The 2015 Honda CR-V generally receives much better reviews than the 2015 Toyota RAV4, according to automobile reviews gathered by U.S. News & World Report. The CR-V ranks first among affordable compact SUVs, while the RAV4 is rated 15th overall in its class.
Reviewers generally report that the CR-V has better fuel economy and a more powerful base engine than the RAV4. Most reviewers find that the RAV4's automatic transmission is less responsive than the transmission in the CR-V and that the Toyota's handling is not as sharp as competitors. However, both SUVs are praised for the quality of their interiors and their expansive standard features.