Car & Driver Picks 2019 Honda CR-V in Head-to-Head Comparison
Car and Driver magazine recently decided to pit Honda and Toyota crossovers against each other in a head-to-head competition. They lined up the 2019 Honda CR-V against the 2019 Toyota RAV4, choosing top-of-the-line models to compare each tricked-out, top-notch version.
These two models have been closely matched in car review sites and magazines since their inception, and especially through the rise of compact SUV models. Car and Driver spent some quality time with some top-notch all-wheel drive models to get a good feel for them and compare every facet of living with these vehicles and driving them daily. In the end, the 2019 Honda CR-V went home with the top vote from Car and Driver***.
In their final decision, Car and Driver magazine wrote, “In this matchup, the Honda simply provides a better value and is our choice over the Toyota. While the RAV4 is slightly more distinctive in appearance and a bit more tech-forward with its sharper touchscreen interface, the CR-V makes up for its lack of style with impressive substance. The Honda provides more space, better engine performance, and plenty of features, all for less money than the Toyota. That’s a winning formula as much today as it was when the CR-V first hit the scene more than 20 years ago.”
The 2019 Honda CR-V starts at $24,350*, and offers tons of features right from the get-go. It also offers all-wheel drive and its intelligent traction management system at any trim level, making the CR-V a great option for anyone who wants capable, fearless AWD at an entry-level price. It’s efficient and powerful at the same time, offering up to 32 MPG** on the highway along with great passing power. In Car and Driver’s inside view, they note that the CR-V has several perks that make it easier to live with. For example, these two SUVs might have very similar cargo volume numbers, but the CR-V’s load floor offers a lower liftover height, making it easier to load up your cargo and hit the road. It also feels more spacious inside, so while both options might seat five passengers, a real road trip with adults might be more comfortable with the extra spread-out room of the CR-V.
2019 Honda CR-V For Sale in St. Paul, MN
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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 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.
***Based on 2019 model year. For more information, visit Car and Driver Magazine’s http://www.caranddriver.com. Car and Driver Magazine is a registered trademark of ©2019 Hearst Magazine Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.