2019 Honda CR-V

Rating8.6

Ranked #2 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$25,750 - $34,150

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Key Spec of 2019 Honda CR-V
fuel economy

27/29/33

fuel type

Regular unleaded

horsepower

190 hp @ 5600 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2019 Honda CR-V Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 2, 2022

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The 2019 Honda CR-V continues to be one of the country's best-selling compact-crossover SUVs for more than a decade. The 2019 CR-V is a great used compact SUV as well - This Honda car offers a perfect blend of the spacious cabin with room for 5, a big cargo hold, and impressive fuel economy ratings. Having a strong value statement, the Honda CR-V gets the highest 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and a 2019 Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. The CR-V hits a home run with its two fuel-efficient powertrains including an available turbocharged engine with no faults as such. The 2019 Honda CR-V is available for sale in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring, available with either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive.


2019 Honda CR-V For Sale

The 2019 Honda CR-V's Manufactured suggested retail price (MSRP) starts from $24,450 for the base LX front-drive model. The top-line CR V Touring edition begins from $32,850.The mid-level CR-V EX is the best bet, starting at just under $27,350 for which you get a stronger turbocharged engine along with all the tech and safety features such as forward collision warning, a touch screen, and Apple Carplay. If you are looking to own the Honda CR-V for more than five years, buying a used CR-V is better than leasing a new model as it can be unaffordable. Based on the listings, the used 2019 CR-V is available for sale at an average price range from about $26,746 to $34,706. Most buyers paid an average price of around $29,148 for the used 2019 Honda CRV, depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location. OR you can lease a new Honda CR-V for $299 per month for 36 months with $3,599 due at signing.

2019 Honda CR-V Buying Advice

Honda made no major changes to the CR-V for 2019, hence, the 2018 and 2019 CR-V models are mostly identical. Since the 2017 CR-V model received a full redesign with new styling, a turbocharged engine option, a larger cargo area, and more available safety and tech features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, used car buyers can save some extra money by opting for the 2017 model. 

2019 Honda CR-V Latest Updates

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Honda has had a reputation, for its high re-sale and reliable cars - the 2019 CR V has an above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five. Moreover, the resale value of the Honda CR-V is better than that of rivals. The only downside is its tricky infotainment system, which Honda has upgraded in the latest Honda CR-V models. The 2019 CR-V may not be as off-road-capable as a Jeep Cherokee, but the CR-V lineup is available with an all-wheel-drive option that adds all-weather capability. The major competitors of the Honda CR-V include the likes of Toyota RAV4, VW Tiguan, Chevy Equinox, and Mazda CX-5.


ProsConsWhat's New

Turbocharged engine delivers a rare combination of thrift and zest

The touchscreen can be finicky to use and lacks a separate tuning knob

No changes for the 2019 model

Roomy interior with cavernous cargo capacity for this class

Base LX's engine is weaker and thirstier than the turbo

New paint color: Platinum White Pearl

Rides comfortably yet handle corners athletically

The optional navigation system isn't as reliable as expected

Plentiful and thoughtful storage areas

Over All Rating

8.6

Out of 10

Pricing and Features9.00
Pricing and Feature9.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance8.80
Fuel Economy9.00
Interior9.40
Exterior8.60
Safety9.90
Competition7.00
Notable Rankings

#2 in Compact Suv

#4 in Suv

#8 in Midsize Suv


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Trims

LX$25,750 onwards

  • Automatic climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Height-Adjustable driver seat
  • Led running lights
  • Rearview camera
  • Two USB ports

EX$27,250 onwards

  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Foglights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Sunroof

EX-L$29,750 onwards

  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Eight-Speaker audio system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-Adjustable passenger seat
  • Programmable-Height power liftgate

Touring$32,750 onwards

  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Automatic wipers
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Led headlights
  • Navigation system
  • Power liftgate


Colors and Styles

2019 Honda CR-V in Platinum White Pearl color
Platinum White Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2019 Honda CR-V is a complete package or to be precise a great MPV contender that comes with just about everything you need for daily driving or any type of commute. Starting with its distinctive style to its high-tech interior features, the CR-V is a top-ranking Honda car in the compact class. As you look at the 2019 CR-V, its distinctive headlights, sculpted front end with an active shutter grille not only add a sporty demeanor but offer better aerodynamics. You'll get a standard CVT transmission - good on gas as well as offers smooth shifts. Like every Honda car, this is a family-friendly and fun-to-drive compact SUV with an available all-wheel as well as top-rated safety features including the Honda Sensing safety suite.

