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Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda HR-V

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Toyota RAV4

2015 Toyota RAV4
$428
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Honda HR-V

$255
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Excellent

The Toyota RAV4 Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 11th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $428 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low while frequency of those issues is average, so major issues are uncommon for the RAV4.

Above Average

The Honda HR-V Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 7th out of 7 for subcompact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $255 which means it has excellent ownership costs. While the frequency of repairs is high, the likelihood of a major issue is low, so you may experience a few more visits to your shop for minor issues.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$428
inexpensive
very expensive
$255
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.5
not often
way too often
1.1
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
8%
minor issues
major issues
4%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

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The Toyota RAV4 ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in drive train.

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“I purchased my 2003 Rav 4 in 2006 with just over 30k miles. It had/has been maintained as recommended. It is a 5 speed manual transmission, which I have driven for more than 30 years of experience ...”

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Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact SUV, while the Honda HR-V is a smaller subcompact SUV. This size difference means that the RAV4 is larger, roomier and has more cargo space, but gets worse fuel economy and costs more than the HR-V. Both are best-sellers in their categories.

The Honda HR-V comes in three trim levels and is space-efficient, with a second-row seat that folds completely out of the way for bulky, tall or long cargo. The HR-V comes with 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s very good for a vehicle of its size — but still not as much as the RAV4’s 73.4 cubic feet.

The Toyota RAV4 comes in both gasoline-powered and gasoline-electric hybrid versions. There are six trim levels for the gas-only version, and three for the hybrid. The RAV4 also comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense P suite of driver assistance technologies — the more extensive of Toyota’s two safety packages.

If you need something small and economical that still offers a good deal of interior space, the HR-V is a strong choice. If you need more room for people, cargo and traveling, the RAV4 probably makes more sense for you.


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