2009 Honda CR-V vs. Its Competition

2009 Honda CR-V

The 2009 Honda CR-V, along with most of these rivals, offer city-friendly maneuverability, a carlike ride, and reasonably good fuel efficiency.

The Toyota RAV4 provides a plusher ride, and it's the only one in this crowd with an available third-row seat.

Unlike several competitors to the Honda CR-V, including the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, the RAV4's steering wheel tilts and telescopes.

The Subaru Forester feels a bit sportier than the rest, and it comes with standard all-wheel drive.

If you want a manual transmission, you'll need to look to the Sportage, Tucson, or Forester.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2009 Honda CR-V is a clear winner for those seeking security and utility at a good price, provided hip styling or street cred isn't near the top of the list.
8.0
With its available V-6 engine, the 2009 Saturn Vue is a bit more fun to drive than other compact SUVs; otherwise it’s not a standout.
8.0
It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition.
7.0
The 2008 Hyundai Tucson no longer stands out in its class for performance or safety, but it’s still a great value.
6.8
If you can live without top-level refinement and the absolutely latest technology, 2008 Kia Sportage is a fine little SUV, and considering its price, a genuine value.
7.6
The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
MSRP From     
$21,245$23,280$19,995$17,235$16,050$21,500
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas I4Gas Flat 4-CylGas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door I4 XE4-Door Manual XFWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS *Ltd Avail*2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LXFWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive2 Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
5 Door4 Door SUV4 Door4 Door Sport Utility4 Door4 Door
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManualAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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