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Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Honda CR-V 55 CR-Vs, 5.2 months of data per CR-V, average 4500 miles4
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Toyota RAV4   21 RAV4s, 4.8 months of data per RAV4, average 6500 miles

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2013 Honda CR-V 55 CR-Vs, 9.7 months of data per CR-V, average 13300 miles20
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota RAV4 70 RAV4s, 9.7 months of data per RAV4, average 9900 miles

Redesigned.
11
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda CR-V 54 CR-Vs, 9.7 months of data per CR-V, average 24100 miles18
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota RAV4 35 RAV4s, 9.5 months of data per RAV4, average 18400 miles22
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda CR-V 53 CR-Vs, 9.2 months of data per CR-V, average 33100 miles10
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota RAV4 49 RAV4s, 9.6 months of data per RAV4, average 38900 miles13
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda CR-V 47 CR-Vs, 10.3 months of data per CR-V, average 46900 miles5
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota RAV4 56 RAV4s, 9.8 months of data per RAV4, average 49500 miles17
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Honda CR-V 26 CR-Vs, 10.0 months of data per CR-V, average 57100 miles18
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota RAV4 56 RAV4s, 10.4 months of data per RAV4, average 58100 miles21
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda CR-V 52 CR-Vs, 9.4 months of data per CR-V, average 65400 miles32
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota RAV4 71 RAV4s, 9.9 months of data per RAV4, average 72600 miles36
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda CR-V 57 CR-Vs, 9.7 months of data per CR-V, average 76900 miles30
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota RAV4 59 RAV4s, 9.7 months of data per RAV4, average 74300 miles34
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda CR-V 29 CR-Vs, 8.8 months of data per CR-V, average 94500 miles19
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota RAV4 48 RAV4s, 9.6 months of data per RAV4, average 92800 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problem with ignition coils.
92
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda CR-V 35 CR-Vs, 8.4 months of data per CR-V, average 106800 miles25
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota RAV4   14 RAV4s, 9.4 months of data per RAV4, average 124300 miles

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2004 Honda CR-V 28 CR-Vs, 9.9 months of data per CR-V, average 117500 miles61
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota RAV4   12 RAV4s, 10.1 months of data per RAV4, average 112300 miles

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2003 Honda CR-V 25 CR-Vs, 9.6 months of data per CR-V, average 113100 miles65
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Toyota RAV4   10 RAV4s, 8.5 months of data per RAV4, average 134100 miles

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2002 Honda CR-V 32 CR-Vs, 10.3 months of data per CR-V, average 136000 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problem with seized brake calipers.
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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda CR-V   10 CR-Vs, 10.7 months of data per CR-V, average 134600 miles

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2001 Toyota RAV4   11 RAV4s, 8.4 months of data per RAV4, average 115100 miles

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2000 Honda CR-V   18 CR-Vs, 7.6 months of data per CR-V, average 164900 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Honda CR-V

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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.
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.
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.
2009 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Likelly to be outstanding.
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
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.
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.
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
Honda quality
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Its a Honda!!
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
Past experience with my 2002 Honda Accord SE.,very durable with little maintenance. I have had this CRV for 3 months only, no issues with maintenance yet . It has 96,000KL.
Honda CR-V Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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.
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.
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.
 

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

Toyota RAV4 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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.
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Excellent long term reliablity
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
I have had zero problems with the car.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Toyota reputation.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
See above
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Many, many hassle-free miles. Few repairs needed.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Low maintenance cost, few recalls, no issues at all no rattles or squeeks and Toyota dealer has been very fair
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Several of my family members have had Toyotas over the years with no majot issues.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
never owned toyota but based on reputation.I know several people who own toyotas and no dissapointmenta
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.
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.