Subcompact SUVs are becoming the choice for consumers that want the utility of an SUV without its big size. The 2019 Honda HR-V and 2019 Subaru Crosstrek are both appealing options in this segment. Here, examine the HR-V Touring and Crosstrek 2.0i to see which one is most compatible with your lifestyle.
Inside the 2019 HR-V Touring, you will find standard features that will help you stay connected on the go. A Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition comes standard, along with LED headlights and a HomeLink® Remote System. Leather upholstery and an automatic-dimming rearview mirror also add to the Touring’s premium feel. These are features you won’t find on the Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i. While Subaru’s model does come standard with features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto – as does the Honda – it doesn’t have the high-end finishes that the HR-V Touring’s cabin features.
Despite being considered a subcompact SUV, the 2019 HR-V still manages to offer ample space. Behind the rear seats in the HR-V Touring model, you will find 24.3-cubic feet of cargo space, which expands to 58.8 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down. This is more cargo area than the Crosstrek 2.0i has to offer with its 20.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 55.3 cubic feet. The Crosstrek also doesn’t come standard with split-folding bench seats, which all HR-V models have as a standard feature.
The 2019 Honda HR-V’s standard 1.8-liter engine puts out 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. Though these numbers are less than the Crosstrek’s 2.0-liter engine’s 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque, the HR-V Touring’s engine allows the subcompact crossover to achieve better fuel economy. This model with standard all-wheel drive has an EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency rating of 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, compared to the Crosstrek’s 25 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.**
In our eyes, the 2019 Honda HR-V Touring is clearly the better of the two compact SUVs. See all of its features in detail at Honda of Tiffany Springs.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX CVT trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, EX-L & Touring CVT trims. Based on 2019 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.