The Honda CR-V Outperforms its Toyota Competition in Many Ways Get Yours Today in Stratham!

The Honda CR-V is a fairly well-known crossover that you might have seen your neighbors in New Hampshire enjoying with their families. While the Honda CR-V continues to lead in the midsize crossover class, the Toyota RAV4 provides quite the competition with its style, interior, and engine performance. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 kicks it up a notch with a redesigned exterior, but can it surpass the reputation of the Honda CR-V? Motortrend Magazine recently decided to answer this question and took a look at how the redesigned Toyota RAV4 stacks up against the new Honda CR-V. Ultimately, the magazine concluded that "the [Honda] CR-V is still the better vehicle," but let us take a look at a few specific places the Honda CR-V outmatches its top competition from the Toyota crossover lineup. If you are interested in what the 2019 Honda CR-V has to offer, then schedule a test drive and check one out in-person at Honda Barn in Stratham, NH.

A Smooth and Quiet Performance

The article, which was comprised of research collected from many of Motortrend's staff writers, had a lot of good things to say about both of these dependable crossovers, but a lot of praise went to the Honda CR-V, especially in its powertrains. "You push the start button, the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder fires up, and that's about it," the article said. "No one who drives a CR-V will ever think about the way the silky, seamless engine sounds. That's far from the case with the RAV4. Even commuters with no interest in cars will notice the Toyota 2.5-liter I-4 sounds coarse, unrefined, and obnoxiously loud."

The article also highlighted the smoothness of the acceleration that the Honda CR-V generated, with its continuously variable transmission providing a surprisingly steady startup over the clunkier eight-speed automatic transmission of the Toyota RAV4. While both of these SUVs come available with as diverse selection of technology, Motortrend's staff pointed out the superiority of the Honda Sensing® system: "Honda's driver-assist features proved more reliable. Impressive, even. Adaptive cruise control sped up and slowed down smoothly with traffic flow, and the lane-centering steering assist reliably kept the CR-V, well, centered in the lane."

Come Find Yours Today!

The 2019 Honda CR-V is a top-tier choice by automotive magazines and critics alike, so check out our new Honda CR-V inventory and come test drive this new midsize crossover at Honda Barn in Stratham, NH today!

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