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2016 Honda HR-V vs. Honda CR-V

2016 Honda HR-V vs. Honda CR-V

2015 Honda HR-V 2015 Honda CR-V
1.8-litre 4-cylinder Engine 2.4-litre 4-cylinder

138 Horsepower

127 lb.-ft.

Power Ratings

185 Horsepower

181 lb.-ft.

1,665 L Cargo Capacity 2,007 L
4,292 mm Vehicle Length 4,557 mm

2016 Honda HR-V vs. Honda CR-V

2016 Honda HR-V vs. Honda CR-V

The unveiling of the all-new Honda HR-V has created a good amount of buzz surrounding the Honda lineup, but it has also raised some questions from prospective buyers as to where the new crossover fits among other Honda utility vehicles. One of the most intuitive points of comparisons is the Honda CR-V, which is a little larger than the HR-V, but certainly shares some characteristics with the new model. 

To help you get a better understanding for the 2016 Honda HR-V and to help you realize which model will better fit your needs, we compared the 2016 Honda HR-V vs. Honda CR-V and highlighted some of the key differences. 

The first, and most glaring difference between the Honda HR-V and Honda CR-V is size. The 2016 Honda HR-V stretches 4,292 mm long and and 1,772.4 mm wide. By comparison, the larger Honda CR-V is 4,557 mm long and 1,820 mm wide. Despite a smaller exterior footprint, the Honda HR-V offers similar interior space, which can be attributed to a wheelbase that is just 10 mm shorter than the CR-V?s wheelbase. 

Understanding the Honda HR-V vs. CR-V

The differences between the Honda HR-V and Honda CR-V continue beyond their size. Under the hood, the smaller and lighter Honda HR-V gets its power from a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 138 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. The CR-V?s larger and heavier body requires a larger 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque.

Despite their different engine offerings, both crossovers are joined to continuously variable transmissions. While that is the standard offering, the Honda HR-V has a six-speed manual transmission option for drivers looking for enhanced control over their drive. With the CVT option, the Honda HR-V and the Honda CR-V offer both front- and rear-wheel drive. 

While the Honda CR-V remains the more family-friendly option, the Honda HR-V?s compact size and surprising interior space makes it a great choice for those frequently facing city driving or looking for a leaner crossover with top-notch efficiency. Look for the 2016 Honda HR-V to arrive at Wheaton Honda in the spring of 2015 and find out more by filling out the form below.

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