Two of Honda’s best and most reliable SUVs are going head-to-head against each other— but not really. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with either of these fully-capable vehicles. It really comes down to what you’re looking for in an SUV and how you’re going to use it in your daily life. Do you need it for road trips? The everyday commute to work? Both? Take a look below to see the differences between the two and find out which one is right for you!
Size, Style, & Design
One of the biggest differences between the Honda CR-V and Honda HR-V is that they each belong to separate vehicle classes; while the former is considered a midsize SUV, the latter is considered a compact crossover. this distinction is very evident when you take a look at both of their vehicle designs. The CR-V has a longer body for more passengers and storage, while the HR-V makes up for its lack of size with efficiency and value.
Speaking of size, one of the biggest factors in choosing between these two vehicles comes down to how much you need to bring with you for the ride. With the Honda CR-V, you’ll get up to 1110 L worth of cargo space with the rear seats up, and up to 2146 L with them down. This is perfect for those looking to not only bring a lot of people for a trip, but also all the necessary gear you need for the weekend getaway. Meanwhile, the Honda HR-V gives you ample cargo space of 688 L when you have the seats up in the back, which is great if you only need enough space for the things you bring to work or to put your kids’ bags away after picking them up from school.
Performance & Efficiency
Since we’re talking about Honda SUVs, we’re not exactly going to be comparing how fast they’ll go in under six seconds. The biggest thing you’re going to be looking for between these two vehicles will be fuel efficiency, and luckily, they both do a pretty good job in each of their respective classes. For starters, the CR-V gives you a combined fuel efficiency of 7.8 L/100 km when you choose the front-wheel drive option, and up to 8.0 L/100 km with the all-wheel drive version. Meanwhile, the HR-V has a 7.8 L/100 km fuel consumption rating for the front-wheel drive version, and 8.2 L/100 km for the all-wheel drive. If you’re going off pure fuel efficiency, there isn’t really a huge difference between the two, but if you’re looking for the absolute best fuel consumption, then you’re better off driving the CR-V.
These are just a few of the differences between both of these great Honda SUV models. If you’re interested in taking one of them out for a spin, make sure to send us a message on our website and let us know!