The 2019 Toyota RAV4 and the 2019 Honda CR-V were both introduced a little over two decades ago. Since then, both vehicles have become dominant competitors in the small SUV market. So how do these two SUVs’ current models compare? Drivers who value safety features and performance should know the differences between the 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2019 Honda CR-V before deciding which one to purchase.
Drivers will find the 2019 Toyota RAV4 offered in five trim levels, one more than the 2019 Honda CR-V’s four. The standard engine that motivates the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is also more powerful than the 2019 Honda CR-V’s base engine, generating 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque compared to the 2019 CR-V’s 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque.
Another key area where the 2019 Toyota RAV4 outmatches the 2019 Honda CR-V is safety, especially when it comes to driver assistance technology. Many driver assistance features, such as forward collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams and lane keeping assistance, are unavailable for the base trim of the 2019 Honda CR-V. All of these features are included in Toyota Safety Sense, which comes standard in every 2019 Toyota RAV4 model.
In addition to its capable engine power and standard driver aids, the 2019 Toyota RAV4’s spacious interior is just as worthy of driver attention. Featuring a maximum cargo capacity of 69.8 cubic feet and an overall interior volume of 136.4 cubic feet, storage space is in abundance in this SUV.
Available 2019 Toyota RAV4 exterior color options include: Blueprint, Ruby Flare Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Lunar Rock, Midnight Black Metallic, Blue Flame, Super White, Blizzard Pearl and Silver Sky Metallic.