There have been a lot of exciting announcements regarding the 2019 model year for Toyota, with the announcement of the Supra’s return probably sitting near the top. Next to that, though, would have to be the introduction of an all-new RAV4 as it enters its fifth generation. That means a full new RAV4 lineup, including not only the base model but the RAV4 Adventure and, of course, the RAV4 Hybrid.
Last year, the RAV4 Hybrid was the sportiest model of the bunch. It remains to be seen if that trend will carry over to this year, as exact specifications have yet to be announced. But even without confirms specs, we wanted to get a head start on seeing how the all-new RAV4 Hybrid fares against other 2019 models. While no other 2019 hybrids have been released yet, Honda is known for its impressive fuel efficiency, so we thought we’d pit the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs 2019 Honda CR-V.
As you can see from one glance at the table above, the CR-V is certainly a fuel-efficient crossover even as a non-hybrid, and these two vehicles are quite similar to one another. Although the specs we used in the left column belong the previous generation’s RAV4 Hybrid, we imagine that the number can only go up as the crossover is upgraded for Gen-5. Nothing is set in stone, so we’ll just see how the two crossovers fare like this for now.
In the first row, we highlighted power, an area in which the RAV4 Hybrid trumps the CR-V by at least 10 horsepower. That’s a decent advantage, especially when you consider that the superior vehicle is a hybrid! However, perhaps its efficiency suffers from that, as it only offers an extra 4 miles per gallon combined. We’ll see how these numbers change once the specs get announced, but we imagine the RAV4 Hybrid’s numbers will only go up.
Cargo capacity, on the other hand, will likely stay pretty close to the same. If it fluctuates, it’ll only be by a bit, and so the CR-V will still likely offer a few extra cubic feet of space. The RAV4 Hybrid won’t be getting an additional row of seats, so they’ll stay matched in the fourth row of the table. Be sure to check our blog often for updates on these specifications, but until then if you’re interested in a 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid over a CR-V, be sure to let us know!