2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Honda HR-V
The Honda CR-V and Honda HR-V, two of Honda’s top-selling vehicles, offer comfort and real-world utility for a price that won’t break the bank. That leaves one question: which is the best choice for you and your Seattle family? It’s tough to choose between two segment leaders, but Honda of Kirkland has narrowed it down for you. Compare the Honda CR-V vs. Honda HR-V to find out which is right for you.
As far as cost-effective crossovers go, the new HR-V and new CR-V play the part well. Compared to the CR-V, the HR-V is more affordable, but both offer considerable specs, features, and utility for a budget-friendly starting MSRP:
- 2018 Honda HR-V LX 2WD: Starting MSRP of $19,570*
- 2018 Honda CR-V LX 2WD: Starting MSRP of $24,150*
Performance & Fuel Economy
Under the hood of the 2018 HR-V, you’ll find a 141-hp 1.8L inline-4 engine. You can choose between a standard manual or optional Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The CR-V, on the other hand, comes with a 184-hp 2.4L inline-4 engine and a standard CVT. Properly equipped, the CR-V tows up to 1,500 pounds with 2WD. Both offer great fuel economy ratings:
- HR-V LX with CVT: EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/34 mpg highway**
- CR-V LX with CVT: EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway***
The CR-V is the more powerful option while the HR-V values higher city/highway mpg ratings. Both offer features like optional Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System, Eco Assist System, and Active Noise Cancellation.
Utility Features & Space
Comparing the Honda CR-V vs. Honda HR-V, you’ll notice that both crossovers offer many of the same interior utility features, including:
- 60/40-split-folding rear seats
- Front power outlets (two)
- Light for the cargo area
- Rearview camera
One of the main differences is that the CR-V SUV’s slightly larger size gives you and your passengers more wiggle room, as well as extra space in the cargo area. With their rear seats folded down, the HR-V and CR-V offer 58.8 and 75.8 cubic feet, respectively.
Test Drive the CR-V and HR-V at Honda of Kirkland!
At the end of the day, both the Honda CR-V and Honda HR-V are family-friendly winners, it’s just a matter of which top crossover best serves your needs. Compare the Honda CR-V to its Toyota analog, and compare the Honda HR-V to its Toyota analog. Then, apply for financing online beforehand to get behind the wheel of your new Honda more quickly, and let Honda of Kirkland help you make your decision!
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $975.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**25 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6-speed manual transmission models. 28 city/34 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT models. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT models. 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.
***26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT model. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX with CVT model. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. 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.