2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4: Choose Your Next Car

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Toyota RAV4

Specs & Performance

There are many things to consider when it comes to the Toyota RAV4 compared to the Honda CR-V. The 2021 Honda CR-V rides comfortably, handles corners agilely and accelerates well, unlike the 2021 Toyota RAV4 which has a weak powertrain and
mediocre steering capabilities at best. Granted both CR-V and RAV4 are available in hybrid models, perfect as an ecofriendly alternative.

Dimensions & Cargo Space

Is Toyota RAV4 bigger than Honda CR-V? The 2021 Honda CR-V is 1.2 inches longer than the 2021 Toyota RAV4 though the wheelbase is 1.1 inches shorter. The widths are identical, and the height of each model varies slightly. As for legroom, the CR-V
measures 2.4 inches longer in the rear than the RAV4. A little goes a long way and can make all the difference when it comes to riding comfortably in the backseat.

2021 Honda CR-V

Interior (front/rear)
Headroom: 40.1 in / 39.2 in
Legroom: 41.3 in / 40.4 in
Shoulder room: 57.9 in / 55.6 in
Wheelbase: 104.8 in
Length: 182.1 in
Width: 73.0 in
Height: 66.1 in
Cargo volume
39.2/75.8 cu. ft.
When it comes to cargo capacity, the 2021 Honda CR-V is 1.6 cu. ft. larger than the 2021 Toyota RAV4. And depending on the trim level you choose, it may or may not come with a power tailgate, that goes for both models. As for passenger volume, the
Honda CR-V is 7 cubic feet larger than the Toyota RAV4.

2021 Toyota RAV4

Interior (front/rear)
Headroom: 39.5 in / 39.5 in
Legroom: 41.0 in / 37.8 in
Shoulder room: 57.8 in / 56.4 in
Wheelbase: 105.9 in
Length: 180.9 in
Width: 73.0 in
Height: 37.0 in
Cargo volume
37.6/69.8 cu. ft.

Interior Design & Features

Both the CR-V and the RAV4 have come a long way over the years when it comes to design and modern-day features. But the 2021 Honda CR-V has a lot of features that come standard in the base model, opposed to the Toyota RAV4. Bluetooth, Speedsensitive Volume and a 5-inch color LCD screen are included in the base CR-V, along with cruise control and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel column as well.

As for other comfort conveniences in the 2021 Honda CR-V, the LX trim comes with a lockable glove compartment, map lights, illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, and a sunglass holder that doubles as a conversation mirror. And with seating for 5, the driver’s seat can be manually adjusted 6 different ways plus there’s an easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback to transport larger cargo.

Reliability Comparison

Which is more reliable Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4? Both manufacturers are known for their reliability though Honda has better roadside assistance and a more robust care plan as well.

2021 Honda CR-V

3-Year 36,000-Mile Limited Vehicle Warranty:

All new Honda vehicles are covered by a 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty, plus a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty:

All new Honda vehicles are covered by a 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty, plus a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

Roadside Assistance

24-hour emergency road service available in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada; valid during the 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty term for model-year 2015 and later vehicles. Services include jump-starting, flat tire and lockout assistance, towing, and more; limitations apply. Call (866) 864-5211 for assistance or details.

Honda Care®

Vehicles less than 3 years old and with fewer than 36,000 miles are eligible for Honda Care® VSC Plans. Vehicles less than 1 year old and with fewer than 12,000 miles are eligible for Honda Care Maintenance™.

2021 Toyota RAV4

Basic Coverage

36 months/36,000 miles (all components other than normal wear and maintenance items).

Powertrain Coverage

60 months/60,000 miles (engine, transmission/transaxle, front-wheel-drive system, rear-wheel drive, seatbelts and airbags).

Roadside Assistance

24-hour Roadside Assistance is also included for 2 years and unlimited miles.


Every new Toyota comes with ToyotaCare, a maintenance plan that covers normal factory scheduled maintenance with the purchase or lease of every new Toyota for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Safety Rating

One important thing to consider from a safety perspective, the Honda Sensing Suite comes standard in all 2021 models and newer whereas the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 only comes in some Toyota models. As for the 2021 Honda CR-V, it comes with brake assist, a tire pressure monitoring system, review camera, lane departure warning and so much more!

2021 Honda CR-V

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Advanced Front Airbags
  • SmartVent® Front Side Airbags

2021 Toyota RAV4

  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Front-impact airbags
  • Side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbags
  • Knee airbags

Price Comparison

2021 Honda CR-V
Starting price: $26,120* MSRP
2021 Toyota RAV4
Starting price: $27,225* MSRP