Price Battle: Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V: Which Is Better for Your Pocketbook?

The Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are engaged in a pricing war as they fight it out for supremacy in the tiny SUV market.  

However, who really wins the race for your pocketbook will depend on your driving preferences and habits.  

Starting Price: The CR-V gas has a little lower starting price of $31,450 than the RAV4 gas,  

which is the clear winner at $36,275. In the hybrid market, however, the RAV4 hybrid offers a more alluring entry point of $30,345 in contrast to the CR-V hybrid's $33,450.

Take into account your driving habits. The RAV4 hybrid's exceptional fuel efficiency makes it a great choice for city

commuting, possibly offsetting its higher initial cost. The CR-V gas leads the pack for road trips thanks to its marginally higher mileage.