Never one without the other. It's now standard practice in the automotive world for the SUVs of Japanese giants Honda and Toyota to challenge each other. While the vehicles are visually very similar and share many similarities, Honda's CR-V and Toyota's RAV4 are more different than ever. For the 2024 model year, the Honda SUV seems to be a few steps ahead of its counterpart.
SUVs (sport utility vehicles) are ideal for the road, offering the perfect combination of performance and comfort. Among them, two models have been leading the way for almost 30 years: the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4.
A rugged physique, a rectilinear design, an aggressive stance, an elevated driving position and excellent road-handling skills. They have a lot in common, but there are some details that set them apart, and not the least.
The 2024 Honda CR-V: Performance as Ever
Their reliability is unquestionable. There's no doubt that these two four-cylinder vehicles will get you to your destination without a hitch. More versatile and maneuverable, the Honda CR-V, with its turbocharged 1.5 L 4-cylinder engine and 190 hp, wins out over its adversary of the day, which remains in its comfort zone compared to previous years.
Renowned for the quality of its suspensions, Honda has not failed with its 2024 model. On board, you won't even notice the bumps in the road.
Which Is the Most Comfortable SUV?
Almost 400 kg difference between the two vehicles!
While the Toyota RAV4 weighs 2,091 kg, the Honda SUV is just 1,643 kg. As a result, it's easier to handle on long journeys. It's important to point out that even though it's lighter, the 2024 Honda CR-V doesn't forget the comfort of its users. Where Toyota relies on a standard interior, Honda has completely redesigned its own.
As a result, the Honda CR-V's interior is more spacious and offers superior quality materials:
- The RAV4 offers front legroom of 1,039 mm and rear legroom of 960 mm
- The CR-V offers users 1,049 mm front and 1,041 mm rear legroom
For the pleasure of its passengers, the CR-V offers unique options such as a sunroof and automatic climate control.
The CR-V's infotainment system is considerably more user-friendly than that of the RAV4, with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a 9.0-inch touchscreen in the hybrid model, and a user-friendly navigation system.
Consume Less to Save More
It's now commonplace for Japanese manufacturer Honda to ensure that its vehicles are fuel-efficient. Objective achieved. And once again, Honda is ahead of Toyota. Fuel consumption announced at 7.6 L/100 km for the former, 7.9 L over the same distance for the latter. With a 0.3 L/100 km difference, this may seem like a mere detail to you, but for your wallet it means a lot as the kilometers add up!
A Hybrid Version to Make Everyone Agree
Toyota used to have the upper hand when it came to hybrids. This has not been the case since 2023. From now on, you can find the hybrid model of the Honda CR-V SUV for sale at your Honda dealership with the all-new Honda CR-V Hybrid EX-L. In Le Guide de l'auto 2024, Guillaume Rivard points out that :
"Honda's goal is to achieve more than half of CR-V sales in hybrid models."
This variant of the vehicle can be equipped with the 1.5 L turbo engine, but also with Honda's fourth-generation hybrid system. The latter integrates a 2.0 L four-cylinder engine and two electric motors. This considerably reduces average fuel consumption, from 7.6 L to 6.4 L per 100 km.
Finally, in 100% electric mode, the CR-V Hybrid would offer a range of over 80 km.
In short, the 2024 Honda CR-V outperforms the Toyota RAV4 in many ways.
At the end of this duel, the advantage goes to Japanese manufacturer Honda and its 2024 CR-V SUV over its long-time nemesis, the 2024 Toyota RAV4!
To test and discover this vehicle, visit Lombardi Honda, your Honda dealership in Montreal, near Laval and the South Shore. Our talented team will answer all your questions, as well as offer you current promotions and flexible financing solutions.