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2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Honda CR-V

The crossover market is popular right now for a reason. With higher ride heights that offer commanding views of the road and interior spaces with far more versatility than a sedan could provide, crossovers are the perfect choice for active drivers looking for a model that can offer comfortable commuting during the week and enough space for projects and adventures on the weekend.

Two of the most popular options in the compact crossover segment are the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Honda CR-V. Which one offers the best mix of overall performance and value? Keep reading to find pricing, safety, and towing information below.

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Toyota RAV4


2018 Honda CR-V

$24,660 Starting MSRP $24,250
2.5-liter four-cylinder Base Engine  2.4-liter four-cylinder
Yes Standard Active Safety No
LE, XLE, Adventure, SE, Limited, Platinum Trim Levels LX, EX, EX-L, Touring

Which crossover has a higher towing capacity?

Active individuals looking for a model that can tow light-duty outdoor equipment like a small camper or a trailer full of dirt bikes should make sure that the vehicle they purchase has plenty of power and a high enough tow rating to accomplish the job.

The 2018 Honda CR-V offers a maximum towing capacity of up to 1,500-pounds when properly equipped. Thanks to the new Adventure grade trim level on the 2018 Toyota RAV4, drivers will find a max towing capacity of up to 3,500-pounds when properly equipped on the 2018 RAV4 making it the better choice for anyone looking for towing capability in either of these two models.

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is available for test drives and purchase at the Fox Toyota dealership in Clinton, TN. Stop by the dealership so you can see first hand just how much versatility it has to offer. If you aren't ready to stop by the dealership, we also have an online inventory tool that makes it easy to browse available models on a computer, tablet, or phone.