2019 Honda CR-V vs. Its Competition

2019 Honda CR-V
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Most crossover shoppers have the 2019 Honda CR-V on their test-drive lists, but the competition is closing in with fresh designs packed with appeal.

Chief among those are the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and 2019 Subaru Forester, two clean-sheet redesigns that come loaded with advanced safety tech.

For those who relish driving, the Mazda CX-5 has a spunky feel and a stylish body, if a tight interior and an occasionally unrefined feel.

The VW Tiguan rewards with its roomy interior and solid feel, but it makes even the CR-V feel like it’s full of personality.

The Chevy Equinox makes another good choice worth shopping, even if advanced safety gear is frustratingly expensive.

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Quick Specs
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The 2019 Honda CR-V rewards owners with fantastic utility and great safety scores.
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The 2019 Ford Escape works well as a crossover SUV, but has the ride and handling of a smartly tuned hatchback.
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The handsome, capable 2019 Kia Sportage does many things well; gas mileage isn’t one of them.
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The 2019 Mazda CX-5 sates solo drivers with good handling and tasteful lines, but bigger families will want to move up in size.
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The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.
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With a dollop of refinement, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 would be a solid home run.
MSRP From     
$24,350$24,105$23,750$24,350$24,295$25,650
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
LX 2WDS FWDLX FWDSport FWD2.5iLE FWD (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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