Good gas mileage and peppy.
I'm pleased with the power too, for work I usually haul at 80,000lb in a cmv so needless to say it's slow going but when I jump in the Crv after work it feels like a rocket.Good gas mileage and peppy.
I actually went and drove the 19 rav4 and had them do a quick and dirty appraisal of my touring. long story short, it would be a hardship for me to buy one, the timing is not good for me. they aren't cheap, they quoted me 35k + all fee's and there was two more trim levels available, $$$$.I love just about everything about the Gen 5 CR-V. Great acceleration for an SUV and really good gas mileage plus the interior looks extremely nice, almost on par with SUVs that cost a whole lot more.
I was doing some searching for info on the new 2019 RAV4 and came across a very interesting review. The guy drove it for a pretty long time through different types of conditions and his verdict was the same as Motor Trends. He said the CRV was better in almost every way possible.
His complaints with the RAV4 were:
1) Very loud engine noise in my experience it did get very loud above 4,000 rpm, weird because i don't think my crv even revs that high in normal driving
2) Handling was not nearly as good as the CRV I'd describe the handling as plush... but that's pretty close to spongy
3) Interior is not as polished or as comfortable. sadly, i loved the interior
4) And oddly enough he said he hates CVT's but said that the Toyota gear box was rough and just not as good as the Hondas CVT. The trans seemed firm and i could see some people not liking that. because once again, firm is close to jerky
He also stated that he liked the look of the RAV4 but knows that it is going to turn off many potential buyers. I cannot wait for some comparison videos from the more well known guys.
So yeah I am feeling even better about the CRV and how well its value will hold up in the future.
As for the Dilution threads, they make a new one everyday and rehash the same stuff. This forum is not the place to come to if you want to enjoy your vehicle, it will just leave you apprehensive and feeling down about your purchase. I am sorry for those that have a problem but the other 99.9% of us seem to be having no issues.
Thanks for making this thread
It certainly could go back 2-4 more inches but I suspect the reason they don't do that has to do with either the Airbag or seat belt functionality in an accident.I agree with all the good points included in previous posts. Let me add that the driver's seat is very comfortable, I like being up higher above the road than in a regular sedan and I like all of the seat adjustments available. I only wish the seat would go back about two more inches for those of us taller drivers. Since the leg room in the back seat is so generous, I don't see why the driver's seat couldn't go back further. I also love connecting my iPhone to the USB port and using Apple Car Play.