2019 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

The current automotive industry is packed to the brim with very good examples of crossover SUVs. The newest Toyota 4Runner model that has arrived at the Colonial Toyota showroom continues to not fit into that box. A comparison of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2019 Honda CR-V will very clearly explain why Toyota hasn’t changed the architecture of its popular off-road-ready vehicle in favor of what other automakers have done. The 2019 4Runner continues to be built in the old-school body-on-frame style. This rugged construction method gives it a natural advantage over vehicles that use a unibody construction method, like the 2019 Honda CR-V. The 4Runner makes more power, can tow more and haul more cargo than its Honda CR-V competitor. Colonial Toyota customers can see the 2019 Toyota 4Runner and schedule a test drive today by calling 203-403-6890.

It doesn’t take much beyond seeing the 2019 Toyota 4Runner sitting next to the 2019 Honda CR-V to see how the two popular vehicles differ. Customers choosing the 2019 4Runner will have clear advantages in cargo and passenger space than those who take the 2019 CR-V home with them. Of the two vehicles, only the 2019 Toyota 4Runner can be outfitted with three rows of seats which can accommodate up to seven riders. The Honda CR-V only has two rows of seats with space for up to five passengers. This advantage also continues for the Toyota SUV when a shopper is examining available cargo space. When the interior is properly configured, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner can offer up to 89.7 cubic-feet of cargo volume. Owners of the 2019 Honda CR-V can only see a maximum of 75.8 cubic-feet.


2019 Toyota 4Runner


2019 Honda CR-V

4.0-L, V-6 Engine 2.4-L, 4-Cyl.
270/278 Horsepower/Torque 184/180
89.7 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 75.8 cu.-ft.
5,000 lbs. Max. Towing 1,500 lbs.


Performance Specs

All trim grades of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner use the same powertrain setup. Under the hood of the automaker’s most capable SUV is a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter, V-6 engine that is attached to a five-speed automatic transmission. It will make 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. Toyota 4Runner owners will also be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds when the vehicle is properly equipped. Honda makes two four-cylinder engines available for the 2019 CR-V. Base models use a naturally aspirated, 184-horsepower four-cylinder engine with higher trims getting a turbocharged four-cylinder power plant, making 190 horsepower. Both engines have a stated towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.



A photo of the back seat in the 2019 Toyota 4Runner.
A photo of one of the cargo configurations in the 2019 4Runner.
Another photo of a cargo configuration in the 2019 4Runner.
A photo of the maximum available cargo area in the rear of the 2019 4Runner.

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