2019 Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

Drivers living in Gulfport, Long Beach, and Biloxi know that a quality compact crossover SUV is the perfect mode of transportation for these parts. When it comes to versatile and high-powered compact SUVs, the 2019 Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 offer some of the best driving. The only question is, which one is the right choice for you?

Below is a comparison of the Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 that the experts at Pat Peck Honda have put together to help you answer that question.

Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4: Safety

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The 2019 CR-V and RAV4 are fully equipped to keep you and your passengers safe through any adventure. They both offer active safety features, such as:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Traction Control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

However, only one of these models received the 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2019 Honda CR-V Touring trim earned this accolade thanks to its high-quality LED reflector headlights and suite of available Honda Sensing® technologies.*

Unfortunately, the headlight options in the 2019 RAV4 didn't provide enough illumination to qualify it for this award.

Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4: A Question of Comfort

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Despite their compact appearances, the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 have plenty of room to serve any weekend excursion, family trip, or daily carpool commute.

While both seat five, the 2019 CR-V offers a bit more elbow room with up to 105.9 cubic feet of total passenger space. The RAV4, on the other hand, only has 98.9 cubic feet of passenger space.

The CR-V also offers more space when it’s time to load your cargo. With the seats up, you can take advantage of 39.2 cubic feet of cargo volume. The cargo room increases to 75.8 cubic feet when you fold the rear seats flat. The RAV4 maxes out at 69.8 cubic feet of cargo space and only offers 37.6 cubic feet behind the rear seats.

The discussion of comfort rolls on with a look at the seats themselves. Both crossovers offer 4-way adjustment for the front passenger seat, so your companion can settle in for the trip at hand.

In the RAV4, the driver’s seat is available with 8-way power adjustment. However, the Honda continues to lead the way with an available 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. This driver’s seat also includes four-way lumbar support. Plus, a memory function means you can set it and forget it.

Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4: Entertainment

2019 Honda CRVAs with their impressive safety capabilities, the entertainment values of these two SUVs are quite comparable. They both have Bluetooth® wireless streaming technology to provide you with a drive that is free from distraction.

While both vehicles offer Apple CarPlay™, you’ll only find Android Auto™ as an option in the CR-V. The touchscreen is easier to use in the CR-V since it allows you to pinch and swipe your way through menu options and navigation screens. The RAV4 doesn’t offer this smartphone-like capability.

Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4: Which Will You Choose?

As this comparison shows, the 2019 Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 are pretty similar in a number of categories. However, we think the comfort and roominess of the Honda CR-V will appeal more to the needs of Gulfport, Long Beach, and Biloxi drivers.

If you're ready to make your decision and get firsthand knowledge of what it's like behind the wheel of the 2019 Honda CR-V, come down to Pat Peck Honda to schedule your test drive today.


* Trims with front crash prevention features and specific headlights.