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The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is an exciting vehicle that should be available soon at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine. However, a lot of our customers have been wondering how it stacks up compared to the also-impressive 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Since we’ve received so many questions about the two models, we decided to write an article to settle the debate once and for all. Get in touch with us if you have questions!
You can expect the upcoming CR-V Hybrid and the RAV4 Hybrid to both feature state-of-the-art hybrid powertrains that will impress power freaks and efficiency nuts alike. The CR-V is projected to share a powertrain with the Honda Accord Hybrid. In that case, it will be a combination of two electric motors with a 2.0-liter, 16-valve DOHC Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine.1 On the other hand, the RAV4 comes with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine (also 16-valve DOHC) that’s readily assisted by multi-electric motor technology.
In other words, both of these hybrid powertrains would be great options for drivers around Tustin, Mission Viejo, Santa Ana, and the rest of California. That’s in part due to the fact that each vehicle will offer all-wheel drive capabilities that should even be standard on the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid SUV.1
Although Honda’s and Toyota’s respective hybrid SUVs may be comparable in terms of their powertrains, they’re not neck and neck when it comes to their cabins. Word on the street is that the CR-V Hybrid’s cabin is going to be more spacious than the RAV4 Hybrid’s in terms of passenger space as well as cargo room.2
Folks who’ve had a sneak peek at the 2020 CR-V Hybrid’s cabin also sometimes mention its center console. It’s been redesigned to give the driver and front-seat passenger more room for all their stuff, including bags or purses. It will also offer wireless charging technology for your compatible smartphone, as does the RAV4.2
Last, but certainly not least, Honda’s 2020 CR-V Hybrid will also include a lot of other helpful technologies, especially when it comes to entertainment and connectivity. For example, available Apple CarPlayÒ and Android AutoÔ integration (both are also available in the RAV4) will allow you to safely and conveniently access some of your favorite device’s most helpful apps while you’re on the road.
Case closed: the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is much more exciting than the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. But that’s not all! The best news is that you’ll be able to test drive it soon at our Honda dealership. Get in touch with us today so that we can get you behind the wheel once it’s available. All you have to do is call us, chat with us online, text us from your cell phone, or stop by in person.
1 Model not yet released. All specs mentioned herein have been cited from https://www.kbb.com/articles/car-news/2020-honda-cr-v-hybrid/ and are subject to change by the manufacturer.
2 Model not yet released. All specs mentioned herein have been cited from https://www.motortrend.com/news/auto-showdown-2020-honda-cr-v-hybrid-vs-2020-toyota-rav4-hybrid/ and are subject to change by the manufacturer.