Which is Better: The Honda HR-V or the Toyota C-HR?

February 23rd, 2021 by

Who Wins? The 2021 HR-V or 2021 C-HR?

Simply put, both the HR-V and C-HR are both in the subcompact SUV segment. They’re also compellingly priced for a new SUV, which begs the question – which model should I buy?

2021 Honda HR-V | Stevenson Hendrick Honda

The 2021 Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR may not be in the top lineup for their respective brands, but they are an incredible choice for those who wish to leave smaller-footprints and buzz around town with no parking hassles. Additionally, both models offer creative cargo solutions – making them versatile in giving owners the ability to appreciate the best of a sedan and SUV wrapped into one model.

2021 Toyota C-HR

Let’s dive into the details to determine which SUV takes the #1 spot!

Price Point: HR-V or C-HR?

The better priced model is the HR-V! Both models are reasonable, but the HR-V beats the C-HR out in the end. Both models offer four trims, with the base of the HR-V being the LX. The base C-HR trim is the LE. The MSRP* starting price for the HR-V LX is $21,020 while the C-HR starts at $21,445. Both model trims have various selling points, so research the specs on our Honda website.

The HR-V trim lineup is as follows: LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L.
The C-HR trim lineup is as follows: LE, XLE, Nightshade Edition, and Limited.

*Disclaimer: MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.

Fuel Economy: HR-V* or C-HR?

The 2021 Honda HR-V takes first place in this category! The 2021 Toyota C-HR attains the average fuel economy for the subcompact SUV segment. It delivers an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, the 2021 HR-V stands out for an excellent fuel efficiency rating. It logs 28 mpg around town and 34 mpg on the highway. All-wheel-drive models deliver the same mpg figures as the Toyota C-HR: 27/31 mpg city/highway.

*Disclaimer: 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, & EX-L trims. Based on 2021 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.

Interior Quality: HR-V or C-HR?

The interior of the HR-V stands out for offering comfort and quality for an affordable price. As a whole, the C-HR has a nice interior cabin, but the use of plastic pieces seem to cheapen the overall appearance. While the HR-V’s interior utilizes soft plastics and attractive upholstery to create a more appealing look. To learn more about the interior HR-V options, reach out to our Stevenson Hendrick Honda dealership in Wilmington!

Interior | 2021 Honda HR-V for Sale | Stevenson Hendrick Honda

Overall, the Honda HR-V seems to be the winner. With various interior features and also a 2nd-Row Magic Seat – you’ll drive in style and have the ability to load awkwardly sized cargo with little to no issue.

Stevenson Hendrick Honda Wilmington proudly serves as the area’s premier Honda dealership. Research all that the Honda HR-V can offer and shop our online inventory to decide which vehicle you’d like to test drive! Once you select a vehicle, our team is happy to get you pre-approved for financing. Contact us today!

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