Honda CR-V vs. the competition

Honda CR-V vs. the competition

When it comes to reliable and versatile sports utility vehicles (SUV), the Honda CR-V is a name that stands out. Its newest generation, which was launched recently, offers a combination of exceptional comfort, space, and practicality.


  • What are the main competitors of the all-new Honda CR-V?

    The main competitors of the all-new Honda CR-V are Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, and Hyundai Tucson.
  • How much is the all-new Honda CR-V?

    The all-new CR-V is priced from P2.1 million to P2.59 million.
  • The all-new Honda CR-V features a more aggressive look, and it now comes with a hybrid variant to help reduce carbon footprint. It also comes with Honda Connect, which gives users a seamless connection with their vehicles through a smartphone app. The all-new CR-V is priced from P2.1 million to P2.59 million.

    Honda CR-V

    With its sleek design, advanced features, and reliable performance, the all-new Honda CR-V will definitely capture the attention of many car buyers. However, in a competitive market, it is essential to explore the alternatives and compare the all-new CR-V with its top competitors.

    Let’s take a look at the main competitors of the all-new Honda CR-V in the local market.

    Toyota RAV4

    When it comes to competing with the Honda CR-V, one name that often comes up is the Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 offers a similar blend of practicality and reliability, making it a strong contender in the compact SUV segment.

    Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

    The Toyota RAV4 boasts a comfortable and spacious interior, with ample cargo capacity for all your needs. It comes equipped with Toyota Safety Sense advanced safety features, including lane departure alert, dynamic radar cruise control, and pre-collision system. The RAV4 also offers a smooth and refined ride, making it a pleasure to drive.

    The RAV4 comes in two variants, both of which are driven by a hybrid powertrain that produces 178 horsepower (hp) and 221 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque.

    In terms of pricing, the Toyota RAV4 has a slightly higher price tag than the Honda CR-V, as it retails for P2.304 million to P2.647 million.

    Mazda CX-5

    For those looking for a more stylish alternative to the Honda CR-V, the Mazda CX-5 is a standout choice. With its sleek design and premium interior, the CX-5 offers a more upscale and luxurious feel.

    The Mazda CX-5 delivers a refined and engaging driving experience, thanks to its responsive handling and well-tuned suspension. Inside, the CX-5 offers a high-quality cabin with comfortable seats and user-friendly technology features. It also comes equipped with a range of advanced safety features to ensure peace of mind on the road.

    Mazda CX-5

    Unlike the CR-V and RAV4, all variants of the CX-5 are driven by internal combustion engine. Its Skyactiv-G turbo engine delivers up to 253hp and 434Nm of torque.

    Despite its premium features and upscale design, the Mazda CX-5 is priced lower than the all-new Honda CR-V. The CX-5 retails for P1.89 million to P2.43 million.

    Hyundai Tucson

    Last but not least, we have the Hyundai Tucson, yet another tough opponent in the crowded local SUV market. The Tucson is known for its sleek design and impressive features.

    Hyundai Tucson

    The Hyundai Tucson offers a well-designed cabin, equipped with all the fundamental comfort and convenience features.

    Safety is also guaranteed as the Tucson comes standard with anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, downhill brake control, hill-start assist control, trailer stability assist, parking distance warning, and manual speed limit.

    Under the hood of  the Hyundai Tucson is a 2.0-liter Smartstream engine that produces 186hp and 416Nm of torque.

    The Hyundai Tucson is also more affordable than the Honda CR-V, as it is priced from P1.57 million to P 1.84 million.


    After considering all the contenders, it is clear that the all-new Honda CR-V has some stiff competition in the Philippines. Each rival brings its own unique set of features and specifications, making it a tough decision for prospective buyers.

    Ultimately, the choice between the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, and Hyundai Tucson will come down to personal preferences and priorities. Whether it is performance, affordability, or design that matters most to you, there is a contender in this lineup that is bound to meet your needs.

    Photos from Honda Cars Philippines Incorporated, Hazel Nicole Carreon, Toyota Motor Philippines, Mazda Philippines, and Hyundai Motor Philippines

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