2021 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Honda HR-V: Which Crossover is Right for You?

It can be pretty confusing choosing between two models of the same variety from the same manufacturer. The 2021 Honda CR-V and the 2021 Honda HR-V are pretty similar in appearance and price but they both offer different packages suited to different customers.  

External Appearance

Honda CR-V always looked sporty and youthful. There was a recent facelift that made its appearance even sharper and the L-shaped rear taillamps add to its simplicity.

The Honda HR-V appears quite similar to the CR-V. However, its size is smaller and its proportions are more upright. Just like CR-V, it presents a youthful front-end appearance. You can recognize it as HR-V with its rear door handles mounted vertically.

In other words, there is no significant difference in the appearance of these two models. If the styling of one of these fascinates you, the other one also will. Nonetheless, the CR-V offers a mature look suited to older buyers.

Space and Cargo

It is not surprising that the CR-V has more space for cargo and passengers. After all the HR-V is compact in comparison to the CR-V, a midsize crossover. With the rear seat up, you can create a space of 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space in the CR-V. And 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space can be had with the rear seat down. Also, the total passenger volume is about 102.9 cubic feet. It can seat five passengers with ample front and rear legroom.

Although the CR-V and HR-V may look similar, the CR-V is easily the much roomier of the two.

Fuel Economy

The CR-V with its 1.5-liter turbo-four delivers 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. The HR-V is fitted with a 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine capable of 141 HP and 127 lb-ft of torque. The CR-V has a combined rating of 30 MPG, while HR-V offers a combined MPG of 31. In other words, both of them have superior fuel efficiency.

If you are interested in these models, come test drive both at Empire Honda of Manhasset, NY. The dealership is located close to Roslyn, North Hills, and Thomaston.

Source: Honda