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2014 Toyota Rav4

Offering a fun and nimble driving experience, the Toyota RAV4 has been one of the top three sales leaders for the compact SUV segment for many years running. The 2014 Toyota RAV4 Canada price starts at $23,870, making this crossover a bargain when you consider all that it has to offer. The 2014 Toyota Rav4 fuel economy ratings are up there with the best-in-its-class and the RAV4 has earned the bragging rights for a proven record of dependability.
A peppy and sufficient 2.5-litre turbocharged 4 cylinder engine that delivers 176 horsepower pushes the 2014 Toyota RAV4 down the road. You will feel confident going around curves with the tight steering and low body roll felt in the corners. While it’s not particularly designed for off-roading, there is available all-wheel drive and the 2014 Toyota RAV4 is fully equipped to handle all weather conditions.
The exterior design for the 2014 RAV4 is fresh, updated and offers a much sportier look than the CR-V. This theme continues on the inside where the design is original and looks very refined. Offering just a smidge more cargo capacity than the CR-V behind the second row, the RAV4 also offers folding back seats that allows more cargo-space and a power lift gate making easy to load. Toyota has placed a beautiful display of buttons in the center dash, with Entune touch screen controlling your satellite radio and navigation. While the Entune system is a great system, it is just a bit complicated to learn. The 2014 Rav4 is beautiful inside and out.

2014 Honda CRV

Also leading the pack of the most popular compact SUVs is the Honda CR-V, a classy and sophisticated choice. The 2014 Honda CR-V Canada price starts at $25,990 which is a little higher than the RAV4, but affordable nonetheless. The 2014 Honda CR-V fuel economy rating is virtually identical to that offered by the RAV4, both at 9.8 L/100 km city and 7.6 L/100 km highway. There are some features offered by the CR-V that you could not find for the RAV4 including: auto-dimming rearview mirror, luggage rack, rear park assist and fog lamps.
In the never ending competition to achieve highest fuel economy possible, neither crossover offers a V6 engine, which in my opinion, is a shame. However, they both come equipped with a 2.5-litre turbo-charged 4 cylinder engine. While the figures are close, the Honda CR-V offers slightly more horsepower at 185 compared to 176 available horses in the 2014 RAV4. There is available all-wheel drive and no snow, ice or rain will pose a threat to path driven by the Honda CR-V.
Moving on to comfort and ride quality, the CR-V seating is more spacious and most reviewers agree the seats are more comfortable than the seats offered by the RAV4. The 2014 RAV4 second row seats are a bit firm and the row does not slide, wherein the CR-V the second row is cushy and slides offering more or less space when needed. The interior design is classy and controls are straightforward, and many people, including myself, appreciate its simplicity and large storage areas. However, I do feel that the 2014 Honda CR-V interior could benefit from the use higher quality materials.

And The Winner Is…

Both of these vehicles have a lot of good things going for them, with the sales records to prove it. There are so many similarities between the two, which makes them such rivals in the market. Both vehicles offer five passenger seating without the option of a third row and turbo charged 4 cylinder engines. As far as the interior is concerned, the 2014 Toyota RAV4 does offer a unique and eye-catching color blocking design that is tasteful and helps elicit a more high class feel to the vehicle. Both vehicles offer a standard backup camera, but the 2014 Honda CR-V has a longer list of standard features than the 2014 Toyota RAV4. So who will we call the winner in this head to head? This was the closest competition we have ran so far, but the 2014 Toyota RAV4 wins this competition purely for appearance. Both of these crossovers offer a dependable, quiet, comfortable and smooth and ride; the 2014 Toyota RAV4 just looks a little better while doing it.
Are you interested in looking at a 2014 Toyota RAV4 or 2014 Honda CR-V for sale? Maybe you would like to see a used Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4 for sale? Either way, be sure to search our inventory first where we offer amazing discounts on these vehicles and more. Don’t forget to also check for the latest Toyota RAV rebates and Honda CR-V rebates.Perhaps you want to search all models and latest news from Toyota or Honda on our manufacturer pages at NCSO Toyota Canada and NCSO Honda Canada. If you are searching for even further information, please visit the manufacturers’ homepages at Toyota Canada and Honda Canada .

By: Miranda Booher – Content Editor New Car Sell Off

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