2015 Honda CR-VThere are more and more compact crossover utility vehicles on the market, but the 2015 Honda CR-V and the 2015 Toyota Rav4 were two of the first, and they remain two of the best choices for drivers in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area. If you want efficiency and versatility in your next new car, then you would do well to consider both of these crossovers. But which one will be the better choice? Let’s learn more!

Power and Efficiency

When it comes down to powertrain performance and fuel economy it’s easy to compare these vehicles based on EPA estimates and power output numbers.

The 2015 Toyota Rav4 comes with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that makes 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. The transmission of choice in the Rav4 is traditional automatic. The EPA estimates that the Toyota Rav4 will yield 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway/26 mpg combined*.

The 2015 Honda CR-V, meanwhile, puts out 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque with its 2.4L four-cylinder engine. The CR-V gets a continuously variable transmission standard, and the EPA estimates that the CR-V will get up to 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway/29 mpg with front wheel drive*.

By the numbers, the Honda CR-V is simply a better bet for Chicago area drivers when it comes to both fuel economy and performance.

Cargo and Seating Volume

These two vehicles are about evenly matched when it comes to cargo volume both with the rear seats up or down. They both boast just over 70 cubic feet total cargo volume. The 2015 Honda CR-V offers more passenger volume, however, with more head room, leg room, and shoulder room in most seating positions.


The 2015 Honda CR-V gets better ratings than the 2015 Toyota Rav4 in both the IIHS crash test ratings and the NHTSA crash test ratings. Plus it gets a rearview camera standard!

Visit us Today

View New InventoryCommunity Honda of Orland Park is a premier Honda dealer serving Frankfort, and we welcome you to stop in to test drive the 2015 Honda CR-V anytime! The CR-V is a top choice for drivers who want all-condition capability, plenty of versatile and comfortable space, and impressive fuel economy. Come visit us today at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. We hope to see you soon!


*Based on 2015 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.