BEHIND THE WHEEL: Edmunds compares 2020 Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 hybrids – Daily Local News

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the brand’s best-selling hybrid, with 2019 sales outpacing even those of the Prius. It provides significantly higher fuel economy ― an estimated 40 mpg combined ― than the regular RAV4 SUV with minimal compromise.

There is a new alternative for shoppers to consider, however: the Honda CR-V Hybrid. The 2020 model year is the first time Honda has offered a hybrid version of its top-selling SUV. The regular CR-V also happens to be Edmunds’ top-rated nonhybrid SUV, considerably outranking the regular RAV4.

Is the CR-V’s all-around goodness enough to overcome Toyota’s hybrid expertise? Edmunds’ team of expert reviewers compare the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid and 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to determine a winner.


Toyota and Honda ask for a modest premium, just under $3,000, for the hybrid versions of their popular SUVs. Starting at $29,870, including