Honda HR-V vs CR-V
If you’re looking to drive a 2-row SUV around the Centennial, Aurora, and Denver areas, then you may like either the Honda HR-V or CR-V. Both can give you plenty of engine power, an efficient drive, and enough cargo space for everything you need.
The only question is, which is going to be the best fit for your lifestyle? To help you decide, our team at Mile High Honda compared the Honda HR-V vs. CR-V.
Honda HR-V vs CR-V Performance Specs
If you’re more interested in engine power, then you’ll probably be drawn to the 2019 Honda CR-V over the Honda HR-V.
When we look at just their standard engines, the Honda HR-V is equipped with a 1.8L I-4 engine that generates 141 horsepower. The HR-V generates less power than the standard engine in the CR-V, which is a 2.4L I-4 that produces 184 horsepower.
The CR-V takes it even further with its available 1.5L turbo I-4 engine that raises your horsepower to 190 for a bit more of a sporty drive.
Both SUVs, however, can create a sportier dynamic with the Sport Mode feature of their Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT). This gives you even more responsive steering and cleaner acceleration for smoother overtaking.
Honda HR-V vs Honda CR-V Fuel Economy
If you need a more efficient ride during highway cruising, you might prefer the 2019 Honda HR-V over the CR-V.
For those snowy wintertime commutes, you’ll have the option of the Real Time All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system in either SUV. This actively monitors your roadway conditions and automatically redistributes torque between all four wheels to maximize on traction control.
When equipped with AWD, the EX trim of the Honda CR-V gets an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 27 MPG city and 33 MPG highway.1 Compare this to the LX trim of the Honda HR-V, which gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 MPG city and 31 MPG highway when equipped with AWD.2
Whether you need more efficiency or engine power completely depends on your specific lifestyle. You can work with the sales team at your dealership to decide which is more important to you.
Honda CR-V vs. Honda HR-V: Which is Bigger?
Whether you need an agile ride or a spacious set of wheels, you’ll find what you’re looking for with the Honda HR-V and CR-V.
Both are 2-row SUVs that seat a total of five passengers with plenty of wiggle room for getting comfortable on long car trips. In general, passengers have a bit more room to move around in the CR-V, which has a total passenger volume of 105.9 cubic feet which is more spacious than the 100.1 cubic feet for the HR-V.
All around, the CR-V appears to be better equipped for family vacations and group getaways, with its 75.8 cubic feet of total cargo space and 39.2 cubic feet of trunk space behind the second row. Compare this to the still-impressive 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space and 24.3 cubic feet of trunk space in the HR-V.
The CR-V can also mount bigger obstacles with its maximum ground clearance of 8.2 inches. The HR-V has a maximum ground clearance of 7.3 inches.
However, if you’re commuting through the city, smaller streets and tighter parking spaces may be more manageable in the Honda HR-V, which has a width of 69.8 inches and a total length of 170.4 inches.
The Honda CR-V, on the other hand, has a width of 73 inches and a length of 180.6 inches, so parallel parking may need a bit more finesse.
Honda HR-V vs. CR-V 2019
To see the true difference between the Honda HR-V and CR-V, come to Mile High Honda. We’ll help you find the right SUV for your drives around Aurora, Denver, and Centennial, so contact us and schedule your test drive today!
1 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring 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.
2 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.