Inside, the 2019 Honda CRV is equipped with premium features and advanced technology. The best past is its spacious cabin and flexible cargo area. You can find the perfect CR-V with a choice of your color and trim level - exterior color options include Platinum White Pearl, Gunmetal Metallic, Sandstorm Metallic, Molten Lava Pearl, Dark Olive Metallic, Basque Red Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, and Lunar Silver Metallic. Inside, you can configure the interior color and seating surfaces as well. The LX and EX are available with Gray cloth, ivory cloth, or black cloth while the pricier EX-L and Touring offer Gray leather, ivory leather, or black leather.  Further, owning a new or used 2019 CR-V model Is affordable considering its subpar five-year cost of ownership, strong value for money, and cheap Honda lease deal options every month.


Buying Advice

Get the EX trim; it gets all the great safety features like Blind spot monitoring, Forward collision warning, Auto high beam headlamps, and can be configured with a stronger turbocharged engine. Moreover, the base LX trim looks bare-bones as it lacks many of the tech and safety features such as a touch screen, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and more.

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Honda CR-V Cost to Own:

The 2019 CR-V’s five-year cost of ownership is projected around $22,100, or $4,420 per year. This is below-average in the compact SUV segment and includes the CR-V's cost for gas, insurance, repairs, and maintenance. 

Features
8.0/10

The 2019 Honda CR-V comes in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring, with tons of standard and available features. The 2019 CR-V LX starts at an MSRP of $24,450 and ranges up to $32,850 for the range-topping CR-V Touring. If you want the stronger turbocharged CR-V, look at the EX trim or higher. The CR-V Ex is also a nicer-looking model with 18-inch alloy wheels, a moonroof, and more. Adding AWD costs an extra $1,400.

You can equip your base 2019 Honda CR V with desirable features like the power tailgate available on the EX-L and Touring models. The top-range Honda CR-V Touring models have the most amenities in the 2019 lineup, including a Hands-Free Power Tailgate, leather upholstery, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more. There is a standard USB port in the front and extra available ports in the back.

Trim

LX

EX

EX-L

Touring

MSRP (FWD)

$24,450

$27,350

$29,850

$32,850

Key Features

Four-speaker audio system

Adds/Upgrades to LX

Adds/Upgrades to EX

Add/Upgrades to EX-L

  5-inch display 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Power Tailgate with Programmable Height

Hands-Free Remote Tailgate

 

LED Daytime Running Lights

Six-speaker stereo

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob

Roof Rails

 

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera`

Honda Sensing Suite

Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Rain-Sensing Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

 

Fold-Flat 60/40 Split Rear Seats

Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Leather-trimmed seats, Satellite-linked navigation system
 

17-inch Alloy Wheels

Auto High-Beam Headlights

Eight-speaker sound system Nine-speaker premium stereo
 

Eco Assist System

Blind Spot Monitoring System with Cross Traffic Monitor

   
 

Automatic Climate Control System

Adaptive Cruise Control

   
 

Remote Entry System

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System

   

Premium features and technology including full LED headlights and a standard multi-angle rearview camera also help make your 2019 Honda CR-V safer on the road. The rearview camera is standard and the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims also offer standard Smart Entry with Walk-Away for security.

