Last post on Dec 02, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Car Comparisons, SUV
#27 of 39 Re: 2012 CRV LX vs 2012 Toyota RAV4 Base [zeeboy]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 16, 2012 (3:29 am)
Their websites show 7.5" ground clearance for the RAV4 vs. 6.7" for the AWD CR-V..
#28 of 39 seat heigth
Apr 16, 2012 (7:18 pm)
wished their were specs for seat height (how high you sit above the ground)
#29 of 39 and the winner is
May 05, 2012 (3:49 am)
toyota rav4 . but the honda crv is a close second. it was a diffucult choice. the honda was $ 400.00 cheaper plus you get a rear view camera. the toyota has a little more interior space . and a better realiablity record so i bought another toyota ..... the sport version 4 cyclnder . i like the suv so far but ive had the rav4 only 2 1/2 weeks so far.
both cars run smooth on normal roads but you feel every bump . if you want more quiet and comfort i think the honda is a better choice . if you want more space and speed get the toyota.
#30 of 39 Re: and the winner is [john_ufo]
May 05, 2012 (7:37 am)
How do you figure the RAV4 is more reliable than the CR-V?
Also, the RAV4 isn't as safe
#31 of 39 Re: and the winner is [john_ufo]
May 05, 2012 (3:03 pm)
June 2012 Consumer Reports states CRV suffers from road noise. Ties with RAV4 for overall mpg, and is faster accelerating.
#32 of 39 Re: and the winner is [zeeboy]
May 07, 2012 (2:08 pm)
i read the reviews and and read the repair records from diffrent magazines. such as consumer reports and overall the toyota rav 4 got a higher score .
#33 of 39 Choose CRV now
Jun 24, 2012 (3:35 pm)
The RAV 4 has higher score at consumer report, but CRV ranked as Number 2 in Affordable Compact SUVs (the RAV4 ranked as number 3), and got 2012 Best Affordable Compact SUV for Families at U.S. news.
About the predicted reliability listed on consumer report for these two cars, the CRV got a lower score because 2012 CRV has a big change. The evolution of engine is lack of feedback. RAV-4 is going to has a new model coming at the end of this year. If you can wait, 2013 RAV4 may be a good choice.
Now, I will choose CRV. Although both of them have their advantage and disadvantage, but I can bear the road noisy and the bad rear visibility on CRV. All model come with backup camera and one button folding backseat, which are what I like. I don't like the insider of RAV 4 and its side-hinged tailgate.
#34 of 39 side-hinged tailgate
Jul 10, 2012 (1:45 pm)
Why did Toyota go with that design?
I'm pretty sure I'd prefer a liftgate
#35 of 39 Re: now looking at Subaru Outback 6 cylinder [santacruz4]
Jul 15, 2012 (5:16 pm)
I drove the 3.6 2012 outback and loved the power, just not the mileage. I then drove the 2.5. I didn't like how te transmission felt. The 2013 got very positive reviews from Subie lovers. I plan to test drive one on Thursday. I then will re-test the CR-V which felt too light and small ( narrow) for me when I drove it. Last I'll try the Mazda cx-5. I think my decision will come down to the Honda or the Subaru.
Has anyone tried the CX-5?
#36 of 39 Re: now looking at Subaru Outback 6 cylinder [carteach]
Aug 28, 2012 (9:22 am)
I tried a CX-5 this past weekend. The seats were not comfortable as they pinched my thighs and butt. I tried several different ones to make sure and I could not get comfortable and neither could my wife. I did try a Mazda3 and a Mazda5. Both ran well but the ride was very nervous.