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Honda HR-V vs CR-V

Honda SUVs are designed to deliver a reliable performance and a comfortable ride. So, which one is right for you? To help drivers in Peoria, Glendale, and Sun City decide, Arrowhead Honda put together this Honda HR-V vs. CR-V comparison.

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These two Honda SUVs were engineered to provide you with dependable performance and great fuel economy.

The Honda HR-V runs on a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that gets 141 horsepower. It uses Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®) to improve efficiency and run smoother. This powertrain works alongside a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that delivers precise gear shifts.

The Honda CR-V offers two engines. The first is a 2.4L 4-cylinder that gets up to 184 horsepower and also features i-VTEC®. The second is a 1.5L Turbocharged 4-cylinder that gets up to 190 horsepower. Both options also run with a CVT.

With their smart shifting transmissions and i-VTEC design helping production, both SUVs can get up to an EPA-estimated 28 MPG city and 34 MPG highway.1

Passenger Space

When it comes to the Honda HR-V vs. CR-V, both SUVs feature two rows of seats with comfortable space for up to five people. Whether you hop in and get behind the wheel or sit in the middle of the back row, everyone will be able to stretch out and enjoy the ride.

Headroom (front/rear)39.5 inches/38.3 inches40.1 inches/39.2 inches
Legroom (front/rear)41.2 inches/39.3 inches41.3 inches/40.4 inches
Shoulder Room (front/rear)56.8 inches/54.5 inches57.9 inches/55.6 inches
Hiproom (front/rear)53.1 inches/47.4 inches55.1 inches/49.5 inches

With both models you’ll have a choice between premium cloth or stylish leather seats. There’s also an available leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Plus, the driver and front passenger can even find their perfect setting with power adjustable seats.

Download our Honda HR-V E-Book for more information.

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Cargo Room

When it comes to the Honda HR-V vs. CR-V, both SUVs give you lots of room to load up with your cargo. Inside the Honda HR-V, you’ll have 24.3 cubic feet of space in the trunk. It gives you a couple ways to make more space though.

The 60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat® can fold either down or up. With the seats folded flat you’ll have up to 58.8 cubic feet of cargo room. If you need to stand a lamp or a plant upright, flip the rear seat up and you’ll get four feet of space from floor to ceiling in Tall Mode.

The Honda CR-V also has a spacious trunk. Behind the back seats there’s 39.2 cubic feet of cargo room. To pack even more gear, you can use the Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback to give yourself up to 75.8 cubic feet of cargo room.

Both SUVs also offer available roof rails for tying things like Christmas trees or kayaks to the roof. The Honda CR-V also offers a convenient Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate to make loading up easy when you’re got your hands full.

Honda HR-V vs CR-V: Test Drive

Visit Arrowhead Honda to test drive one of these reliable Honda SUVs. Both of them offer an efficient drive and lots of convenient space to drivers in Phoenix, West Valley, and Surprise. To learn more about this Honda HR-V vs. CR-V comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.

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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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