The Biggest Differences Between 2019 Honda CRV Trims
Honda owners exhibit some of the most avid brand loyalty of all customers. People who drive Hondas are often people who have had three or four vehicles of the brand in their purchase history.
The Honda Motor Company, Ltd. is the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer and has been since 1959. The company produces 14 million internal combustion engines each year, making it the largest producer of these engines today.
In the late 1960s, Honda entered the automotive market to compete with Nissan and Toyota, who by then had been making cars for more than 30 years. Honda’s two main products were and still are the Accord and the Civic. Honda entered the compact crossover SUV market in 1995 with the introduction of the Honda CR-V (Comfortable Runabout Vehicle).
The fifth-generation 2019 Honda CRV is now among the most popular compact SUVs in America. If you’re considering buying one, read on to understand the different Honda CRV trims available this year.
Overall 2019 Changes
Buyers can choose a different color of white paint. Honda swapped out White Diamond Pearl for Platinum White Pearl.
There is one less trim choice in the 2019 CRVs. The four options are LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The L in this instance stands for leather.
The base model CRVs cost a little more this year, but the Touring price remained the same as 2018.
Introducing the 2019 Honda CRV Trims
Each of the CRV trims adds features from the basic LX to the Touring model. Deciding which is right for you takes some research as you go from basic niceties to luxury add-ons. Here is a description of each trim from the LX to the Touring.
Honda CRV LX
This trim is the least expensive model of the CRV, but that price doesn’t mean shoddy features. The base model includes daytime running lights, 60/40 fold-flat rear seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a multi-angle rearview camera.
A tire-pressure monitoring system, brake assist, and electronic brake distribution contribute to the safety of this model. It also reminds front-and back-seat passengers to use their seatbelts and has side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. These features make this model of CRV an excellent choice for new and inexperienced drivers.
This CRV’s information and entertainment systems are accessible through a 5-inch color LCD screen and include Bluetooth connectivity, speed-sensitive volume control, and a radio data system. Four cabin speakers make anything you play from Pandora or your music collection sound great.
Honda CRV EX
The next step up from the LX is this trim. The EX’s base price is $27,250, and $28,650 with all-wheel drive.
This trim level has safety features not available in the LX: a collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control, low-speed follow, and lane-keeping assist. These features are part of the “Honda Sensing” package, which also includes a blind spot monitoring system with cross-traffic checker and auto high beams for very dark roads.
Honda added new interior features as well; push-button start, dual-zone climate control, heated seats, and a power moonroof. An upgraded 7-inch infotainment display, extra USB ports, and HondaLink complete the package.
Honda CRV EX-L
We mentioned that the L stood for leather earlier. In the case of this trim, it stands for luxury.
The steering wheel and shift knob are wrapped in leather in this trim. Added power features include a power tailgate, power-adjustable seats, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
Honda has translated Internet of Things technology into this vehicle, making it possible to open and close your garage door, control your lighting and appliances, and manage your security systems.
The interior of this model has eight speakers and the option to add Honda’s Satellite navigation system.
Honda CRV Touring
This is the top-of-the-line trim for the CRV. The base MSRP is $32,750 and includes all of the features of the above trims and adds to them with full LED headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a hands-free power tailgate.
HondaLink, the company’s satellite navigation system comes standard with this trim. The fuel economy is the same as the EX-L, and the all-wheel-drive model’s price is $34,150.
Roof rails are also standard, and the dual chrome exhaust finishers enhance the look of this SUV. The sound system has nine interior speakers with a subwoofer sound great while playing as much voice-activated music as you like.
Same Honda Quality
Whichever one of the Honda CRV trims you choose, these SUVs still offer the comfort and space that they always have. These crossovers have ample cargo space within a compact body, come in ten colors, and all have the safety and performance features that you expect from Honda.
Each trim is customizable, and this fifth-generation compact crossover has everything that new drivers or large families need to get where they are going in comfort and style.
Visit our CRV selection page and see which trim is right for you. We have done all the research; all you have to do is enjoy choosing your next CRV.