2019 Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

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2019 Honda CR-V 2019 Toyota RAV4 Versus

2019 Honda CR-V

vs.

2019 Toyota RAV4

2.4L

Engine

2.5L
25 city / 31 hwy

Fuel Economy

26 city / 35 hwy
184 HP

Horsepower

203 HP

PRICE RANGE

$24,350  to  $34,150*
$25,650  to  $35,050

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Differences Between 2019 Honda CR-V & 2019 Toyota RAV4

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Appearing within a year of each other in the mid-‘90s, the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 are often credited with sparking the compact crossover affection from the public. Although this class of vehicle possesses the sturdiness and space of an SUV, they also provide the fuel efficiency and smooth drivability of small cars. And compact crossover vehicles have only grown in popularity in the years since the CR-V and RAV4 debuts, as more people appreciate the blend of affordability, great gas mileage, and considerable spaciousness. Five production cycles in, both vehicles remain among the top choices in their shared segment for the 2019 model year; indeed, it can be hard to qualitatively distinguish them. Ultimately, though, here are three reasons why you should go with the 2019 CR-V over the 2019 RAV4.

Passenger Space

Both the 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Toyota RAV4 provide two rows of seats to accommodate up to five people. However, if you want more interior space for you and your passengers, the CR-V triumphs over its Toyota counterpart. The RAV4 provides 98.9 cubic feet of passenger space. Meanwhile, the CR-V delivers a decent range of volume choices. You can go with the base-level trim, which provides 105.9 cubic feet of passenger space; that’s 7 more cubic feet than what you get from the Toyota crossover. Even if you go with the mid-tier EX or EX-L, or spring for the top-level Touring, you will get 102.9 cubic feet and 101.6 cubic feet, respectively, which is still more than the RAV4’s measurements.

Cargo Space

Each compact crossover has space between the rear seats and the liftgate, which serves as cargo volume. This is where you can store grocery bags, luggage, and other types of cargo to take along with you or transport from one place to another. On the 2019 Toyota RAV4, with the rear seats upright, the standard cargo volume is measured at 37.6 cubic feet on the base-level LE trim and 37.5 cubic feet on the other trims. On the 2019 Honda CR-V, the same space is 39.2 cubic feet across all trims, which is almost 2 cubic feet more. Even if you fold down the rear seats to maximize cargo space by expanding it to the front seats, you will get 69.8 cubic feet in the RAV4 and 6 more cubic feet (75.8 cubic feet) in the CR-V.

Cabin Quietness

Both the 2019 CR-V and 2019 RAV4 have spirited engines to get you from one point to the other. However, one of the demerits of the RAV4’s 4-cylinder engine is that it can be occasionally loud. As a result, the quietness in the cabin is compromised. You will not have the same problem on its Honda counterpart.


To check out the 2019 Honda CR-V, rather than the 2019 Toyota RAV4, call us today at our dealership to set up an appointment. You can test-drive one of our units in stock, sit down with one of our Honda specialists and discuss financing options and special deals, and pinpoint the CR-V that has your preferred features and options.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.