2018 Honda HR-V vs 2018 Honda CR-V

    By Autolist Staff | September 6, 2018

    2018 Honda HR-V

    2018 Honda CR-V

    Automotive Website Analyzed


    67%

    Satisfactory

    Maybe buy it

    91%

    The Best

    You should buy it

    Our User's Take

    What owners think


    -%

    Would Buy Again

    - Ratings

    100%

    Would Buy Again

    1 Ratings

    What’s better about the CR-V?

    More interior space. You don’t need a calculator to understand how this helps -- if you need the space. The CR-V EX has 102.9 cubic feet of passenger space while the HR-V EX has 96.1 cubic feet of passenger space. The larger CR-V has about 20 extra cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded than the HR-V does with its seats folded.

    Fuel economy. Ok, it’s not better on the CR-V but it’s the same as the smaller HR-V. When you consider that the CR-V is a larger vehicle we count that as a win.


    What’s better about the HR-V?

    Parking and maneuverability. Because it’s smaller than the CR-V, living with it on a daily basis -- street parking, navigating tight parking lots or general city driving -- is arguably easier in the HR-V. This is because it’s about ten inches shorter than the CR-V.

    It’s cheaper. The HR-V is Honda’s smallest CUV and its entry-level model. When new, the HR-V starts at about $3,700 cheaper than the CR-V. This means you could either add more options to your HR-V to make up the difference, buy a new HR-V rather than a used CR-V or just pocket the difference. Good choices all around.


    Autolist’s take:

    There’s no bad choice here since both of these vehicles come with Honda’s rock-solid reliability and a healthy dose of practicality no matter their size. We like the HR-V for just how versatile and useful the interior is, regardless of the tidy packaging outside. And that small footprint makes it super easy to live with in urban settings. Meanwhile, the equally functional 2018 CR-V adds on a healthy dose of refinement and comfort -- two things the HR-V can’t match -- while still being easy to live with (parking included) on a daily basis. So for this reason we say Buy the CR-V.

    Cost of Ownership

    2018 Honda HR-V

    2018 Honda CR-V

    Annual Fuel Costs

    $1,204
    15k miles at $2.247/gal
    $1,124
    15k miles at $2.247/gal
    Fuel Economy

    25 mpg (miles per gallon)
    City
    28 mpg (miles per gallon)
    City
    33 mpg (miles per gallon)
    Highway
    34 mpg (miles per gallon)
    Highway

    Safety

    2018 Honda HR-V

    2018 Honda CR-V

    NHTSA Crash Test Results

    5 stars
    Overall
    5 stars
    Overall
    Safety Features

    -
    Autonomous Braking
    Standard
    Autonomous Braking
    -
    Blind-Spot Warnings
    Standard
    Blind-Spot Warnings
    Standard
    Adaptive Cruise Control
    Standard
    Adaptive Cruise Control
    -
    Lane-Keep Assist
    Standard
    Lane-Keep Assist
    -
    Cross-Traffic Alert
    Standard
    Cross-Traffic Alert

    Interior

    2018 Honda HR-V

    2018 Honda CR-V

    Interior Features

    -
    Leather
    -
    Leather
    Standard
    Moonroof
    Standard
    Moonroof
    Standard
    Heated Seats
    Standard
    Heated Seats
    -
    Keyless Entry
    -
    Keyless Entry
    Standard
    Climate Control
    Standard
    Climate Control
    Technology

    -
    Apple Carplay
    Standard
    Apple Carplay
    -
    Android Auto
    Standard
    Android Auto
    -
    Satellite Radio
    Standard
    Satellite Radio
    Standard
    Bluetooth
    Standard
    Bluetooth
    -
    Navigation System
    -
    Navigation System

    Under the Hood

    2018 Honda HR-V

    2018 Honda CR-V

    Powertrain

    6-Speed Manual
    Transmission
    CVT
    Transmission
    FWD
    Drivetrain
    FWD
    Drivetrain
    Drivetrain

    141 HP @ 6500 RPM
    Horsepower
    190 HP @ 5600 RPM
    Horsepower
    127lb-ft @ 4300 RPM
    Torque
    179lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
    Torque
    I4
    Cylinders
    I4
    Cylinders