Research & Compare the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 in Stratham

Here's Why the Honda CR-V Should Be Your New SUV

Looking for a new compact crossover or SUV near Portsmouth NH that's comfortable, capable, and modern? You'd be hard-pressed to find as well-rounded a vehicle as the new Honda CR-V. The Honda CR-V, available today here at Honda Barn, offers bold styling, tons of comfort features, and ample capability. But how does it compare to one of its main compact SUV rivals, the Toyota RAV4? Pretty favorably, as it turns out! Read on to find out more, below. Then reach out if you'd like to learn more or book a test-drive behind-the-wheel of one of our available new Honda CR-V SUVs.


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Engine Options & Efficiency

The Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 both provide a balanced blend of ample power and rewarding fuel efficiency for your Durham NH travels. That said, while the Toyota RAV4 comes equipped with one 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the Honda CR-V offers you a choice of two engines. The first is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder not unlike the one you'll find in the RAV4. The second, however, is a more energetic 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that's both more powerful and more efficient than the base engine.

Style & Space

The Honda CR-V boasts the best of modern Honda design, inside and out. The recently-redesigned Toyota RAV4 also is attractive in a rugged way. But only entry-level Honda CR-V models boast style-enhancing elements like standard alloy wheels. Inside, entry-level models in both the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 lineup boast niceties like cloth seating, accommodating up to five passengers, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats. Still, the Honda CR-V provides more cargo space than the Toyota RAV4, even with the rear seats in use. That gives you greater flexibility, wherever your Hampton NH adventures lead you.

Safety & Technology

The Honda CR-V provides you plenty of safety features, including Honda Sensing®, which is standard on Honda CR-V EX models and above. Honda Sensing® includes a range of active safety technologies like a road departure mitigation system and lane keeping assist system that rival the features you'll find standard in Toyota's similar Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) active safety suite. What's more, every new Honda CR-V comes standard with a dedicated touchscreen infotainment system that rivals what's standard in the Toyota RAV4. This system helps you sync to your smartphone, listen to the radio, and much more. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are even available in Honda EX models and above to provide you an even more seamless smartphone integration experience.

Comfort & Convenience

The Honda CR-V is all about giving you options. This Honda compact crossover SUV is available in a large assortment of trim choices, just like the Toyota RAV4, to provide you hordes of premium upgrades and amenities. Just some premium features you're bound to appreciate from the Honda CR-V lineup include:

  • LED Daytime Running lights (Honda CR-V LX models)
  • One-touch power moonroof and remote start (Honda CR-V EX models)
  • Leather interior, power tailgate, and power-adjustable seating (Honda CR-V EX-L models)
  • Hands-free power tailgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and LED on/off headlights (Honda CR-V Touring models)

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Want to learn more about the new Honda CR-V and how it compares to the Toyota RAV4 for your Brentwood NH and Exeter NH area travels? Don't hesitate to reach out to us today here at Honda Barn, where our primary concern is ensuring your customer-satisfaction!

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