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2019 Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4 Comparison: How to choose

Published on March 29 2019

Take a quick peek at the top of the sales charts in Canada, and you will likely see both the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. Not only will you see them at the top of their segment, but also at the top of the Canadian industry as a whole. Both the CR-V and the RAV4 have a ton of qualities to them, but one outshines the other when it comes to space and fuel economy.

And that model is the 2019 Toyota RAV4. Now, if you’re after other things that matter more to you in your compact SUV, you may not agree with the result. But we measured the specs and we know both vehicles very well. When it comes to getting the most space and the best fuel economy in a compact SUV, the 2019 Honda CR-V is your winner. 

Better Fuel Economy in the 2019 Honda CR-V

In terms of comfort, won’t find a better behaving compact SUV in this segment than the Toyota RAV4. On the road, the new CR-V just glides along, isolating bumps and road imperfections like you wouldn’t believe.

The new RAV4 is also quite comfortable, but not on the same level as the CR-V. It also doesn’t have the cargo capacity and interior space of the 2019 Honda CR-V. Indeed, the Honda CR-V has 1,110 liters of cargo space compared to around 1,064 liters in the RAV4. It’s not a huge difference, but you also notice that there’s more room in the 2019 CR-V up front and in the rear passenger seat as well. Overall, the new CR-V is a lot more versatile.

It’s also more fuel-efficient. Offering 190 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, the 2019 Honda CR-V has an average fuel economy rating of 8.0 liters per 100 kilometers combined city/highway compared to 8.3 liters per 100 kilometers for the RAV4.

Again, not a huge difference. The Honda CR-V is also about $500 more affordable than the RAV4 which is another small difference. But in this segment with so many quality vehicles, small differences are what set models apart and when looking for space, fuel-efficiency, and value, the CR-V is the winner against the RAV4.

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