CR V 2020 vs RAV4 hybrid: Am I missing something? (Complete car noob)
Initially, I was quite sold on the CR-V until I took a look at the RAV4 hybrid which was similar in price compared to the CR-V except it was a hybrid. I'm not being specific with trims here since LX AWD is similar to LE and EX-L is similar to XLE and frankly, either trims are fine.
I'll be honest - now that I am aware a reliable hybrid SUVs can be found for ~40k, I can't seem to genuinely consider other options (e.g. CR-V, Nissan Rouge). And the fact that the industry is moving towards hybrids/PHEV/EVs makes me think the resale value will take a hit on the CR-V compared to the RAV4 hybrid.
I am a complete newbie when it comes to cars so could people please explain why/how the prices are similar? From my research, I've gathered that
-Toyota has safety features included in all models that are considered optional in Hondas (e.g. blindspot monitoring)
-RAV4 hybrid has better mileage (obviously since it's a hybrid)
-RAV4 hybrid has higher horsepower
-2020 RAV4 has had a handful of issues (e.g. engine crack, gas tank, defective suspension component)