If you’re in the market for a new crossover to tackle the streets of Klamath Falls in, it’s a safe bet that the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Toyota RAV4 are on your list. Both of these models are well respected by automotive reviewers, but only one is better suited for drivers who want a family friendly vehicle. Check out this comparison from Klamath Falls Honda before you make your decision.
Southern Oregon can be a tough place to drive, and that’s why the 2017 Honda CR-V includes so many safety features. An important safety benchmark is a vehicle’s National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration rating. In the NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test, Front Passenger Crash Test, and Overall Frontal Crash Safety ratings, the 2017 Honda CR-V was awarded five stars, the highest possible rating.* Unfortunately, the best the RAV4 could manage was four stars in those categories. While that’s still a respectable score, the CR-V clearly comes out on top when it comes to safety.
If you’re planning to keep your vehicle around for a while, it’s important to consider how much you’re willing to spend on fuel costs. Let’s see how these models compare in terms of efficiency.
The 2017 Honda CR-V with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission reaches 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway/28 mpg combined.**
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 LE with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission offers 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway/26 mpg combined.
Year after year, that difference in fuel economy will really add up. While many vehicles sacrifice fuel economy for performance, the CR-V actually supplies more horsepower in the base trim.
If the CR-V’s unique mix of performance, efficiency, and safety sounds like a good fit for your family, get in touch with Klamath Falls Honda. We’re excited to offer a wide selection of 2017 CR-V models, and our helpful sales team can answer any questions you have about this crossover’s impressive utility. Be sure to apply for financing before you arrive at the dealership to secure a low interest loan. Schedule a test drive today to enjoy the CR-V advantage!
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with front airbag, curtain airbag, and torso/pelvis airbag.
**Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.