What Are the Differences Between the Honda HR-V and the CR-V?
People often get confused between models of the same brand which are similar in size and looks. The two crossovers from Honda Company are a perfect example of it. The Honda CR-V costs around $4,000 more than the HR-V and the reason is underlying differences between them. Here we have mentioned details about the differences between the Honda HR-V and CR-V.
The company offers four variants of the Honda CR-V. The base model is the LX, while the higher models are the EX, EX-L and Touring. On the other hand, the company offers five variants of the Honda HR-V. The LX is the base model while the Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring are higher variants.
Engine and Performance
The HR-V has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 141 horsepower and 127 lb.-ft. of torque and is coupled with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that delivers fuel economy of 26 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highway, and 28 MPG combined. All HR-V models have the same engine and the company does not offer other choices of engines or transmissions in higher variants. The Real-Time AWD is standard on the Touring model and available for all other models.
The CR-V is powered by a turbocharged, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine making 190 horsepower and 179 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated with a continuously variable transmission that delivers a fuel economy of 28 MPG in the city, 34 MPG on highways and 30 MPG combined. Real-Time AWD is available for all models.
Passenger and Cargo Space
The Honda HR-V is slightly smaller in size and comes with comparatively lesser passenger and cargo space. The HR-V gets up to 100.1 cubic feet of passenger space while the cargo space is 24.3 cubic feet, which expands to 58.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.
The CR-V offers up to 105.9 cubic feet of passenger space and up to 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space, which increases to 75.8 cubic feet with the seats folded down.
The cabin of the HR-V comes with standard amenities like a seven-inch touchscreen display, a 160-watt AM/FM audio system with MP3/Windows Media playback capability and four speakers, smartphone integration and a dual-zone automatic climate control system.
The cabin of the CR-V is more luxurious in comparison due to the use of premium materials but still includes the same standard tech features.
Both crossovers come with similar safety and driver-assist features. The CR-V comes with a few extras like an auto high beam, i-SRS airbag system for front occupants and a few additional safety features.
There is no doubt both Honda crossover SUVs are different packages designed with different customers in mind. Not that we have provided a detailed difference between the two, go ahead and choose the right one for you.