2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

We cannot overstate how competitive the crossover SUV class is right now. Any time the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are going head-to-head, it’s going to be a very close battle – especially for the current model year. A comparison of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V could be the year that traditional Honda buyers come to Colonial Toyota to see what the all-new RAV4 has to offer. Toyota has completely redesigned the 2019 RAV4, made its latest connectivity systems standard equipment and improved the standard powertrain to make the popular Toyota crossover SUV more powerful than its Honda competitor. The all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 is currently available at the Colonial Toyota showroom in several trim grades.

Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling 203-403-6890.

Technology integration was one area where the Honda CR-V has held a lead over the Toyota RAV4. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 has erased this advantage with the inclusion of an infotainment system that is compatible with some of the most popular smartphone applications and digital home assistant devices. All versions of the 2019 RAV4 are equipped with compatibility with Apple CarPlay™ and Amazon Alexa.

Not only will future owners be able to use most of their favorite iOS apps while on the road, but Amazon Alexa will also allow owners to interact with their vehicle without being inside of it. Those who choose the 2019 Honda CR-V won’t be able to use their Alexa speaker and must move into more expensive trim grades to have access to Apple CarPlay™.


2019 Toyota RAV4


2019 Honda CR-V

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.4-L, 4-Cyl.
203/184 Horsepower/Torque 184/180
Eight-speed automatic Transmission CVT
3,500 lbs. Max. Towing 1,500 lbs.


Performance Specs

Toyota has upgraded the lone standard powertrain that is employed by the 2019 Toyota RAV4. Under the hood of all new RAV4 models that are available at Colonial Toyota is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will produce 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Honda does equip the 2019 CR-V with two available four-cylinder engines. The base power plant is naturally aspirated and the other uses a turbocharger. Neither of them makes as much power as the new RAV4 engine. When properly equipped, the 2019 RAV4 can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Under the best circumstances, the CR-V has an anemic maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.



A front view of the dashboard used in the 2019 Toyota RAV4.
An interior photo of seating options inside of the 2019 Toyota RAV4.
A look at the new center gauge cluster used in the 2019 RAV4.
A rear left quarter photo of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 on the road.

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