The Honda CR-V and the Honda HR-V are both popular compact SUVs sold and serviced here at Hubler Honda. If you are considering a new you may be wondering which model is a better fit for you and your family While they are both excellent options, there are some key differences that you should consider when deciding which model is a right fit for your lifestyle. Here are a few key differences between the two models:
Size and Space: The Honda CR-V is a slightly larger SUV, with more space for passengers and cargo than the HR-V. The CR-V has more headroom, legroom, and shoulder room than the HR-V, making it more comfortable for taller passengers. The CR-V also has a larger cargo capacity, with up to 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded down, while the HR-V has up to 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space.
Price: The Honda HR-V is generally priced lower than the CR-V, making it a more affordable option for budget-conscious shoppers. However, this varies depending on the specific model, trim level, and features.
For 2023 Models, the CR-V has a starting MSRP of $28,410 and the HR-V has a starting MSRP of $23,800. With several offers and special financing available, either the CR-V or HR-V can be an affordable option for you and your family.
All-wheel drive is available as an option on both the CR-V and HR-V, but the CR-V offers a more advanced system that is designed for better off-road capability and handling in slippery conditions.
Trim Levels and Features: Both the CR-V and HR-V come in multiple trim levels, but the CR-V generally has more features available on higher trim levels, such as leather upholstery, a power liftgate, and a panoramic moonroof. The HR-V also has some unique features not available on the CR-V, such as a rear "Magic Seat" that can fold flat or flip up to create more cargo space.
The Honda CR-V has a more traditional SUV design, with a higher ground clearance, longer wheelbase, and a more upright stance. In contrast, the Honda HR-V has a more sleek and sporty design, with a lower ground clearance, shorter wheelbase, and a coupe-like roofline.
Seating Capacity: The Honda CR-V can seat up to five passengers, while the Honda HR-V can seat up to five passengers as well, but with slightly less legroom in the back seat.
Fuel Efficiency: The CR-V and HR-V have very similar MPG ratings and which one has better fuel efficiency depends on the drive train and other configurations. While both the CR-V and HR-V have good fuel economy ratings, the HR-V is generally more fuel-efficient due to its smaller engine and lighter weight, especially when looking at a FWD drivetrain vs the more popular AWD drivetrain on the CR-V. The HR-V also has a more efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT) than the CR-V.
Ultimately, the choice between the Honda CR-V and Honda HR-V will depend on your specific needs and preferences, such as the amount of space you require, your budget, and your driving habits.