2016 Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4 in Tampa, FL
Serving Tampa, FL
The compact crossover and SUV segment has been growing steadily over the past few years, and if you are new to the car-buying game, you might not know that one of the best choices in this quickly growing segment is the 2016 Honda CR-V. Brandon Honda in Tampa has the 2016 CR-V and will help you find the perfect one to fit your driving needs. A brand- Honda CR-V is the cure for what’s ailing your daily drives, and Brandon Honda of Tampa, FL is ready to help you find your own. We have been serving the Tampa and Tampa Bay communities for decades, connecting drivers from all over the state of Florida with spectacular Honda models like the new CR-V. The 2016 CR-V is ready for anything and will make a great pick as your next car, so why not come down and test drive one today? We promise you will enjoy your experience and maybe even want to drive home in one tonight.
The 2016 Honda CR-V is a popular vehicle and a highly rated choice from the Honda lineup that drivers love even more than the Toyota RAV4. Keep reading to see how the CR-V trounces the RAV4 in more ways than one!
Price and Value
If you are cross-shopping the 2016 Honda CR-V with the Toyota RAV4, you are probably going to want to look at prices. And luckily for you, the Honda CR-V is prepared for the test! This well-appointed compact SUV starts with an MSRP of $23,745 in its basic LX trim, while the comparable RAV4 LE starts at $24,350. Moving on up the ladder, the CR-V SE starts at $24,545 and the comparable RAV4 XLE starts at $26,270. It’s getting pricey for the Toyota! For the RAV4 SE, expect to pay an MSRP starting at $29,265 while the comparable Honda CR-V EX will set you back just $25,995 to start. The final trim in the RAV4 is the Limited which starts at an MSRP of a whopping $31,510 but the CR-V still has two trims to offer, the value-packed EX-L ($28,445) and the ultra-luxe Touring, which starts at ($32,095)*. So, let’s review; the Honda CR-V offers more trims to help you better balance your budget, is more affordable all the way down the line, and offers a full-loaded top trim with all the fixings you could ever want in a small SUV. Point goes to the 2016 Honda CR-V!
Interior Space and Dimensions
The nice thing about small SUVs is that they can carry both people and cargo without having to sacrifice anyone’s comfort or leave anything important behind. The 2016 Honda CR-V will help you keep everyone on board happy on longer drives – or any time, really. The CR-V offers 104.1 cubic feet of passenger volume in its interior in the LX and SE trims and 101.5 cubic feet in its EX, EX-L, and Touring trim grades. At the other side of the ring we have the Toyota RAV4, which measures in at 101.9 cubic feet of total passenger space in some models and in other you get even less; 100.7 cubic feet in some cases! Passengers in all seating positions inside the CR-V will certainly enjoy a bit of extra space for their head, legs, hips, and shoulders.
Power and Performance
Drivers all over Florida love the 2016 Honda CR-V because it offers a lot of great power without all the bulky, hard-to-maneuver shape and heavy construction of full-size SUVs. The CR-V is powered by a spirited 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a CVT gearbox and can be configured with either a front-wheel or all-wheel drivetrain. In either drive configuration, the engine is rated for 185 horsepower and produces 181 pound-feet of torque. The RAV4 is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with either a front-wheel or all-wheel drivetrain. Unfortunately for the RAV4, it only offers 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. Looks like the Honda CR-V wins again, even with its slightly smaller engine!
When it comes to modern safety features, the 2016 Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 are pretty evenly matched. However, when it comes to government crash test scores, these two competing vehicles couldn’t be more different. The NHTSA gives the CR-V an overall rating of five stars; it earned five-star ratings in all but the frontal barrier-crash test and rollover test, where it earned four-star scores. The Toyota RAV4 is rated by the NHTSA with only an overall four-star rating; it earned four-star scores in four tests and one three-star score (frontal passenger side barrier-crash test). Keep everyone safe and secure in the 2016 Honda CR-V and forget about the Toyota RAV4.
If you are waffling between the 2016 Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4, Brandon Honda is here to help you make your decision an easier one. Come see the winning compact SUV, the 2016 Honda CR-V, right now at Brandon Honda in Tampa, FL.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).View Inventory