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2018 Honda HR-V vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

By Autolist Staff | September 6, 2018

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda HR-V

Automotive Website Analyzed


95%

The Best

You should buy it

67%

Satisfactory

Maybe buy it

Our User's Take

What owners think


100%

Would Buy Again

6 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 CR-V

2018 Honda HR-V

Annual Fuel Costs

$1,507
15k miles at $2.713/gal
$1,453
15k miles at $2.713/gal
Fuel Economy

25 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
25 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
31 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway
31 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway

Safety

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda HR-V

NHTSA Crash Test Results

5 stars
Overall
5 stars
Overall
Safety Features

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

Interior

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda HR-V

Interior Features

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

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

Under the Hood

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda HR-V

Powertrain

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

184+ HP @ 6400 RPM
Horsepower
141+ HP @ 6500 RPM
Horsepower
180+ lb-ft @ 3900 RPM
Torque
127+ lb-ft @ 4300 RPM
Torque
I4
Cylinders
I4
Cylinders