they represent the more common choice, especially in warmer climates like here in the Venice, Florida, area.
Honda's 2022 CR-V has long been one of the roomiest and most versatile vehicles in its class, and that hasn't changed with the 2022 model. The 2022 Honda CR-V boasts a roomy 105.9 cubic feet of passenger space, making it more akin to a mid-size SUV! There's also 39.2 cubic feet of standard cargo space behind the second row of seating, or up to 75.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity when you fold down the back seats.
The 2022 Toyota RAV4 still trails Honda's versatile CR-V regarding both total interior volume and cargo capacity. With just 98.9 cubic feet of space for passengers and 37.6 cubic feet for cargo behind the rear seats, the Toyota is a tighter fit when you're looking to load up with family, friends and gear. And with just 69.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, the 2022 Toyota RAV4 just can't match the 2022 Honda CR-V in spaciousness or versatility.
Since these SUVs from Honda and Toyota compete in the same segment and are two of the more popular options, it's no surprise that the two automakers benchmark each other's vehicles. When it comes to features, price and just about every car-buying factor, there are plenty of similarities in the standard features provided by these two models. However, there are plenty of differences too.
Honda's 2022 CR-V outshines its rival from Toyota in several crucial areas concerning standard features. For starters, you'll only find a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera on one of these SUVs, and that's the Honda! This innovative feature provides drivers with normal, top-down and wide angles for enhanced viewing around the CR-V, making for more confident driving and parking.
While both the 2022 CR-V LX and 2022 Toyota RAV4 LE wear 17-inch wheels, only the Honda gets aluminum-alloy wheels. Toyota still utilizes heavier steel wheels with hubcaps on the RAV4 base model. Upgrading to a pricier 2022 RAV4 will allow you to swap out the steel wheels for alloy, but you'll be at a much higher price relative to the highly affordable and well-equipped 2022 Honda CR-V LX!
It's clear that Honda's 2022 CR-V LX boasts several key advantages over its rival from Toyota when it comes to standard features, but what about price? Some SUV shoppers might be surprised to learn that the highly refined and well-appointed 2022 CR-V LX from Honda boasts a lower MSRP than a comparable 2022 Toyota RAV4 LE. That's right: the 2022 Honda CR-V starts at just $26,800*, while Toyota's 2022 RAV4 is priced at $26,975.
It's wise to review the entire standard-features lists of these two SUVs and the starting MSRPs to understand which provides a better value proposition for you and your Florida family. You may find that the more affordable 2022 Honda CR-V has all the features you want, even in the LX trim. Or, you can compare higher trim levels of these models if you're after a new compact SUV with leather-trimmed seating, cooled front seats or other premium amenities.
Venice Honda is the Osprey, Florida, area's source for the very latest Honda automobiles for sale, including the lineup of 2022 Honda CR-V crossover SUVs. You can shop our complete new Honda inventory online now to compare the array of well-appointed CR-V trim levels available, including the EX, EX-L and Touring editions. And don't forget to consider the fuel-sipping 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid model!
Remember that we have a team of helpful Honda sales specialists eager to assist with your new Honda SUV search. So if you think of any questions about the new CR-V lineup before you visit our Venice, FL, location, don't hesitate to reach out to our staff online or by phone!
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.