Honda CR-V vs Toyota Highlander


Trying to decide which SUV between the 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Toyota Highlander is the better choice for you? While both come equipped with safety technology, have spacious cabins, and offer a range of amenities, our Marty Sussman Honda team wanted to take a closer look at these models to help you decide which one you want to get.

Check out our comparison of the CR-V vs. Highlander below and find out which SUV has the performance and features you want for your drive around Abington, Willow Grove, and Glenside.

Honda CR-V Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy of the CR-V vs Highlander

Nowadays, you don’t have to just stick with a sedan if you want a vehicle that is fuel efficient. The 2020 Honda CR-V is proof of this. Within this SUV, you will get that extra space you want along with fuel-saving performance.

Across all CR-V trims with 2WD, it gets an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG.1 The Highlander can’t keep up with that level of efficiency as it gets only 21 city/29 highway MPG.

Both SUVs also offer available hybrid configurations that will be able to conserve even more fuel while driving. In the Highlander, the hybrid powertrain is able to get 36 city/35 highway MPG. The hybrid engine in the Honda CR-V uses even less fuel while riding around town as it gets an EPA-estimated 40 city/35 highway within the LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring Hybrid trim levels.2

Honda CR-V Engine Specs

Driving Around in the CR-V vs Highlander

While each SUV has a spacious interior to make the ride comfortable for you and your passengers, the Honda CR-V is the overall easier vehicle to control. This is due to its more compact size. At just 73 inches wide and 182.1 inches long, this SUV handles extremely well around tighter turns and narrow streets.

The Toyota Highlander has a width of 76 inches and length of 194.9 inches. This makes it a little harder of a vehicle to steer around narrow areas, like when driving through the busy streets of town and in the city.

Due to its size, the 2020 CR-V is also easier to park. You’ll have more confidence getting in and out of crowded parking lots and when you need to parallel park. Overall, it is the smoother switch to make if you’re currently driving a sedan or another compact SUV.

Honda CR-V Technology

Enjoy All the Tech in Your New SUV

Another great thing about getting a new vehicle is all the tech features you will get, and the CR-V and Highlander have no shortage of advanced technology systems. They each offer technologies that make your ride a safer one, help you stay comfortable, and even add more convenience to your everyday life.

In both SUVs, you will be able to play your favorite music wirelessly through their audio systems. You can get an available liftgate as well with either model to make loading and unloading cargo even easier.

Add the available navigation system to either SUV, too. With either system, you can simply use its voice-recognition technology to safely plug in an address. The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ even features Honda HD Digital Traffic, which can help you avoid delays, so you get to where you need to be on time.

Deciding Between the Honda CR-V vs Toyota Highlander

If you are looking for an SUV that offers you that extra technology you want while also remaining efficient and easy to handle, the 2020 Honda CR-V is just what you need! Now that you’ve learned what separates the CR-V from the Toyota Highlander, it is time to come drive this Honda SUV for yourself.

Contact us at Marty Sussman Honda now to set up a test drive. We can also help you figure out which CR-V trim level you want to cruise around Abington, Willow Grove, and Glenside in.


128 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. Based on 2020 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.

240 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

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