2018 Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek
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 2018 season, and many people wonder which one will hold up the best all around. Let’s compare the 2018 Honda HR-V and the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and discover which has the better features, performance, and overall driving experience for you.
Subaru Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V
The Honda HR-V doesn’t come with significant changes this year, but it just received a complete redesign in 2016, with state-of-the-art upgrades that put it ahead of its time, so this year doesn’t need a new update. The Crosstrek, however, hits the floors with a redesign, playing catchup to what’s already there.
Standard Features and Specs
While both vehicles are quite similar, the Honda steps ahead when it comes to standard features and specs. The 2018 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi, for example, comes with a standard sun/moonroof, while you’ll have to pay extra to add this feature to the 2018 Subaru CrossTrek 2.0i. The HR-V gives you a choice between front- and all-wheel drive, a choice you don’t get on the CrossTrek.
In addition, it features 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, and 55.9 cubic feet with the seats folded down. The Subaru Crosstrek only allows you 20.8 cubic feet behind row 2 and 55.3 feet with the seats folded down. Finally, the Honda HR-V Navi offers keyless entry as standard, plus rear split-folding bench seats and a standard mp3 player interface. None of these features are available on the Subaru Crosstrek.
EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy and Performance
When it comes to the number of stops you’ll be making at the gas station, once again, the 2018 Honda HR-V has the edge. It gives you an EPA-estimated 25 city MPG and an EPA-estimated 33 highway MPG.¹ On the other hand, the 2018 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 that allows the car to automatically shift power to the wheels where it’s most needed, makes it a superior choice for those looking for a great performing SUV.
Drive the HR-V at Mile High Honda
If you happen to be hitting the roads in the Denver area, including Aurora or Centennial, and you’d like to see this winning 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!
¹25 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 purpose only. Your mileage will vary depending on how your drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.