Comparing the CR-V to the Competition

Honda CR-V vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Picking out the right compact crossover SUV might feel like a challenge but Honda and Volkswagen have come up with a pretty decent concept of what the perfect one may look like. The 2019 Honda CR-V has tons of features to offer and plenty of reasons as to why it stands out among its competitors like the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Swing by our Honda dealership and we'll help you figure out what model is right for you and why they will improve your driving experience.

  • Design: Both models possess a style that is unique and helps to impress your friends and family. The Honda CR-V comes standard with LED daytime running lights while the Volkswagen has automatic headlights but don't offer LED versions until higher trim levels.
  • Performance: The Volkswagen only offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine while the Honda offers two types: a 2.4-liter engine and a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that offers more horsepower than any model from the Tiguan lineup.
  • Capability: Buying an SUV offers plenty of ways to handle the tricky roads as they come at you. The Honda CR-V offers all-wheel drive on every model in the lineup while the Volkswagen Tiguan only offers them on the trim levels above the base model.
  • Cargo Space: The Honda CR-V makes your grocery shopping trips easier than the Volkswagen Tiguan. It offers more storage space with the back seats in the upright position or folded down.
  • Technology and Comfort: Honda ensures that you're always comfortable and able to enjoy your daily commute with an available power moonroof and power driver seats. The Tiguan does not offer these features at the same level as the Honda CR-V, so you'll be paying more for the same convenience.
  • Safety: Both models offer similar packages of safety features including blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. The Honda SUV makes these features available at a more affordable rate than the Volkswagen model does.

Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4

At Honda of Santa Monica, our goal is to ensure that we match you with the perfect SUV and that's why we take personal care to ensure that the Honda CR-V is the model you've been looking for. With available engine options, a host of modern technology and the capability to make any lifestyle easier, it's no surprise we have drivers looking to test drive the CR-V on a regular basis.

We also take pride in Honda's ability to demonstrate why it stands out amongst its competitors. Down below you'll see a comparison of the two models and you'll see why we love to take the Honda CR-V out for a spin. It has so much to offer and it demonstrates on a regular basis why it's one of our personal favorites to recommend.

  • Design: Both models are similarly matched when it comes to their exterior style. They both offer LED Daytime Running Lights at the base trim and they both exhibit a rugged style that is at home on dirt roads as much as your daily commute. The RAV4 is slightly longer than the Honda CR-V, making the model from Honda a bit easier to navigate into those tight parking spots.
  • Performance:
  • Toyota offers one engine option, a 2.5-liter that outputs 203 horsepower and 184 pounds per feet of torque. Honda gives the option to upgrade to a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that is more responsive and allows for fewer stops at the station.
  • Passenger Comforts: Both SUVs offer seating for five passengers but the Honda CR-V outdoes the RAV4 in interior space, 105.9 to 98.9 cubic feet.
  • Cargo Space: When you want to maximize the amount of storage space you have available, go with the Honda CR-V. It offers more overall space than its Toyota competitor
  • Technology: The Toyota RAV4 offers an impressive infotainment system that offers more to begin with than the Honda's base package. But, as you go up in trim levels, the Honda offers features that you just can't find anywhere in the RAV4 lineup such as Android Auto™ integration.

Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5

Sometimes, drivers love the look of luxury-type SUVs for their adventures around Santa Monica. The Mazda CX-5 is a popular model that has plenty to offer but it doesn't offer the same capability and performance that the Honda CR-V achieves so easily. If you want an SUV that can offer you plenty of technology but ensures your daily commute is smooth and stress-free, look no further than the selection available at Honda of Santa Monica.

Browse our new Honda inventory and take your preferred trim level out for a spin to experience all that the CR-V has to offer. When you're ready, we'll help you discover the financing that works for your needs!

  • Design: The Honda CR-V offers a slightly larger ride than the Mazda CX-5 which also extends to more ground clearance than the Mazda model can offer. That means when you hit the rougher roads around Santa Monica, you'll handle them better with the Honda CR-V
  • Performance: While both models offer turbocharged engine options, Honda makes their option available at a much more affordable price than the Mazda can manage. This also equates to the Honda SUV being more efficient than the CX-5, making your trips easier to enjoy without frequent stops.
  • Interior Dimensions: The Honda CR-V offers more interior volume than the Mazda CX-5, even though both models offer seating for five passengers. If that's not enough room for you, the Honda also provides more cargo space meaning you can achieve better capability from the CR-V over the CX-5.
  • Technology: Both models offer similar infotainment features but only on higher trim levels. The inclusion of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ is available as you go up one trim level while features like a larger touchscreen become readily available the more you invest. The Honda CR-V offers these features at a more affordable price point than the Mazda CX-5.
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