The Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are well matched: They offer similar fuel economies, dimensions, and connectivity options. So how do you decide which one is better for your drives near Massapequa, Seaford, and Long Island?
Toyota of Massapequa is here to help. We’ve identified some important differences between these two crossovers so you can make a more informed decision!
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. This provides drivers with 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.
Unfortunately, not even the most powerful engine available in the 2019 Honda CR-V can meet this performance. Its Inline 4-cylinder with turbocharger tops out at 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.
Both SUVs offer about the same fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG in the CR-V. The RAV4, meanwhile, gets an EPA-estimated 26 city/35 highway MPG*. The fuel tank in the RAV4 is slightly larger, so you’ll be able to go farther between gas stops despite similar fuel economies in both.
Toyota also offers a hybrid version of the 2019 RAV4 for even more efficiency. This gets you an EPA-estimated 41 city/38 highway MPG. And thanks to the addition of a multi-electric motor assist, this model gets a combined system horsepower of 219.
Honda does not offer a hybrid CR-V in the United States.
Technology: RAV4 vs CR-V
Both vehicles offer voice-controlled navigation systems to help you find new destinations. You’ll be able to see the maps a bit better on the RAV4, because its navigation system comes with an 8-inch touchscreen display. That’s an inch larger than the display that comes with the CR-V nav system.
Even without upgrading the infotainment system, the RAV4 has a 7-inch display. Compare that to the standard display in the Honda CR-V, which is only five inches. Additionally, Apple CarPlay® comes standard on the RAV4—but you need to upgrade the CR-V for this capability.
The RAV4 also offers some high-tech features that aren’t available at all in the 2019 CR-V. For instance, you can charge your phone thanks to available Qi-compatible wireless device charging. You can also sit more comfortably through the summer thanks to available ventilated front seats in the RAV4.
Safety and Convenience
Avoiding obstacles while backing up is made streamlined, thanks to a standard rearview camera in both the RAV4 and CR-V. But do you ever wish you could see more of the area around your car when parking in a tight spot? You can do that with a Bird’s Eye View Camera, which is available in the RAV4 but not the CR-V.
Both auto manufacturers offer bundles of active safety features to help prevent collisions and keep you safely on the road. Honda Sensing® is available in most 2019 CR-V trims, but is not yet standard. However, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) is standard across the 2019 RAV4 lineup.
What does this mean? It means you can get several helpful features on the base model of the RAV4, but you need to upgrade the CR-V for similar technology. This includes things like:
Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/ PD)
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA)
Automatic High Beams
Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V: Conclusion
Our research shows that the Toyota RAV4 is a better choice for drivers near Massapequa, Seaford, and Long Island. Don’t just take our word for it—head to Toyota of Massapequa to see this crossover SUV for yourself! Contact us today to schedule your test drive.
*2019 EPA-estimated 26 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for RAV4 LE FWD, XLE FWD, XLE Premium FWD and Limited FWD; 27 city/34 hwy/30 combined mpg for LE AWD; 25 city/33 hwy/28 combined mpg for XLE AWD, XLE Premium AWD, Adventure and Limited AWD; and 41 city/38 hwy/40 combined mpg for RAV4 LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid and Limited Hybrid. Actual mileage will vary.