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Vehicle Comparisons:
2019 Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek

2019 Honda HR-V Lunar Silver

Compact crossovers are where it’s at on the roads of Denver, Aurora, and Centennial, as well as all over the nation. There’s a good reason for this—they offer great fuel economy, solid performance, a full range of comfort and technology features and a superb driving experience. In short, they’re the whole package, whether you’re a young professional, a college student on spring break, or an established family.

Among crossovers, two that are generally considered tops in terms of entry-level vehicles are the Honda HR-V and the Subaru Crosstrek. Both are back for the 2019 season, and many people wonder which one will hold up to be the best all-around. Mile High Honda takes a look at these models in our 2019 Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek comparison, so you can discover which has the better features, performance, and overall driving experience for you.

Learn More: 2019 Honda HR-V Review

Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek

2019 Honda HR-V DrivingThe Honda HR-V comes with significant changes this year, featuring a fresh and bold new style and state-of-the-art upgrades that put it ahead of its time. The Crosstrek, however, does not offer a redesign for 2019, forcing it to play catch-up to what’s already established with the new HR-V.

HR-V vs Crosstrek: Standard Features & Specs

While both vehicles are quite similar, the Honda steps ahead when it comes to standard features and specs. The 2019 Honda HR-V EX trim, for example, comes with a standard One-Touch Power Moonroof with tilt feature, while you’ll have to pay extra to add this feature to the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Premium and above. The HR-V also gives you a choice between front- and all-wheel drive, a choice you don’t get on the Crosstrek.

In addition, the HR-V features 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 58.8 cubic feet with the seats folded down. The Subaru Crosstrek only allows you 20.8 cubic feet behind row two and 55.3 cubic feet with the seats folded down.

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy & Performance

2019 Honda HR-V PerformanceWhen it comes to the number of stops you’ll be making at the gas station, once again the 2019 Honda HR-V has the edge. It gives you an EPA-estimated 28 city MPG and an EPA-estimated 34 highway MPG.* On the other hand, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek only offers 23 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. That ends up being a pretty significant difference.

Finally, the available CVT in the Honda HR-V, combined with the intelligent All-Wheel Drive system allows the car to automatically shift power to the wheels where it’s most needed. This makes it a superior choice for those looking for a great performing SUV.

2019 Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek – You Choose!

Though both are fine vehicles, the superior performance, fuel economy, and standard specs make the 2019 HR-V a winner in our books. If you happen to be hitting the roads in the Denver area, including Aurora or Centennial, and you’d like to see this compact crossover SUV for yourself, Mile High Honda can help. Just give us a call for answers to all your questions or stop into our showroom and ask about test driving one for yourself today!


*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.

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