Honda CR-V vs the Competition

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The 2018 Honda CR-V vs. The Competition

There seems to be an ever-growing number of compact-crossover SUV options on the market today, which can make car shopping difficult for Manahawkin drivers. Our team, here at Causeway Honda, are confident that our 2018 Honda CR-V sets a new standard among crossover SUVs, and we're not the only one, as it was named the 2018 Motor Trend SUV of the Year. Each trim level offers a stylish exterior as well as high-end performance, safety, and technology at an affordable price. Plus, beach goers in Waretown, Long Beach Island, and Beach Haven will love the protection against sand, mud, and wet boots that the All Season Floor Mats offer.

While we are confident that you will love the 2018 Honda CR-V, we compiled a list of competing crossover SUVs to prove to you that it is the best option available. Here is how the Honda CR-V compares in matters of performance, technology, and safety against four competitors: the Volkswagen Tiguan, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV 2.0T SE

The Honda CR-V vs. The Volkswagen Tiguan

  • The Honda CR-V's 1.5-liter Turbocharged engine has more horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan's 2.0-liter offering.
  • With 60-40 split seats, the Honda CR-V's rear seats fold flat, which gives you much more maximum cargo volume than the Volkswagen Tiguan; great for fitting in beach chairs for a day at Barnegat Bay.
  • The Honda CR-V is packed with more standard features than the Volkswagen Tiguan. This means using and connecting with your car is easier than ever, without costing you extra.
  • Safety features such as blind spot monitoring, lane assist, and adaptive cruise control are available in both the Honda CR-V and Volksagen Tiguan.
  • Overall the Honda CR-V earned a five-star crash test rating while the Volkswagen Tiguan came in at four-stars.

The Honda CR-V vs. the Subaru Forester

  • With several more trim options the Honda CR-V gives you a greater range to pick from than the Subaru Forester.
  • The Honda CR-V's 2.4-liter engine packs more horsepower and torque than the Subaru Forester's 2.5-liter offering.
  • With standard dual-zone climate control, the Honda CR-V offers greater comfort for all passengers. This option is not available in the Subaru Forester.
  • The Honda CR-V and its adaptable back seats allow for tons of storage, again beating the Subaru Forester in maximum cargo room.
  • Both the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester score well in crash test ratings.
  • The Honda CR-V comes loaded with standard features such as a power moonroof, heated exterior mirrors, and fog lights that aren't available on the Subaru Forester. These features allow for a better driving experience.
2018 Subaru Forester SUV 2.5i
2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV Adventure

The Honda CR-V vs. The Toyota RAV4

  • The Honda CR-V has a lower starting price than the Toyota RAV4.
  • The Honda CR-V's 2.4-liter engine holds more horsepower and torque than the Toyota RAV4's 2.5-liter offering.
  • While both the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 have 60-40 split rear seats, the Honda CR-V still offers more cargo and passenger room than the Toyota RAV4. Plus, with greater head, shoulder and hip room in the Honda CR-V you and your passengers won't have to worry about being cramped.
  • Both the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 were given a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, and both come standard with safety features like pre-collision braking and lane departure monitoring, and optional features such as blind spot monitoring.
  • Again the Honda CR-V offers both standard and optional features that you won't find on the Toyota RAV4. From the standard power moonroof to rain sensing wipers that know just how quickly they have to work to keep your eyesight clear, the Honda CR-V can be customized to fit all your needs.

The Honda CR-V vs. The Mazda CX-5

  • From the start the Honda CR-V offers several more trims, allowing for greater customization for the car you want than the Mazda CX-5.
  • The Honda CR-V's 1.5-liter turbocharged engine possesses more horsepower and torque than the Mazda CX-5's 2.5-liter offering.
  • Like the other crossover SUVs in this comparison, the Mazda CX-5 lags behind the Honda CR-V in terms of cargo and passenger room.
  • Both the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5 earn high marks in terms of their safety. This includes their safety features such as rear traffic monitoring.
  • The Honda CR-V has several features that allow you to adjust the interior to your liking, from a parcel shelf by the driver to a 12-way driver's seat with driver memory. These features are not found in the Mazda CX-5.
2018 Mazda CX-5 SUV Sport

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The Honda CR-V Emerges as the Clear Victor!

There are several areas, rather important ones at that, where the 2018 Honda CR-V has an advantage over all the other compact-crossover SUVs in this comparison. Drivers in Forked River and Tuckerton will love the large amount of cargo space and passenger room, which makes for better trips and happier, less-cramped passengers.

In terms of performance the Honda CR-V packs enough power to get you around Barnegat in adverse weather conditions. And the Honda CR-V's great fuel economy will mean less time and money spent at the pump.

On top of all that are all the great features that the Honda CR-V has to offer. A standard power moonroof, standard All Season Weather Mats, and optional rear seat USB ports are just some of the options that help to set the Honda CR-V further apart from the competition.

Experience the 2018 Honda CR-V at our Dealership Today

We at Causeway Honda know you will love everything the Honda CR-V has to offer, so come down and give it or any of our other great Honda models a drive today!

  1. Causeway Honda

    457 Route 72
    Manahawkin, NJ 08050

    • Sales: (877) 476-3412
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Causeway Honda

457 Route 72
Directions Manahawkin, NJ 08050

  • Sales: (877) 476-3412
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