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Engine and Performance
8.8/10

None inspire, but the turbocharged engine in 2019 CR-V EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels provides decent oomph with good fuel economy.   -The Car Connection

The 2019 Honda CR-V comes with two fuel-efficient engine choices as the outgoing 2018 model -  a sprightly 1.5 liter inline-4 turbo, and the base 2.4 liter inline-4. The base engine, which is standard on the CR-V LX, provides a maximum of 184 horsepower. The smaller yet stronger turbocharged engine is available on the EX and higher trims churn out -190 Horsepower and offers a good off-the-line acceleration. Both engines come paired with a standard CVT.

  • Base engine: 184-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Available engine: 190-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder (standard in all but the LX trim)
  • Drivetrain: standard front-wheel drive; available all-wheel drive
  • Transmission: continuously variable automatic (CVT)

Performance has never been a strong point for SUVs, or for budget cars, and CR-V is both! 0 to 60 MPH comes up in a generous 7.7 seconds, just enough to not be called lazy at full clip. The quarter-mile comes up in a similarly cool and clam fashion, in exactly 16 seconds. As for the competition, all the cars here come at the same entry price, and make nearly identical power figures, save for a few horses. 

While the difference in power output doesn’t seem much, the turbo engine is an absolute joy to drive. Power comes in strong but linear and is in no way hampered due to its tiny capacity. You could have both engines with either front-wheel or all-wheel-drive systems. CVT comes standard with sports mode in all trims, which although rear for a CVT, isn’t as engaging as a manual could have been. It is much easier for everyday use though.

Models

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Nissan Rogue

MSRP

$25,345

$24,795

$25,190

$25,345

$26,545

$25,795

Engine

2.4L Inline-4

1.5L Inline-4 Turbocharged gas

2.0L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.4L Inline-4 Regular Unleaded

2.5L Inline-4

Transmission

Continuously variable automatic

6-Speed automatic

8-Speed automatic

6-Speed automatic

8-Speed automatic

Continuously variable automatic

Horsepower

184 hp@ 6400 RPM

170 hp@ 5600 RPM

184 hp@ 4400 RPM

187 hp@ 6000 RPM

185 hp@ 6000 RPM

170 hp@ 6000 RPM

Torque

180 ft-lbs.@ 3900 RPM

203 ft-lbs.@ 2000 RPM

221 ft-lbs.@ 1600 RPM

186 ft-lbs.@ 4000 RPM

178 ft-lbs.@ 4000 RPM

175 ft-lbs.@ 4400 RPM

0-60 MPH

7.7 sec

N/A

N/A

8.7 sec

8.9 sec

N/A

Quarter mile

16 sec

N/A

N/A

16.7 sec

16.7 sec

N/A

In the curves, the CR-V’s steering, braking, and body motions are acceptable, but the Mazda CX-5 or the aging Ford Escape is much more precise. For consideration, the completely redesigned 2020 Honda CR-V has dropped the base engine and sports more standard safety technology and features. So, if you want the naturally-aspirated engine on CR-, stick to older models.

Fuel Economy
9.0/10

The 2019 Honda CR-V gets above-average EPA fuel economy ratings up to 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Most buyers should opt for the turbo-4 engine in CR-V EX, EX-L, and Touring trims, why?. Not only do they perform better off-the-line but also are the thriftiest. Front-wheel-drive models top the line at 28 mpg city, 34 highway, 30 combined. All-wheel drive drops that slightly to 27/33/29 mpg. The base CR-V LX expects 26/32/28 mpg with front-wheel drive and 25/31/27 mpg with all-wheel drive.

2019 Honda CR-V MPG:

  • 2.4-liter, FWD: 26/32 mpg city/highway
  • 2.4-liter, AWD: 25/31 mpg
  • Turbo 1.5-liter, FWD: 28/34 mpg
  • Turbo 1.5-liter, AWD: 27/33 mpg

Model

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Nissan Rogue

MPG (city)

26

26

22

25

22

26

MPG (highway)

32

32

29

31

29

33

MPG (combined)

28

28

25

28

25

29

Range (city/highway (miles)

364 / 448

387 / 477

337 / 444

370 / 459

414 / 545

377 / 479

Tank Capacity (gal)

14.0

14.9

15.3

14.8

18.8

14.5

This entire segment consists of very frugal cars, which manage to squeeze anywhere between 25 to 29 MPG for city and highway combined driving. On paper, Nissan Rogue has been rated the highest in class, at 26 and 33 MPG on the city and highway respectively.

