Best SUV: 2020 Toyota RAV4 VS. 2020 Honda CR-V

What makes the RAV4 so great and why has it become so popular? The answer is quite simple. Toyota's engineers make sure to invest in quality and perfection from the start to ensure a long life for the model afterward. All Toyota products have high standards, so few manufacturers can achieve and match them. When you own a Toyota, it's often said that it's for life, because it's so durable and reliable.

The RAV4 is not only a legend, but since 1997, it has been touring the roads of Canada, Quebec and the United States; it's made for adventure. In 2020, the RAV4 will be different from its predecessors insofar as the vehicle is less sedan-like in design, more refined, has a sportier look, and comes in Hybrid XSE, Limited and Trail versions. What's more, each of its versions comes with its unique look and feel, and since 2019, it's been completely redesigned and is very different from the 2020 Honda CR-V.


At Manic Toyota in Baie-Comeau on the Côte-Nord, we have all versions of RAV4 and we know them inside out. Whether you're a "gas" or "hybrid", "trail" or "refined and robust" type, we certainly have a RAV4 available for you. Under the hood of the gasoline models is a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine featuring an 8-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission that will give you power and performance.

Speaking of performance, you'll be happy to know that, on Trail and Limited (gas-powered) models, the multi-terrain selector will let you discover the full force of RAV4 in rather uneven areas, such as mud, sand, rocks, steep terrain and more. Finally, RAV4 AWD (all-wheel drive) LE and AWD XLE models featureactive control four-wheel drive that subtly senses tire slippage. The 2020 Honda CR-V can count on a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that doesn't develop as much power as Toyota's RAV4.

The 2020 RAV4 Hybrid brings an important environmental dimension. These days, the environment matters a lot if we want to keep our planet clean. That's why the Japanese automaker is concerned about the requirements and new trends in greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. In contrast, the 2020 Honda CR-V is not available in a hybrid version. The hybrid version of the RAV4 (in four distinct variants) will allow you to see the efforts undertaken to improve the fate of the planet. This version of RAV4 includes two electric motors in addition to a 2.5-liter gas engine with a dynamic power output of 219 net horsepower. Interestingly enough, the 2020 RAV4 hybrids don't need to be plugged in to recharge, they recharge on the road.

All in all, the 2020 RAV4 has a sportier, more dynamic look than the 2020 Honda CR-V. Its interior is spacious with optional driver's side memory seats that are heated (front and rear) and ventilated (front). In the more advanced models, you'll notice a sheathed steering wheel and lever knob, sofTex seating surfaces, and several technological features.

The compact SUV is equipped with Entune 3.0 audio (Premium Audio System) for increased connectivity and real-time information. In Trail, XLE Premium (gas), and XSE Hybrid models, Entune 3.0 Audio Plus and Entune Safety Connect are added, allowing you to locate the vehicle if it's stolen. They also include an SOS assistance button, roadside assistance, and much more.


The presentation we just completed shows just how worthy the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is and how it outperforms the 2020 Honda CR-V. Manic Toyota in Baie-Comeau now invites you to discover the most popular SUV in its segment: the 2020 Toyota RAV4. You can find our financing options and our offers online. Contact us to test-drive the RAV4!

Posted in , , On Jun 10, 2020

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