If you need a vehicle with a surplus of utility, value and convenience, you’ll want to consider some of the top compact SUVs. Two of the best are the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Toyota RAV4. They provide high resale value, efficient space utilization and long-term reliability. If you review the features and test-drive each of these SUVs, we’re confident you’ll prefer the CR-V, the best seller in its class.
|2018 Honda CR-V||2018 Toyota RAV4|
|184 hp||176 hp|
|REAR LEG ROOM|
|40.4 in.||37.2 in.|
|180 ft-lbs.||172 ft-lbs.|
Which Powertrain is Better?
The standard engine on the 2018 Honda CR-V is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder DOHC unit that puts out 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. You can also select Honda’s inaugural turbocharged engine, a 1.5 DOHC I-4 that outputs 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. The RAV4 is equipped with a less fuel-efficient, less-powerful 2.5-liter I-4 engine that squeezes out 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft. The Honda employs an automatic CVT and both engines drink regular unleaded gasoline. Both vehicles are available in forward- and all-wheel drive versions.
Which SUV has a Better Driving Experience?
If you want a refined ride and responsive handling, you’ll prefer the 2018 Honda CR-V. The modern aerodynamic design helps the vehicle deliver precise handling. The new CR-V chassis employs a MacPherson strut suspension up front and a multi-link setup aft. The suspension benefits from tubular front and solid rear stabilizer bars, electric dual-pinion variable-ratio power steering, and low-friction dampers. The RAV4 is equipped with MacPherson struts in the front and a double-wishbone rear suspension.
Which SUV has Better Features?
The 2018 CR-V delivers the best rear legroom (40.4 inches) and most spacious cabin in its class. CR-V offers a 7-inch touchscreen audio interface versus the 6.1-inch screen on the RAV4. Other CR-V features include power front seats, dual-zone climate control, electric parking brake, remote engine start, rear USB charging ports and heated side mirror.
2018 Honda CR-V for Sale in Illinois
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