Subcompact crossovers are all the rage these days, and for good reason. They may not be as large as your typical SUV, but thanks to better efficiency and sportier driving dynamics, they are a great option for buyers looking for their first crossover... or just something a little more versatile than a sedan. If you’re unsure where to start in this market, don’t worry. We are here to help by comparing two options that will likely make your test drive list with the 2019 Honda HR-V vs the 2019 Toyota C-HR.
Though, one of the biggest draws for subcompact crossovers is the sporty sedan-like handling combined with AWD availability, the C-HR does not offer an AWD system. The HR-V does make it available for drivers that want it, or you can stick with the standard FWD system. For many drivers, however, that will be an important point.
2019 Honda HR-V LX
2019 Toyota C-HR LE
|Up to 28 city/34 hwy/30 combined with FWD*||MPG||Up to 27 city/31 hwy/29 combined|
|Up to 58.8 cubic feet||Cargo Capacity||Up to 36.4 cubic feet|
|100 cubic feet||Passenger Volume||84 cubic feet|
|Starting at $20,520**||MSRP||Starting at $20,945|
But the differences certainly don’t end there, as the HR-V also has superior fuel economy figures as you can see from the LX FWD fuel efficiency in the chart above.* Of course, what’s inside a vehicle also counts, and with these types of vehicles you’re going to want better cargo space than your typical sedan. You can accomplish that with either model, but the HR-V does deliver considerably more cargo space at 58.8 cubic feet while still offering more passenger space as well at 100 cubic feet. In the area of passenger volume, the C-HR disappoints with just 84 cubic feet, which would be subpar even for a sedan.
There is much more to learn about this comparison of the 2019 Honda HR-V vs 2019 Toyota C-HR, but as you can already begin to tell, the HR-V is a top competitor in the segment. Learn more or get behind the wheel by contacting us at Hilton Head Honda.
*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.