2019 vs 2018 Honda CR-V

2019 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Honda CR-V
2019 Honda CR-V 2018 Honda CR-V


2.4L I4 2.4L I4


184hp 184hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/32 * 26/32 *

2019 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Honda CR-V

Serving Toms River, NJ

The original Honda CR-V arrived at dealerships for more than two decades, and the 2018 CR-V that you may be interested in buying soon is a fifth-generation version. For 2018 and 2019, the Honda CR-V appears to be similar on the surface. Through closer inspection and with the help of our sales associates in Toms River, you will be able to identify their differences and make an SUV selection that will undeniably impress you across every mile.


The performance capabilities for the 2018 and 2019 models of this compact crossover SUV are identical. The base trim for both model years comes with a 4-cylinder, 2.4-liter engine that generates 184 horsepower. The alternative is a 1.5-liter, turbo 4-cylinder engine. It offers 190 horsepower with improved efficiency. Both powertrain designs are mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Additional mechanical equipment for the 2018 and 2019 CR-Vs include Eco Assist, power rack-and-pinion steering, a double-wishbone multi-link rear suspension, a MacPherson front strut suspension, stabilizer bars in the front and rear, all-season tires, anti-lock brakes and several other mechanical features that promote superior performance.


The exterior of the 2019 Honda CR-V has been refreshed and now has a more athletic and muscular appearance. This is achieved through a larger, reshaped grille and a redesigned front bumper. Contouring throughout the 2019 model is crisper as well. For both model years, you will have access to gorgeous wheel and color options. The CR-V for these years also comes with similar standard and optional features per trim. These may include dual chrome exhaust finishers, LED headlights, daytime running lights with auto on-off, roof rails, a hands-free powered tailgate with a programmable height feature, fog lights, integrated turn signal indicators, side mirrors with heating and power adjustments, a roof spoiler and numerous other items.


The 2018 and 2019 CR-V’s features improve your driving experience as you step up to higher trims. Standard equipment on a trim-by-trim basis has been altered slightly between these two model years, but you will notice that all trims are well-appointed. Your CR-V may come with dual-zone automatic climate control, leather or cloth interior, powered and heated front seats, HD radio, smartphone integration, remote entry, power windows, a superior sound system, a rearview camera, a 5-inch or 7-inch display screen, Bluetooth technology and more. Both model years are also available with rear cross-traffic and blind-spot monitoring, auto emergency braking, a forward collision alert, and other assistive safety features.

We invite you to visit with our Honda sales associates serving Toms River. Our team is ready to support you as you walk through our lot to view current inventory. Each of our sales staff members is knowledgeable about standard features and options, and we can help you to explore the differences between these two model years closely through a test drive. Stop by our local Honda dealership today, or call ahead to book a test drive appointment with us.

* 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.