Compact SUVs now comprise the largest segment for new vehicles in the U.S. with scores of entries and millions of sales every year. The RAV4 is currently the best-selling Toyota and the fourth-best-selling vehicle in the U.S. after the Ford F-150, the Chevrolet Silverado, and the Ram lineup of full-size pickup trucks. Right behind the RAV4 is the CR-V, Honda’s best-selling vehicle and the fifth-best-seller overall in the U.S.
The fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 was all-new for 2019 and included both gas and hybrid models, with a plug-in RAV4 Prime model also making its debut for the 2021 model year. The current Honda CR-V, also in its fifth generation, first broke cover in the 2017 model year with a hybrid variant joining the lineup for 2020. It’s the first electrified Honda crossover suv available in the U.S. Both hybrid models come standard with all-wheel drive. Let’s see how the hybrid versions of the two top-selling crossover suvs stack up to each other.