Last few years SUV segment brought some major changes. Among those that are most popular are the 2015 Honda CR-V and 2015 Toyota RAV4 so we will be offering comparison to see what they have to offer. Slight changes that are offered for both of these models will allow them to stay quite competitive and on top of the market.
New styling, new interior and ideal for five passengers shall be the 2015 Honda CR-V major highlights. Reliability and excellent performance are what makes this SUV among the best family car and ideal for long trips. Several other advantages also boost its image. These are: comfort, driving impression, practicality, MPG rate and lastly its cost. This is in comparison to one of the best crossover vehicles and SUV’s in the market today-the Toyota RAV 4. The Toyota RAV 4 2015 model is said to be coming with a better look compared to previous 2013 model. Even though it still will remain a four seat SUV, it’ll have many interior and exterior changes and comes with the powertrain which enhances its fuel consumption rates.
When you have the best-selling title, design is crucial to you thus Honda has heavily invested in design. The model keeps improving every time till it reaches perfection. All these efforts are meant to win more buyers and be able to retain them. The interior of the 2015 Honda’s CR-V model shall be revised and all its tech-features are to be updated or better replaced with newer versions. Honda is currently working to make them simple and much easier to learn and use.
Comparison Of 2015 Toyota RAV4 And 2015 Honda CR-V
The 2015 Toyota RAV 4 will pretty much remain the same as its predecessor, but will have some slight exterior changes such as the creases body work and the cargo lift gate will have a new traditional look and a few other radical changes. This car will be available in its LE, XLE and Limited trim. It will have a fresh new steering wheel-design and is expected to come with new head and tail fog lights and with 17” alloy rims. The cabin is expected to be more spacious with enough room for the head and legs for both the driver and passengers as well. At the center of the dashboard will be a 6.1” navigational system touch screen display. Most of the controls will be placed there, be it audio, climate or sat nav.
Again Earth Dreams engine will be offered with Rav4 and this 2.5 liter inline four cylinder will be able to offer about 176 hp which is a decent amount for a vehicle like this. Since it is a part of the Earth Dreams lineup it should offer slightly improved fuel economy and we do expect to see it return 24/31 mpg in city/highway drive conditions.
2015 Honda CR-V Vs 2015 Toyota RAV4
When it comes to 2015 Honda CR-V the powertrain remains the same as the previous models: 2.4, four cylinder engine, mated with a 5 speed automatic transmission that will deliver up to 185 HP and 163 lb-ft of torque and shall be offered to buyers in AWD and FWD options. It is great to see that this unit is capable of delivering slightly more power but also better fuel economy of 23/31 mpg in city/highway.
The 2015 Honda CR-V model shall be released and also start selling in the last quarter of this year. The base model’s price starts at $23,500 and depending on the drive, engine and trim level, options the price is set to increase. The release date for 2015 Toyota RAV4 shall be towards the end of the year. Its base modes price will not change and will start normally at $24,000 while the top range fully equipped version will cost about $30,000.