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Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda HR-V

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Toyota RAV4

$428
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Honda HR-V

$255
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
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.
4
Group 4
Group 4
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.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$428
inexpensive
expensive
$255
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.47
not often
very often
1.09
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent
4%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(7)
4
(17)
3
(15)
2
(6)
1
(0)
The Toyota RAV4 ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in drive train.
“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 ...”
“I purchased my 2003 Rav 4 in 2006 with just over 30k miles. It had/has been maintained as recomme...”
5
(0)
4
(1)
3
(0)
2
(0)
1
(0)
The Honda HR-V ranks highest in value and ranks lowest in interior.
“We are a Honda family. They last forever and are an affordable vehicle to repair. They are one of a very very short list of vehicle makes I will recommend anyone to purchase or own. ”
“We are a Honda family. They last forever and are an affordable vehicle to repair. They are one of...”

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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