Deciding between the 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2018 Honda CR-V can be intimidating. However, drivers who analyze the performance, trim level and technology differences between the two will find that the 2019 Toyota RAV4 surpasses its competitor in all three areas. After receiving a complete redesign for the current model year, the 2019 Toyota RAV4’s practicality is hard to match.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is available in five trims: LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure and Limited. Hybrid variants of the LE, XLE XSE and Limited trim levels are also available. The 2018 Honda CR-V is only offered in four trims (LX, EX, EX-L and Touring) and does not feature any hybrid models. Every non-hybrid 2019 RAV4 model comes paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission system.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4’s engine, borrowed from the current lineup of Camry models, is a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine with an output of 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Honda CR-V features two engine options, but neither are as powerful as the 2019 RAV4’s. The 2018 Honda CR-V’s most-powerful engine is a turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque.
Comparing the technology features inside both SUVs reveals that several features found in the 2019 RAV4 are lacking in the 2018 Honda CR-V. One notable example is Amazon Alexa support, which comes standard in every 2019 Toyota RAV4 but is nowhere to be found in the 2018 CR-V.
2019 Toyota RAV4 available exterior color options: Magnetic Gray Metallic, Lunar Rock, Blue Flame, Blueprint, Ruby Flare Pearl, Midnight Black Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Super White, Silver Sky Metallic, Blue Flame w/ Ice Edge Roof, Lunar Rock w/ Ice Edge Roof and Midnight Black Metallic w/ Ice Edge Roof.