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2016 Toyota RAV4 Comparison near Plainfield, IL

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 vs 2016 Honda CR-V

In a world with so many small crossover options, how do you know you’re making the right choice? You know you’re looking for one with the convenience and technology features you want most, but you don’t want to spend your free time going from dealership to dealership trying to find the right fit. We at Thomas Toyota want to save you some time, and have constructed a 2016 Toyota RAV4 comparison near Plainfield, IL, versus the 2016 Honda CR-V so you can see all the ways the RAV4 comes out on top.

When you buy a new vehicle, you want it to have updated features that your current vehicle doesn’t have. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 not only will accomplish this feat, but it’ll also have features that are only found in higher trims of the 2016 Honda CR-V, or not found at all in the CR-V. Since both are small crossovers, you expect cargo space for all your items. Because the RAV4 is longer than the CR-V, 181.1-inches to only 179.4-inches, the RAV4 has more maximum cargo space and cargo volume. The RAV4 has 73.4 cubic ft.1 of maximum cargo space, while the CR-V only has 70.9 cubic ft1. Comparably, the RAV4 has 38.4 cubic ft.1 of cargo volume, while he CR-V only has 37.2 cubic ft.1 of cargo volume. All this space also results in more front legroom with 42.6-inches and rear headroom with 38.9-inches. The CR-V only has 41.3-inches of front legroom and 38.6-inches of rear headroom.

Our 2016 Toyota RAV4 comparison near Plainfield, IL, also shows that the RAV4 has more features in terms of convenience. For starters, you’ll have a crystal-clear view of the road ahead and what awaits beside you no matter the weather with front fog lights and heated exterior mirrors. Both features you’ll only find in top trims of the CR-V. On the inside, there’s the convenience and comfort that come with heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control – both of which only offered in higher trim levels of the CR-V. New to the Toyota RAV4 is the presence of HomeLink®2 located on the rearview mirror, which allows you to control your garage door, front gate, and even your home security system. You won’t find such system on any trim levels of the Honda CR-V.

Since driving should be a fun experience, Toyota stocked the 2016 RAV4 with features to make the most out of each drive – features you’ll only find in top trims of the 2016 CR-V. For instance, unlock the doors, start the engine, and pop the power liftgate using the Smart Key System3. Open the power moonroof for a view of the sun and the stars. Explore new music with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio4. Master the cross-country road trip with Integrated Navigation5. And manage tons of these features with controls on your leather-wrapped steering-wheel.

Finding the right crossover is easier than ever before with our 2016 Toyota RAV4 comparison near Plainfield, IL, versus the 2016 Honda CR-V. We want nothing more than to see you behind the wheel of the small crossover that exceeds all of your expectations, and it’s clear that the 2016 RAV4 will do so, and then some. Visit Thomas Toyota today to take the Toyota RAV4 for a test drive.

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1 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

2 HomeLink® and the HomeLink® house icon are registered trademarks of Gentex Corporation.

3 The Smart Key System may interfere with some pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. If you have one of these medical devices, please talk to your doctor to see if you should deactivate this system.

4 SiriusXM services require a subscription after 3-month trial period. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement available at If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your complimentary trial, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C.

5 Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions at all times. Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the navigation system is dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services and programming subject to change. Services not available in every city or roadway; updates may be available at an additional cost from your dealer. See your Navigation System Owner’s Manual for details.