2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Venza

As gas prices continue to rise and concerns about the environment grow, more and more car shoppers are turning toward hybrid cars, like the Honda Insight, to lower their carbon footprint and save money on fuel. Yet, with SUVs dominating automotive sales — they’re extremely versatile and practical, after all — it’s no surprise that newer hybrid crossovers and SUVs are quickly becoming some of the most sought-after vehicles at dealerships. 

Here, we’ll be comparing two of the best small hybrid SUVs in this hotly contested market segment: The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX and the 2021 Toyota Venza LE. Let’s find out which of these two worthy contenders has the advantage. 

Standard Features 

One of the first things hybrid SUV shoppers should consider is what is included as standard equipment. Compared to the new Toyota Venza LE, the 2021 CR-V Hybrid EX offers more for less.


CR-V Hybrid Moonroof

If you like to gaze at the stars or enjoy the wind in your hair, then you’ll appreciate the 2021 Honda EX Hybrid’s standard one-touch power moonroof. A moonroof is not available as standard equipment on the more expensive Venza LE Hybrid AWD.   

12-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat with Two-Position Memory

Honda CR-V Power Driver's Seat

When you’re looking for the ultimate in comfort on a long drive, you’ll also appreciate the CR-V’s standard 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support and two-position memory. The Venza only offers an 8-way adjustable power driver’s seat with lumbar support, but without two-position memory. 

Heated Front Seats

CR-V Hybrid Heated Front Seats

Additionally, the CR-V Hybrid also offers standard heated front seats, which aren’t available on the Venza LE Hybrid. 

Premium Sound System

Honda CR-V Hybrid Sound System

You’ll also enjoy listening to your favorite playlists through the CR-V EX Hybrid’s standard 180-watt, 8-speaker sound system, while the Venza only offers a six-speaker audio system.  

Standard Features: Side by Side 

2021 CR-V EX Hybrid AWD  2021 Venza LE Hybrid AWD  
12-Way Power Driver’s Seat w/ MemoryYesNo
Heated Front SeatsYesNo
180-watt, 8-Speaker Sound SystemYesNo

Interior Space 

2021 CR-V Hybrid Passenger Volume 102.9 Cubic Feet

When it comes to carrying up to five passengers comfortably and with plenty of room for all their gear, the 2021 Honda CR-V EX Hybrid AWD easily wins the “tale of the tape” with more total passenger volume, more front and rear legroom, and a whopping 40 cubic feet more total cargo capacity than the 2021 Venza LE Hybrid AWD.  

 2021 CR-V Hybrid EX AWD 2021 Venza LE Hybrid AWD 
Passenger Volume 102.9 cubic feet 98.3 cubic feet 
Front Legroom 41.3 inches 40.9 inches 
Rear legroom 40.4 inches 37.8 inches 
Front shoulder room 57.9 inches 57.4 inches 
Rear headroom 39.1 inches 39 inches 
Total Cargo Volume* 68.7 cubic feet 55.1 cubic feet 

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) 

Affordable Hybrid SUV for Sale Phoenix

How much do you want to pay for a hybrid crossover SUV for sale near Phoenix? That could ultimately be the deciding factor when considering whether to purchase a 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid or a 2021 Toyota Venza. 

We’re happy to say that the CR-V hybrid easily beats Toyota’s Venza; Honda’s hybrid SUV is stickered for $2,000 less than its Toyota rival. Wouldn’t you rather get more standard features and more passenger and cargo room for less? We thought so. 

2021 CR-V Hybrid EX AWD 2021 Venza LE Hybrid AWD 

Advantage: Honda 

2021 CR-V Hybrid Cargo Volume 68.7 Cubic Feet

If you’re in the market for a new hybrid crossover for sale near Chandler, AZ, the choice is clear: The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid for sale at your Valley Honda Dealers has many advantages compared to more expensive rivals like the 2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid. 

But that’s just the beginning of the story. The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid has more of the features that you want in a stylish, spacious, and versatile crossover hybrid SUV. Features like Real-Time AWD™, cutting-edge Driver Information Interface, Apple CarPlay®* and Android Auto™* integration, and advanced Honda Sensing® active driver-safety technology.  

For the best deals and best selection on new Honda CR-V Hybrids on sale in Phoenix, visit one of our 10 conveniently located Valley Honda Dealers serving the greater Phoenix metro area, including Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Prescott. Click here to find a Valley Honda Dealer near you and request a quote on a new Honda today! 


Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position. 

MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,225 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.

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