We Discovered Something Big - Comparing the 2019 Honda CR-V in Clear Lake and the Hyundai Santa Fe

Have you been thinking about buying a new vehicle lately? Choosing can be overwhelming, especially when one brand says they’re better than everyone else, so who do you believe? The facts! At Honda of Clear Lake, we’ve drafted up a comparison of the 2019 Honda CR-V in Clear Lake versus the Hyundai Santa Fe, and we can’t wait to show you what we found…


So capable and connected, the CR-V can adapt to any terrain and any situation. The available 190-horsepower turbocharged engine gives you plenty to work with while the Real Time all-wheel drive™ handles everything else for ultimate control. This is paired with an Intelligent Control System™ for excellent handling in the snow, backcountry, or wherever adventure calls you so that nothing will hold you back. To help you get there, inside the CR-V is premium technology like a Display-Audio Touch Screen that can connect to your smartphone, giving you access to your favorite music, podcasts, and navigation. All you have to do it touch, swipe, or pinch the 7-inch display and you’ll be on your way in no time. So we’ve covered the power and technology, now let’s get into the more luxurious aspects.

Throughout the cabin, you’ll find premium accents and leather-trimmed seating that everyone can enjoy. Further ascending everyone’s comfort, will be the dual-zone automatic climate controlled system so there will be no more “too hot” or “too cold,” only perfection. Speaking of too cold, you won’t have to worry if mother nature decides to send another cold front to Texas because the CR-V is equipped with quick-heating front seats and an available heated steering wheel. So bring it on mother nature; CR-V owners can handle anything!

Talking about all of the fun technology features and upscale designs was fun, but now it’s time to get competitive with a little comparison. What makes the CR-V so efficient at handling and accelerating is its chassis. It’s constructed to be between 300 and 850 pounds lighter than its competitor, like the Hyundai Santa Fe. It’s also 7.2 inches shorter with excellent aerodynamics to reduce drag via flush composite headlights. The Santa Fe only has recessed headlights, which creates more drag. Going more into ways to improve fuel economy, the CR-V has electronically controlled shutters in the front grille that can close off airflow further reducing drag, while the Santa Fe does not.

So we have the method and means to get to our destination thanks to the wonderful construction of this SUV, but what about the things we can bring? Is there enough space for all of the gear needed for a week-long camping trip? You bet there is; the CR-V has a much larger cargo capacity than the Santa Fe when the rear seat is up, providing 39.2 cubic feet of space versus 35.9 cubic feet. And when you fold down that back seat, it increases to 75.8 cubic feet! That’s still roomier than the Santa Fe by 4.5 cubic feet!


Still not convinced? It’s alright if you still have questions because everyone at Honda of Clear Lake is ready to answer them all! Give us a call, stop on by, or even check out our website for more information about the 2019 Honda CR-V in Clear Lake. We look forward to hearing from you!