The 2019 Honda CR-V is poised to carry on its years of success, but not without some tough competition. The new Toyota RAV4 might be giving the CR-V a run for its money, but we’re confident that the CR-V remains the best choice for today’s crossover shoppers. We’ve broken down a comparison so you can see just how the new RAV4 stacks up to the capable and comfortable CR-V. If you’re ready to upgrade your drive, it’s time to come see the team at Lejeune Honda.
Call us at 910-346-4944 or contact us below to schedule a test drive and discover everything there is to love about the 2019 CR-V. We’re also accepting trade ins, which means you can get the new CR-V for less when you allow our team to give you a competitive offer on your current vehicle!
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, right? The 2019 CR-V remains largely unchanged in looks for the 2019 model year, bringing its aerodynamic body styling and athletic shape to the forefront of the crowded crossover segment. The RAV4 takes cues here, providing a larger grille, squared-off front end, and more sculpted body panels. Inside, it’s no contest – the CR-V beats out the RAV4 in cargo volume with 75.8 cubic feet compared to just 69.8 in the Toyota.
The 2019 CR-V is powered by a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 184 horsepower, though you can upgrade to the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder for 190 horsepower. The 2019 RAV4 has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder under the hood that makes 203 horsepower, but remember that the RAV4 weighs slightly more than the CR-V, so it needs that little bit of extra power to get it moving from underneath red lights and stop signs. Both models can tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped.
The 2019 Honda CR-V offers a 7-inch touchscreen in most trims, as does the 2019 RAV4. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports, and Bluetooth. The CR-V also offers Pandora compatibility, HondaLink, SiriusXM Radio, and more.
Both models offer their brand’s active safety systems; the CR-V provides the Honda Sensing Suite of safety features on most models, while the RAV4 offers Toyota Safety Sense.
Who’s the Winner?
While there are some areas that the CR-V and RAV4 are neck-and-neck, we’ll take the CR-V as crossover king every time. More cargo space, peppy power, and plenty of updated tech make it the perfect crossover option for families, pet owners, adventurers, urbanites, and rural dwellers. It also rings in with an MSRP of $24,350, while the RAV4 starts at $25,500.
If you’re ready to upgrade your drive, come see the team of Honda experts at Lejeune Honda today. We’re proud to offer a stress-free environment where you can have all of your questions answered and take as many test drives as you’d like. Call us at 910-346-4944, contact us below, or come visit us at 2221 N Marine Boulevard!