Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek

2019 Honda HR-V

If you’re looking for the ideal crossover to cruise around Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish, both the Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek are commendable choices.

To help you make an informed decision, Honda of Slidell has put together a detailed side-by-side comparison of each vehicle. Keep reading to learn more and discover your favorite.

Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek: Fuel Economy to Take You Farther

Honda HR-V Engine Specs

When it comes to fuel economy, Honda takes the cake. Go farther without having to refuel in the HR-V, with an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG for its LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L trims.*

The Crosstrek, on the other hand, only provides an EPA-estimated 27 city/33 highway MPG. This dip in fuel efficiency could mean the difference between searching for a gas station or simply enjoying the journey.

Honda’s crossover packs quite the powerful punch, too, with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and 141 horsepower across all five trim levels.

While you’re taking advantage of Honda’s exhilarating power, Vehicle Stability Assist™ will be right there to give you an extra dose of confidence. This standard feature helps counter over- and under-steering for a smoother ride.

Spacious Both Inside & Out

In a vehicle equipped for road trips, interior space is an important factor. Nobody wants to spend the entire 5-hour ride to Grandma’s squished between a sibling and the family pooch.

Luckily, inside the Honda HR-V, space is not an issue. It offers 39.3 inches of rear legroom and 38.3 inches of rear headroom. So long, cramped arms! The HR-V has more room for all your stuff, too. Boasting 24.3 cubic feet of cargo volume, you’ll be able to fit everything from Dad’s golf clubs to Mom’s latest thrift store finds.

Unfortunately, the Crosstrek falls short in this department, offering just 38 inches of rear headroom and 36.5 inches of rear legroom. Furthermore, its cargo volume is significantly less at just 20.8 cubic feet of space.

How about a space-saving perk of the HR-V? Honda’s vehicle is just 69.8 inches in width, compared to the Crosstrek’s 71 inches, making it a breeze to navigate tight parking spots.

Luxurious Interior Features

Honda HR-V Interior

The Honda HR-V Touring-this vehicle’s highest trim level-includes an array of upgraded appointments, from innovative functionality to first-class interior amenities. Such features include:

  • 8-Way Adjustable Power Driver’s Seat: With various customizable settings, you’ll experience the ultimate in comfort each time you take the wheel.
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof: Feel the breeze and take in the spectacular views with this simple-to-use moonroof.
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™: Easily find your way with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™, featuring Honda HD Digital Traffic and voice recognition.

While the Subaru Crosstrek’s highest Limited trim level offers a moonroof, it’s only available through an additional package. As for the rest of these features, you won’t find them inside the Subaru-one more reason why Honda could claim to be the crossover champion.

Should I Buy the Honda HR-V or the Subaru Crosstrek?

Now that you’ve discovered how the Honda HR-V and the Subaru Crosstrek stack up, it’s time to choose your favorite.

With its superior fuel economy, spacious cabin, and top-notch interior features, the Honda HR-V is an excellent choice. Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish drivers, visit Honda of Slidell to schedule a test drive today!

*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.