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Comparison: 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Honda CR-V

Comparison: 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Honda CR-V

The compact crossover vehicle market is a competitive market in the Frisco, Texas area. Toyota and Honda are two of the leaders in this category, and both manufacturers offer strong, stylish vehicles. Read our comparison to see why the 2019 Toyota RAV4 edges out the 2019 Honda CR-V.

Performance

2019 Toyota RAV4

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 offers five different grades: LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, and Limited. These FWD models feature a 2.5L inline 4-cylinder engine paired with a direct shift 8-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission and produces 203 HP with 184 lb-ft of torque. The estimated EPA rating is 35 mpg on the highway and 26 with city driving. Three modes of driving are available: Sport mode for sharper acceleration, ECO mode for fuel efficiency, and normal mode to balance between fuel economy and performance.

2019 Honda CR-V

The 2019 Honda CR-V is available in 4 different trims: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The base model 2WD uses a 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine, which produces 184 HP and 180 lb-ft of torque and has an estimated EPA rating of 32 mpg highway and 26 mpg city. The higher 2WD trims offer a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 190 HP and 179 lb-ft of torque with an estimated EPA rating of 34 mpg highway and 28 mpg city.

Features

2019 Toyota RAV4

The new RAV4 highlights fun style with its rear spoiler, modern LED taillights, and available two-tone paint schemes. The RAV4 offers many interior options that include SofTex® seats with available 8-way-power-adjustable driver’s seat, interior ambient lighting, and a panoramic glass roof. Toyota’s new Entune™ 3.0 mulitmedia system comes standard with a 7-inch touch-screen, or you can opt for the 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® compatibility. The RAV4 audio system has an available JBL® w/Clari-Fi system which delivers 800-watts of total power to 11 speakers.

2019 Honda CR-V

The 2019 Honda CR-V EX-L and Touring trims offer leather-trimmed steering wheel and seating, and a 12-way power driver’s seat including a four-way power lumbar support and memory function. You can also opt for heated front seats. Also available is HondaLink® with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility with a 7-inch display touch-screen. Standard is a 160-watt audio system with four speakers and an easy fold-flat 60/40 split rear seating which provides a variety of seating and cargo options.

Safety

2019 Toyota RAV4

Toyota makes safety a priority so Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, a suite of driver-assist features, is standard on all new RAV4 vehicles, which includes Road Sign Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and Lane Departure Alert. Additional standard safety features include eight airbags and the Star Safety System that comes with six more advanced safety features. Available safety options include Intelligent clearance sonar with rear cross-traffic braking and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

2019 Honda CR-V

Honda Sensing®, a suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies designed to alert you to things you might miss while driving, is offered on the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims. This suite includes a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation system, lane keeping assist system, and blind spot information system with cross traffic monitor.

Pricing

2019 Toyota RAV4

Starting at $25,500 MSRP

2019 Honda CR-V

Starting at $24,350 MSRP

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