Just a few short years ago, Honda became one of the early entrants to the ever-expanding subcompact crossover segment when they introduced the HR-V. As stylish and sophisticated as the Honda CR-V, which has officially been turning heads for 25 years this year, but in a smaller package, the HR-V quickly became a popular new choice on the brand’s lineup of utility vehicles.
But how do the two models compare to each other this year? How similar and different are the 2020 Honda HR-V and 2020 Honda CR-V? Which model would make a good choice to meet your needs? We thought we’d put together a side-by-side comparison to help you answer these questions.
2020 Honda HR-V LX
2020 Honda CR-V LX
|141 HP||Horsepower||190 HP|
|30 mpg*||Combined Fuel Efficiency||30 mpg**|
|23.2 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||39.2 cu. ft.|
You might know the main different between the Honda HR-V and Honda CR-V, and that which segment they belong to. The Honda HR-V is, as mentioned, a subcompact crossover whereas the CR-V is a compact crossover. That means the CR-V is slightly larger than the HR-V, which is evidenced in the third row of the table above. Although both offer seating for up to five, the CR-V uses its extra size to nearly double the amount of cargo space it has to offer behind the rear seats, providing an extra 16 cubic feet of space to be specific.
The CR-V also has a slightly larger powertrain, capable of generating a bit more power than its smaller sibling. To once again be more specific, the CR-V provides an extra 49 horsepower. That’s not an insane difference, but it certainly gives the CR-V an advantage in power. However, both crossovers offer the same amount of fuel efficiency.
If you’re interested in either of these outstanding crossover options, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right here at Hilton head Honda, we look forward to your call!
*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2020 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.
**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 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.