Last post on Dec 02, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Car Comparisons, SUV
#12 of 39 Re: RAV4 vs Honda CRV [dri]
Mar 21, 2010 (9:43 am)
I guess if I wasn't looking for V6 power or towing ability I'd be more partial to the CRV personally because that swing door is a functional turn-off (Honda dumped that back in 2007 for the CRV when I was looking , but Toyota keeps hanging on to it). I haven't researched the current wheel choices on either, but as I previously mentioned the lower the tire profile, the more likely of bending/fracturing a rim.so if your in pothole land I would go for function over beauty on that option.(if you have a choice).Sometimes you can get the better overall package you desire and the dealer will swap wheels or tires and adjust the price (if the overall circumference is the same between the 2 sizes to not effect speedo error this would work)
#14 of 39 Excellent review
Mar 23, 2010 (5:17 pm)
Thanks for that comem47 - boy I wish they had been able to keep the RAV4 in the running! At this stage I'm very much inclined towards the CRV, though we have to buy second hand (Ecuador has a $20k limit on the value of the car), so if an amazing RAV pops up for that money it might clinch the deal!
Thanks a lot for all your feedback!
#16 of 39 CR-V or RAV4 with 6 cylinder
Mar 20, 2012 (7:02 pm)
We have been married over 30 years and keep cars forever. Our Voyager Van is 12 years old, over 200,000 miles and has been excellent. We are excited to be looking for a new car that we plan to keep for a long time. I (the wife) have always liked the look of the Honda CR-V. Hubby feels like he really wants a 6 cylinder which unfortunately is not possible with CR-V. We never liked the look of the RAV4 with the outside tire but today found they have a new "Sport" version which hubby really likes. I just wasn't thrilled with it. Some things we are looking for: max 5 seats, good for long road trips. We both work at home so commuting is not a factor. I must admit, I have always liked and trusted Honda and we have a new really nice dealership in town - they also offer free car washes and $19.99 oil changes for the life of the car. Also, when we were in Honda yesterday, they only had 2 CR-Vs and pretty much said if we didn't buy then and there don't expect to see them again. Is it really that crazy getting the one you want? We are brand new to all of this!
I need to convince my husband that the CR-V will be spunky enough or do you have a suggestion for a 6 cylinder that we should check out? Thanks!
#17 of 39 Re: CR-V or RAV4 with 6 cylinder [santacruz4]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 20, 2012 (7:22 pm)
Heads up: The Sport model has no spare, thus shod with 18" run-flat tires... Rough riding and expensive to replace...
I can think of a dozen reasons why I'd rather have the CR-V, but if your husband is stuck on a 6-cylinder, they won't matter much...
#18 of 39 Re: CR-V or RAV4 with 6 cylinder [kyfdx]
Mar 20, 2012 (7:42 pm)
my wife and I were out looking recently and scoped out both (in the showroom, did not drive either one). really did not care for the Rav at all. The rear door was a big negative, but the interior, equipment, etc. all left something to be desired.
the CRV my wife liked. Just seemed much nicer overall. No, not as fast, but these are compact CUVs, not corvettes!
If you really want a V6, and don't mind something slightly bigger, we loved the Santa Fe. Still reasonably sized, but roomier, nice driving, well equipped, etc. And available with a nice V6.
#19 of 39 Re: CR-V or RAV4 with 6 cylinder [santacruz4]
Mar 21, 2012 (4:37 am)
The CRV is a brand new design so that tips the scales in it's favor IMO. I also like the look better. The Sport model RAV with run-flats? I wouldn't own a car with those rolling bricks!
My mother has a RAV4 4x4 4cyl. It's just OK. I like Toyota but the interior isn't all that great and I'm a big guy and get never get quite comfortable in it. The one shining star is the Toyota's 2GR V6 is fantastic. It's smooth as glass and does darn well in the FE dept.
Not to make things harder, but I would also check out the Equinox/Terrian. They can be had with a V6.
#20 of 39 Re: CR-V or RAV4 with 6 cylinder [tjc78]
Mar 21, 2012 (7:45 am)
I agree with pretty much everything you said.
The V6 is a gem, both powerful and efficient.
I wish it came in a better package, though. We ended up getting a Sienna LE, which avoids the run-flat tires people complain about so much.
#21 of 39 Re: CR-V or RAV4 with 6 cylinder [santacruz4]
Mar 22, 2012 (6:39 am)
Thanks for the great responses. Okay, crossed RAV4 off list and hubby is warming up to the CR-V
A friend is encouraging us to test drive Subaru ( 6 cylinder) Outback. Any thoughts on that one?