2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Honda HR-V

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Honda HR-V

2017 Honda HR-V

With its spacious, comfortable interior and rugged, capable ride, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is ready to upgrade Smyrna drivers’ commutes. Balancing performance, comfort, and convenience, the RAV4 is the year’s SUV to beat. Take a look at this head-to-head match-up with the 2017 Honda HR-V, and see how impressive the RAV4 is for yourself at Marietta Toyota.


With its 2.5L DOHC engine with VVT-i, the 2017 RAV4 delivers 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of available torque. This gives it a robust ride, and it is more than equipped to tackle any terrain. Its all-wheel drivetrain gives it an unbeatable versatility, and it can adapt to any road conditions. And with its independent MacPherson strut front suspension and double wishbone rear suspension, the RAV4 responds intuitively and quickly, making for an easy, accessible ride. What’s more, the RAV4 earns an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway, making it one of the most fuel efficient SUVs on the road.

By comparison, the 2017 Honda HR-V sports a 1.8L, 4-cylinder engine and only offers 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. The HR-V does feature a shorter wheelbase, so it can turn a little more sharply, but it lacks the suspension necessary to match the RAV4. The HR-V does narrowly edge out the RAV4 with 31 mpg highway, but it offers significantly less power and a less capable rear suspension.


Next, let’s see what the 2017 RAV4 has available for Vinings drivers:

  • SofTex-trimmed seats with sport bolsters and lumbar support
  • Heated seats
  • 11-speaker JBL GreenEdge premium audio system
  • 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen
  • Birds-eye view camera
  • Dynamic radar cruise control

Now we’ll take a look at the offerings available on the 2017 HR-V:

  • Cloth seats
  • Heated front seats available on premium models
  • 4-speaker standard audio system
  • 5-inch color LCD screen
  • Rearview camera
  • Conventional cruise control

Which Vehicle is Right for you?

The 2017 HR-V offers Marietta drivers a competitive experience, but it cannot quite match up to the 2017 RAV4. They offer identical drivetrains and front suspensions, as well as nearly identical fuel economies, but in other key categories there is no comparison. With significantly greater power and a more capable rear suspension, the RAV4 is built tough to make your next adventure comfortable, safe, and exciting. For these reasons and more, the winner of this match-up is clear.

Learn More About the 2017 Toyota RAV4 at Marietta Toyota

If you’re an Atlanta area driver, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is built for the perfect morning commute or an adventurous hiking trip. To learn more about the RAV4, you can contact us online or call us at (470) 938-8430. And you can always stop in at 750 Cobb Parkway S in Marietta, GA to see us for a test drive today!