What is the Difference Between the 2018 Honda HR-V and CR-V?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda CR-V, Honda HR-V on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 5:56 pm
2018 Honda HR-V vs 2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda HR-V vs 2018 Honda CR-V

Before getting to the full-size Honda Pilot SUV and the long, 7 to 8 seating build of the Honda Odyssey minivan, you have 2 smaller crossovers in the current Honda Catalog. Those 2 models are the 2018 Honda HR-V and the 2018 CR-V. Both of these Honda vehicles are classified as CUVs, which stands for Crossover Utility Vehicle. Basically, CUVs, and crossovers as a whole, offer a compromise between larger SUV vehicles and smaller, more compact cars. They are just a bit smaller than the larger frames of SUV models, making them more fuel-efficient, affordable, and also while improving handling with a more manageable size. However, this comes at the cost of sacrificing power and seating and cargo capacity. Essentially, a CUV build is a mix between the stylings of an SUV and a hatchback. With that said, what’s the difference between Honda’s 2 CUVs? How does the 2018 Honda HR-V compare to the 2018 Honda CR-V?

2018 Honda HR-V overhead shot with grass and sunset

2018 Honda CR-V driving out of tunnel near the water

2018 Honda CUV Comparisons

Model 2018 Honda HR-V 2018 Honda CR-V
Starting MSRP** $19,570 $24,150
Base Engine 1.8L inline 4 2.4L inline 4
Horsepower 141 184
Torque (lb-ft) 127 180
Combined Fuel Economy (MPG)* 28 28
Cargo Capacity (ft3) 58.8 75.8
Seating Capacity 5 5
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.) 13.2 14
Classification CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle)

The winner of this competition is pretty clear. The 2018 Honda CR-V dominates the 2018 Honda HR-V in all accounts. It has more power, more cargo room, a bigger fuel tank, and even manages to match the 2018 HR-V’s fuel economy despite the 2018 CR-V’s larger build and engine. The only disadvantage the 2018 Honda CR-V has compared to the 2018 Honda HR-v is its more expensive price. The 2018 Honda HR-V has a lower starting MSRP, but the 2018 Honda CR-V has the better specs and features. Do you pay the extra cost to get the better model? That’s your decision as a driver. However, make sure to check out all of the additional features each Honda model has included, such as entertainment, safety, and driver assistance add-ons, before making your choice.

Honda CR-V Engine Options

Learn More About Honda Models in Vineland, NJ

Honda has plenty of more quality vehicles to learn about. All of Honda’s currently released 2018 models are out now and available here at the dealership of Rossi Honda. Feel free to contact us. Our sales team can be reached by phone or in person at our Vineland, New Jersey dealership location. Reach out if interested. You won’t regret it!

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $975.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

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