The 2019 Honda CR-V and 2019 Honda HR-V offer different balances of power and space—which model do you prefer? In this Honda CR-V vs. Honda HR-V comparison, we’ll highlight the CR-V and HR-V differences you’ll notice as you cruise, commute, and venture forth on Anaheim Hills streets and beyond. You’ll be wowed by both SUVs safety suites and high-tech cabins, but only one can drive away with your heart and become your new SUV. Will it be the HR-V or CR-V?
CR-V vs. HR-V: Horsepower vs. Fuel Efficiency
The Honda CR-V and Honda HR-V come equipped with 4-cylinder engines in their LX base trims. The CR-V powered by a 184-hp 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC® engine, and the HR-V by a 141-hp 16-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® engine. Both are also equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Off the bat, this creates a fork in the road for those considering an HR-V or CR-V: do you value power or fuel efficiency? The HR-V earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on city roads and 34 mpg* on highways, while the CR-V delivers 26 mpg on city roads and 32 mpg* on highways.
CR-V vs. HR-V: Interior
If cargo space is your main concern, the Honda CR-V has the Honda HR-V beat. The CR-V offers an impressive 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space, compared to the HR-V’s 58.8 cubic feet. With that said, both beat the cargo space offered by much of the competition, including the Nissan Kicks which has a maximum of 53.1 cubic feet available. Space aside, both cars have similar interior features that Yorba Linda drivers can take advantage of, including:
- Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
- Speed-sensitive volume compensation
- Pandora® compatibility
- Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration
Finally, the most important aspect of any modern SUV: yes, both the Honda CR-V and Honda HR-V have available heated front seats at higher trim levels, like the Honda HR-V EX and Honda CR-V EX.
CR-V vs. HR-V: Safety
When it comes to safety, this CR-V or HR-V side-by-side comparison reveals that the compact CR-V SUV and subcompact HR-V SUV are neck and neck. Both have the ACE™ body structure for added strength and an array of advanced airbags. Both also benefit from the cutting-edge safety suite known as Honda Sensing©, which provides innovative driver-assist systems that can enhance safety on Tustin-area roads. The following features are included:
- Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
- Available Honda LaneWatch™
- Available Honda Sensing®
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Forward Collision Warning
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
Find Your Honda at Weir Canyon Honda!
Needless to say, Weir Canyon Honda does not envy the choice before you—these are two great cars. Do you want more cargo space, gas mileage, or power? Ultimately, the search for your next crossover SUV comes down to your personal preferences. Feel free to research the Honda CR-V more, see how the CR-V compares to the Subaru Outback and the Mazda CX-5, then schedule a test drive at Weir Canyon Honda today!
*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.