If you’re in the market for an SUV that saves some space in the driveway without sacrificing room in the cabin, it’s no surprise you’ve come across the Honda HR-V and the Toyota RAV4. While the Honda is a subcompact and the Toyota is a compact, the two SUVs have an impressive amount of similarities. To determine which one is right for you, let’s compare their key features.
With an investment as serious as your next vehicle, it’s important to weigh the cost carefully. While both vehicles promise some considerable value, the HR-V comes with a much lower starting price than the RAV4. The two vehicles maintain as you climb their trim ranges, with the HR-V’s Touring trim starting at $28,540 and the RAV4’s Limited starting at $33,500. Both vehicles promise responsible gas mileage, so you won’t regret your purchase whenever you stop to fill up at a gas station.
The HR-V is a reliable daily cruiser, and automatic shifting comes courtesy of a continuously variable transmission. Its weighted steering allows for confident handling, and twists, turns, and narrow parking lots are no trouble for its excellent maneuverability. Bumps in the road don’t jostle the passengers, and the ride remains smooth in town or on the highway. The RAV4 also maintains its composure around corners, and only the harsher bumps will catch the passengers’ attention.
There’s something for everyone across these SUVs’ dynamic trim ranges. Those looking to optimize safety may consider the HR-Vs EX trim, which comes with the Honda Sensing suite of smart safety tech. The bundle includes lane keep assist, forward collision warning, road departure mitigation, automatic emergency braking, and more. While the RAV4 has versatile builds like the light off-roading Adventure trim, the HR-V demonstrates an unbeatable commitment to safety.
Both SUVs feature seating for five as well as child seat connectors, so they can pull family vehicle duties if needed. Safety is a top priority in any case, and each SUV has some appealing options to consider. The HR-V scored reassuringly well in its crash tests, and the Honda Sensing suite is available throughout its trim range. For the RAV4, standard features include automatic high beams, lane keep assist, and others.
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Barbour Hendrick Honda
If the safety, handling, and unrivaled value of the HR-V sound like what you want in an SUV, we invite you to come see it for yourself at Barbour Hendrick Honda. Our dealership is conveniently located at 3300 S Memorial Drive Greenville, North Carolina 27834.