Jay, Washingtonville, N.Y.

The Honda CR-V has better overall resale value than the Toyota RAV4. Automotive Lease Guide, a company that predicts residual value for new vehicles, rates the CR-V with its best five-star rating, signifying it as one of the leaders in resisting depreciation. The RAV4 earns a four-star rating.


In its highest resale value configuration – 2009 CR-V EX with all-wheel drive – the CR-V is predicted to hold 59.39 percent of its original value after three years, according to Automotive Lease Guide. The Toyota’s highest resale value is 55.83 percent for a base four-wheel-drive model with a four-cylinder engine.

In its lowest resale value configuration, the CR-V EX-L with front-wheel drive holds 54.39 percent after three years; the RAV4 Limited with two-wheel drive retains 47.84 percent of its value.  

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on June 26, 2009 in Honda , Honda CR-V , Toyota , Toyota RAV4 , What Car Should I Buy? | Permalink

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