Should you Buy a Honda HR-V or Subaru Crosstrek Subcompact SUV? You Decide.

What Happens when 2021 SUVs Honda HR-V and 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Go Headlight to Headlight?

Both the HR-V Honda SUV and Subaru Crosstrek are in the subcompact SUV segment. They’re also competitively priced for a new SUV, which leaves just one question – how do they battle out? Let’s jump-start into the details to determine which of these compact and versatile SUVs takes the #1 spot in your eyes!

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Honda HR-V SUV

Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek have a Smaller Footprint with Creative Cargo Space

Subaru Crosstreck compared with Honda HR-V SUV

Subaru Crosstrek Subcompact SUV

The 2021 Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek are each incredible choices for those who wish to leave smaller-footprints and buzz around town without parking hassles in their own right. The HR-Vs passenger-side front and rear seats fold down to accommodate items up to 8 feet long. The 2021 HR-V LX (2WD) has a Rear Cargo Volume of 24.3 cu. ft.  and a Max Cargo Volume of 58.8 cu. ft. The 2021 Crosstrek has a Rear Cargo Volume of 20.8 cu. ft. and a Max Cargo Volume of 55.3 cu. ft.Rear Cargo Volume 24.3 cu. ft. 20.8 cu. ft. Additionally, both of these models offer some impressively creative cargo solutions – giving their owners that versatility in the ability to embody the best of a sedan and SUV wrapped into one model.

Price Point: HR-V* or Subaru Crosstrek?

The Honda HR-V price is more economical by a small stretch. Both models are reasonably priced, but the HR-V beats the price of the Subaru Crosstrek out in the end. Both models offer four trims, with the base of the HR-V being the LX. The base Subaru Crosstrek trim is the LE. The MSRP* starting price for the HR-V LX is $21,220 while the Subaru Crosstrek starts at $22,245. 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 Subaru Crosstrek trim lineup is as follows: Crosstrek base trim, Crosstrek Premium, Crosstrek Sport, and Crosstrek Limited.

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

Interior Quality: HR-V or Subaru Crosstrek?

2021 Honda HRV SUV

2021 Honda HR-V

The interior of the HR-V stands out for offering comfort and quality for an affordable price. As a whole, the Subaru Crosstrek has a nice interior cabin, but limitations of Second-Row legroom and lack of premium features such as moonroof as a standard lower the value overall. While the HR-V’s interior utilizes soft plastics and attractive upholstery with leather trim options to create a more appealing look. To learn more about the interior CR-V options, reach out to our Stevenson Hendrick Honda dealership in Wilmington!

Fuel Economy: HR-V* or Subaru Crosstrek?

The 2021 Honda HR-V has just a bit better fuel efficiency in this category! The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek delivers an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, the 2021 HR-V logs 28 mpg around town and 34 mpg on the 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.

Overall, it seems as though the sporty Honda HR-V is the winner. With various interior features and also a 2nd-Row Magic Seat – you’ll drive a Honda HR-V in style and have the ability to load larger, and awkward-sized cargo with ease. Stevenson Hendrick Honda proudly serves as the Wilmington area premier Honda dealership. Research all that the Honda HR-V can offer and shop our HR-V online inventory to decide which HR-V trim you’d like to test drive! While you select a vehicle, our team is happy to get you pre-approved for financing your choice. Contact us today!

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