Honda CR-V vs. Honda HR-V
Honda CR-V
Honda HR-V
At a Glance: CR-V vs. HR-V
Which Honda CR-V is for You?

You need more useable space than a sedan offers, but a full-size SUV is just too much for you. What do you choose? A small crossover vehicle may be tailor-made for you; and if you’re here, you probably already have your eyes set on the 2024 Honda CR-V or the 2024 Honda HR-V.

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So, two similar nameplates, two similarly sized vehicles—how are the Honda CR-V and the HR-V different again? Our team at Hilton Head Honda is here to help the drivers of Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, and Charleston SC explore these versatile vehicles! Let’s get started.



190 HP | 158 HP
CR-V vs HR-V


76.5 cu. ft. | 55.1 cu. ft.
CR-V vs HR-V


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CR-V vs HR-V
The Battle of 2 Honda SUVs
Select a category below to learn more about how the Honda CR-V compares to the Honda HR-V.
Honda HR-V

One of the biggest differences between these Honda SUVs is how much power they generate and how long they can go without refueling. Both options are sure to put some pep in your step, enlivening your daily work commutes or spontaneous trips. Which one will you prefer?

Mighty SUVs

Let’s begin with the CR-V. This model comes standard with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. Drivers looking for an extra kick and optimal fuel efficiency can choose a hybrid CR-V trim level! Its 2-motor hybrid system powers out 181 ponies and 247 lb-ft of torque.

On the other hand, the HR-V offers a single 4-cylinder engine that generates 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque.

While the difference in size accounts for the difference in power (i.e., the HR-V needs less power to move with the same gusto), you’ll still probably feel a bit more energized in a turbo- or hybrid-powered CR-V.

Take the Long Way Home

Both SUVs offer lively powertrains. Are their fuel efficiency ratings just as spirited? Let’s take a closer look!

  • All 2WD Honda HR-V trims achieve an EPA-estimated 26 city/32 highway MPG*
  • 2WD Honda CR-V LX, EX, and EX-L trims achieve an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG**
  • 2WD Honda CR-V Sport Hybrid and Sport-L Hybrid trims achieve an EPA-estimated 43 city/36 highway MPG**

It’s clear that both SUVs offer the longevity you need to go from Point A to Point B without meeting a gas station in between. However, as you'll notice, the CR-V Hybrid is the most fuel efficient of the bunch, so take that into consideration if you’re aiming for even fewer stops at the fuel pump!

Honda CR-V

The CR-V is a compact SUV, the second-smallest SUV segment in the U.S. market. The HR-V is a subcompact SUV, the smallest-size segment. This difference in size directly impacts the interior space each SUV offers. This begs the question: How much room do you need?

How Will You Apply Your Honda?

Despite their size differences, the CR-V and the HR-V make excellent use of available space to create comfy riding experiences—all while offering generous cargo volume! Both models seat up to five passengers, but the CR-V, with its more generous dimensions, offers more spacious accommodations.

Honda CR-V
Honda HR-V
40 in. / 38.2 in. Headroom (Front/Rear) 39.4 in / 38 in.
41.3 in. / 41 in. Legroom (Front/Rear) 41.9 in / 37.7 in.

You may find the Honda CR-V works better as a family vehicle than the HR-V. More generous legroom (and even more so, hip room) in the rear seats makes them comfortable for extended and frequent use, especially by adults.

Meanwhile, the Honda HR-V is tailor-made for more personal adventures! The rear seats can still easily accommodate three people.

Pack It In

Are you ready to haul some cargo? The CR-V and the HR-V both have 60/40 split second-row seats, which allow you to configure the rear seats to fit the size of your cargo! You can knock down one seat for that new kitchen floor runner you just bought or lower the remaining part when you need to help a friend move or after you’ve purchased a new coffee table for your den.

So, just how much space are you afforded in either Honda? We took out the measuring tape to find out:

Honda CR-V
Honda HR-V
39.3 cu ft / 76.5 cu ft Cargo Volume (Rear Seats Upright/Folded) 24.4 cu ft / 55.1 cu ft
Honda CR-V

If it’s your goal to feel entertained, prioritized, and secure when you’re driving your next SUV, the CR-V and the HR-V will deliver. These models are equipped with the same driver-assistance and infotainment suite, so you can feel at peace every time you’re behind the wheel.

Meet Your Command Center

The cockpits of these SUVs are very similar. In fact, you’ll find the same equipment on their standard models, including the following:

  • 7-inch color touch-screen
  • 7-inch digital instrument cluster screen
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth®
  • Available wireless phone charger

A 9-inch color touch-screen is available in both models for an enhanced viewing experience.

Safe and Sound

The Honda Sensing® safety suite is a fully comprehensive system that prioritizes your well-being. It’s standard on every trim of the CR-V and the HR-V and comes with intelligent and intuitive features, such as:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition System
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights and more!

The CR-V adds a unique feature to the lineup: Driver Attention Monitor. This feature’s purpose is to watch your driving input for drowsy or distracted behavior. If noticed, it will alert you to take a break.

Which Honda Is Better for You?
Honda HR-V Honda CR-V

The 2024 CR-V and the 2024 HR-V are both excellent options; however, they offer different attributes that are perfect for different folks.

If you’re aiming for an affordable SUV, ideal for more intimate adventures, the HR-V is an excellent choice. Families that need more space and drivers who want more pep (or efficiency) in their step will like what the CR-V brings to the table.

We recommend Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, and Charleston SC shoppers test drive these vehicles before choosing. Book a visit at Hilton Head Honda and let us know you’re coming! We have the CR-V and the HR-V here and can answer all your questions.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2024 CR-V or HR-V for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

*26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 25 city/30 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2023 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 LX, EX, and EX-L. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX, EX, and EX-L. 43 city/36 highway/40 combined mpg rating for 2WD Sport and Sport-L. 40 city/34 highway/37 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport-L and Sport Touring. Based on 2024 EPA mileage rating. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims), and other factors.

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