Which Mid-Sized Crossover SUV is Right For You?

See How the new Honda CR-V Stacks Up

Compare the new Honda CR-V to the Toyota Rav4, Subaru forester, and Chevy Equinox.

It seems like wherever you turn in the Williamsville area these days, crossover SUVs are everywhere. It's easy to easy why these smaller SUVs have become more and more popular in recent years, especially with families and young professionals. They've got more storage space than most midsize sedans, and fold-down back seat options make them versatile for hauling people and cargo. Also, a crossover SUV gives you a better view of the road from a higher riding position as compared to sedans.

Generally speaking, crossovers get better gas mileage than their larger SUV counterparts, while also providing better handling than the larger vehicles. And because they're smaller than full-size SUVs, crossovers typically carry a much more budget-friendly price tag.

For those Buffalo area car shoppers looking for a reliable, family-friendly crossover SUV, Ray Laks Honda offers the best-selling Honda CR-V. The new Honda CR-V has lots of space for passengers and their gear, gets great gas mileage, and is available with the latest state-of-the-art safety and infotainment technologies to provide a more enjoyable and more confident drive around East Aurora.

But of course, the Honda CR-V isn't without competition in the field of crossover SUV offerings. There's obviously a lot to consider when looking for a new vehicle. If you're like most car shoppers in the Grand Island area, you're looking at your budget, how much space you need, comparing fuel efficiency, and of course, safety features.

Let's compare how the Honda CR-V stacks up against its competition in the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, and Chevy Equinox. Read on to see why the Honda CR-V is the 2019 Edmunds #1 Editor's Choice in Small SUVs.*
Honda CR-VToyota RAV4Subaru ForesterChevrolet Equinox
Starting MSRP$24,450$25,650$24,295$23,800
Combined MPG28302928
Cargo Space (cu. ft.)39.2, 75.8 w/ seats down37.6, 73.4 w/ seats down35.4, 74.7 w/ seats down29.9, 63.5 w/ seats down
Automatic Climate ControlStandardNot availableStandardNot available

Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

Honda CR-V
Toyota RAV4

Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

Honda CR-V
Subaru Forester

Honda CR-V vs. Chevrolet Equinox

Honda CR-V
Chevrolet Equinox

Interior Space

When it comes to making room for your family, friends, and their stuff, the Honda CR-V leads the pack all the way. While all four of these crossover SUVs offer seating for five, the Honda CR-V offers more space for passengers as well as cargo. With all seats in the upright position, the CR-V offers the most cargo space at 39.2 cubic feet-more than two cubic feet more than the closest competitor and nearly 10 cubic feet more than the Equinox-plus more rear legroom than each of the other vehicles. What's more, the CR-V offers a best-in-class maximum cargo volume of 75.8 cubic feet.

Fuel Efficiency

The Honda CR-V with the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine provides an EPA-estimated 26 city/32 highway MPG, good for a combined 28 MPG. While the Toyota RAV4 is estimated at 30 combined MPG and the Forester at 29 combined MPG, the difference of 2 MPG is essentially a wash.

Standard Amenities

When it comes to interior comfort, the Honda CR-V has the edge by offering automatic climate control as standard on its base model LX. The Toyota RAV4 and Chevy Equinox don't. Other standard features on the base model RAV4 include cruise control and a height adjustable driver's seat. Interior features available at the higher trim levels include ambient interior lighting, driver's seat memory settings, and a sunroof.

Technology and Connectivity

In the category of infotainment technology, each of these four crossovers is similarly equipped, with options for navigation, smartphone integration, and available premium audio systems for crisp clarity to play music, audiobooks, and podcasts through the supported apps.

Engine Power

In the horsepower-counting department, the Honda CR-V edges out both the 1.5-liter Equinox and the Subaru Forester. The Toyota RAV4 has a 19-horsepower edge on the CR-V for a higher top speed, but, significantly, the turbocharged Honda reaches peak torque at a lower RPM than the RAV4, which translates into faster acceleration for entering highways and passing with greater confidence.

Honda CR-V: The Critics' Choice

If space for your family, fuel efficiency, interior comfort, and an engine with some get-up-and-go sounds good to you, then the Honda CR-V is the clear favorite in this crowded crossover SUV field. Test drive a new Honda CR-V at Ray Laks Honda to experience this award-winning SUV today.

Finance Your New Honda CR-V at Ray Laks Honda, Serving Lewistown

Ray Laks Honda currently has great deals on the Honda CR-V for shoppers from Amherst to Orchard Park. Our financing center is staffed by a team of knowledgeable and professional finance specialists who have years of experience finding the best rates for auto loans and structuring lease deals to suit our customers' needs. Be sure to check out our new vehicle specials for the latest deals, and fill out our secure online credit application to get started on your way to a new Honda CR-V from Ray Laks Honda.

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Prices shown are manufacturer suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, doc fee, or destination charge. Manufacturer vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please contact us with any questions.

**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors. For Fit EV Models, 132 city/105 highway/118 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 82 mile combined (city/highway) driving range rating (adjusted). Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe and range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.