As far as SUVs go, people around the country are constantly in search of the perfect SUV for the family that does not take that much gas, that is safe, that is this, that is that, that is a million other things in the world. With car companies releasing similar models to try and lure business away from competitors the choices can be a bit overwhelming. It can be hard to find the perfect car or SUV and here is a comparison of two of the most popular SUVs on the market today.
The Toyota RAV4 is a versatile SUV that is both spacious and compact and that does everything you want an SUV to do. The Toyota RAV4 is equipped with some of the latest features in both safety and comfort like an AM/FM CD player, remote keyless entry, and smart stop technology. Many of the features that you would expect to pay more for come standard in this vehicle like folding second row seating and dual glove compartments. The Toyota RAV4 starts at around $22,000 for the 2011 model and get around 22 miles per gallon.
The Honda CR-V on the other hand comes with options like heated front seats in leather and Honda satellite linked navigation system. The CR-V also comes with steering wheel mounted controls so that the driver can do things around the car without taking their hands off the steering wheel. The CR-V seats five comfortably so that long drives are not cramped and unpleasant. The CR-V is virtually the same price as the Toyota RAV4 at around $22,000 for the 2011 model and it gets around 21 miles per gallon.
With these two vehicles it is pretty much a dead heat. Both comes with a boatload of standard features, both get virtually the same mileage, and both cost nearly the same price. When it comes to choosing which of these vehicles is better it depends completely on personal taste. In my opinion the Honda CR-V is the best choice and that has nothing to do with the recent Toyota recalls but rather the dependability that my family has always had with Honda. Though the Honda comes with a few less standard features it seems overall to be the better car in my opinion simply because I have had experience with Hondas before. For those of you that love Toyota, the RAV4 will likely be the better choice.