Thanks for the reply.We have two in the family 2010 and 2019 currently.
Likes? It's one of those "perfect" cars that does everything right, being honest.
Dislikes? The excitement after getting a brand new car ends about 20 minutes.
There's the oil dilution issue you can research with the 1.5T.
Do test drive it to see if you like the CVT. I do like it. The smoothness and "acceleration" is great. You have to sort of learn to drive a CVT and know when the transmission is at it's best. I actually think a CVT accelerates faster off the line.
I would also suggest test driving 2 or 3 of the same CRV with CVT. When I got my 17 Accord with CVT, the first car did put a shadow of doubt if I really was going to be happy with it. It just feels "loose." The 2nd Accord's CVT felt "tight" and right, so that was it. Both cars showroom new. One had 17 miles the other 36 miles. Same model, trim, and color. But the CVT felt different between the two cars.
Does your '19' Crv have the 1.5 turbo?When people give up their Civics for CRVs then wondered why it's slow. IMO, I find it to be ok, meaning just right for the car and the purpose of it, for what I want it to be. I appreciate the size, space, driving nature, and the MPG.
There was a V6 RAV4 a few years ago. That was a rocket.
Yes, a CX-5 is about the only other SUV we're consideringCR-V's are extremely practical. They are comfortable, ergonomic, economical, handle well, and make efficient use of available space.
If you're looking for something a bit more upscale and faster at the expense of space and fuel economy, consider a Mazda CX-5.
Getting old sucks! One of the deciding factors will be ease of access for the wife, who's both knees are bad. She likes the access to our Forester. Time to schedule a test drive...never thought I'd have to say that!The Gen 5 CRV is a great car in all kinds of ways.....thoroughly enjoyed our '17 for 3 years. Would still have it if it were not for the fact that my old back has deteriorated to a point over the past 3 years that the seat height in the CRV was too low for easy/comfortable ingress/egress. So, I traded-in the '17 CRV EXL on a '17 Rigi with half the miles.
The G2 Rigi seat height is just right for my old back. The Gen 5 CRV is as handy as a pocket on a shirt and I do miss the 25-26 mpg around town driving and all those safety nannies. If only they made a 3-4 inch lift kit for the CRV that didn't kill the ride quality.
Not that much difference in price from their non-hybrid counterparts. Those mileage figures (41/38) are outstanding. And for the same reason the Toyota dealer offered you less for your trade, the RAV4 will have great resale value should your needs change a bit later. Entry/exit is so important for retirees. Some vehicles have second rows that are barely accessible for a stiff old man. Have fund shopping, @jakeman. I personally prefer the location of the shift knob on the RAV4 to the placement in the CRV.If I were looking at small CUVs, I'd seriouy check out the hybrid CRV and hybrid RAV4.
In the process of scheduling a test drive. Would like to see the difference between the cloth vs leather seatsMy brother and his gf are having some seat comfort issues with their 2019 EX-L. On long drives they get the pressure point feeling in their bottom a lot like sitting on those airplane seats for too long.