When you’re on the search for a stylish SUV that can easily take you around the Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, or Charleston, area, you’ll want something packed with impressive features that are sure to turn heads as you cruise by. Two models you may be considering are the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4; but, ultimately, which one is going to be the right choice for you?
Here at Hilton Head Honda, our goal is to help you every step of the way through your car-buying journey, and we know that starts right here with the research process. In order to help make it as simple as possible for drivers, we’ve created this handy analysis of the 2023 Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4. Now, let’s see how these two models stack up against one another!
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY
The Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 want to give you the most comfortable ride possible. Both models feature a spacious cabin, roomy appointments, and comforting amenities to elevate every drive you take.
Both vehicles can comfortably seat up to five riders—but in the CR-V, you’ll get 103.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the RAV4 only provides 98.9 cubic feet of seating space.
2023 Honda CR-V
2023 Toyota RAV4
|55.6 inches/52.6 inches
|Hip room (Front/Rear)
|54.3 inches/47.7 inches
|41.3 inches/41 inches
|41 inches/37.8 inches
As you can see, passengers in the CR-V will have more headroom, hip room, and legroom to stretch out and relax no matter where they’re seated.
Want to expand your space even more? Simply open the Honda CR-V's standard one-touch power moonroof for an open-air experience.
The Toyota has a similar moonroof; however, you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim level to lavish in the breeze and take in a stunning overhead view.
You’ll also want to be sure your SUV comes with an ample amount of storage room for all your transportation needs, whether you’re packing up for a road trip, moving furniture, or simply running errands.
How do the cargo areas of the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 compare? Let’s take a closer look:
2023 Honda CR-V
2023 Toyota RAV4
|39.3 cubic feet
|Cargo volume (behind 2nd row)
|37.6 cubic feet
|76.5 cubic feet
|Cargo volume (behind 1st row)
|69.8 cubic feet
Once again, the RAV4 falls short of the CR-V by providing just 69.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo room, while the CR-V delivers up to 76.5 cubic feet.
So, you’ve got your cargo ready to be packed away. How will you do so? The available height-adjustable power liftgates in either model will lend a hand. These liftgates can pop open before you get to the rear, giving you one less step before loading up your gear.
Plus, each SUV’s cargo space has cargo area lights to help you see during late-night grocery shopping or when you reach your campsite after dark!
However, if you want to keep your cargo securely where you initially put it, you’ll enjoy the CR-V's standard cargo area tie-down anchors, which are unavailable in the RAV4.
You’ll remain comfortable in either the CR-V or the RAV4, as they offer an assortment of amenities. With many climate-controlled features on board, you’ll be able to enjoy a comfortable and peaceful ride any time of year.
Each SUV has its own dual-zone automatic climate control system that considers the temperature preferences of both you and your front-row passenger.
Further temperature preference is achieved through heated front seats, which provide incredible comfort during those chilly morning commutes.
The difference? Both features come standard on the CR-V and are available on the RAV4.
You’re going to be on the road for a while, which means you’ll need a model that conforms to you. Fortunately, the Honda CR-V has a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 2-way power lumbar support to help you find your sweet spot.
On the other hand, the Toyota comes with standard 6-way adjustable seats, and you can upgrade to an 8-way adjustable seat. However, it doesn’t offer as many configurations and as much flexibility as the Honda’s seat.
While both SUVs may be decent choices for your commutes around the Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, or Charleston area, it’s clear that the Honda CR-V outperforms the Toyota RAV4 in crucial categories such as interior cabin space and comfort.
Here at Hilton Head Honda, we’re dedicated to providing drivers with a fun, relaxing, and informative car-buying experience. For more information or to schedule your next test drive, give us a call or stop by our showroom today!
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