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2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Toyota Rav4

Front exterior view of a black 2019 Honda CR-V on the left "vs" front driver side exterior view of a black 2019 Toyota Rav4 on the right

Trying to decide between two similar crossover SUVs like the 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Toyota Rav4 can be difficult. Both the 2019 CR-V and 2019 Rav4 have athletic and aerodynamic exterior styling along with accommodating and comfortable interiors as well. Under the hood of both the 2019 Honda CR-V and 2019 Toyota Rav4 you will find an engine that delivers powerful and efficient performance for a balanced driving experience. You can see what sets the 2019 Honda CR-V apart from the 2019 Toyota Rav4 right here below to help you decide which one of these vehicles fit your personal needs better.

2019 Honda CR-V


2019 Toyota Rav4

2.4L In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder
184 HP/ 180 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 203 HP/ 184 LB-FT
75.8 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Volume 69.8 Cubic Feet
5,000 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 Pounds

Compare the 2019 Honda CR-V & the 2019 Toyota Rav4

As you can see from the chart above the 2019 Honda CR-V and 2019 Toyota Rav4 have almost identical standard engines but the 2019 CR-V makes available an engine upgrade while the 2019 Toyota Rav4 does not. A 1.5L Turbocharged In-Line 4-Cylinder engine is standard on the upper trim levels of the Honda CR-V and it delivers 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque while still averaging EPA fuel economy estimates of 28 MPG* City/ 34 MPG* HWY. All of the available trim levels for both the 2019 CR-V and 2019 Rav4 have the option of being equipped with All-Wheel Drive (AWD) for confident driving through tough terrain or poor weather conditions.

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery package/condition, and other factors.

Both the 2019 Honda CR-V and 2019 Toyota Rav4 have seating for five people but the 2019 CR-V provides more overall passenger volume than the Rav4 does and the CR-V also has more front and rear headroom and legroom than the Rav4. The chart above also points out that the maximum cargo space in the 2019 Honda CR-V is greater than what the 2019 Rav4 provides and the standard cargo room of the CR-V measures 39.2 cubic feet while the Rav4 only has 37.6 cubic feet of standard cargo room. The 2019 Honda CR-V has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when equipped with AWD and in standard Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) the CR-V can still tow up to 3,500 pounds while the 2019 Rav4 has a 1,500-pound tow rating whether in 2WD or AWD.

With its more spacious interior along with its engine options and towing ability the 2019 Honda CR-V is the clear choice over the 2019 Toyota Rav4. You can take the 2019 CR-V for a test drive today at Davenport Honda in Rocky Mount, NC to experience everything that it has to offer.