The midsize Crossover SUV market is growing, and now viable Hybrid models are entering the scene. The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid are two of the strongest Crossover Hybrids out there, but we think the CR-V Hybrid reigns as the best there is. Let’s dive into some of its unique features and why it stands above its competitor.


Convenient Standard Features

The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is packed with convenient standard features that you will have to pay for on the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Why pay more when you don’t have to? Here are some of the features that come standard, setting the CR-V Hybrid apart from its Toyota counterpart: 

  • Remote Engine Start that activates the climate control cabin. 
  • Heated Front Seats with three temperature settings, giving the driver and passenger the ultimate comfort options. 
  • Power Moonroof with one-touch power and tilt feature lets the fresh air and sunshine in with ease.


More Responsive Driving Experience

The CR-V Hybrid is straight up just fun to drive. Its All-Wheel Drive makes for a responsive ride and its flawless transition from electric to combined gas power is as smooth as it gets. Car and Driver helps us get technical with the difference in performance compared to the RAV4: 

“Unlike Toyota’s hybrid all-wheel-drive system that puts an electric motor in the rear end to assist the otherwise front-drive RAV4, the CR-V uses the same system that’s in the non-hybrid. Which is to say there is a clutch that engages the rear axle when the stability-control system detects slippage or when sending torque to the rear axle is otherwise advantageous, such as ascending a steep grade.”

You’ll be having fun with this sporty ride’s exceptional performance wherever you go.


Safety Features

Although both hybrids offer keyless access, the CR-V Hybrid comes with Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock to give you peace of mind without the worry of remembering to lock up. The standard Honda Sensing Suite® provides you with innovative safety and driver-assistive technologies to always help get you where you need to go safely. These include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking SystemTM
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

The CR-V Hybrid’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure is designed for protection and the attractive modernly designed exterior will have you driving around in style. Front and rear parking sensors in the Honda CR-V Hybrid makes parking in all situations a breeze. In the RAV4 it is an add-on option that will cost you more for front and rear parking alerts. The CR-V Hybrid is also equipped with a multi-angle rearview camera, which allows you to completely see your surroundings when backing up from three different angles. This multi-angle rearview camera gives an edge to the CR-V over the standard RAV4 backup camera.  


Plenty of Passenger Room and Cargo Space 

Enjoy space for everyone to ride comfortably with four more cubic feet of passenger volume offered by the Honda CR-V Hybrid over the RAV4 Hybrid. The CR-V Hybrid offers 102.9 cu. ft. passenger volume with plenty of headspace and legroom for the driver and all passengers. Both hybrids do offer hands-free power tailgate/liftgate making loading and unloading even easier. While both vehicles offer the 60/40 folding rear seats for additional cargo space, Honda’s model makes transforming the cargo space for carrying larger items super easy with the quick pull of a single handle that allows the rear seats to instantly fold flat. 

When deciding on a Crossover Hybrid SUV, the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid offers many options and conveniences that you will not find (or that will cost you more) on the comparable 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The CR-V Hybrid is designed with safety, comfort, and convenience in mind without compromising an enjoyable driving experience. 



Valley Honda Dealers

Build your 2020 CR-V Hybrid from the comfort of home. For assistance, contact your local Phoenix area Honda Dealer. We’re here to help you find the perfect Honda model for the family. If you’ve experienced any financial hardships due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we can help with that as well. Ask about our current specials or discuss payment deferral and extension options that may be available.