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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

2 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

$1,471
15k miles at $2.745/gal
$1,414
15k miles at $2.828/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

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Autonomous Braking
Standard
Autonomous Braking
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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

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

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