Compare Jeep Wrangler vs. Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

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2012 Jeep Wrangler 2012 Honda CR-V 2012 Toyota RAV4
2012 Jeep Wrangler 2012 Honda CR-V 2012 Toyota RAV4
4WD 4dr Sport
  • 4WD 2dr Sport
  • 4WD 4dr Sport
  • 4WD 2dr Sahara
  • 4WD 2dr Arctic *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Sport RHD
  • 4WD 2dr Rubicon
  • 4WD 2dr Call of Duty MW3 *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Sahara
  • 4WD 4dr Arctic *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Call of Duty MW3 *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Rubicon
  • LX 2WD
  • LX 4WD
  • EX 2WD
  • EX 4WD
  • EX-L 2WD
  • EX-L 2WD with RES
  • EX-L 4WD
  • EX-L 2WD with Navigation
  • EX-L 4WD with RES
  • EX-L 4WD with Navigation
FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)


MSRP $25,545 $22,495 $22,650
Invoice $24,806 $21,133 $21,178
Avg. Paid $25,171 $17,140 $18,635

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.1 8.6 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.2 9.0
Performance 8.1 7.8 8.1
Interior 7.1 8.3 7.4
Cost to Own 8.5 9.1 9.2
Safety 6.7 9.7 8.9
Reliability 2.0 3.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Outstanding off-road ability
  • Standard four-wheel drive
  • Comfortable, spacious back seat
  • Lots of standard tech features
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Strong safety and reliability scores
  • Great reliability score
  • Ample cargo space
  • Lively available V6 engine
  • Available third row
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Limited standard features
  • Subpar safety and reliability scores
  • Outdated navigation system
  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Awkward cargo door

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 16 City / 21 Hwy 23 City / 31 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door


Wheelbase(in) 116.0 103.1 104.7
Length, Overall (in) 173.4 178.3 181.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.9 71.6 71.5
Height, Overall (in) 70.8 65.1 66.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Optional Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Optional
Power Windows Optional Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Optional
Convertible Soft Top Standard
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Targa Roof Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4075 3305 3360

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.9 104.1 108.2
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 39.9 40.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.3 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 58.6 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 54.5 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 40.4 38.6 39.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 38.3 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 56.4 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 53.1 52.4
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 86.8 70.9 73.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 46.4 37.2 36.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Optional Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 3.6L/220 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 285 @ 6400 185 @ 7000 179 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 4800 163 @ 4400 172 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 41.2 37.0 34.8


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 31 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 15.3 15.9


Suspension Type - Front Live Axle MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Multi-Link Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs Coil spring


Automatic Optional Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.