The 2019 Honda CR-V makes your commute pop, with comfort you can sink into and an efficient, turbocharged ride. The CR-V is an investment in the good life. You certainly can't beat its combination of thrift and zesty performance, not in this segment. But the CR-V also has the creature comforts you crave. You know what we mean-roomy seating, ride comfort, upscale options--the works.
Why choose the 2019 Honda CR-V?
When you're shopping this segment, you're definitely on the hunt for a roomy cabin and road-trip-ready storage capacity. Luckily, you've found exactly that in Honda's five-passenger crossover. This peppy model has the right stuff, whether you're a big family on the move or a party-hopping socialite. Spacious seating and legroom abound, so there's no need to fret about comfort. The cabin is even chock full of thoughtful storage areas for stowing smartphones and whatnot.
What are the 2019 Honda CR-V trim levels?
Choose from four trims-the LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring-for the experience best suited to your daily drive. The LX is the only one of these crossovers that comes with the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. All the rest maximize both speed and fuel economy with the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Still, the LX offers a good deal on a roomy, capable crossover. It's nicely equipped with commute-friendly infotainment features (Bluetooth, two USB ports) and modern flourishes like the height-adjustable driver seat.
Things start to get luxurious in the mid-grade EX, a trim that treats you to some of the finer things (keyless entry and start, rear privacy glass, and a sunroof). The EX also emphasizes smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities (read: hands-free calling and touchscreen access to apps like maps and music).
Pop up to the EX-L trim level for upscale items that enhance your daily drive (leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror). This trim also offers optional navigation, the line's only factory option. At the top of the 2019 Honda CR-V heap is the Touring trim. It adds to previous models' features with some subtle yet unmistakably stylish extras (LED headlights, dual chrome exhaust tips, ambient interior lighting). This crossover even features roof rails, making some kayaking families very happy.
Is the 2019 Honda CR-V AWD?
Only if you want it to be. This peppy crossover comes standard with front-wheel drive, but intrepid shoppers can always add all-wheel drive as an option, no matter which 2019 Honda CR-V powertrain or trim model is on their hit list. This traction-inducing performance gear makes your drive even sportier, helping you stick corners and fly down curving roads. But all-wheel drive also puts a safer spin on your daily drive. This performance technology helps maintain a precise performance in unsafe conditions, such as wet or icy roads.
2019 Honda CR-V vs. Honda HR-V
Confused about the differences between Honda's CR-V and HR-V? You won't be for much longer. From the outside, it's easy tell these sporty crossovers apart. The CR-V is clearly the bigger of the two models. It's also the one with the rugged good looks, with chiseled lines and a bolder stance. In comparison, the HR-V is sleeker, with more flowing lines. The CR-V is also the biggest of the pair, making it the better option if you're shopping for legroom.
Besides being the biggest, the CR-V is also the fastest. Both engine options are more powerful than what you'll find in the HR-V. By a lot. Even the base CR-V engine outdoes the HR-V version by 43 horsepower.
*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.