Compact SUVs, like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, are a great all-around option for everyone from families to commuters who love taking on some fun off-road trails. So, which one is right for you? Give us a call at 603-624-1800 today!

Ira Toyota of Manchester finds out and helps drivers in Amherst, Manchester, and Derry decide with this 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V comparison.

Toyota RAV4 Honda CR-V
2.5L 4-cylinder engine 2.4L 4-cylinder engine
203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque
26 MPG city and 35 MPG highway 26 MPG city and 32 MPG highway
towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds towing capacity of just 1,500 pounds

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V: Specs

2019 Toyota RAV4 Features

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 runs on a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. To run efficiently, it’s designed with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and features a Stop and Start Engine System.

For managing this powertrain there’s an 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). Together, they help the Toyota RAV4 get up to an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.[i]

The 2019 Honda CR-V doesn’t offer as much power. It also can’t travel as far in between stops for gas. It’s powered by a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that can only get up to 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. This works with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

While they can deliver similar fuel economy downtown, it’ll require more pit stops on road trips. The Honda CR-V gets up to an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city and 32 MPG highway.[i]

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V: Safety

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 helps keeps you safe with an intelligent design that features front and rear crumple zones. These redirect force away from the cabin during a collision. Meanwhile, inside there are eight airbags. You’ll also be protected by Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0. This system can prevent accidents with driver assistance features like:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist

The Honda CR-V also has a well-designed frame, but it leaves some of the interior exposed with only six airbags. While it also offers a collection of driver assistance features, none of them come standard on the base trim.

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V: Capability

2019 Toyota RAV4 Off-Road Capabilities

Both the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The Toyota offers a more confident drive when you’re dealing with tough conditions or going off-roading though.

It has a standard Multi-terrain Select system where you can switch among three modes: Mud and Sand, Rock and Dirt, and Snow. Plus, it stands tall with an 8.6-inch ground clearance, so you can drive above many ditches, streams, and obstacles in your path.

The Honda doesn’t offer any sort of Multi-terrain Select system. It’s also lower to the ground with an 8.2-inch ground clearance.

The Toyota RAV4 is also better equipped to help you bring extra cargo along for the ride. It has a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds. The Honda CR-V can’t haul nearly as much with a towing capacity of just 1,500 pounds.

Test Drive Your Next SUV

Visit Ira Toyota of Manchester to test drive the safe and dependable Toyota RAV4. It offers peace of mind and great fuel economy to drivers in Amherst, Manchester, and Derry. To learn more about this Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.

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*Picture may not represent actual vehicle. Price varies based on Trim Levels and Options. See Dealer for in-stock inventory & actual selling price. All prices plus tax, title & license with approved credit. MSRP includes delivery, processing, and handling fees. Dealer doc fee $200.00 not included in price. Prices may be different outside of each advertised period and do not necessarily reflect cash price at any other time.

[i] 2019 EPA-estimated 26 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpgh for RAV4 LE FWD, XLE FWD, XLE Premium FWD and Limited FWD; 27 city/34 hwy/30 combined mpg for LE AWD; 25 city/33 hwy/28 combined mpg for XLE AWD, XLE Premium AWD, Adventure and Limited AWD. Actual mileage will vary. 2019 RAV4 Hybrid LE, Hybrid XLE, Hybrid XSE, and Hybrid Limited preliminary 41 city/38 hwy/40 combined mpg estimates determined by Toyota. EPA ratings not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.

[i] Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.


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