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2019 Honda HR-V vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

As simple as we try to make the buying process here at Hilton Head Honda, we realize the research process for a new car can be tedious and time consuming. We want to change that, and it's why we are here to help you compare two top models in the subcompact crossover segment. We're talking about the 2019 Honda HR-V vs the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek.

Now, a good subcompact crossover needs to get two things right: fuel efficiency and cargo space. After all, the benefit of this segment is that it provides that SUV-like cargo versatility while still being efficient and nimble like a sedan. The entry level 2019 Honda HR-V LX clearly excels here. With up to 28 mpg city and 34 mpg highway* it delivers better fuel efficiency numbers than the Crosstrek 2.0i in the chart down below, and it also provides superior cargo space regardless of whether the seats are folded down or left up for passengers.

2019 Honda HR-V vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

2019 Honda HR-V LX 2WD CVT


2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i

Up to 28 city/34 hwy* MPG Up to 27 city/33 hwy
Up to 58.8 cubic feet Cargo Space Up to 55.3 cubic feet
39.3 inches Rear Legroom 36.5 inches
$20,520** MSRP $21,895

Differences Between the 2019 HR-V and 2019 Crosstrek

Another crucial factor is price. Since these are subcompact crossovers we are talking about, you don't want to be paying a price that gets into larger SUV territory, and you won't with the HR-V. The 2019 Honda HR-V LX starts at an MSRP of $20,520**, more than $1,000 less than the Crosstrek's starting MSRP. Despite the difference, when you choose the HR-V, you're getting some unique Honda features that the Crosstrek doesn't have, like Honda's 2nd-Row Magic Seat® that can be adjusted for numerous rear seat configurations to make cargo carrying even easier.

To learn more about this comparison of the 2019 Honda HR-V vs the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, get in touch with us at Hilton Head Honda. We'd be happy to show you more and get you behind the wheel.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.