Crossover SUVs like the Toyota Highlander and Honda CR-V are natural rivals inside one of the most competitive segments in the automotive industry. However, the manufacturers of both models have been eagerly looking for ways to improve the capability of these models by implementing fuel-efficient hybrid technology. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid will help potential buyers identify which of the popular models will best fit their needs. A basic examination of the two vehicles will reveal a few important advantages that favor the 2020 Highlander Hybrid. The 2020 version of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers better performance scores, more towing capability and more passenger capacity than its new Honda competitor. Customers can schedule a test drive at Toyota of Decatur by calling, 256-274-4354.
The hybrid versions of the 2020 Highlander and CR-V use the same basic layout of their gasoline-powered counterparts. This means that the owners of the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid are going to be able to do more with their purchase than those who take the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid home. Toyota has equipped the 2020 Highlander Hybrid to be able to accommodate seven or eight passengers across three rows of seats, depending on trim grade. The 2020 CR-V Hybrid only offers two rows of seats with a maximum capacity of five passengers. Additionally, 2020 Highlander Hybrid offers so much more interior space than its Honda hybrid rival. When properly configured, the 2020 Highlander Hybrid can make up to 84.3 cubic-feet of cargo volume available. The 2020 CR-V Hybrid can only offer up to 68.7 cubic-feet.
Performance Specs and Towing Capacity
All versions of the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid available at Toyota of Decatur have a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that uses electric motors to boost both power output and fuel economy. When the gasoline power plant and electric motors are working together, the 2020 Highlander Hybrid will make a combined net output of 243 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Owners of the latest Highlander Hybrid will be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds.
People who choose the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid will use a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to an electric motor system of its own. The 2020 CR-V Hybrid will make up to 181 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque. While this seems like a big difference over what the 2020 Highlander Hybrid offers, it’s important to point out that Honda does not recommend towing anything with its new hybrid crossover SUV.