2019 Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V
Finding the right midsize SUV can make all the difference for your adventures around San Diego, Pacific Beach, and El Cajon. But if you’re stuck deciding between the 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V, you’ll want to carefully review these vehicles so you can be certain of the one that seems like it’s right for you.
At Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego, we’re here to assist drivers by providing them with this RAV4 vs CR-V comparison. This guide will help you see what these vehicles offer, how they’re different from each other, and of course, which one has what you’re looking for with your next car.
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2019 RAV4 vs CR-V Engine Specs & Performance
The RAV4 comes with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, which is the same as the previous year, but got a bit of retooling to improve its output to 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The Honda CR-V, on the other hand, comes with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. While similar to the RAV4 engine, this particular engine can’t match the output and peaks at 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.
Media & Connectivity Features
Each midsize SUV comes with an intuitive dashboard screen. The 2019 RAV4 includes the Entune™ 3.0 Audio 7-inch touchscreen while the Honda CR-V includes a simple 5-inch LCD screen, which required an upgrade to feature the similar 7-inch touchscreen. Each vehicle includes Bluetooth® connectivity, an AM/FM radio, and both USB and auxiliary inputs for portable media devices.
The RAV4 offers more entertainment and connectivity features at its base level. The vehicle offers Apple CarPlay™ for smartphone-to-touchscreen syncing, as well as Toyota Connected Services features like the Wi-Fi Connect, which allows you to access your apps and cloud libraries from the road. The CR-V does offer Apple CarPlay™, but only after an upgrade.
Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4 Driver-Assistance & Safety
Each model offers their respective suite of driver-assisting technologies. Toyota has Toyota Safety Sense™ P 2.0 and Honda has Honda Sensing®. However, much like with the media features, the RAV4 offers more at the base level.
The RAV4 includes features like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Road Sign Assist, and Lane Tracing Assist, among many other features. The Honda CR-V offers these features, but only after you upgrade to the higher trim levels.
Decide Between the 2019 RAV4 vs CR-V
At Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego, we hope that this 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V comparison helped you get a sense of what these two midsize SUVs offer, and how they differ. But while you’re aware of the numerous benefits to driving the RAV4, you may need some more details to go on before making your ultimate decision. You can always drop by our dealership for a closer look.
Schedule your test drive with us at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego. We’re proud to help drivers in San Diego, Pacific Beach, and El Cajon find the vehicle that’s right for them!