Cabin Space: It might be called a “compact crossover,” but the interior of the HR-V is positively spacious with as much as 100.1 cubic feet of passenger room. Cargo space starts at 24.3 cubic feet and can expand to 58.8.
Fuel Economy: The 2016 HR-V 2WD LX is rated at an EPA-estimated 35 highway mpg when equipped with a CVT,* making it one of the most affordable SUVs and leading Green Car Journal to award it their 2016 Green SUV of the Year.**
Features: Standards like Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and a multi-angle rearview camera help keep you connected and safe. Available upgrades include a navigation system, 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen, leather upholstery, heated front seating, and more. The HR-V is what you make of it; see how its features compare to a competitor in our 2016 Nissan Juke review.
Available Trims: The three different trim levels of the HR-V provide a variety of choices to the modern driver. The well-equipped yet affordable LX is the base trim, while the EX and EX-L offer more in the way of technology and luxury.
Performance: Every HR-V is powered by a 141-hp 1.8L 4-cylinder with 127 lb-ft of torque. Available with either a 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission as well as front- or all-wheel drive, the HR-V gives drivers plenty of performance options.
Safety: Safety and accident prevention features have helped the HR-V to earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.***
Cabin Space: As a five-passenger crossover, the CR-V has to have enough room for family and friends, and that means giving the kids enough space to themselves. The interior offers up to 104.1 cubic feet of passenger space, or you can fold down part of the rear seat to expand the cargo area and haul up to 70.9 cubic feet of gear.
Performance: Under the hood of the CR-V is a 2.4L 4-cylinder that is capable of 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque and able to tow up to 1,500 pounds. Front- and all-wheel drive models remain efficient thanks to the standard CVT.
Fuel Economy: 2016 CR-V 2WD LX models have earned an EPA-estimated 33 highway mpg,* but upgrading for the control of all-wheel drive barely impacts the fuel economy, with CR-V AWD models earning 31 highway mpg.*
Features: The CR-V is much like the HR-V in that it has some of the latest amenities as standard, from an in-dash infotainment system to Bluetooth phone and audio to a multi-view rear camera. Comfort, technology, and safety upgrades help set the five different trims apart from each other.
Available Trims: Creating the CR-V for your needs got easier with the 2016 model year, which brings two new trims. The top Touring trim adds on Honda Sensing safety features for added peace of mind, while the new Special Edition brings unique accents and style upgrades. The remaining LX, EX, and EX-L trims continue to offer a wide variety of luxury and technology.
Safety: The CR-V has some of the best standard and available features, but when it comes to safety, few vehicles compare. 2016 CR-V Touring models earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS**** and all 2016 CR-V models have a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA.***
When you want to find the best midsize SUV, we suggest you start with the Honda brand. Come see the CR-V and the HR-V in person at a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you. If you need to do some more research to convince yourself that these two crossovers are some of the best, use our comparison tool to put them side by side against competitors. Just select the vehicles you want from the dropdown menu.