There are many options out there for family haulers. When you have an active family that likes camping or off-roading, there are multiple aspects of a vehicle that you should consider, including space, performance, and safety. This comparison between the 2019 Toyota Highlander and 2019 Honda CR-V looks to make the decision a bit easier for you.
Plenty of elbow room is a top priority in a family vehicle. While both the Highlander and the CR-V are considered spacious vehicles, the Highlander’s larger stature gives you more room for passengers and cargo. It has three rows of seating, providing enough space for up to eight passengers with a total of 4,106 litres of passenger volume. The CR-V only has two rows and can only seat up to five passengers, offering a passenger volume of 2,914 litres.
Cargo-wise, the Highlander also pulls ahead of the CR-V with a maximum capacity of 2,370 litres, while the CR-V offers 2,146 litres of maximum cargo space.
Whether you’re heading out for a weekend getaway or driving the kids to school in the morning, the amount of power your vehicle’s engine offers can really influence your driving experience. The 2019 Highlander offers more oomph under its hood, using a 3.5-litre V6 engine to produce 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. The CR-V is only equipped with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine, which puts out 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to towing, the Highlander can also do more than the CR-V with a maximum rating of 2,268 kg compared to the CR-V’s maximum 680 kg.
Both the Highlander and the CR-V offer innovative safety features, though they differ on how they offer them. Regardless of the Highlander model you choose, you will receive the Toyota Safety Sense™ P package. This suite of safety technologies utilizes radar and cameras to help support your awareness as you drive. It provides you with a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beam, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The CR-V doesn’t offer its similar technologies as standard equipment.
If you’re still not convinced, come visit us at Hilltop Toyota to see why the ToyotaHighlander is the best choice for you and your adventurous family.