There are many choices in the compact crossover segment, which makes it difficult to determine which model is the right choice. Here, we compare two models in this competitive segment: the 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 ToyotaRAV4.
These two models are both family-oriented, which means space is important. Each of these options offers seating for five passengers, but you will find that the CR-V offers more interior space overall. Honda’s compact SUV offers 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and 75.8 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down. The RAV4 only has 37.6 cubic feet that expands to 69.8 cubic feet.
Along with more space, the CR-V also has a high-quality interior even on its base trim, which is something that the RAV4 lacks. You can find premium fittings on the RAV4’s higher trims, but its base level tends to use hard plastics. The base CR-V’s use of soft-touch materials is more suitable if you want comfort no matter the trim level you choose.
Both the CR-V and the RAV4 come with ample features that make them suitable for families. For instance, the base 2019 CR-V trim comes with an advanced infotainment system that gives you access to features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, allowing you to enjoy your favorite apps and music on the compact SUV’s color touchscreen. While the RAV4 also comes with an infotainment system, it doesn’t provide you with Android Auto integration and only provides Apple CarPlay on its upper trims.
The CR-V is also more value-oriented than the RAV4. If the price if your new family vehicle is important, then you should consider the CR-V’s with a starting MSRP of $24,350.* This is over $1,000 less than the RAV4’s starting MSRP of $25,500, helping you stay closer to your budget without having to sacrifice the features you want.
The 2019 Honda CR-V and 2019 Toyota RAV4 are the two best-selling SUVs in the industry, and for good reason. But between these two titans, it’s clear which one is the winner: the Honda CR-V. Test drive it today at Sunny King Honda.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.