Comparing the Honda CR-V to the Competition

The Honda CR-V is one of the world's most beloved SUV. Why? Because it has provided families everywhere a vehicle with space, power, entertainment, and performance. Maybe you're one of those people who hasn't been convinced that the CR-V is the SUV you need to buy. If so, we've compared the CR-V to some of its most popular competitors. Take a look and see why the CR-V stands tall above the competition. 

 

So how does the CR-V compare to the competition? Matched up against the Toyota RAV4, the 2019 Honda CR-V stands out in a number of ways. Starting with the cargo space, the CR-V gives you  76 cubic ft of space vs just 70 cubic ft in the RAV4. The CR-V also gives you more room in the cabin for you and your passengers with 103 cubic ft of space vs just 99 cubic ft in the RAV4. When it comes to under the hood, the CR-V offers Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) which gives your engine more intricacy than what the RAV4. But it doesn't stop there, the 2019 Honda CR-V is a huge step up from its Toyota counterpart when it comes to fuel economy, offering more horsepower and more miles per gallon than the RAV4. 

Compared to another popular compact SUV, the Subaru Forester, the Honda CR-V also holds up well. Reliability is one of the most important factors in buying a car for many consumers, in that regard the CR-V received a score of 3.5 out of 5 from JD Power. That's compared with a rating of only 2.5 out of 5 for the Forester. The CR-V also holds the advantage when it comes to spacing and seat comfort, providing noticeably more leg room that the Forester. The CR-V also allows you to open the rear doors up to 90 degrees to make getting in and out a breeze.  The interior of the CR-V is stocked with impressive, soft-touch material that truly pops and will make you feel you're driving in luxury. Both the CR-V and the Subaru Forester offer a USB port, Bluetooth, and a touchscreen infotainment system. But one thing the CR-V has the the other doesn't is options for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

How does the Honda CR-V do head-to-head vs the Kia Sportage? It starts with the powertrain, the CR-V offers a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and delivers more horsepower than the Sportage. It also is more fuel efficient with a EAP rating of 28/34 mpg vs 23/30 mpg for the Kia Sportage. Once again, the CR-V also offers you more cargo space whether the second row is upright or lowered down. The passenger volume also is an advantage for the CR-V over the Sportage. Space and reliability are tow of the most important things to consider when purchasing a new car, and in both categories the 2019 Honda CR-V rises above the Kia Sportage. 

 When matched up against the 2018 Ford Escape, the Honda CR-V gives you a few clear advantages. The first, once again, is the CR-V's high marks in fuel economy. The CR-V's EPA rating shows that the CR-V gives you more miles per gallon in the city or highway than what the Ford Escape can offer.  The 2019 Honda CR-V is available with an impressive suite of safety technology, and all CR-V models come with Honda Sensing which provides the driver with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and more. Most CR-V models also offer rear traffic alert and blind spot monitoring. This is a more comprehensive list of safety offerings than the Ford Escape can offer. So if safety or fuel economy is one of your priorities, than the Honda CR-V is the way to go. 



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