We are 107,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Model Percent of Average  
2015 - 2016 Honda CR-V
1.42857142857% Best 40% Worst
See problems for this generation
2016 Toyota RAV4
6% Best 48% Worst
See problems for this generation
2013 - 2015 Toyota RAV4
2% Best 41% Worst
See problems for this generation
2012 - 2014 Honda CR-V
12.8571428571% Best 60% Worst
See problems for this generation
2006 - 2012 Toyota RAV4
14% Best 62% Worst
See problems for this generation
2010 - 2011 Honda CR-V
0% Best 29% Worst
See problems for this generation
2007 - 2009 Honda CR-V
20.8571428571% Best 74% Worst
See problems for this generation
2002 - 2006 Honda CR-V
15.7142857143% Best 65% Worst
See problems for this generation

Return to top


TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2013 I don't often comment on reliability in these reviews, for two reasons. Most car models cluster near the average. And while a model's reliability can change over time there's no practical way to update these reviews every time it does. (For the latest stats, just click over the to reliability section of this site.) But the CR-V has been so consistently among the most reliable models in the survey that this must be a key factor in decisions to buy one. None of the 50+ owners of the fourth-generation CR-V participating in the survey reported even a single minor repair during 2012. This said, the Toyota RAV4 has been about equally reliable. The Mazda CX-5 has had a decent first year, while the latest Escape hasn't, but with both it's too early to infer how they'll fare in years to come. full 2013 Honda CR-V review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
We have had zero problems with this vehicle. Most vehicles I've had in the past required one more return trips when new. full 2012 Honda CR-V review
2010 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
With one exception, every Honda that myself and my family have owned has been bulletproof--follow the maintenance and you can expect years of reliable service. full 2010 Honda CR-V review
2010 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
In 4 years and 60,000 miles we have had zero problems with the car. And the interior has very little wear. It is a very well-built car. full 2010 Honda CR-V review
2009 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Likelly to be outstanding. full 2009 Honda CR-V review
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Reliability & durability are the top two things you look at in buying a new vehicle full 2008 Honda CR-V review
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
For the time that we have had the vehicle, we have had no problems and we know others with the same type of vehicle and they have had no problems either. full 2008 Honda CR-V review
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
In 4 years of ownership, we\'ve never had an issue with reliability. I am a cautious person, but at no time did I ever suspect that this vehicle would leave me in the lurch. I give it a full 5 stars for reliability. full 2008 Honda CR-V review
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
Honda quality full 2008 Honda CR-V review
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Its a Honda!! full 2008 Honda CR-V review
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
I bought an extended 100k warranty, but like my previous Honda, I am pretty sure I will not get to use the extended warranty once again! full 2007 Honda CR-V review
Honda CR-V Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
owned for six months - never driven without some break-down. constant mechanical problems. expensive parts. full 2002 Honda CR-V review
2002 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
It has been somewhat reliable, but have had brake pad wear above what I would expect. full 2002 Honda CR-V review
2002 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Air conditioner compressor blew up at 76,000 miles, a $1200 repair after discounts(they wanted $2500). I rebuilt the front brake caliper at 86000 miles. full 2002 Honda CR-V review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2013 The Toyota RAV4 has consistently been among the most reliable cars in TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey. While the Honda CR-V might be even better in this area, I cannot see picking it over the Toyota on this basis any more than I'd call a 6-foot, 6-inch man short because he has a 6-foot, 8-inch brother. Compact crossover buyers who put a very high priority on reliability tend to choose between these models. This said, the 2006 RAV4, the first model year of the previous generation, has been somewhat less reliable than subsequent model years (if still better than average). So the 2013 could be less reliable than the 2014+. Check Toyota RAV4 reliability. full 2013 Toyota RAV4 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr SUV 176-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Doesn't everyone who buys a Toyota expect it to just run? With 7500 miles on the odometer, I can say I've got no issues nor do I expect any. No weird noises, nothing to take back to the dealer for, it all just works, and has been since I got it. That is a reassuring start, but something I've come to take for granted with the Toyota products. full 2015 Toyota RAV4 review
2009 4dr SUV 179-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
High ratings from every car review I have read. Very high resale value and see used ones all the time with 150k+ miles - I should be able to own this 10+ years. full 2009 Toyota RAV4 review
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Excellent long term reliablity full 2009 Toyota RAV4 review
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
I have had zero problems with the car. full 2009 Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It goes without saying that everyone wants a reliable vehicle. I believe that Toyota is not alone in that objective, the other manufacteurs have caught up with them. full 2008 Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
This vehicle has consistently rated high in all professional reviews, and in consumers reviews. I agree. full 2008 Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Toyota reputation. full 2008 Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Many, many hassle-free miles. Few repairs needed. full 2008 Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
See above full 2008 Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
After trading in a car that was in the shop 6+ times a year, I wanted a vehicle with an above-average likelihood of reliability. This vehicle has so far lived up to reliability expectations. full 2008 Toyota RAV4 review
Toyota RAV4 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Power steering failed within 3 months of new. 4 wheel drive actuator failed. full 2006 Toyota RAV4 review