The New Toyota RAV4 Is Safe, Reliable, and Fuel-Efficient

If you're shopping for a compact SUV, you're probably most interested in finding one that's safe, reliable, and gets good gas mileage. The new Toyota RAV4 gets some of the best fuel economy in its class and earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It also received superb predicted reliability ratings from J.D. Power. The new Honda CR-V is also a safe compact SUV that gets good gas mileage. But here at Newbold Toyota, we believe the RAV4 excels at those attributes a little more than the CR-V. After a closer comparison of both vehicles, we think that drivers in the O'Fallon and Edwardsville, IL areas will agree that the RAV4 is the better SUV overall than the CR-V.

Compare the New Toyota RAV4 with the New Honda CR-V

  • The New Toyota RAV4 Has More Standard Safety Features: The new RAV4 comes standard with a plethora of driver assistance features, including automatic high beams, a rearview camera, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. The only standard active safety feature in the new Honda CR-V is a rearview camera. You'd have to upgrade to a higher trim (and pay more) to get all the safety features the RAV4 has. 
  • The New Toyota RAV4 Gets Better Gas Mileage: Drivers in the Highland and St. Louis areas who want to save on gas will like that the RAV4 gets 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway with its base engine, which is better than most other compact SUVs. The new CR-V is not quite as fuel-efficient, with gas mileage ratings of 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway from its standard motor.
  • The New Toyota RAV4 Gets Better Predicted Reliability Ratings: Drivers in the Shiloh and Belleville areas who want an SUV they can depend on should get the Toyota RAV4. The new RAV4 has a predicted reliability score of four out of five from J.D. Power. The CR-V's predicted reliability score is not as good - at 3.5 out of five.
  • The New Toyota RAV4 Has Support for Apple CarPlay Standard: The new RAV4 comes standard with the Entune infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, a USB port, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and Apple CarPlay. The CR-V comes with a 5-inch audio display screen, Bluetooth, and a USB port. In order to get Apple Carplay in the CR-V, you'd have to pay more for a higher trim.
  • The New Toyota RAV4 Has More Engine Power: The new RAV4 comes with a 203-horsepower four-cylinder engine. The Honda CR-V has two available four-cylinder engines, but neither of them have as much horsepower as the RAV4 - at 184 and 190 horsepower, respectively.

Explore the New Toyota RAV4 at Newbold Toyota

You'll enjoy a gentle ride in the new Toyota RAV4, which has accurate steering and little body lean around turns. It also gets fantastic fuel economy and reliability ratings. Inside, it boasts an attractive interior with plenty of room for passengers and cargo. It also has one of the best infotainment systems in its class, with an intuitive interface and a responsive touch screen. These qualities are some of the reasons the RAV4 was a finalist for U.S. News and World Report's "Best Compact SUV for Families" award. Come to Newbold Toyota and test drive the new RAV4 today.