4 Advantages of Buying a 2023 Honda CR-V Over a Toyota RAV4

The Honda CR-V received an impressive redesign. This makes it a more competitive choice against its biggest rival in the compact crossover SUV segment — the Toyota RAV4. In a previous article, we highlighted the advantages of the RAV4, but now we cover the strengths of the CR-V. Here are four advantages of buying a 2023 Honda CR-V over a 2023 Toyota RAV4.

2023 Honda CR-V provides more interior space than the 2023 Toyota RAV4

Front angle view of blue 2023 Honda CR-V
2023 Honda CR-V | Honda

The first advantage of buying a 2023 Honda CR-V over a 2023 Toyota RAV4 is the CR-V provides more interior space than the RAV4. Both crossover SUVs can seat up to five people. However, the passenger area in the CR-V is more spacious, especially for the rear seats. The CR-V has 41.3/41.0 inches of front/rear legroom, compared to 41.0/37.8 inches for the RAV4.

Furthermore, the CR-V offers more space for storage. It has a maximum cargo capacity of 76.5 cu-ft, compared to 69.8 cu-ft for the RAV4.

2023 CR-V has an all-new design, while the 2023 RAV4 hasn’t been redesigned for several years

Front view of black 2023 Toyota RAV4, highlighting its release date and price
2023 Toyota RAV4 | Toyota

The second advantage of buying a 2023 Honda CR-V over a 2023 Toyota RAV4 is the CR-V has an all-new design, while RAV4 hasn’t had a redesign for several years. If you want the freshest look for the crossover SUV segment, then the CR-V is the way to go. 

The exterior design of the 2023 CR-V is a vast improvement over the previous model year. It offers a pleasing blend of modernity and ruggedness. One of the highlights of the CR-V’s exterior is its large, upright grille. The CR-V also features a long hood, a strong horizontal beltline, a longer wheelbase, and standard LED headlights. 

Additionally, the dramatic repositioning of the all-new CR-V’s windshield pillars adds an element of sportiness — while improving visibility.

Honda CR-V has a more upscale cabin than the Toyota RAV4

Dashboard and front seats in 2023 Honda CR-V
2023 Honda CR-V | Honda

The third advantage of buying a 2023 CR-V over a 2023 RAV4 is the CR-V has a more upscale cabin than the RAV4. With its high-quality materials and premium touches, the cabin of the CR-V has a luxurious look and feel that one might not expect to find in a mainstream crossover SUV. Also, compared to the RAV4, the CR-V’s cabin has a more modernistic design. 

Another thing that adds to the upscale interior is, as previously mentioned, the generous amount of passenger space. Because of this, it’s more comfortable for passengers to ride in the CR-V. Further adding to the passenger comfort is the improved driving dynamics for a smoother ride. 

2023 CR-V offers comfort and convenience features that are not available for the 2023 RAV4

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The fourth advantage of buying a 2023 CR-V over a 2023 RAV4 is the CR-V offers comfort and convenience features that are not available for the RAV4. This includes its new front body stabilizing seats, which help improve posture and reduce fatigue during long drives.

Also, the CR-V has an easy entry and exit system, which enables you to glide the driver’s seat back. Additionally, it has automatic rear folding seats. This makes it easier to switch between using the rear area for passengers — or for the maximum cargo capabilities.

The 2023 Honda CR-V has advantages over the 2023 Toyota RAV4 for interior space, an all-new design, an upscale cabin, and comfort and convenience features. For crossover SUV shoppers deciding which vehicle to buy, these are key advantages for choosing the 2023 CR-V over the 2023 RAV4.

To find out the advantages of buying a 2023 RAV4 over a 2023 CR-V, continue reading below.

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