Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V

People are asking about the Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek. Why? Both SUVs provide a comfortable drive that accommodates your everyday needs near Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Hershey, PA.

Which one, however, can provide you with a more welcoming interior and an edge in safety features? The team at Faulkner Honda has prepared a Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek comparison.

Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek: A Look Inside

Honda HR-V InteriorWhen looking inside the cabins of the Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek, both SUVs let you and your passengers relax while you are going from Point A to Point B; however, we found that one SUV provides an edge in interior design.

If you are embarking on a long trip, you’ll want to make sure your passengers are as comfortable as you. You can stretch out a little bit more in the HR-V.

The second-row legroom in the Crosstrek only measures 36.5 inches. The HR-V, however, lets your rear passengers stretch out in a more spacious 39.3 inches of legroom.

The Honda HR-V is also standardly equipped with a 2nd-Row Magic Seat®. The seat can contort to different configurations that allow you to make the most of your available cargo room:

  • Utility mode
  • Long mode
  • Tall mode
  • Refresh mode

The HR-V provides drivers with a more versatile interior. How do these vehicles compare in terms of safety?

Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek: Safety

Both the Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek are safe vehicles for you and your family. Let’s check out how they compare in terms of available safety features.

Each vehicle deploys safety designs, like a standard rearview camera, to ensure that you can drive safely, although there are some differences. For example, the Crosstrek does not offer a Road Departure Mitigation System. This feature, which alerts drivers when it detects lane drifting, is only present in the HR-V.

You can also keep your vehicle secure with the available Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock® system. Another feature not available in the Crosstrek, the HR-V’s doors will automatically lock when it detects that you are walking away from the vehicle. This provides peace of mind when you are on a date night or stopping into a convenience store for coffee.

Performance That Suits You

Honda HR-V PerformanceWhen examining the Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek, we found that both vehicles feature all-wheel-drive (AWD) systems. Only the HR-V, however, comes standard with front-wheel-drive (FWD).

While the AWD systems provide drivers with a heavier frame that grips the road for increased traction, there are also advantages to the FWD system. The FWD frame is lighter and offers more generous fuel economy. The highest fuel economy available in the standard Crosstrek trim, for example, is an EPA-estimated 28 city and 33 highway MPG.

Because drivers have the option to select a front-wheel-drive version, the base trim of the HR-V, the LX, can reach an EPA-estimated 28 city and 34 highway MPG.1 Plus, its standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) provides you with a smooth ride.

Schedule a Honda HR-V Test Drive

The Honda HR-V gives drivers advantages in interior design and safety measures. Drivers in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Hershey, Pennsylvania, can check out these advantages in person with a test drive.

You can stop by Faulkner Honda or contact us to schedule a test drive today.


1 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX CVT trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, EX-L & Touring CVT trims. 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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