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The numbers are in, and we have an interesting victory for the Honda CR-V over the Toyota RAV4. Drivers shopped for and considered buying the 2022 Honda CR-V more than the 2022 Toyota RAV4, but this didn’t exactly result in more sales. 

Is the Honda CR-V better than the Toyota RAV4? 

Is the 2022 Honda CR-V more reliable than the Toyota RAV4?
2022 Honda CR-V | Honda

The 2022 Honda CR-V and 2022 Toyota RAV4 both have pros and cons to consider. Also, it’s hard to go wrong with either option. Both of these SUVs are spacious, reliable, safe, and fuel-efficient. 

But according to Kelley Blue Book, people considered buying the CR-V more than the RAV4 in 2022. More shoppers checked out the CR-V than the RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid, and it’s worth noting that these SUVs filled the top spots. 

The Chevy Tahoe came in fourth place, and the Dodge Durango landed in fifth. But because people thought about buying the CR-V, more doesn’t mean they did. The 2022 RAV4 sold 399,941 models, and the 2022 CR-V moved 238,155 units. 

This doesn’t mean that the RAV4 is necessarily better. In fact, the CR-V outranks the RAV4 regarding comfort. The CR-V faces production issues due to supply chain shortages and may have had less inventory available. 

Is the 2022 CR-V more reliable than the 2022 RAV4? 

The 2022 Honda CR-V is ranked slightly higher than the 2022 Toyota RAV4 according to J.D.Power’s reliability scores. The CR-V scored 84 out of 100, while the RAV4 got 81 points. 

Anything between 91 to 100 is considered to be the best, but scores between 81 to 90 are still great. These are above-average scores, and the CR-V is only three points ahead. 

The average Honda CR-V model is expected to make it between 250,000 to 300,000 miles. Some models will surpass 300,000 miles with the proper care and maintenance. This may provide 16 to 20 years of service on the road. 

You can expect the average Toyota RAV4 model to make it between 200,000 to 250,000 miles, but it’s not uncommon to reach 300,000 miles. The RAV4 can provide about 16 years of service. But we can conclude that the CR-V is a little more reliable. 

Is the CR-V bigger than the RAV4? 

Is the 2022 Toyota RAV4 bigger than the 2022 Honda CR-V?
2022 Toyota RAV4

While the 2022 Honda CR-V and 2022 Toyota RAV4 are similar in size, the CR-V is slightly bigger. The CR-V provides 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and up to 75.8 cubes in total. 

With the RAV4, you get up to 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear with up to 69.7 cubes overall. The CR-V also has a little more passenger space. The CR-V has a smooth ride and a quieter interior, too. 

But the CR-V can only tow up to 1,500 lbs while the RAV4 can tow up to 3,500 lbs. Also, the RAV4 TRD Off-Road model has off-roading upgrades to tackle the wild. The CR-V has AWD but not a dedicated off-road trim. 

People may consider buying the CR-V more because it’s reliable, comfortable, and spacious. But the RAV4 outsells the CR-V and also has plenty of advantages to consider.