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2023 Toyota RAV4 Vs. 2023 Honda CR-V: Which Crossover Wins The Age Long Contest?

Choosing between the Toyota RAV4 lease deal and the Honda CR-V lease deal has always been challenging, especially if you are a massive fan of both Japanese automakers. However, due to the CR-V’s ground-up redesign, shoppers are more likely to go for the new Honda, and Toyota must respond quickly if it wants the RAV4 to remain in the game.

This article will compare these two crossovers to help you make the right choice when leasing your dream car in 2023.

Engine And Transmission

Under the hood of the regular RAV4 is a 203-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that partners with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Toyota also offers a 219-hp hybrid model and the top-tier plug-in hybrid RAV4 prime with 302 horses. Both pair exclusively with all-wheel drive and CVT. The new Honda CR-V retains its previous generation’s 190-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder, which pairs with a CVT and either front- or all-wheel drive. There’s also a very fuel-efficient CR-V hybrid with 204 hp & 247 lb-ft of torque. Both crossovers deliver a smooth and comfortable ride but don’t expect adrenaline-pumping driving verve.

Fuel Economy

The RAV4 and CV-R are very impressive when it comes to fuel efficiency. Gas-only models of the compact Honda earn 28 mpg city and 34 mpg highway, while the RAV4 is rated 27 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. For the electrified models, the RAV4 Hybrid is rated 41 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, while the CR-V Hybrid achieved 43 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.


The RAV4 delivers a practical interior which is more desirable at the top trim. Standard features include an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, cloth seats, a 7.0-inch digital driver’s display, etc. Going for upper trims unlocks high-end features like a 12.3-inch digital gauge display, a 10.5-inch touchscreen, 11-speaker JBL audio system, panoramic glass roof, ambient lighting, etc.

Given the CR-V’s makeover, its interior feels sleeker, more modern, and even more spacious than the RAV4’s. The CR-V’s interior is simple, practical, and outfitted with intuitive controls. Cloth-trimmed seats, power moonroof, heated front seats, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen display are standard equipment, while higher trims offer pricier features like leather seats, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, 12-speaker Bose system, ambient lighting, etc.

Safety And Driver Assistance

Both vehicles offer an extensive suite of standard safety technologies like the;

  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Traffic jam assist
  • Traffic sign recognition system, etc.

However, due to the CR-V’s makeover, it gets more standard driver-assistive features like blind spot information system with cross traffic monitor.

Regardless of which compact crossover does it for you, VIP Auto Lease remains your trusted car leasing company. Our seamless lease process ensures you can secure your dream lease deals while we deliver to you anywhere in the US.

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