2019 Toyota RAV4 Black


2019 Honda CR-V White


2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Toyota RAV4 LE

2019 Honda CR-V LX
184 lb-ft


180 lb-ft
Engine: 2.5L 4-Cylinder

Standard Engine

2.4L 4-Cylinder
203 hp


203 hp
184 lb-ft


180 lb-ft

Getting exactly what you desire out of your next compact SUV means comparing the best of the best! Although the 2019 Honda CR-V has plenty to offer drivers in the Carmel area, comparing the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V quickly reveals that the Toyota is in a league of its own! Its standard safety features, base engine horsepower, and available off-road trim give it a clear edge.

Safety Features: RAV4 vs. CR-V

More and more new vehicles are offering advanced suites of standard driver-assistance safety features, but Toyota and Honda have both been leading the way forward for years. However, in the new year, the RAV4 has a serious advantage over the CR-V: Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0). Here’s what you’ll receive with the package:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
  • Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB)
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) or Full Speed Range DRCC
  • Road Sign Assist (RSA)

Previous versions of TSS already had advantages over the comparable Honda Sensing package, and the difference has only widened this year.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Trio

SUV Performance: RAV4 or CR-V?

Both the RAV4 and the CR-V will be able to offer an enjoyable touring experience, day in and day out. However, since the RAV4 offers more horsepower and a sharper transmission, it offers a clear advantage:

  • 2019 Honda CR-V LX with Front-Wheel Drive
    • Engine: 184-hp 2.4L 4-Cylinder
    • 180 lb-ft of torque
    • Continuously Variable Transmission
  • 2019 Toyota RAV4 LE with Front-Wheel Drive
    • 203-hp 2.5L 4-Cylinder
    • 184 lb-ft of torque
    • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission

The CR-V will be offered with a hybrid trim, starting later in 2019. By contrast, the Toyota RAV4 has been available as a hybrid for years!

2019 Toyota RAV4 In the Woods

Upgrade to Adventure

If you’d like to have the ability to take your compact SUV off-road, you really only have one option in this contest! The 2019 RAV4 Adventure configuration offers the following features and capabilities, which no CR-V can match:

  • 120V/100W Power Outlet in the Rear Cargo Area
  • Towing Capacity of up to 3,500 pounds
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive

The CR-V is available with all-wheel drive, but not with dynamic torque vectoring.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Packed Up

Get Behind the Wheel at O'Brien Toyota!

Comparing the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V, the Toyota offers clear advantages, and this isn’t the only segment where Toyota easily wins out! You can also see what the industry experts and customers are saying when you read the RAV4 reviews. Ready to take the next steps? Schedule a test drive in any new Toyota RAV4 on our lot, and then apply for financing with our team.

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