Interior
9.4/10

As noted, the 2019 CR-V's 2-row/5-passenger interior space is one of its best attributes -- an impressive feat given that the previous generation was already among the most spacious in its class. -Kelley Blue Book

2019 CR-V Seating and Comfort

The 2019 CR V's interior is a typical Honda with a clean, and spacious cabin which can seat 5 adults comfortably in two rows. It is probably the roomiest car in the compact crossover SUV segment, with best-in-class cargo capacity. All the sets are great for comfortably seating adults, and one could even argue that the Honda is the most comfortable car in the class.

In the 2019 CR-V, you will get 39.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats which expands to 75.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The 2019 CR-V has a cavernous cargo hold in comparison to the compact SUV rivals. Further, a low floor makes it easy to load cargo and higher trim levels also offer a power liftgate and a hands-free liftgate.

Model

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe 

2019 Nissan Rogue

Passenger capacity

5

5

7

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg,(In.)

40.1/57.9/41.3

40.0/57.2/40.9

39.6/57.0/40.2

39.7/57.1/41.0

41.2/59.1/44.1

41.6/56.6/43.0

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.2/55.6/40.4

38.5/55.5/39.7

39.1/55.9/36.5

39.0/54.8/39.6

39.2/58.3/40.9

38.5/55.9/37.9

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

39.2

29.9

12.0

30.9

35.9

39.3

Mitsubishi Outlander and Kia Sorento 7-seaters SUVs, and make quite a fine companion for long rides as well. The last row is cramped, as is the case usually, but the first and second rows are quite spacious. Hyundai offers the best in class space, with tremendous headroom and legroom. The 7 seaters sacrifice trunk volume in favor of one more row of seats. The trunk space is smaller than what you’d find in a small hatchback. Fold the last row though, and you get a useful storage space. Honda CR V and Nissan Rogue have the most space in the rear, nearly 40 cubic feet.

2019 Honda CR-V Infotainment and Features

The Honda CR-V's physical controls are easy to use, but the touch screen infotainment can be frustrating.

  • Standard features: a 5-inch display, a USB port, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker stereo
  • Available features: a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a navigation system, additional charge-only USB ports, satellite radio, HD Radio, and a six-, eight-, or nine-speaker stereo
  • Other available convenience features: proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a moonroof
Exterior
8.6/10

The 2019 Honda CR-V has done well in crash-tests and most versions come well equipped with advanced safety gear. Moreover, unlike many of its rivals, the 2019 CR-V offers great outward vision thanks to its low window line and narrow roof pillars.  -The Car Connection

2019 Honda CR-V Design Dimensions and Weight

As stated earlier, the Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV boasting large exterior dimensions and a tough look. You would have probably guessed by now that the CR-V isn’t a big car, riding on a similar wheelbase as the Civic. The crossover has a long, wide stance and the higher models offer some very aggressive alloy wheel designs. Ground clearance is rated at 7.8 inches for front-wheel-drive (FWD) models and 8.2 inches for all-wheel drive (AWD), which allows off-roading in case you need it. After the 2017 redesign, the fifth-generation CR-V looks more substantial than before.

The 2019 CR-V’s chrome grille sits high while viewed from the side, the Honda has a nice chrome character line. To its credit, the CR-V doesn’t look basic in base LX trim. Standard exterior features include 17-inch alloy wheels. The higher CR-V EX, EX-L, and Touring trims swap in nicer-looking 18s and tinted windows for a more upmarket look.

Model

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Nissan Rogue

Curb weight (lbs.)

