Honda Crossover SUV Comparison: 2020 Honda CR-V Vs. 2020 Honda HR-V

Honda Crossover SUV Comparison: 2020 Honda CR-V Vs. 2020 Honda HR-V
2020 Honda CR-V
2020 Honda HR-V
Honda CR-V LX Standard Vehicle Comparison Honda HR-V LX
$25,150* Base Price MSRP $20,920*
190 Standard Horsepower 141
28 / 34** Fuel Economy (city / highway) 28 / 34***
14.0 gallons Fuel Capacity 13.2 gallons
Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ Available AWD Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™
5 Standard Seating (passengers) 5
105.9 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 100.1 cu. ft.
75.8 cu. ft. Maximum Cargo Capacity 58.8 cu. ft.
Standard Honda Sensing® Technologies Available
Easy Fold Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback 2nd-Row Seat Type 2nd-Row Magic Seat®
330-Watt, 9 Speakers Available Premium Audio System 180-Watt, 6 Speakers
Features On The Honda CR-V
Available Features
Features On The Honda HR-V
  • Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Power Tailgate
  • Power-Adjustable Seating
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • 19-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob
  • 180-Watt Audio System with 6 Speakers
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • Driver's Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment
  • LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off
  • HomeLink® Remote System

Two Honda Crossover SUVs Go Head-to-Head

Honda continues to be a top choice for drivers and families in the market for a high-tech, versatile and fuel-efficient new crossover or SUV. Two popular options within the Honda lineup are the new Honda CR-V and HR-V. Both of these models offer spacious 5-passenger seating, advanced features and efficient performance that modern motorists crave. So which is better for you? Well, that depends on a range of factors, but the team at Stirling Honda is here to assist you with that answer.

The 2020 Honda CR-V is now available and is the automaker's top-selling SUV model, thanks in part to its sizing that falls within the middle of the Honda crossover and sport-ute lineup. Honda's smallest CUV is the new HR-V, a subcompact model that is one of the more versatile and spacious options in its segment. Both of these models are strong options for those drivers and families seeking a stylish new 5-passenger CUV or SUV, so let's dig deeper to see which makes more sense for your situation.

We've compared the specs and features of the 2020 Honda HR-V and 2020 Honda CR-V above, but now we'll expand on this comparison so that you can get a better idea of all the areas where these Honda models differ. Our Longview, WA, Honda dealership team can always answer any questions you may have at the end of this comparison. We'd love to set you up with a tour and test drive so that you can get a first-hand experience with both of these fine Honda automobiles!

Comparing Honda's CR-V & HR-V Models

Many motorists are more familiar with the CR-V since it was one of the original compact SUVs and has remained a top-selling vehicle ever since its debut in 1997. Over the years, like just about every other nameplate, the CR-V has grown in every dimension. With its gradual growth spurt, the larger CR-V left room in the Honda lineup for a smaller crossover. Enter the Honda HR-V!

Honda's HR-V debuted in the United States as a 2016 model. This subcompact CUV compares favorably to the competition in its class regarding interior space, cargo capacity and overall versatility. That is why it makes a worthy alternative to the larger CR-V.

Both of these Hondas boast split-folding rear seating and highly flexible interiors that can quickly switch from accommodating five occupants to more cargo and back in just seconds. The CR-V comes standard with an Easy Fold Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback, while the HR-V gets Honda's 2nd-Row Magic Seat® that features four distinct settings: Tall Mode, Long Mode, Utility Mode and Refresh Mode.

When you put the HR-V's 2nd-Row Magic Seat® into Utility Mode, you can uncover up to 58.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. The CR-V's generous cargo hold expands up to a maximum of 75.8 cubic feet, making it the better option for those seeking to haul more gear.

When the rear seats are upright in both vehicles, though, you'll find a smaller difference between the two in overall passenger volume or seating space. The CR-V is marginally larger in total passenger area, at 105.9 cubic feet versus the HR-V's 100.1 cubic feet.

Key Differences Between the 2020 CR-V & 2020 HR-V Models

Beyond their cargo-hauling capabilities, you'll find plenty of other aspects where the 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Honda HR-V differ. The new CR-V now comes standard with Honda's turbocharged 1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine and develops a confident 190 hp. The smaller HR-V utilizes a 141-hp 1.8-liter engine, and both CUVs come equipped with an efficiency-enhancing CVT (continuously variable transmission).

While there is a significant power disparity between the lighter HR-V and the larger CR-V, EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings across the lineups are similar -- and stellar! These highly efficient Hondas make for an ideal choice for drivers seeking greater utility than a sedan while retaining high marks in city and highway mpg.

Only one of these models is offered with a Honda two-motor hybrid powertrain, though, and that's the CR-V. The new CR-V Hybrid tops the group with its exceptionally efficient performance!

Since the Honda CR-V features a higher starting price and fully-loaded price than the smaller HR-V, it should also be expected that the larger model does offer some amenities you can't find on the other. For instance, if you're looking for features like large, 19-inch alloy wheels and a heated steering wheel, those are only available on the new CR-V.

Find Your Preferred Honda Model at Our Longview, WA, Dealership

Now that you've had a chance to compare the 2020 Honda CR-V to its smaller sibling, the 2020 Honda HR-V, which are you leaning toward as your next vehicle? Maybe it's still too early to tell, so you'll want to schedule a tour and test drive to explore these popular crossover SUVs in full.

The team at Stirling Honda welcomes Chehalis, Washington, area motorists to shop and visit our full-service new and pre-owned Honda auto dealership in Longview, WA, for complete access to these Honda CUV models. Browse our current inventory online now, where you can compare specs, features and pricing. Then, reach out to our sales staff for more details!

From our new and used car specials to our current finance and lease offers, there are many ways to save money on your upgrade to a Honda like the HR-V or CR-V. Don't forget to send us a completed auto loan application if you're planning to finance your new crossover or SUV!

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1120 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors.
**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 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.
***28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2020 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.