2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Honda CR-V

There are a lot of SUVs out there. It can be easy to get to this point. Brands like Toyota and Honda are already way above the other SUV options out there, but the Toyota RAV4 still has what it takes to come out on top even against other tight competition. If you want to see why we are saying that, then read through our 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Honda CR-V comparison for yourself. We will look at a bunch of features including horsepower, transmission, and other features.

If you are going to shop for your next SUV in the Pittsburgh and Cranberry Township area and you already love the RAV4, then you should check out the new RAV4 inventory that we have at Baierl Toyota. Otherwise, you can keep reading and learn all about how these two models compare.

2020 Toyota RAV4


2020 Honda CR-V

203 Standard Horsepower 190

8-Speed Automatic


2-Speed CVT

Standard / Standard

Android Auto / Apple CarPlay

Available / Available

8.4 Inches

Ground Clearance

8.2 Inches

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Horsepower may not be the first thing you notice, but it will be the first thing you notice every time you step on the pedal to get on the highway or take off from a stoplight. We hope you are driving safe, but even when you are, having that extra 13 horsepower can go along way. That much horsepower may not sound like a lot, but it’s the transmission that will really make the RAV4 feel way different.

The CVT in the Honda CR-V will dampen your driving experience significantly. These things change gear ratio as you accelerate, which sounds good but makes it feel like slow and unresponsive especially at highway speed. The RAV4 puts its power to good use by pushing it all through an 8-speed automatic.

Both vehicles have an infotainment screen, but Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are huge features. Huge features that the Honda CR-V does not include standard. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you can connect any compatible smartphone to your infotainment system and take advantage of many of your apps and phone features.

Not only does the RAV4 have all those advantages over the CR-V, but it also has more ground clearance. The RAV4 has a rugged streak, and for 2020, you can get an Adventure trim and TRD Off-Road trim. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out with the form below.