Honda makes some of the most reliable and well equipped crossovers and SUVs on the market today, and two of the most popular are the compact CR-V, starting at $24,250 MSRP, and the new subcompact HR-V, starting at $19,670 MSRP. If you are getting ready to purchase or lease a new vehicle, but aren’t sure which of these two models you prefer, our comparison will help highlight all the major differences.
2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Honda HR-V: Performance/Towing
In either the Honda CR-V or HR-V, you’ll enjoy crisp, car-like handling with the elevated view of the road provided by an SUV. The CR-V has strong performance, and can be used to tow small trailers. Towing is not recommended with the smaller HR-V, but it more than makes up for it by being one of the most fuel efficient SUVs available.
*Based on 2018 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.
2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Honda HR-V: Safety
The Honda CR-V is available with the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced active safety features. These were designed to always keep an extra set of eyes on the road to prevent accidents before they occur. Features include:
Forward Collision Warning
Collision Mitigation Braking System
Lane Departure Warning
Road Departure Mitigation System
Although the Honda HR-V is not available with Honda Sensing®, it does come with several important safety features, including:
Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic gridlines
Tire pressure monitoring system
Vehicle Stability Assist™ with traction control
Side curtain airbags
2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Honda HR-V: Technology
There are plenty of ways to stay entertained in the new Honda CR-V and HR-V. Whether you want to scan the radio or stream a playlist, you can do it with your new Honda crossover. Features include:
Standard four-speaker sound system with 5-in. color audio display
Standard Bluetooth® hands-free calling and streaming audio
Standard USB port and aux jack
Available 7-in. touchscreen with HondaLink® infotainment and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System
2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Honda HR-V: Interior/Cargo Space
The Honda CR-V and HR-V both have enough seats for five passengers, but the CR-V, being larger, has more passenger and cargo room. Both models are available with comforts like heated front seats and leather upholstery.
Regarding unique features, the CR-V offers a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support and position memory. HR-V owners benefit from second row Magic Seats® that not only split and fold flat, but also fold upright so that cargo can be stored vertically.
105.9 cu. ft. (LX); 102.9 cu. ft. (EX, EX-L); 101.6 cu. ft. (Touring)
100.1 cu. ft. (LX); 96.1 cu. ft.
40.1 in./39.2 in. (LX); 38.0 in./39.1 in. (EX, EX-L); 37.8 in. 38.3 in. (Touring)
39.5 in./38.3 in. (LX); 37.6 in./38.3 in.
41.3 in./40.4 in.
41.2 in./39.3 in.
39.2 cu. ft./75.8 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume (seat up/down, 2WD)
24.3 cu. ft./58.8 cu. ft.
39.2 cu. ft./75.8 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume (seat up/down, AWD)
23.2 cu. ft./57.6 cu. ft. (LX); 23.2 cu. ft./55.9 cu. ft.
Test Drive a New 2018 Honda Crossover in Kansas City, MO
Once you’ve decided whether the new Honda CR-V or HR-V is the right fit for you, head over to our new vehicle inventory to pick out the one you want to take home. You can even schedule a test drive right here on our website to ensure the model you want is ready and waiting for you when you arrive at our dealership in Kansas City, MO. Have questions about our new Honda SUVs? Fill out our contact form and a product specialist will be in touch.