2019 Toyota C-HR vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the C-HR and the CR-V have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Toyota C-HR is safer than the Honda CR-V:

 

C-HR

CR-V

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

80

137

Abdominal Force

126 G’s

130 G’s

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

508 lbs.

609 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

243

390

Spine Acceleration

40 G’s

43 G’s

Hip Force

714 lbs.

743 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Warranty

Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the C-HR for 2 years and 25000 miles. Toyota will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Honda doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the CR-V.

There are over 18 percent more Toyota dealers than there are Honda dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the C-HR’s warranty.

Reliability

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the C-HR has a standard 520-amp battery. The CR-V’s 410-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the C-HR’s reliability 26 points higher than the CR-V.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are better in initial quality than Honda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota 17th in initial quality. With 6 more problems per 100 vehicles, Honda is ranked 23rd.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Honda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 13 more problems per 100 vehicles, Honda is ranked 12th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Honda vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Toyota second in reliability. Honda is ranked 15th.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the C-HR’s brake rotors are larger than those on the CR-V:

 

C-HR

CR-V

Front Rotors

11.75 inches

11.1 inches

Rear Rotors

11.1 inches

10.2 inches

The C-HR stops shorter than the CR-V:

 

C-HR

CR-V

 

60 to 0 MPH

131 feet

137 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

The C-HR LE’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the CR-V LX’s standard 65 series tires. The C-HR XLE/Limited’s tires have a lower 50 series profile than the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s 60 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

The C-HR XLE handles at .80 G’s, while the CR-V Touring AWD pulls only .79 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the C-HR’s turning circle is 3.2 feet tighter than the CR-V’s (34.2 feet vs. 37.4 feet).

Chassis

The C-HR is 9.4 inches shorter than the CR-V, making the C-HR easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

The front step up height for the C-HR is 3 inches lower than the CR-V (16” vs. 19”). The C-HR’s rear step up height is 1.5 inches lower than the CR-V’s (16.5” vs. 18”).

Ergonomics

The power windows standard on both the C-HR and the CR-V have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the C-HR is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The CR-V prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

The C-HR’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The CR-V’s standard passenger windows don’t open or close automatically. With the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s power windows, only the front windows open or close automatically.

The C-HR’s standard variable intermittent wipers have an adjustable delay to allow the driver to choose a setting that best clears the windshield during light rain or mist. The CR-V LX’s standard fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent.

Consumer Reports rated the C-HR’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the CR-V’s headlights, which were rated “Good.”

The C-HR has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The CR-V has an automatic headlight on/off feature standard only on the EX/EX-L/Touring.

The C-HR’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Honda only offers heated mirrors on the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring.

The C-HR has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning is only available on the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring.

Economic Advantages

The C-HR will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the C-HR will retain 54.77% to 54.9% of its original price after five years, while the CR-V only retains 48.39% to 49.83%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Toyota C-HR will be $1775 to $7276 less than for the Honda CR-V.

Recommendations

Consumer Reports® recommends both the Toyota C-HR and the Honda CR-V, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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