The 2019 Honda CR-V models are thrilling, capable vehicles that drivers throughout East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, Easton, and Jim Thorpe depend on to get their families from Point A to Point B safely.

While the 2019 Honda CR-V is offered in four trim levels, this review will focus on two of the most popular mid-level trims: the Honda CR-V EX vs EX-L. 

Read our Honda CR-V EX vs EX-L comparison below to find out more about each trim level before getting behind the wheel for a test drive at Ray Price Honda.

Honda CR-V EX vs EX-L: Engine Specifications

Honda CR-V EX and Honda CR-V EX-L each have a 1.5L I-4 engine. Combined with a continuously variable transmission, this motor produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. Both trims come in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, too.

Thankfully, the powerful performance doesn't compromise fuel efficiency as both trim levels' 14-gallon fuel tanks offer an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG for front-wheel drive models and an EPA-estimated 27 city/33 highway MPG for all-wheel drive models, which is pretty impressive for an SUV.1

The similarities in performance don't end there, however. Each of the two 2019 Honda CR-V trim levels also have the following features:  

  • Eco Assist™ System
  • Active Noise Cancellation™
  • Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™
  • Remote Engine Start Capabilities

CR-V EX vs EX-L: Interior Dimensions and Convenience

The EX and EX-L comfortably seat five passengers and include heated seats for the driver and front passenger. 

Both the EX vs EX-L come with dual-zone automatic climate control, too, so the driver and front-seat passenger can set their own temperatures to remain content during daily drives.  

Plus, there's no need to fight for passenger or cargo space in either trim level thanks to the following dimensions:

  • Front headroom/legroom: 38 inches/41.3 inches
  • Rear headroom/legroom: 39.1 inches/40.4 inches
  • Interior cargo volume: 39.2 cubic feet
  • Maximum interior cargo volume (with rear seats folded down): 75.8 cubic feet
  • Total Passenger Volume: 102.9 cubic feet

Both trims offer style and sophistication, but the EX-L kicks it up a tiny notch with a leather-trimmed interior and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. 

Additionally, the EX-L offers an automatic-dimming rearview mirror and a HomeLink® Remote System for improved convenience.

Learn more about the 2019 Honda CR-V Configurations!

Honda CR-V EX vs EX-L: Safety & Infotainment Technology

It's great to be comfortable on long drives, but it's even better to be entertained and safe. Both the EX and EX-L trim levels offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration systems, which allow you to pair your smartphone with the vehicle before pulling up various applications, music, navigation, and much more.

The Honda CR-V has always been known as a safe and reliable vehicle, and this safety extends to both trim levels being discussed as each model features:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines

In addition to these helpful features, Honda Sensing® is found in both trims and is composed of four unique systems: 

  1. Forward Collision Warning
  2. Lane Departure Warning
  3. Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  4. Road Departure Mitigation System.

Difference Between Honda CR-V EX and EX-L

As you can see from the review above, there really isn't much of a difference between Honda CR-V EX vs EX-L. 

Both trim levels offer impressive performance, lots of comfort, and exceptional technology features.

Drivers in the East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, Easton, and Jim Thorpe areas can contact the team at Ray Price Honda to schedule a test drive of either trim level. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

1 Based on 2019 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.

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