Toyota Highlander vs Honda CR-V

2020 Toyota Highlander


Are you interested in finding out whether it’s the Toyota Highlander or the Honda CR-V that is going to be the right fit for your drives near Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, or Carlisle? Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg is here to help you get closer to making your decision by providing you with this side-by-side Toyota Highlander vs. Honda CR-V comparison.

We’ll be taking a look at how these two are able to stack up to one another when it comes to the all-important areas of interior comfort, performance, and convenience. You can reach out to a member of our team by sending over an email, giving us a call over the phone, or paying us a visit in person. We’ll be happy to help answer any questions you have.

Toyota Highlander vs Honda CR-V: Interior Measurements

Toyota Highlander Interior

As we take a look inside the cabins of these two impressive sport utility vehicles, it’s quite clear that the Highlander starts things off by taking the lead. It does this by supplying its occupants with three spacious rows with which to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride, while the CR-V only offers two rows of seating. To give you an idea of how these two are able to accommodate you and your passengers, we’ll examine each vehicle’s 1st– and 2nd-row measurements. See the table below:

  Headroom (First Row/Second Row) Legroom (First Row/Second Row) Shoulder Room (First Row/ Second Row) Hip Room (First Row/Second Row)
Toyota Highlander 41.2/39.4 in. 42/41 in. 59/58.4 in. 57.2/57 in.
Honda CR-V 40.1/39.2 in. 41.3/40.4 in. 57.9/55.6 in. 55.1/49.5 in.

Whether you’re sharing the front-row seats with one of your kids, your spouse, or a colleague from the office, the two of you will have access to an abundance of personal space without worrying about bothering the other person. The same can be said about the second row. From your kids to the second half of a double date, whomever you have back there occupying those seats will have more than enough comfortable space at their disposal.

As you can see from the above numbers, the CR-V does come close in some instances. However, it simply falls short of what the Toyota Highlander has to offer. As we have stated, the Highlander has a third row that you’re not going to find in the Honda CR-V. Here are its dimensions in order to give you an idea of how roomy it is:

  • Headroom: 36.1 inches
  • Legroom: 27.7 inches
  • Shoulder Room: 55 inches
  • Hip Room: 45.6 inches

Exterior Measurements

Next, we will take a look at how these two compare within the category of overall size. Here are their measurements for overall length, width, and height:

  Length Width Height
Toyota Highlander 194.9 in. 76 in. 68.1 in.
Honda CR-V 182.1 in. 73 in. 66.5 in.

Its larger overall size provides the Toyota Highlander with the ability to supply you with a more stable performance when cornering, whether you’re taking on narrow city streets or making your way up a challenging set of switchbacks on the side of a mountain.

Toyota Highlander vs Honda CR-V: Comparing Engines

Toyota Highlander Engine Specs

The Highlander continues to hold its own against the CR-V as we move on to see what they can do in the performance department. The Toyota model’s engine lineup consists of two possible high-powered machines. For starters, there’s the standard offering of a 3.5L V6 that generates a beastly output of 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque to give you the upper hand, whether you’re battling rush-hour traffic or heading up a steep hill. The available hybrid engine is just as impressive with its commanding 243 hybrid system net horsepower.

The Honda CR-V also has two possibilities from which you can choose. The 4-cylinder engine with Turbocharger that comes standard has a maximum output of 190 horsepower along with 179 lb-ft of torque. If you go with the hybrid option, you will have access to a 4-cylinder engine that helps deliver a total system horsepower of 212.

Not only does the Highlander make it possible for you to customize your driving experience according to your specific lifestyle needs, it also supplies you with significantly more muscle.

Safety Features

While both of these automobiles place plenty of reassuring safety features within your reach, it’s the Toyota Highlander that again comes out on top. Key features that make this possible include the standard Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. This system is able to adjust your speed in order to maintain the predetermined safe distance between you and the car you’re following.

There’s also the Road Sign Assist. It’s standard as well. This feature helps you stay prepared by displaying speed limit signs, stop signs, Do Not Enter signs, and yield signs on the dashboard prior to approaching them. Neither of these features are available in the CR-V.

Handy Conveniences for the Highlander vs CR-V

Toyota Highlander Engine Specs

If you’re looking for an SUV that can ensure that you and your passengers will continue to stay nice and comfortable no matter what the weather might be doing outside, you’ll be happy to know that the Toyota Highlander has you covered here with the available three-zone automatic climate control. The best the CR-V can do is a dual-zone automatic climate control system.

The Highlander is also available with the Bird’s Eye View Camera that effectively broadens your awareness in terms of the area surrounding your vehicle with such features as the Perimeter Scan, the overhead 360-degree view for both Drive and Reverse, and the curb view. The Honda CR-V doesn’t offer you a Bird’s Eye View Camera.

Toyota Highlander vs Honda CR-V: Which One Will You Choose?

As you can see, the Toyota Highlander is built to impress. If the above showcase of a few of its outstanding features and capabilities has you interested, you can find out how else it can contribute to your daily commutes near Carlisle, Harrisburg, or Mechanicsburg by contacting Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg today. We will be happy to help you set up your Toyota Highlander test drive for a time that fits right in with your schedule.