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2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: What Are the Differences?

2020 Honda CR-V in snow

Your Next SUV

Are you in the market for a new SUV to add some spice to your daily routine and weekend excursions? With so many options out there, it can certainly be an overwhelming task to find a vehicle that satisfies your needs. To assist you in your research efforts, the product specialists at Honda of Jefferson City in Jefferson City, MO, crafted this research comparison guide highlighting two popular SUV options: the 2020 Honda CR-V and the 2020 Toyota RAV4. Both offer advanced amenities, but which one will best suit your specific needs?

For the purpose of this comparison, we’ll be taking a closer look at the 2020 Honda CR-V Touring, starting at $33,250 MSRP, and the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Adventure, starting at $33,055 MSRP.

If the 2020 Honda CR-V is the SUV that sparks your interest the most, head to our online inventory to view trim availability. If you have any questions, give us a call at (573) 893-7676 or send us a message online.

Performance & Fuel Economy

A thrilling ride awaits you with the 2020 Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. For a more fuel efficient ride, go with the 2020 Honda CR-V Touring. Compare engine and performance specs for both of these vehicles in the table below.

2020 Honda CR-V Touring


2020 Toyota RAV4 Adventure

1.5L Turbocharged I4


2.5L I4

190 HP


203 HP

179 lb.-ft.


184 lb.-ft.


MPG (city/hwy)


*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Interior Features

While both the 2020 Honda CR-V Touring and Toyota RAV4 Adventure provide a comfortable and convenient interior, our experts believe you and your family will prefer the refined amenities found in the cabin of the 2020 Honda CR-V Touring. Features include:

  • Easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback
  • Heated front seats
  • 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Four-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • Floor mats

Cargo Space

From groceries to hefty sporting equipment, the 2020 Honda CR-V has impressive interior cargo volume for you to take advantage of. The 2020 Honda CR-V has a maximum cargo capacity of 75.8 cubic feet, while the 2020 Toyota RAV4 only boasts 69.8 cubic feet of space.

2020 Honda CR-V interior

Exterior Design

Both the 2020 Honda CR-V Touring and Toyota RAV4 Adventure share several exterior features such as active grille shutters and rear privacy glass. However, you’ll make more of a statement on the road with the 2020 Honda CR-V Touring thanks to its following exterior amenities:

  • Hands-free access power tailgate with programmable height
  • Roof rails
  • Heated, body-colored power side mirrors with integrated turn indicators
  • LED fog lights
  • Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • LED headlights with auto-on/off

Technology Features

Stay connected behind the wheel of both the 2020 Honda CR-V Touring and 2020 Toyota RAV4 Adventure models. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ can be found on both vehicles, but you’ll receive the following advanced technologies with the 2020 CR-V Touring:

  • Wireless phone charger
  • 330W premium audio system with nine speakers
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • 7-in. high-resolution display
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
2020 Honda CR-V tech

Safety Features

You will only find the advanced Honda Sensing® safety suite on the 2020 Honda CR-V. Honda Sensing® adds an extra layer of safety and peace of mind on the road. Features include:

  • Blind spot monitoring system with cross traffic monitor
  • Lane keeping assist system
  • Road departure mitigation system
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Lane departure warning