For many consumers, the compact crossover segment is a go-to choice. The segment combines space, innovative tech, and comfort to make it a great family-friendly option. Out of this segment, the 2019 Honda CR-V and 2019 Toyota RAV4 are at the forefront. Here, we take a look at how these two models compare to each other — and why the 2019 Honda CR-V is the right choice for your family.
Each of these two compact crossovers appeals to families, combining comfort and space. While there are a number of standard features available with both models, the CR-V pulls ahead of the competition. It combines high-quality, soft-touch materials with a stylish design that will help you feel at home behind the wheel of this compact crossover. In the RAV4, you will find more hard plastics, which doesn’t lend to a comfortable cabin like the CR-V.
Along with style, the CR-V beats the RAV4 when it comes to space, too. Though both vehicles sit five passengers, Honda’s model manages to offer more leg- and headroom compared to its competitor with its 41.3 inches and 40.1 inches respectively. In addition to this, it offers 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are up, a full 1.7 cubic feet more than the RAV4. This number extends to 75.8 cubic feet when you fold the rear seats down. The RAV4’s maximum cargo capacity comes in at 69.8 cubic feet.
Though the RAV4 offers more standard features, Honda’s crossover has plenty of features that the RAV4 doesn’t. Connective technologies like Android Auto™ smartphone integration and Pandora® internet radio are just a few examples of features you can get on the CR-V that you won’t find on the Toyota RAV4.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive vehicle that still gives you the bells and whistles you need, then it’s important to consider cost while you’re shopping for your family’s next vehicle. The CR-V has a lower price than the RAV4. It has a starting MSRP of $24,350*, while the RAV4’s pricing starts at $25,500. This lower price tag should help you stay within your budget without sacrificing style, technology, and space.
There’s no doubt the Toyota RAV4 is a tough rival to the Honda CR-V, but in an ultra-competitive segment where every detail matters, the CR-V is simply the superior choice. Test drive it today at Bryan Honda.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.