02 Nov Comparison: 2016 Honda HR-V versus the 2015 Honda CR-V
Because crossovers offer so much in regards to utility, fuel economy, and value, they continue to grow in share of the automobile market. They offer the value that comes with a family sedan without the sedan look, and still they offer the practicality of a larger SUV without the wastefulness. You can drive something fresh, safe, and practical with a great reputation for quality without ever breaking the $30,000 line. When it comes to choosing between models, it is often difficult to recognize differences; we have written up this handy post to help you differentiate between Honda’s CR-V and HR-V.
Honda Price Comparison
If one were to equip these models comparably, the CR-V would cost about $3,000 more than the HR-V. Keep in mind that the CR-V is currently the best-selling crossover in the United States; Motor Trend was so impressed With Honda’s improvements to the CR-V that they named it 2015 Sport Utility of the Year. HR-V slots right under CR-V in price and size- this is because the HR-V began on the sub-compact Fit platform, whereas the CR-V comes from the compact Civic.
The HR-V’s economy car heritage reveals itself in cabin noise, cramped front seats, and pokey acceleration. CR-V has more power, cargo space, interior room, optional equipment, and cost. However, only HR-V offers Honda’s ingenious “Magic Seat” system, which folds up the seats in more configurations than a Swiss Army knife, allowing the HR-V to punch above its weight in the cargo battle with its bigger brother. Both are available with automatic or manual transmission, and your choice of front or all wheel drive (though HR-V manual only comes with front wheel drive).
Honda Fuel Economy Comparison
The advanced automatic transmissions help produce excellent fuel economy. As expected, the heavier, bigger CR-V with a bigger engine will deliver fewer miles per gallon city coming in at 26/33*. Apparently the CR-V has better aerodynamics, though, because it beats the HR-V on the highway; the HR-V has a final estimation of 27/32*.
At the end of the day, choosing between two great Honda models is going to come down to a matter of personal preference. For more total overall cargo space, a quieter ride, and larger engine, the CR-V is for you. For something sportier, less expensive, and still practical, the HR-V is your go-to. To test drive them both, visit Honda of Aventura. We look forward to seeing you!
*Based on 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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