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What Are the Differences Between the Honda HR-V and the CR-V?

What Are the Differences Between the Honda HR-V and the CR-V?

If you are looking for solid SUV crossovers from Honda, you have two great options in the form of Honda HR-V and the CR-V.  Both crossovers are almost similar in size and looks but the price difference between the two is approximately $4,000. This is mainly due to the underlying differences between these two models. Here we have presented you with differences between the Honda HR-V and the CR-V that will help you understand both models better. 

Trim Levels

The HR-V is offered in five trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring, while the CR-V is offered in four: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring.


The HR-V has a wheelbase of 102.8 inches and the ground clearance is 7.4 inches. The CR-V is slightly larger and has a wheelbase of 104.8 inches and the ground clearance of the CR-V is 7.8 inches. The HR-V features a youthful front end and its main distinguishable feature is vertical rear door handles. On the other hand, the CR-V has a mature look and preferred by older generations. The HR-V taillight design is protruding while the CR-V has L-shaped taillights. 


The HR-V is compact in size and has less passenger and cargo space than the CR-V. However, it can still comfortably seat five adults and offers good headroom, hip room and legroom to both seat row occupants. The CR-V which has a longer wheelbase has a bigger cabin which comes with slightly more headroom, legroom and hip room. The interior of the HR-V is stylish and comfortable too. The company has used high-quality materials in cabin construction that provides comfort to passengers. The CR-V comes with a luxurious interior with soft-touch materials. The leather-trimmed seats are available for higher trim levels. 

Entertainment and Comfort 

The base model of HR-V comes with automatic climate control features with air filtration while the dual-zone climate control is offered as standard in higher trim levels. In CR-V, all models have dual-zone climate control as standard. 

A 160-watt audio system with AM/FM and MP3 playing capability and four speakers is offered as standard in HR-V and CR-V base model. The higher trim levels of CR-V and HR-V get 180-watt Audio system with AM/FM and MP3 playing capability with six speakers. The only difference is the advanced display system with HondaLink Next-generation system and the Honda Satellite Navigation system is offered as standard in all CR-V variants whereas it only offered as standard in the Touring model of the HR-V. 


Both crossover SUVs don’t have much difference in the safety category. The CR-V gets more driver-assist technologies like Blind Spot Information system with Rear Cross Traffic Monitor system that is not available in HR-V. 

You can use this information along with your priorities and select the Honda crossover that is right for you.