You Can’t Beat The Best – Comparing The 2019 Honda CR-V in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
When we say the 2019 Honda CR-V in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota is the best compact SUV out there, we mean it. Today, we’re comparing it to the 2019 Toyota C-HR just to prove that Honda is the clear winner when you’re searching for a powerful, efficient, and convenient vehicle.
Better Engine and Fuel Economy
If you’re looking for a vehicle with impressive agility and power, then look no further than the CR-V! The LX’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. engine produces 184 horsepower (vs. C-HR’s 144) while the 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. Engine still towers with 46 more horsepower than the Toyota as well (190 vs. 144). In a test conducted by Motor Trend, you can clearly see that the Honda CR-V is much faster than the Toyota C-HR:
|CR-V LX||CR-V 1.5T||C-HR|
|Zero to 60 MPH||7.7 sec||7.5 sec||10.3 sec|
|Quarter Mile||16 sec||15.8 sec||17.9 sec|
|Speed in 1/4 Mile||88.4 MPH||89 MPH||77.4 MPH|
Like we mentioned earlier, with the CR-V, you’ll have the option to choose between three different engines, each one providing a better fuel economy than the C-HR. All three trims come standard with a cap-less fueling system which automatically opens and closes when you’re filling up the tank. This keeps you from having to mess with a gas cap while also reducing pollution because this system reduces fuel evaporation. Check out the chart below to see the difference between these competitors:
|FWD||2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.||26 city/32 hwy*|
|1.5 turbo 4 cyl.||28 city/34 hwy*|
|AWD||1.5 turbo 4 cyl.||27 city/33 hwy*|
|FWD||2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.||27 city/31 hwy*|
Amazing Suspension and Construction
To handle such power and agility, the average width between the wheels on the CR-V is 2.4 inches wider in the front than on the C-HR, as well as 3 inches wider in the back. The Touring trim can also handle .82 G’s of cornering force to keep those turns nice and tight while low to the ground. Other features of the CR-V include electronically controlled front grille shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag, and computer-generated active noise cancellation technology to remove any annoying noise from the passenger side. The C-HR doesn’t have active grille shutters or active noise cancellation.
Convenience to Match the Power
Not only is the CR-V more powerful and cost-efficient in terms of fuel, but it also has ergonomic features to make each drive more comfortable. The EX, EX-L, and Touring models come standard with a remote vehicle starting system so you can have the cabin warmed up or cooled down before stepping out of the house. If you find yourself sharing the CR-V, you won’t have to worry about adjusting the seats because when two drivers share this Honda, the memory seats on the EX-L and Touring makes it convenient for both. Each setting has a customized memory to adjust the driver’s seat position, providing more comfort with no fiddling of the switches and levers. Adding to the driver’s convenience is the easy entry system which glides the driver’s seat back, making it easier to enter and exit the CR-V. The C-HR doesn’t offer any of these three features, and now that you know about them, you won’t want to go without any of them!
Need we say more? There’s more to the 2019 Honda CR-V in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, so why don’t you visit us for a test-drive to discover all of its incredible features? We look forward to seeing you!
*Based on 2012-2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.