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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 38 CR-Vs, 4.5 months of data per CR-V, average 3800 miles7
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Toyota RAV4   16 RAV4s, 3.6 months of data per RAV4, average 6400 miles

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2013 Honda CR-V 54 CR-Vs, 9.6 months of data per CR-V, average 10700 miles16
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota RAV4 66 RAV4s, 8.7 months of data per RAV4, average 7900 miles

Redesigned.
13
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda CR-V 53 CR-Vs, 10.0 months of data per CR-V, average 21000 miles16
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota RAV4 37 RAV4s, 9.7 months of data per RAV4, average 15800 miles10
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda CR-V 54 CR-Vs, 9.1 months of data per CR-V, average 31500 miles7
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota RAV4 47 RAV4s, 8.9 months of data per RAV4, average 35200 miles20
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda CR-V 47 CR-Vs, 10.1 months of data per CR-V, average 44700 miles3
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota RAV4 53 RAV4s, 9.5 months of data per RAV4, average 46300 miles17
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Honda CR-V 26 CR-Vs, 10.9 months of data per CR-V, average 55500 miles13
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota RAV4 58 RAV4s, 9.8 months of data per RAV4, average 53700 miles19
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda CR-V 53 CR-Vs, 9.6 months of data per CR-V, average 62300 miles28
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota RAV4 66 RAV4s, 9.5 months of data per RAV4, average 69900 miles27
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda CR-V 60 CR-Vs, 9.7 months of data per CR-V, average 76300 miles29
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota RAV4 61 RAV4s, 9.6 months of data per RAV4, average 72400 miles37
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda CR-V 30 CR-Vs, 9.0 months of data per CR-V, average 92500 miles9
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota RAV4 49 RAV4s, 9.8 months of data per RAV4, average 89700 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problem with ignition coils.
75
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda CR-V 32 CR-Vs, 7.9 months of data per CR-V, average 104600 miles38
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota RAV4   14 RAV4s, 9.6 months of data per RAV4, average 111300 miles

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2004 Honda CR-V 28 CR-Vs, 9.1 months of data per CR-V, average 114600 miles61
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota RAV4   11 RAV4s, 10.4 months of data per RAV4, average 112800 miles

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2003 Honda CR-V 25 CR-Vs, 10.0 months of data per CR-V, average 111900 miles63
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Toyota RAV4   11 RAV4s, 7.2 months of data per RAV4, average 129000 miles

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2002 Honda CR-V 35 CR-Vs, 9.7 months of data per CR-V, average 133400 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   12 CR-Vs, 9.5 months of data per CR-V, average 131500 miles

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2000 Honda CR-V   15 CR-Vs, 9.0 months of data per CR-V, average 163500 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
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.
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.
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
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!!
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.
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Lives up to Honda reputation.
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.