Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is more of a comparison of who made mark in mind of customer. Honda CR-V Hybrid is released in 2020, while Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid will come in 2021 and has debuted at the end of 2019. They are rivals of benefit, as both of them research each other more and try to please their target market by offering something better than others.
Starting from the beginning, Honda and Toyota have been successfully competing with each other through their different models. They have given a tough competition to each other by one taking lead some time while another pacing-up and taking lead later. The cycle keeps going with one-upping the other and vice-versa.
In the game of 2020 Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4 Hybrid who is better this time, will be explored below:
Beauty or Beast
Some people have a focus on having a beautiful crossover; while others want a beast looking vehicle. It is truly a matter of personal preference. Talking about aesthetics, Toyota RAV4 has a contrasting black roof that seems bold. It has improved curves with daring bents that make it look better than the Honda CR-V. If it had considered wheelbase there would have been a clear win.
Toyota RAV4 hybrid brings a new level of refinement to impress everyone that encounters it(RAV4 Hybrid)
Honda CR-V had a minor facelift in the 2020 model but it seems they have to go a long way to have a classic look. Toyota has a hybrid badge in the front panel and tailgate to show off the technology. Honda has a badge on headlights.
Toyota RAV4 hybrid has a truck type feel with big knobs and buttons. It has a larger infotainment screen to cater to the changing preference of customers. It should be noted that Toyota is not a fan of this feature, but it had it for its customers. But when we talk about passenger and cargo space; Toyota RAV4 loses to Honda CR-V. The Honda model has high quality and thoughtfully designed interior. The revamped center console worked in its favor. The new console can fit in purses and pages, with wireless charging and a push-button shifter. Passenger and cargo volume are segmented enough to make the optimal use of space.
The passenger volume of 103 ft and cargo volume of 33 ft is optimal for crossover and is available in Honda CR-V hybrid (Car and Driver)
Toyota RAV4 does not have front and rear wheels mechanically linked. It uses a gasoline engine to power the front wheels while the electric motor provides support kicking-in when RV mode is on or when the rear-wheel needs power. The Honda CR-V is an all-wheel-drive that has a two-motor hybrid version, using a gasoline engine when the system of the car feels it to be required for efficient function. By the two-motor system, we mean that one engine drives the wheel while the other acts as a catalyst to regenerate brake and petrol/ gasoline engines.
Several automotive reviews and our calculation make Honda CR-V Hybrid the winner.