2019 Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

Back to back comparison of a 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Toyota RAV4 

When it comes to purchase your next SUV, you might wonder if the 2019 Honda CR-V or the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is the best decision for you and your family. At Phil Long Honda, serving Glenwood Springs, CO, we've put together a complete CR-V vs. RAV4 comparison for you. We will compare prices, trims, interiors, performance specs and more so you can pick the right vehicle based on an informed decision.


2019 Honda CR-V


2019 Honda CR-V front grill exterior view

Price

Let's start by taking a peek at the Honda CR-V price to determine if this is a wise investment as your next SUV. The base model starts at $24,350 with the highest trim beginning at just $32,750.



MPG Ratings

EPA-ratings of the CR-V equipped with FWD and a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder are 28 city/34 hwy/30 cmb mpg. Opting for the AWD model changes those numbers to 27/33/29 mpg. The 2019 CR-V has hybrid variants as well.



Safety Ratings

Safety is a top priority in the 2019 Honda CR-V. The NHTSA has not rated the 2019 CR-V yet but awarded the 2018 CR-V with 5/5 stars overall. Plus, the IIHS marked the 2019 Honda CR-V as a Top Safety Pick. A rearview camera comes standard on any model, but there are lots of driver-assist and advanced safety features available to you.



Exterior


Rear exterior view of a 2019 Honda CR-V driving down a mountain road

The 2019 Honda CR-V comes complete with a young, sporty appeal. The busy front end also houses available LED headlights. Choose from 10 exterior colors: Dark Olive Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Sandstorm Metallic, Molten Lava Pearl, Basque Red Pearl II, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Gunmetal Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, or Platinum White Pearl.

Interior Space

Looking at the 2019 Honda CR-V, you see all the space this SUV offers. You gain 39.2 cubic feet of cargo room with the back seats up and 75.8 cubic feet with the seats folded down. The total passenger volume is 102.9 cubic feet.



Standard Features

The new 2019 CR-V comes standard with Bluetooth, a five-inch audio display screen, Honda Sensing technology, Android Auto and a four-speaker sound system.



Perks


Interior of the front dashboard in a 2019 Honda CR-V

Busy families appreciate the 2019 Honda CR-V and the value it provides. With plenty of space for people and cargo, you have the comfortable drive you want while surrounded by some of the most innovative technology.



Upgrades

There are multiple add-ons you can opt for with the CR-V. Consider equipping your SUV with all-wheel drive, a navigation system, nine-speaker premium sound system, HD radio, and voice recognition. You can also bump things up a notch with the available turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 190 horsepower.



2019 Toyota RAV4


2019 Toyota RAV4 front exterior view

Price

You will notice that the RAV4 vs. CR-V costs are comparable. The base 2019 Toyota RAV4 starts at $25,500. With four trim levels to choose from, prices go up with each trim. The top of the line Limited trim begins at $33,500.



MPG Ratings

Just as the CR-V, the Toyota RAV4 provides excellent fuel economy ratings. You'll earn 26 city/35 hwy/30 cmb mpg the FWD and 27/34/30 with AWD. The RAV4 also has hybrid options available much like the CR-V.



Safety Ratings

The NHTSA awarded the RAV4 with five out of five stars. In addition, the IIHS gave it Good ratings in all of the crash tests. Standard features include a rearview camera, automatic high beams, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, driver drowsiness monitoring, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, and automatic emergency braking.



Exterior


Rear exterior view of a 2019 Toyota RAV4

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 has multi-LED headlights with black bezels, black hexagon-patterned front grille and power outside mirrors with a folding feature. You have 12 exterior color options:  Ruby Flare Pearl, Blueprint, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Lunar Rock, Blue Flame, Blizzard Pearl, Super White, Midnight Black Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Lunar Rock w/ Ice Edge Roof, Midnight Black Metallic w/ Ice Edge Roof, or Blue Flame w/ Ice Edge Roof.

Interior Space

With room for five adults, the RAV4 has comfortable seating and plenty of room. You get slightly less cargo space with this model. With the seats up, you have 37.5 cubic feet of space. Put those seats down to get 69.8 cubic feet instead.



Standard Features

The Toyota RAV4 features an Entune infotainment system, a seven-inch touch screen, Siri Eyes Free, USB port, Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system, Wi-Fi hot spots, and Apple CarPlay.



Perks


Interior of a 2019 Toyota RAV4

The RAV4 does offer excellent gas mileage and plenty of features. The comfortable ride comes complete with lots of standard driver-assist technologies.



Upgrades

Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, four extra USB ports, an 11-speaker premium JBL sound system, and wireless device charging. There's no option to upgrade the engine and no turbocharged motors available. If you plan to go off-road, opt for the Adventure trim.




Compact SUV Comparison: Who's the best?


After evaluating all the features between a CR-V vs. RAV4, it's clear to see which one would make the best option for your family. The 2019 Honda CR-V features a selection of engines, plenty of cargo space, and many amenities. It was also a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS. The best part is that the starting prices come in slightly lower than the Toyota RAV4, so you save money in the process of getting what you want. Stop by Phil Long Honda in Glenwood Springs today to test drive some 2019 Honda models and check out all of our CR-V lease deals happening right now.
 
 

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