Cars Similar to the Honda CR-V That You Shouldn't Ignore

If you’re looking for alternatives to the Honda CR-V, there are several models that offer similar features, efficiency, performance and cargo space. See comparisons of cars similar to the Honda CR-V below, and browse our inventory to find used compact SUVs for sale, including these and many other models.

All information is based on the 2018 model year entry-level trim unless otherwise noted. In addition, all compact SUVs compared below are similar in size and passenger capacity. More specific information regarding dimensions and passenger room are included for sedan comparisons.

 

Honda CR-V vs. Nissan Rogue

Honda CR-V versus Nissan Rogue

TOP SIMILARITIES
Both of these compact SUVs are available with all-wheel drive and efficient four-cylinder engines that offer nearly identical fuel economy. Cargo volume is similar, although the CR-V does edge out the Rogue in this area with 73.4 cubic feet of max cargo volume versus 70 cubic feet. There are also 60/40 split folding and reclining bench seats on both, which include a fold-down center armrest and manually adjustable headrest. In addition, both are standard with features such as remote engine start, a rearview camera and an auxiliary audio input jack.

TOP DIFFERENCES
Towing capacity and engine power are two of the main differences between the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue. The CR-V offers 184 horsepower and 180 torque, while the Rogue provides 170 horsepower and 175 torque. The CR-V also tops the Rogue with a 1,500 pound towing capacity versus the Rogue’s 1,000 pound rating. If you’re looking for more seating capacity, another difference to make note of is the Rogue’s available third-row seat, which the CR-V does not offer.

The Nissan Rogue also stands out with loads standard tech. It includes hands-free texting, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as several high-tech safety features, including dynamic radar cruise control, blind spot warning, lane departure warning with intelligent lane intervention, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic alert. The CR-V’s HondaSensing system is not standard on the entry-level trim, but is included on all other trims in the CR-V lineup.

 

Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

Honda CR-V versus Toyota RAV4

TOP SIMILARITIES
Both cars have similar residual value percentages according to data from ALG, meaning they’ll hold their resale value at similar rates. Towing capacity is 1,500 pounds for both models, and each offers all-wheel drive. Cargo volume is also very close at 75.8 versus 73.4 cubic feet, respectively. There are 60/40 split folding and reclining bench seats on both, which include a fold-down center armrest and manually adjustable headrest. Features such as a rearview camera, auxiliary audio jack, Bluetooth and remote keyless start are standard on both.

TOP DIFFERENCES
The CR-V offers an edge when it comes to fuel economy with 26 city and 32 highway mpg, compared to the 23 city and 30 highway mpg offered by the RAV4. The CR-V also provides greater engine power: 184 horsepower and 180 torque compared to the RAV4’s 176 horsepower and 172 torque. In addition, the RAV4 offers a hybrid, which the CR-V does not. Reviews say the Toyota RAV4 does a better job of blocking out road noise compared to the CR-V, and that it has an easier to use infotainment system.

The RAV4 is also equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense-P package, which includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control and automatic high beams. The 2018 CR-V doesn’t offer the HondaSensing safety package on the entry-level trim, but it is standard on all other trims in the lineup.

 

Honda CR-V vs. Toyota Camry

Honda CR-V versus Toyota Camry

TOP SIMILARITIES
Passenger space is similar for the Honda CR-V and Toyota Camry. Front hip room is 55.1 versus 55.4 inches and front shoulder room is 57.9 versus 57.7 inches, respectively. Second row legroom is 40.4 versus 38 inches and second row headroom is 39.2 versus 38 inches, respectively. Length is similar at 180.6 versus 192.1 inches, and front track width is the same at 63 inches.

Both models also offer numerous standard electronic features, including a backup camera, auxiliary audio jack, Bluetooth and remote keyless start.

TOP DIFFERENCES
Camry offers notably greater fuel economy, while also having an edge when it comes to engine power. It provides 29 city and 41 highway mpg compared to the CR-V’s 26 city and 32 highway mpg. Horsepower for the Camry is 203 hp compared to 184 hp with the CR-V. Unsurprisingly, cargo space is lower for the sedan at 14.1 cubic feet, while the CR-V provides 39.2 cubic feet with the rear seats up. In addition, the Toyota Camry is not rated for towing, while the CR-V can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

Another notable difference is that the Toyota Camry comes standard with several high-tech safety systems, including the Toyota Safety Sense-P package with pre-collision alert featuring pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control and automatic high beams. The 2018 CR-V doesn’t offer the HondaSensing safety package on the entry-level trim, but it is standard above the base trim.

 

Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

Honda CR-V versus Subaru Forester

TOP SIMILARITIES
The CR-V and Forester offer good passenger space and comfort, as well as notable standard features such as a rearview camera, MP3 player jack, auxiliary audio jack, automatic climate control and automatic headlights. Both cars also offer good towing capacity for the class with a 1,500-pound tow rating. ALG residual value ratings after three years are nearly identical, and warranty coverage is the same for both models.

TOP DIFFERENCES
Subaru is known for its standard all-wheel drive, and the Forester delivers just that, while the CR-V offers it for an upcharge. The Honda CR-V’s fuel economy is higher with 26 city and 32 highway mpg, while the Subaru Forester offers 22 city and 28 highway mpg, which is good for an AWD model. The CR-V also offers greater power with its standard engine: 184 horsepower versus the Forester’s 170 horsepower. However, the Forester offers an available 250-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, which is an excellent option. The CR-V doesn’t offer an option with similar ratings.

 

Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape

Honda CR-V versus Ford Escape

TOP SIMILARITIES
Both come standard with convenient features like a rearview camera, MP3 player jack and automatic headlights. Both also offer the same towing capacity. Like other models mentioned above, the CR-V and Escape share similar head, shoulder, leg and hip room.

TOP DIFFERENCES
The CR-V’s ALG residual value scores are notably higher than the Escape’s. The CR-V also has a strong trifecta of better cargo space, fuel economy and horsepower. In regard to the latter, however, the Ford Escape offers a 245-horsepower engine option that provides enhanced performance. The CR-V does not offer an option with similar power.

Looking for used SUVs for sale in Phoenix that are similar to the Honda CR-V? Browse our inventory now. Also, while there are alternatives to the Honda CR-V, you may find that it’s right for you, and if so, we offer used CR-V models for sale in Phoenix as well.

*Images are not to scale and are provided for comparison purposes only.

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