3307

3274

3721

3541

3591

3456

Length(in)

180.6

183.1

185.1

179.1

187.8

184.5

Width(in)

73.0

72.6

72.4

72.5

74.4

72.4

Height(in)

66.1

65.4

66.3

66.2

66.1

66.3

Ground clearance (in)

7.8

N/A

7.9

7.5

N/A

7.8

Wheelbase (in)

104.7

107.3

109.8

106.2

108.9

106.5

Track width (in) F/R

62.9/63.5

62.2/62.2

62.2/61.8

62.8/62.8

64.3/64.7

62.8/62.8

The top-range CR-V Touring comes with LED headlights, and a few more goodies to command a premium over the CR-V EX-L for most buyers. The 2019 Honda CR-V offers around seven exterior color options that vary by trim level – Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Gunmetal Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Molten Lava Pearl, and Obsidian Blue Pearl. 

Key Exterior Features:

  • Hands-free tailgate operation
  • LED headlights
  • Power tailgate
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Safety
9.9/10

The NHTSA rates the 2019 Honda CR-V with five out of five stars for overall safety, while the IIHS gave it a Top Safety Pick 2019 award when equipped with advanced safety features and technology. The LED headlights on CR-V Touring models get an “Acceptable” rating, but the halogen units on other trims score “Marginal” according to the IIHS.

Buyers must look for the 2019 CR-V EX and higher trims that feature forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control. Numerous advanced safety features are standard on the Honda CR V, including the following:

  • Six airbags
  • 4-wheel Antilock Braking system
  • automatic high beams
  • blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • lane-keeping assist
  • adaptive cruise control
  • forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children

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Competition
7.0/10

2019 Honda CR-V vs Nissan Rogue

The 2019 Nissan Rogue is perhaps the most popular crossover in the US, and if there is a car that can lock horns together with the Honda CR-V, it’s this SUV by Nissan. Both these cars lead the sales charts for the segment and are a bang for the buck. You couldn’t go wrong with either of these SUVs. The Honda pulls ahead in terms of passenger space, though not by much.

2019 Honda CR-V vs Chevrolet Equinox

To combat the Japanese contenders, homegrown car maker Chevy has brought out the relatively big guns. The 2019 Equinox isn’t as spacious or as comfy. Honda also offers better drivability and handling. Overall, Equinox is quite a few steps behind the CR-V.

2019 Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5

If practicality and space aren’t too high on your priority list, then you can consider the 2019 Mazda CX-5 as well. It is a much more exciting car, with better performance and handling. Its steering is extremely precise and feedback-rich, and ride comfort isn’t compromised either. It also has a sleeker look. Still, for space and practicality, you’ll be better off with the Honda.

 

Final Verdict

You can always count on the reliability and value statement of the Honda CR-V. With top safety ratings, an efficient turbocharged engine, and clever packaging, the 2019 CR-V is easy to recommend in the compact SUV class. Moreover, the LX undercuts most of the competitors including the Toyota RAV4. The 2019 Honda CR-V is a great car and is part of the fourth generation. Honda redesigned the CR-V for the 2017 model, while the 2020 CR-V gets a mild refresh. With good space and usable performance, it will keep the driver and the passengers happy.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$29750

body style

4dr Crossover

engine type
displacement

91 cu in

horse power

190 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

179 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

dimensions
length

181 in

wheelbase

105 in

width

73 in

curb weight

3377 lbs

Height

66 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

102.9 cu ft

cargo volume

75.8 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

28/30/34 mpg

highway range

476.0 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


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Honda CR-V 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$28,602
5 Year Cost To Own
$39,686
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $39,686
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$3,364$1,948$1,795$2,136$2,054$11,297
Insurance$1,069$1,094$1,100$1,219$1,183$5,665
Fuel$1,573$1,610$1,677$1,704$1,823$8,387
Maintenance$221$786$537$1,905$1,561$5,010
Repairs$-15$-26$176$328$435$898
Financing Interest$1,739$1,411$1,079$658$266$5,153
Taxes and Fees$2,455$189$242$169$221$3,276
Total Cost-To-Own$10,406$7,012$6,606$8,119$7,543$39,686
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