2019 Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

2019 Honda CR-V Molten LavaFor drivers around Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad, CA, a crossover SUV is a great option. It gives you many of the capabilities of an SUV with some of the benefits of a sedan, which is why our Norm Reeves Honda Vista team has created this Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4 comparison. Check it out below!

Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4: Fuel Efficiency

One category where the CR-V and the RAV4 are well-matched is efficiency. Honda’s CR-V offers EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of up to 28 miles per gallon in the city, 34 miles per gallon on the highway, and 30 miles per gallon combined on 2WD EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels.1 Toyota’s RAV4’s numbers are comparable, with 27 city MPG, 34 highway MPG, and 30 combined MPG for their LE AWD trim. Now, on to the next showdown.

Honda Sensing® and Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0

They’re also well-matched when it comes to their active driver-assistive safety technologies. Let’s start with a preview of Honda Sensing®, which is standard on the 2019 CR-V EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels:

  • 2019 Honda CR-V Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow: While you’re driving on the highway, Honda Sensing’s ACC can make it easier to keep a set following distance behind the car in front of you.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™): If CMBS’s state-of-the-art sensors detect an unavoidable impending frontal collision, it can actually apply brake pressure to reduce the impact.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): This system uses active steering assistance to help you stay on the road, which is especially helpful on those long highway drives.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): It’s like RDM, but for keeping you in the proper lane.

Fortunately, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 offers a couple of similar features, including Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/ PD), and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Have a conversation with one of our experts to learn more about the detailed differences.

Interior Passenger Dimensions

Last, but certainly not least, let’s take a look at which of these compact SUV offers a more spacious cabin.

Interior Passenger Dimensions

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Toyota RAV4

Front Headroom

40.1 inches

37.7 inches

Front Legroom

41.3 inches

41.0 inches

Front Shoulder Room

57.9 inches

57.8 inches

Front Hip Room

55.1 inches

54.3 inches

However, that’s just the front row. The 2019 CR-V also eclipses the 2019 RAV4 in terms of rear leg room: 40.4 inches as opposed to 37.8 inches. All in all, these figures add up to 105.9 cubic feet for passengers in the Honda but just 98.9 cubic feet in the Toyota. Want to experience its roominess for yourself? Set up a test drive!

2019 Honda CR-V Contact us today at Norm Reeves Honda Vista to schedule a test drive!

If you live around Carlsbad, Escondido, Vista, or anywhere else in the area, simply call us on the phone, chat with us on our website, or stop by our showroom in person. We look forward to seeing you soon!


126 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.

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