2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

Year after year, the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 have earned their place among the top models of the SUV market. It’s no surprise the two crossover SUVs have become rivals. Both models match closely in design, price, performance and practicality. That’s why we set out to settle the score and determine once and for all which of these family favorites comes out on top with this in-depth comparison of the 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Toyota RAV4.

The Honda CR-V offers four trim levels (LX, EX, EX-L and Touring), while the RAV4 lineup features five (LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure and Limited). To start, we’ll take a look at how these two models compare at their base trim levels — the CR-V LX and the RAV4 LE.

2019 Honda CR-V LX (FWD) 


2019 Toyota RAV4 LE (FWD) 

Starting MSRP $25,500
2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder
Standard Engine 2.5-liter 4-cylinder
184 hp / 180 lb.-ft.
Max. Horsepower / Torque
203 hp / 184 lb.-ft.
1,500 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.

Comparing the Interior Passenger and Cargo Space Offerings of the 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Toyota RAV4

Honda has always had a gift for carving vast cabins from even its most compact models, and the CR-V might just be the automaker’s leading exemplar. The model packs an astonishingly capacious 105.9-cubic-foot passenger space.

With the RAV4 bringing in 98.9 cubic feet of passenger space, the Toyota model falls behind by 7.0 cubic feet. This gap in cabin space translates to significantly more front and rear headroom and legroom in the CR-V.

Cargo also gets first-class treatment in the CR-V. The CR-V packs 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. The RAV4 comes in close second, offering a cargo volume of 37.6 cubic feet.

Have an extra-large haul on your hands? With the rear seats folded, the CR-V can accommodate up to 75.8 cubic feet of cargo. Folding those rear seats on the RAV4 will only buy you a max. cargo volume of 69.8 cubic feet.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1045.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.