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Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek
Honda HR-V
Subaru Crosstrek
At a Glance: HR-V vs. Crosstrek

When it comes to crossover SUVs, there are so many great choices on the market. The Honda HR-V and the Subaru Crosstrek, however, have proven themselves to be reliable options for drivers. So, the question is: Which of these two standout vehicles is superior?

The team here at Hilton Head Honda has set out to answer this question for drivers in Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, and Charleston SC. In this comparison of the 2023 Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek, we’ll look at efficiency, cargo space, and available safety features. Then, you can see which crossover will be the better fit for you.


MAX CARGO SPACE

CARGO SPACE

24.4 cu. ft. | 20.8 cu. ft.
HR-V vs Crosstrek
DRIVETRAIN OPTIONS

DRIVETRAIN OPTIONS

2 | 1
HR-V vs Crosstrek
PASSENGERS

PASSENGERS

5 | 5
HR-V vs Crosstrek
See the Difference for Yourself
Select a category below to learn more about how the Honda HR-V compares to the Subaru Crosstrek.
INTERIOR
Honda HR-V

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes, which means you need an SUV that can roll with the punches. Both the Honda HR-V and the Subaru Crosstrek are designed for all your hiking, biking, fishing, and camping trips. However, the HR-V's versatility makes packing away cargo and essentials easier.

All Cargo Welcome

The 2023 Honda HR-V and the Subaru Crosstrek offer seating for five, but the HR-V has more space for all your cargo. The HR-V’s cargo volume with the rear seats upright is 24.4 cubic feet, and it has a maximum cargo capacity of 55.1 cubic feet.

The Crosstrek, on the other hand, only has 20.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats upright, and a maximum cargo capacity of 55.3 cubic feet.

Customizable Cabin Space

In addition to having more cargo space overall, the second-row Magic Seat® makes the interior of the HR-V more versatile. This feature lets you fold down the seatbacks or fold up the seat for flexible storage. With three different seating and storage configurations, the interior can be customized to suit your next trip.


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PERFORMANCE
Honda HR-V

SUVs are notorious for knowing how to do it all, and the Honda HR-V and the Subaru Crosstrek fall right in line. Both vehicles equip peppy engines and capable drivetrains to get you where you need to go. However, with more ways to tailor your drive in the HR-V, you can make your drive something you enjoy again and again.

A Stable and Seamless Drive

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is equipped with the 2.0-liter direct-injection SUBARU BOXER® engine, which produces 152 horsepower. The HR-V comes with its own efficient option: the inline 4-cylinder engine, which wins out in the power department with 158 horsepower.

Pair the HR-V's powertrain with a standard Continuously Variable Transmission and every time you hit the gas will feel effortless. On the other hand, the Crosstrek makes a dynamic 6-speed manual transmission standard, which makes shifting more noticeable.

Tailor Your Travels

While both vehicles are available as all-wheel drive (AWD) models in all trims, you may prefer the lighter 2-wheel drive (2WD) design that’s only available in the Honda HR-V. Multiple drivelines in the HR-V mean drivers have more choice in their vehicle’s handling.

Handling is a key factor in the performance of any crossover. You need a vehicle that can tackle off-road trails and adverse conditions just as successfully as it handles the dry road. So, no matter which one you choose, you’ll have a smooth and capable ride. The difference is, the HR-V provides a bit more variety than its competitor.


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SAFETY
Honda HR-V

Every driver wants reassurance that their next vehicle will be reliable in various driving scenarios. When looking at the Honda HR-V and the Subaru Crosstrek, you can easily see they make your safety a top priority. Each model offers driver-assistance aids to get you from Point A to Point B with no hiccups in between.

Smart Security Sidekick

The HR-V is equipped with Honda Sensing®. This standard suite of safety features works to keep you alert and safe behind the wheel. The features include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Forward Collision Warning and more!

With Honda Sensing®, you’ll be more confident while you drive.

The Subaru Crosstrek features a similar safety suite called EyeSight®. Its available features, like a Pre-collision Braking System and Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering, are very similar to those that come standard on the HR-V.

Built to Last

The 2023 Honda HR-V adds another layer of protection, though, with the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The ACE™ body construction strategically distributes crash energy. Passengers riding in the HR-V will have extra protection from frontal collisions. This design feature is unique to Honda vehicles.


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Test Drive the Honda HR-V
Honda HR-V

With extra safety and a more spacious and versatile interior, the Honda HR-V is able to come out on top over the Subaru Crosstrek.

You’ll still have to get behind the wheel to tell if the 2023 Honda HR-V is the right crossover for you. Come visit us at Hilton Head Honda. We’ll schedule a test drive, and you’ll hit the streets of Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, or Charleston SC, knowing that you’re driving a highly capable vehicle.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 HR-V for yourself are conveniently available right here online.


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