2019 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

2019 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

2.5L 4-Cylinder

Standard Engine

2.4L 4-Cylinder
203 hp


184 hp
184 lb-ft


180 lb-ft

Torque-Vectoring All-Wheel Drive

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Forward Crash Prevention


Road Sign Assist

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If you’re searching for a compact SUV that truly has everything you need, there’s a good chance that you’ve compared the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V. That said, if you’d prefer a vehicle that will let you depart from the beaten path, there’s really only one option that’s going to satisfy.

The performance specs and safety features of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 make it ideally suited to the paved streets and backroads near Harker Heights and Temple, and the CR-V just can’t measure up.

RAV4 vs. CR-V: A More Invigorating Drive

At first glance, the RAV4 and the CR-V offer performance specs that make them near-equals. However, a closer investigation reveals that the RAV4 manages to beat out the CR-V in nearly every category important to Killeen drivers. We think that’s something to celebrate.

  • The RAV4 includes a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, while the CR-V offers a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine.
  • In terms of horsepower, the RAV4 wins out with 203 hp compared to 184 hp in the CR-V. The CR-V does offer a turbocharged 1.5L engine upgrade, but it too is weaker than the RAV4 base engine.
  • Comparing their torque, the RAV4 has a smaller advantage with 184 lb-ft compared to 180 lb-ft in the Honda.
  • If fuel economy is your primary concern, you should know that the RAV4 takes the advantage here, as well! Although both models offer a baseline trim with 26 mpg city, the RAV4 takes the lead with 3 more mpg on the highway.

Those who upgrade to the RAV4 Adventure trim will never feel confined to the pavement. Although both of these compact SUVs are available with all-wheel drive, only the RAV4 Adventure offers Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD. It also offers a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, which is significantly higher than the 1,500-pound maximum of the CR-V.

RAV4 vs. CR-V: The Safety Features You Deserve

The 2019 Honda CR-V comes standard with the Honda Sensing package, while the 2019 Toyota RAV4 comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0). The latter package is newer, and includes some features you won’t find in the Honda, including:

  • Lane Tracing Assist – You’ll automatically stay centered in your lane when using Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
  • Road Sign Assist – Your vehicle will automatically recognize speed limit changes and signs on the side of the road.
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlights – Your high-beam headlights will automatically turn off if they detect oncoming traffic, and they’ll brighten up again once the other driver is in your rearview.

Some form of adaptive cruise control, forward collision prevention, and lane departure prevention can be found in both packages. What’s more, a blind spot monitor and a rear cross traffic monitor are both optional in the baseline RAV4 trim! You’ll have to upgrade to access comparable features in the CR-V.

Don’t Wait to Get Behind the Wheel!

Now that you’ve compared the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V, we’re sure you’re ready to take the next steps. When you visit Toyota of Killeen near Ft. Hood, it’s easy to find a new Toyota RAV4 for sale that has everything you’re after. Contact us today to schedule a test drive or learn more about our rotating new vehicle specials.

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