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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.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 have been recently.

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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 27 CR-Vs, 3.1 months of data per CR-V, average 2500 miles14
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Honda CR-V 55 CR-Vs, 8.1 months of data per CR-V, average 8400 miles16
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota RAV4 67 RAV4s, 7.0 months of data per RAV4, average 6000 miles

Redesigned.
15
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda CR-V 54 CR-Vs, 10.1 months of data per CR-V, average 17800 miles11
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota RAV4 34 RAV4s, 10.5 months of data per RAV4, average 13700 miles10
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda CR-V 53 CR-Vs, 8.5 months of data per CR-V, average 28100 miles11
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota RAV4 45 RAV4s, 9.2 months of data per RAV4, average 31000 miles23
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda CR-V 48 CR-Vs, 10.3 months of data per CR-V, average 41900 miles5
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota RAV4 59 RAV4s, 8.6 months of data per RAV4, average 42900 miles17
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Honda CR-V 25 CR-Vs, 11.0 months of data per CR-V, average 51700 miles9
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota RAV4 56 RAV4s, 9.9 months of data per RAV4, average 51200 miles22
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda CR-V 52 CR-Vs, 9.7 months of data per CR-V, average 60500 miles41
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota RAV4 64 RAV4s, 10.0 months of data per RAV4, average 67400 miles28
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda CR-V 66 CR-Vs, 9.3 months of data per CR-V, average 75800 miles20
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota RAV4 61 RAV4s, 9.8 months of data per RAV4, average 70800 miles28
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda CR-V 30 CR-Vs, 8.6 months of data per CR-V, average 92500 miles9
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota RAV4 47 RAV4s, 10.4 months of data per RAV4, average 88600 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problem with ignition coils.
71
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda CR-V 32 CR-Vs, 7.7 months of data per CR-V, average 99800 miles29
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota RAV4   13 RAV4s, 10.7 months of data per RAV4, average 112900 miles

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2004 Honda CR-V 31 CR-Vs, 8.8 months of data per CR-V, average 108100 miles66
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota RAV4   10 RAV4s, 8.7 months of data per RAV4, average 107000 miles

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2003 Honda CR-V   21 CR-Vs, 9.5 months of data per CR-V, average 115500 miles

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2003 Toyota RAV4   11 RAV4s, 7.6 months of data per RAV4, average 120700 miles

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2002 Honda CR-V 39 CR-Vs, 9.5 months of data per CR-V, average 129600 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problem with seized brake calipers.
81
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda CR-V   12 CR-Vs, 10.1 months of data per CR-V, average 133400 miles

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2001 Toyota RAV4   10 RAV4s, 9.4 months of data per RAV4, average 102000 miles

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2000 Honda CR-V   15 CR-Vs, 9.4 months of data per CR-V, average 164800 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 Honda CR-V Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Honda CR-V: 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 AWD
Honda quality
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Its a Honda!!
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.
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.
Reliability and Durability of the Honda CR-V: 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.
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.
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.

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