2016 Honda HRV vs 2015 Toyota RAV4

2016 Honda HRV 2015 Toyota RAV4
8.4 l/100km City Fuel Economy 9.8 l/100km
6.7 l/100km Highway Fuel Economy  7.6 l/100km
141 HP Horsepower 176 HP
24.3 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 38.4 cu. ft.

2016 Honda HRV vs 2015 Toyota RAV4

2016 Honda HRV vs 2015 Toyota RAV4

The Honda HRV was just one of the many extremely exciting things coming out of the Honda camp for this model year, but it was perhaps the most exciting of them all. The HRV is a brand-new subcompact crossover now representing the entry level of Honda’s light truck lineup, and is flanked by Toyota’s 20+ year old compact crossover the RAV4. We thought we’d take a look at these two small utilities, comparing the 2016 Honda HRV vs. 2015 Toyota RAV4 to see what the advantages and disadvantages of each are.

Differences Between the 2016 Honda HRV, 2015 Toyota RAV4

The main difference is obviously the fact that the RAV4 is in a slightly bigger segment, thus meaning it’s a slightly bigger vehicle offering more space for both cargo and passengers. For instance, the cargo capacity of the 2015 Toyota RAV4 allows for an extra 14.1 cu. ft. which is a pretty sizeable advantage. But on the flip side, that means the 2016 Honda HRV is quite a bit lighter than the Toyota RAV4, so even though it also has a 35-horsepower leg up on the HRV that advantage is reduced thanks to the lower curb weight.

The main advantages that the HRV has over the RAV4 however are in terms of fuel efficiency, as the HRV is dominant on both the highway and city streets by 0.9 l/100km and 1.4 l/100km respectively. So on the one hand you’ve got better fuel efficiency, on the other you’ve got more space. That is what the decision mainly comes down to, other than looking at the list of features and, obviously, the aesthetic appearance. Be sure to schedule a test drive today if you’re interested in either crossover!


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