2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid


2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
18 inches


17 inches

Heated Front Seats




Genuine Leather Seats

Not Available
40.4 inches

Rear Legroom

37.8 inches

If you’re looking for a dependable, efficient hybrid vehicle, it only makes sense to start with two of the biggest names in automotive. The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid both build upon impressive legacies, but we think that discerning drivers have plenty of reasons to prefer the Honda. Our CR-V Hybrid vs. RAV4 Hybrid comparison covers performance, dimensions, interior features, and more!



CR-V Hybrid vs. RAV4 Hybrid: Performance

The Honda CR-V Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 40 mpg in the city*, while the RAV4 Hybrid gets up to 41 mpg. That’s another way of saying that either model can satisfy your need for a more efficient drive through Novato or San Francisco.  However, when one looks a little closer, it’s easy to see where the Honda CR-V wins out:

  • The CR-V Hybrid offers 232 lb-ft of torque, compared to a much-more-modest 176 lb-ft in the RAV4 Hybrid.
  • The CR-V Hybrid comes standard with 18-inch wheels. The RAV4 Hybrid sets you up with 17-inch wheels, and you’ll need to upgrade if you want to match the CR-V.

Looking for another competitive matchup? Compare the 2022 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Toyota Camry!

CR-V Hybrid vs. RAV4 Hybrid: Interior Features & Dimensions

In 2021, a hybrid needs to be more than practical. Although both models have a lot to offer, the new CR-V Hybrid wins out in the areas that matter most to our neighbors in San Rafael and Mill Valley:

  • The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid comes standard with heated front seats and a sunroof! Both features require an upgrade in the RAV4 Hybrid.
  • The CR-V Hybrid includes eight standard speakers, while the RAV4 Hybrid only includes six.
  • Genuine leather seats are not available in any Toyota RAV4 Hybrid configuration, but this isn’t true for the CR-V. The CR-V Hybrid EX-L and Touring trims both offer this feature as standard.

The CR-V Hybrid offers almost 68.7 cubic feet of cargo space at maximum, while the RAV4 Hybrid provides 69.8 cubic feet. This being the case, you’ll want to choose the model that offers the most comfortable ride for your passengers:

  • The CR-V Hybrid offers 40.4 inches of rear legroom! That’s an enormous improvement over the RAV4 Hybrid, which offers just 37.8 inches of the same.
  • The CR-V Hybrid also wins out on front legroom, front hip room, front shoulder room, and rear hip room!

If you think you’ll need even more space, compare the Honda CR-V to the Honda Pilot.


CR-V Hybrid vs. RAV4 Hybrid: Safety

What about safety features? While both models come equipped with a range of advanced features and driver-assist technologies, only the CR-V offers optional parking assistance in its base trim. Additionally, the CR-V scored five stars in its overall frontal crash test from the NHTSA. The RAV4 Hybrid only scored four stars in this important category.


Start Your New Adventure Today!

If you like what you’ve seen in our CR-V Hybrid vs. RAV4 Hybrid matchup, don’t wait to check out our new CR-V Hybrid inventory! Between our new vehicle specials and our convenient online buying options, we have everything you need to move forward with confidence today.

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.


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