Honda Civic Vs CR-V - Clarington Honda

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Honda vehicles are among the best-selling in each of their category in Canada. Choosing a Honda Civic or Honda CR-V for sale in Bowmanville is opting for affordability and reliability. You might be hesitating between a compact car (the civic) and a crossover SUV (the CR-V).  It can be a hard task to pick one model over the other.  Both vehicles offer fuel-economy and great reliability.  Here are a few similarities and differences between both vehicles to help you decide.


A quick glance at the Civic and the CR-V

At the first glance, you can clearly see that the Honda CR-V 2019 model offers more space for passengers and cargo.  Both vehicles have a capacity of 5 seats.  However, the CR-V has more spaces for legroom than the Civic, with 40 inches. The CR-V is perfect if you need to carry gears to the hockey or soccer practice with the kids at the back. On the exterior, the 2019 Honda Civic is way smaller than the CR-V. The Civic is in the compact category and often people tend to perceive space as an issue.  This might be perceived as an inconvenient however that might be turn into an advantage in urban settings. This compact car delivers 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk. With its compact shape, the Honda Civic 2019 becomes very handy when it comes to navigating congested traffic and squeezing in tight parking spaces.


On the road of Clarington, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, or Courtice, the CR-V delivers the best experience in comparison to the Civic. Both the Civic and the CR-V are powered by a four-cylinder engine. The CR-V provides up to 190 hp at his peak (190 bhp @ 5,600 rpm).  The CR-V will be more than capable to help you driving around Durham region and up to the Kawartha Lakes during cottage season. On the opposite, the Civic can reach a maximum of 174 hp. Despite having less horsepower than the CR-V, the civic offers a better control for the driver with its responsive steering and well-damped suspension. The driver will feel more in charge with the two features. Overall, the Civic stays true to its roots by providing a smooth drive for anyone looking to get from point A to B. This is perfect for your daily commute along the 401.


Honda prides itself for providing dependable vehicles with great safety features. The Civic is a great option for those prioritizing safety when it's time to purchase a new vehicle. The 2019 Civic has a driver-assistance features that includes automatic high-beams and forward-collision warning. The CR-V also offers these same features as part of the standard model. In addition, they are also equipped with collision-mitigation braking, lane-departure warning, and road-departure mitigation. All these additional safety tools are included without any extra cost.

Are both vehicles affordable?

With all the new features and tools on both models, you might wonder how much a new Honda come up to. One of the main strengths of these Japanese manufacturer is to provided budget friendly vehicle that are safe and fun to drive. Both the Civic and the CR-V remain very affordable when it comes down to their price point.  The MSRP for the CIVIC is $28,268.  For the CR-V, the MSRP is of course a little bit considering that the crossover SUV comes with a lot of excellent features in its most standard model.  A Customer should expect to pay approximately $36,709.

Which one to pick?

In both cases, you will not be disappointed by choosing Honda as your next vehicle.  Both the 2019 Honda Civic or 2019 Honda CR-V have their strengths and opportunities to improve.  They will both provide you with a comfortable commute in a safe vehicle.  They are both fuel-efficient. The best way for you to determine which one you will pick is by doing a test drive. Contact Us today. Our team of experts will gladly schedule you for an appointment.

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