As you can probably tell by now, the CR-V is the clear winner, which is likely why it’s held such a dominant position in the SUV market.
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The CR-V wins on driving experience alone, which is really what matters when you’re buying a car designed to lug family around and survive longer road trips. It’s sturdy but has enough verve that you’re not trudging along in the middle lane.
But it also beats on the little things too, like comfort, infotainment, and the ability to access different features with ease.
When it comes to autonomous tech, it’s hard to break out a clear winner because both offer the a similar suite of options: adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and lane departure warning. Honda’s Sensing package does have one bonus feature: lane-keep assist.
But really, both cars execute well when it comes to safety tech.
The real difference is that the CR-V provides the true crossover experience. It offers plenty of space while still being easy and fun to drive. The RAV4 certainly isn’t a waste of money, and won’t let you down, but the CR-V gets higher marks in more categories.
The market has sided with the clear winner in the crossover space.