The 2019 Toyota Rav4 vs 2019 Honda CRV

High levels of initial quality, reliability, and dependability have made the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V two of the most popular SUVs on the road in Canada today. While they match up nicely in many categories, they do differ in others. Here's a look at some of the important features of both.

Entertainment and Technology

Both the RAV4 and CR-V start life with pretty good sound systems, even on their base models. The RAV4 features Toyota's premium six-speaker Entune 3.0 Audio system which includes the  Entune App Suite Connect that lets users connect to - Slacker, Yelp, Sports, Stocks, Fuel Prices, NPR1 (no subscription required), and a three-year subscription to Scout GPS Link. The CR-V LX comes standard with a four-speaker 160-watt AM/FM audio system with MP3/Windows Media Audio playback capability.


With nearly identical numbers when it comes front and rear legroom, passenger volume, shoulder room, and cargo capacity, buyers may have a tough time declaring a clear winner between the RAV4 LE and the CR-V LX when comparing interior comfort. Each vehicle also comes with premium cloth upholstery, heated front seats, and a colour TFT Multi-Information Display. 


The CR-V comes with plenty of great safety features such as 4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes, Hill Start Assist, and Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control. But, thanks to Toyota's Star Safety System and Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, few vehicles match the incredible level of safety offered by the RAV4, or any Toyota vehicle for that matter. Safety Sense 2.0 includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Bicycle Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection, and  Lane Tracing Assist.


The RAV4 also gets the nod when it comes to power. At 203-HP for the RAV4 versus 190-HP for the CR-V, the RAV4 goes from 0 to 100 in a swift 8.2 seconds, 0.4 seconds faster than the CR-V. Both vehicles come equipped with an automatic transmission. Drive modes on the AWD models include Standard and Eco for the CR-V, and Standard, Mud, Sand, Rock, Dirt, and Snow for the RAV4. 

Because the RAV4 and CR-V base models match up so closely in most categories, the chart below may help in distinguishing between the two.

The 2019 Toyota RAV4                       


The 2019 Honda CR-V

Entune 3.0

Audio System

Honda Link





Touchscreen Display



Backup Camera



Heated Front Seats



Bluetooth connectivity



Apple CarPlay



Automatic climate control


Standard, Mud, Sand, Rock, Dirt, and Snow

Drive Modes

Standard, and ECO

Direct Shift 8-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic






Toyota Star Safety System, Toyota Safety  Sense 2.0 - Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Road Sign Assist, Lane

Active Safety

4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes, Brake Assist, Electronic, Brake Force Distribution,  Hill Start Assist, LED Daytime Running Lights


Dual Chrome Exhaust


When it comes to comparing the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and the 2019 Honda CR-V, the two vehicles match up closely. But, when it comes to buying a 2019 Toyota Rav4 in Winnipeg, no dealer matches the incredible sales, service, and financing team at Birchwood Toyota


Birchwood Toyota

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