2023 Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

2023 Honda CR-V vs. 2023 Toyota RAV4
2023 Honda CR-V EX 2WD


2023 Toyota RAV4 LE
$31,610 MSRP*

Staring Price

$27,975 MSRP
28 city/34 hwy** (LX with CVT)

Fuel Economy (mpg)

27 city/35 hwy
1.5L turbo


2.5L I-4
Continuously Variable (CVT)


8-speed automatic
103.5 cubic feet

Passenger Space

98.9 cubic feet
76.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space

69.8 cubic feet

The Honda RAV4 and the Toyota CR-V top the list of compact SUVs in Chicago, but which is the best fit for you? It depends on what you’re looking for: you’ll save money with the RAV4 base trim, but the Honda CR-V offers a larger cargo area and better city mpg. Get the details from Valley Honda in our in-depth Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 matchup, below!

2023 CR-V vs. RAV4: Fuel Economy Specs

Gas mileage is a top concern for most drivers nowadays, and either of these popular crossovers is a great pick if you’re hoping to get the most out of the money you spend on fuel. But which vehicle does better? Comparing the most-efficient CR-V vs. RAV4 configurations’ mpg specs reveals a close contest, with the CR-V coming out ahead for city driving and the RAV doing a little better on the highway:

2023 Honda CR-V LX MPG (2WD)

2023 Toyota RAV4 LE (2WD)

  • 2.5L I-4 engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 27 city/35 highway mpg

2023 CR-V vs. RAV4: Cargo Space & Seating

Compact SUVs appeal to Naperville-area families and solo adventurers alike with their ample cargo space and all-weather capability. If you’re looking for a smaller SUV that doesn’t compromise on comfort or cargo room, then the 2023 CR-V interior won’t disappoint! It offers more overall passenger space (103.5 cubic feet) than the RAV4 (98.9 cubic feet). The same goes for maximum cargo space: folding down the CR-V’s second-row seats opens up 76.5 cubic feet for anything you’re transporting around Oswego, compared to 69.8 cubic feet inside the RAV4.

Test Drive the Honda CR-V at Valley Honda

Still not sure which SUV is the best fit for your driving needs and budget? Our overview of the 2023 CR-V redesign may help you to make a more detailed comparison of the Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4. If you’re prepared to take the next steps today, we’ve got you covered! Getting started is easy: fill out our online application to get pre-approved for financing in minutes.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,295 destination charge, and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 premium color charge for 2022 vehicles or $455 premium color charge for 2023 vehicles.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX & EX-L trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX & EX-L trims. 43 city/36 highway/40 combined mpg rating for the 2WD Sport trim. 40 city/34 highway/37 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport & Sport Touring trims. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

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