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Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. 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
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  65 CR-Vs, 7.3 months of data per CR-V, average 6700 miles
2015 Toyota RAV4 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 RAV4s, 6.4 months of data per RAV4, average 5400 miles

 

2014 Honda CR-V 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  75 CR-Vs, 10.1 months of data per CR-V, average 15100 miles
2014 Toyota RAV4 10
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 RAV4s, 10.3 months of data per RAV4, average 16300 miles

 

2013 Honda CR-V 17
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  68 CR-Vs, 9.1 months of data per CR-V, average 29700 miles
2013 Toyota RAV4 15
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  79 RAV4s, 10.4 months of data per RAV4, average 23900 miles

Redesigned.

 

2012 Honda CR-V 19
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 CR-Vs, 10.3 months of data per CR-V, average 37700 miles
2012 Toyota RAV4 11
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 RAV4s, 9.2 months of data per RAV4, average 35000 miles

 

2011 Honda CR-V 13
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  60 CR-Vs, 9.4 months of data per CR-V, average 47100 miles
2011 Toyota RAV4 13
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 RAV4s, 10.1 months of data per RAV4, average 48900 miles

 

2010 Honda CR-V 5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 CR-Vs, 10.2 months of data per CR-V, average 59800 miles
2010 Toyota RAV4 18
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 RAV4s, 10.2 months of data per RAV4, average 62000 miles

 

2009 Honda CR-V 43
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 CR-Vs, 9.7 months of data per CR-V, average 76500 miles
2009 Toyota RAV4 27
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  59 RAV4s, 10.7 months of data per RAV4, average 72700 miles

 

2008 Honda CR-V 34
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 CR-Vs, 9.8 months of data per CR-V, average 82800 miles
2008 Toyota RAV4 31
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  69 RAV4s, 9.1 months of data per RAV4, average 82000 miles

 

2007 Honda CR-V 38
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  68 CR-Vs, 9.2 months of data per CR-V, average 93500 miles
2007 Toyota RAV4 42
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 RAV4s, 10.5 months of data per RAV4, average 91900 miles

 

2006 Honda CR-V 23
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 CR-Vs, 8.3 months of data per CR-V, average 114500 miles
2006 Toyota RAV4 53
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 RAV4s, 8.9 months of data per RAV4, average 101300 miles

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

 

2005 Honda CR-V 58
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 CR-Vs, 8.8 months of data per CR-V, average 127500 miles
2005 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 RAV4s, 9.4 months of data per RAV4, average 130700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Honda CR-V 54
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 CR-Vs, 7.8 months of data per CR-V, average 115000 miles
2004 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 RAV4s, 8.8 months of data per RAV4, average 117900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Honda CR-V   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 CR-Vs, 9.3 months of data per CR-V, average 129400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 RAV4s, 9.3 months of data per RAV4, average 134700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Honda CR-V 60
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 CR-Vs, 7.6 months of data per CR-V, average 146200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2002 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 RAV4s, 8.1 months of data per RAV4, average 117200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Honda CR-V   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 CR-Vs, 8.5 months of data per CR-V, average 138800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 RAV4s, 10.0 months of data per RAV4, average 148800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 Reliability Comparisons

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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 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
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
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 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
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.
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
Low maintenance cost, few recalls, no issues at all no rattles or squeeks and Toyota dealer has been very fair
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.