2016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Subaru Crosstrek

If you’ve shopped for a new vehicle before, you know firsthand just how challenging it can be to find the perfect one. However, as the automotive market continues to grow, new models continue to emerge to meet the needs of many drivers. One of the most rapidly growing segments is the compact crossover, and this year the all-new Honda HR-V made its way to the top of many drivers’ wish lists. Our team here at Garden State Honda is going to shine a light on the 2016 HR-V to show drivers how it compares to the competition.

The 2016 Honda HR-V is going head-to-head with the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek in order to show drivers what each of these vehicles has to offer. To keep the comparison even, we’re only focusing on the base models for both vehicles so the Honda HR-V LX and the Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i. It’s important to keep in mind there are other models and trims available to choose from with additional features and performance capabilities. We’re going to dig deeper to see how these two crossovers compare.

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2016 Honda HR-V LX 2016 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i
1.8-liter I-4 Engine 2.0-liter I-4
Standard Automatic Transmission Not available
28 city/35 hwy* MPG 23 city/31 hwy
24.3 cu. ft. Cargo Volume 22.3 cu. ft.

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Starting with performance, these two compact crossovers share a lot of the same capabilities. Drivers will notice the HR-V is equipped with a slightly smaller engine. The Crosstrek does pump out slightly more horsepower, but the HR-V is more efficient overall. The HR-V LX is set standard with front-wheel drive, whereas the Crosstrek 2.0i comes with all-wheel drive. One of the major differences is that the HR-V is standard with a continuously variable transmission, and the Crosstrek is set with a manual transmission.

Both vehicles have seating for up to five passengers and plenty of space for cargo in the back. Drivers who choose the HR-V will have slightly more cargo space than those who choose the Crosstrek. Overall, the HR-V offers more passenger space as well as cargo space behind the second and first row seats. The HR-V stands out with a standard rear 60/40 split folding reclining bench seat that’s not available on the Crosstrek. This feature makes storage much easier.

Each of these cars are equipped with standard safety and convenience features to make them appealing to all drivers. Both the HR-V and the Crosstrek are set standard with cruise control, a rearview camera, CD player and keyless entry. The HR-V comes out on top with stereo anti-theft and under-seat storage, which is not available in the Crosstrek.

Those interested in learning more are welcome to contact our team here at Garden State Honda for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel of the Honda HR-V by scheduling a test drive online today.

*25 city/34 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 28 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT models. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT models. Based on 2016 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.

2016 Honda HR-V crossover
2016 Honda HR-V seating
2016 Honda HR-V cargo volume
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