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Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

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Honda CR-V
Honda CR-V

$44,500 - $59,900

2024 price

Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4

$39,760 - $58,360

2024 price


2024 Honda CR-V
2024 Toyota RAV4
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Inline 4, 2.0L

Fuel Type

Fuel Efficiency
5.5L/100km (combined)


  • No full-sized spare wheel
  • No hybrid AWD availability
  • Firm ride

  • Price-tag
  • Lacks real premium punch
  • Prefer AWD to 2WD
2024 Honda CR-V Summary

In the distant future, automotive historians will look back at the Honda CR-V as one of the true SUV originals.

Sure, it and the conceptually-identical Subaru Forester, trailed the trendsetting Toyota RAV4 of 1994 by three years, but collectively all three Japanese brands broke and then reset the Australian family-car mould in lightning-quick time. Too much so for the floundering local car industry to ever catch up.

Today, they remain the blue-chip mid-sized SUV contenders.

Six generations in, how does the completely-redesigned CR-V in all-new e:HEV (petrol-electric hybrid) guise stack up? Let's find out!

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2024 Toyota RAV4 Summary

The Toyota RAV4 has long been one of the most popular medium SUVs on the Aussie market. In recent years, however, it has faced increasingly intense competition from its rivals.

And as car buyers move towards alternative energy sources and lower emissions, the hybrid realm has swiftly become a hotly contested section of the market.

The all-wheel drive RAV4 has impressed me, but how about the 2WD version? And in top spec to boot?

Read on.

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