Are you a Detroit driver in need of a new crossover SUV? Well, we have good news: the 2015 Honda CR-V fuel economy just recently got a boost from the vehicle’s upgraded engine, and competing crossovers are having a tough time playing catch-up. Let’s see how a vehicle like the 2015 Toyota RAV4 compares to the CR-V fuel economy so you can better decide which vehicle is right for you.

How Does the CR-V Compare?

Honda put a new engine under the hood of the CR-V for the 2015 model year, and Detroit drivers will enjoy a 185-hp 2.4L four-cylinder with 181 lb-ft of torque on every model. And 2015 CR-V 2WD models earn an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 34 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg in the city.*

While new crossovers have gotten more efficient, the CR-V seems to be leading the pack. For example, the 2015 RAV4 only manages to hit fuel economies of 31 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg in the city. As if that’s not enough, the RAV4’s engine is also less powerful at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque.

This is on top of Honda’s already impressive list of standard features with which other automakers are still having a tough time competing. Each CR-V comes with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Honda’s unique i-MID infotainment system, a rearview camera, and much more. Upgrading to the CR-V Touring trim level adds on a long list of amenities, including the new Honda Sensing safety technology.

We’ve compared the CR-V to five competitors, including the RAV4, to give you a better idea of how Honda’s crossover has been shaping the market since its debut. It’s not just the fuel economy and the features that puts the CR-V ahead of the competition, and it’s not just the RAV4 that’s falling behind Honda’s crossover.

Test Drive a CR-V Today

The 2015 Honda CR-V fuel economy is just one of the reasons Metro Detroit drivers have been choosing this crossover since it debuted in our showrooms, and we want to show you how enjoyable it is to drive. With four different trim levels and all-wheel drive available on each of them, we’re sure you can find a CR-V for you at a Detroit Area Honda Dealer near you.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors
Detroit Area Honda Dealers includes Tamaroff Honda, Jeffrey Honda, Cawood Honda, Troy Honda, Germain Honda of Ann Arbor, Fischer Honda, Ferndale Honda, LaFontaine Honda, Victory Honda of Plymouth, Victory Honda (in Monroe), Suburban Honda, Jim Riehl’s Friendly Honda, Brighton Honda, Page Honda of Bloomfield, and Genthe Honda.