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Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Honda CR-V 10
3.41614906832% 3.41614906832% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  68 CR-Vs, 8.9 months of data per CR-V, average 8200 miles
2015 Toyota RAV4 3
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 RAV4s, 8.1 months of data per RAV4, average 6800 miles

 

2014 Honda CR-V 7
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  74 CR-Vs, 9.4 months of data per CR-V, average 17600 miles
2014 Toyota RAV4 14
10.5714285714% 10.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 RAV4s, 10.0 months of data per RAV4, average 18000 miles

 

2013 Honda CR-V 17
10.9523809524% 10.9523809524% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  67 CR-Vs, 8.5 months of data per CR-V, average 32200 miles
2013 Toyota RAV4 18
12.8571428571% 12.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  81 RAV4s, 10.0 months of data per RAV4, average 26400 miles

Redesigned.

 

2012 Honda CR-V 20
14.2857142857% 14.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 CR-Vs, 10.0 months of data per CR-V, average 39800 miles
2012 Toyota RAV4 12
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 RAV4s, 8.6 months of data per RAV4, average 37100 miles

 

2011 Honda CR-V 14
1.42857142857% 1.42857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 CR-Vs, 9.6 months of data per CR-V, average 49000 miles
2011 Toyota RAV4 13
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 RAV4s, 9.9 months of data per RAV4, average 51400 miles

 

2010 Honda CR-V 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 CR-Vs, 10.1 months of data per CR-V, average 61700 miles
2010 Toyota RAV4 21
8.57142857143% 8.57142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 RAV4s, 10.4 months of data per RAV4, average 65000 miles

 

2009 Honda CR-V 55
39.010989011% 39.010989011% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 CR-Vs, 8.9 months of data per CR-V, average 80800 miles
2009 Toyota RAV4 26
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 RAV4s, 10.6 months of data per RAV4, average 74700 miles

 

2008 Honda CR-V 18
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 CR-Vs, 9.6 months of data per CR-V, average 85000 miles
2008 Toyota RAV4 33
14.8351648352% 14.8351648352% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 RAV4s, 8.7 months of data per RAV4, average 84900 miles

 

2007 Honda CR-V 42
22.2077922078% 22.2077922078% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  65 CR-Vs, 9.3 months of data per CR-V, average 95900 miles
2007 Toyota RAV4 46
26.3636363636% 26.3636363636% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 RAV4s, 10.1 months of data per RAV4, average 94700 miles

 

2006 Honda CR-V 30
8.12807881773% 8.12807881773% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 CR-Vs, 9.3 months of data per CR-V, average 119200 miles
2006 Toyota RAV4 45
22.9064039409% 22.9064039409% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 RAV4s, 8.4 months of data per RAV4, average 102000 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Somewhat common problem with ignition coils.

 

2005 Honda CR-V 45
18.75% 18.75% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 CR-Vs, 8.6 months of data per CR-V, average 128500 miles
2005 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 RAV4s, 8.1 months of data per RAV4, average 129900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Honda CR-V 55
24.7899159664% 24.7899159664% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 CR-Vs, 8.0 months of data per CR-V, average 117000 miles
2004 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 RAV4s, 6.9 months of data per RAV4, average 117400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Honda CR-V   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 CR-Vs, 9.4 months of data per CR-V, average 131900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 RAV4s, 8.8 months of data per RAV4, average 133600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Honda CR-V 56
19.5970695971% 19.5970695971% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 CR-Vs, 8.3 months of data per CR-V, average 147200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2002 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 RAV4s, 8.6 months of data per RAV4, average 114700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Honda CR-V   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 CR-Vs, 8.3 months of data per CR-V, average 136500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 RAV4s, 9.4 months of data per RAV4, average 153600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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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 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
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
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
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 FWD
Lives up to Honda reputation.
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.
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
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
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.
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 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.
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Unfortunately, I had to get rid of this car because with less than 100, 000 miles (it had 95, 000) and having beenexcellently maintained it gave me oil sludge problem, and the dealer recommended engine replacement... Unvelievable in a Toyota with such a low, well maintainedvehicle. I will never, ever again buy a Toyota. It was my first (and last) one. I would not recommend it to any one...
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.
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
Many, many hassle-free miles. Few repairs needed.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
See above
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.