See How the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Interior compares to the 2016 Honda CR-V Interior

August 26th, 2016 by
2016 Toyota RAV4 Interior

2016 Toyota RAV4 Interior

2016 Honda CR-V Interior

2016 Honda CR-V Interior


With seating for up to five passengers and some of the latest in connectivity features as standard, the 2016 Honda CR-V interior certainly seems like it’s good enough for Naperville drivers. We’ve looked extensively at this crossover in our 2016 CR-V comparison, however, and we think it has a tough time standing up to some of its top competitors.

With competition like the 2016 Toyota RAV4, it’s easy to see how the 2016 Honda CR-V interior features and cargo specs could fall short. Let’s take a closer look at what sets the cabins of these two crossovers apart.

Standard Cabin Features

Many drivers look to vehicles like the RAV4 and the CR-V as family vehicles, and that means you’ll be spending quite a bit of time in the cabin. Whether driving around the kids and their friends or running errands solo, it’s important for the interior of a modern crossover to be well-appointed, keeping you comfortable and connected behind the wheel.

When it comes to features, the RAV4 delivers:

  • Standout 2016 Honda CR-V interior features include Bluetooth for phone and audio and a 5-inch LCD display screen, but its four-speaker stereo system and lack of advanced connectivity like Siri Eyes Free on the base trim causes it to lag behind.
  • The 2016 RAV4 has Bluetooth as well, features a 6.1-inch touchscreen display with the Toyota Entune infotainment system, and plays your soundtrack through a six-speaker stereo system. Drivers can find features like Siri Eyes Free, Scout GPS Link, HD radio, and more on the Entune Audio Plus Package.
2016 Toyota RAV4 interior

Not only does Toyota’s crossover offer more in the way of standard cabin tech features, but it also gives drivers an option for a package upgrade for improved connectivity – going for the CR-V interior upgrades forces drivers to spring for higher trim levels for more advanced connectivity options.

Cargo Space

After comfort and connectivity, versatility should be a top priority for a crossover shopper. The 2016 Honda CR-V interior features a 60/40 split-folding rear seat to easily expand the cargo area into part or all of the second row… but so does the Toyota. The RAV4 also offers more cargo space overall, both standard and with the rear seats folded down.

  • CR-V Cargo: Lift up the hatch to the CR-V and you’ll find 37.2 cubic feet of space behind the second row; if you need more room, the cargo hold expands to as much as 70.9 cubic feet.
  • RAV4 Cargo: Toyota’s crossover offers more space, with standard cargo volume of 38.4 cubic feet, expanding to 73.4 cubic feet.

It might seem like a small difference, but a cubic foot can mean the difference between having enough room for your things and all the kids’ school gear in the back. In the CR-V, you could end up with a purse or briefcase on your lap for the commute.

Feel the Comfort of RAV4 Seating

We’ve touched on a few of the key differences between the 2016 Honda CR-V interior and the 2016 Toyota RAV4, but we saved a very important point for last: seat comfort. You see, we can’t just tell you that the RAV4’s seats are comfortable enough that you’ll linger behind the wheel after driving home from work – you need to feel that.

Contact Toyota of Naperville to take the RAV4 for a test drive and see for yourself how spacious, technologically advanced, and comfortable it is.