2015 Honda CR-V vs 2015 Toyota RAV4

2015 Honda CR-V

If you’re a Merrillville or Michigan City driver looking for a capable new crossover for your next family vehicle, check out the 2015 Honda CR-V. Available now at Bosak Honda Michigan City, the CR-V is one of the longest-running crossovers on the road today, and Honda has been upgrading it year after year to make it more affordable, more powerful, and more efficient.

The crossover class has exploded in recent years, though, and competition is rampant. Can another long-running vehicle like the 2015 Toyota RAV4 compare to the CR-V?

Which Crossover is the Better Deal?

Crossovers usually abide by one general rule when judging value: a lower purchase price leads to short-term savings while a better fuel economy leads to long-term savings. And the CR-V comes out ahead on both:

  • The 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX earns an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 34 mpg* while the RAV4 only manages 31 highway mpg.
  • The RAV4 is priced at $23,680 while the 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX starts at just $23,320 (MSRP).**

As if costing less and having a greater fuel economy weren’t enough, the Honda gives drivers more than the Toyota. To start with, you’ll have more power in Honda’s crossover with 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque to the Toyota’s 176 hp and 172 lb-ft.

And then there are the features! Honda has made it a point to equip their crossover with the latest in standard amenities, including:

  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio streaming
  • Honda’s i-MID infotainment system with touchscreen interface
  • Built-in rearview camera system with guidelines
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Pandora internet radio compatibility
  • SMS texting capabilities

Some of these features can be found on the entry-level RAV4, but in order for it to be put on the same level as the CR-V, you’ll need to upgrade.

Test Drive a Honda Today

The 2015 Honda CR-V is available now in our showroom at Bosak Honda Michigan City, and while we think we’ve made a pretty strong case for its superiority over the RAV4, you should see it for yourself. Contact our sales team so that we can put you behind the wheel of the new CR-V for a test drive.


*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $880.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set their own prices.