A Honda For the Fickle Buyer - The 2019 Honda CR-V in Clear Lake vs Toyota RAV4

If you’re having a hard time deciding on your next vehicle, then turn your attention to the 2019 Honda CR-V in Clear Lake. This compact SUV won’t leave you high and dry on performance and good looks, and it also comes in four different trim levels so even the pickiest car buyers can be left satisfied. Keep reading to learn more about what each model has to offer and the power behind it all.


Why Should You Buy?


What makes the CR-V such a fun, versatile vehicle, is that it offers four different trim levels for you to choose from, so you’ll never feel like you settled for an “okay” fit. Each trim level builds off of the one before it, and hitting the ground running is the LX model. The main features found in this base model are the 17-inch Alloy Wheels, LED Daytime Running Lights, and Multi-Angle Rearview Camera. Building up from the LX, comes the next level EX, with additional features like a 190- horsepower engine, Honda Sensing®, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ Integration for unlimited entertainment. Following suit with a luxurious twist is the EX-L. With leather-trimmed seating throughout the cabin and power-adjustable seating that supplies a 12-way power seat for the driver, comfort is limitless. To cap off this perfect SUV, the Touring model adds incredible features like a 330-Watt Premium Audio System with 9 Speakers to immerse yourself in music, and the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ to get where you need to go quickly and efficiently.


Transitioning to interior features, convenience is a significant factor in comfort, and the CR-V is not lost on this concept. All models, excluding the LX, come with a standard remote vehicle starting system to make your hectic morning a bit smoother. Before even having to step foot outside of your house, you’ll be able to heat up or cool down the cabin to your liking. The Rav4 doesn’t offer a remote starting system to help ease you into your comfort zone, so you would have to settle for a gradual warm up before being cozy. When you kick the CR-V in drive and start your morning commute, you’ll notice a smooth transition between speeds thanks to the continuously variable transmission. With the CVT, there are no “steps” between gears which makes the engine maintain an efficient speed to aid with fuel efficiency or keep up with its peak horsepower for paramount acceleration, which is 184 by the way. The Rav4 doesn’t have a CVT and only has a max horsepower of 176, so the powerful experience you’re now dreaming about will exclude that Toyota.


Bottom line, the 2019 Honda CR-V in Clear Lake is anything but average, so visit us at Honda of Clear Lake to test drive this SUV and discover more incredible features.