2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
The Honda CR-V has been in a strong position in its corner of the automotive industry for quite some time. However, with each passing model year, another vehicle steps up to try to knock the Honda crossover SUV off of its perch. A comparison of the 2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will clear up a few things for buyers trying to find their way through one of the most densely-packed segments in the automotive industry. There are a number of similarities between the two crossover SUVs, but the 2019 CR-V should have little trouble finding innovative ways to separate itself from the pack. The 2019 Honda CR-V is currently available at the Meridian Honda showroom. Customers can schedule a test drive today when they make an appointment with a dealership representative.
Meridian Honda customers will have four trim grades to consider when they are looking at the 2019 Honda CR-V, LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. One of the most important similarities shared between the 2019 CR-V and 2019 Santa Fe is technology. The current Honda CR-V (above the base LX level) and Hyundai Santa Fe each make their manufacturer’s infotainment system compatible with both the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Additionally, both automakers have equipped select trims of the crossover SUVs with active safety systems. Meridian Honda customers will need to choose the CR-V EX and higher to access Honda Sensing®. On a more functional level, the 2019 CR-V is able to outperform its Hyundai competitor with its available cargo volume. The 2019 CR-V can accommodate up to 75.8 cubic-feet of cargo.
2019 CR-V LX, 2WD
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
|2.4-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||2.4-L, 4-Cyl.|
|75.8 cu.-ft.||Cargo Volume||71.3 cu.-ft.|
Honda has made two power plants available for the 2019 Honda CR-V. The base LX version is equipped with a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Future owners of the 2019 CR-V LX will be able to tow up to 1,500 pounds. The EX, EX-L and Touring models will feature a turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine which also employs the CVT. These higher trims will be able to produce 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque.
Buyers considering the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe also get a couple of powertrain options. The Santa Fe's base level model is nearly identical to what is offered by the 2019 CR-V. The available engine upgrade for the Santa Fe does make more power than its Honda counterpart, however, the difference in tangible output from the Hyundai crossover is negligible.