Currently, few other automotive markets in Winnipeg are as hotly contested as the compact SUV market. With their high driving positions, remarkable fuel economy, all-weather performance, and prodigious cargo capacities, these vehicles prove ideal for people all across Manitoba. As a result of intense demand, dozens of vehicles have popped up in a bid to win over the people’s hearts and minds.
However, only two vehicles stand above the rest in this crowded segment – the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. These two have viciously competed against one another for years, and McPhillips Toyota pitted these two against each other once more to see which of these compact SUVs ends up on top!
The 2018 CR-V provides intense competition thanks to features like a turbocharged engine, excellent fuel economy, and features like remote engine start. However, the RAV4 fights back with perks like a more powerful 6-speaker stereo system, keyless entry, adaptable cruise control, and more front legroom than its Honda competitor. There’s also the available RAV4 Hybrid, which returns an incredible 6.9L/100km city, while the CR-V isn’t available as a hybrid for any price. There’s even the more offroad-focused RAV4 Trail edition, which adds a lifted suspension, 3,500lbs towing capacity, and unique trim panels (amongst other features) to let you go wherever life takes you. By contrast, the CR-V offers nothing of the sort, which means you have far less choice available.
The real advantage of the RAV4 starts to show in terms of its safety features. As standard, the RAV4 offers “Toyota Safety Sense P” with such items as a Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA), Automatic High Beam (AHB), and even a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS) that avoids or reduces the significance of a collision. While most of these systems are also available on the CR-V, they are not standard and must be purchased for an additional sum.
Here at McPhillips Toyota, we have dozens of brand-new RAV4’s in our New Vehicle Inventory, as well as Toyota Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles which combines the benefits of both new and used. The result is that you’re sure to find your perfect RAV4 for the right price. Feel free to Book a Test Drive with us to discover all the RAV4’s advantages first-hand, or Contact Us if you have any questions about this compact SUV or any other amazing Toyota!