On family crossovers like the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek, mpg ratings are one of the most important specs. It’s essential to get the most out of every drop of gas to make your new vehicle fit into your budget, so how does the Subaru crossover compare to the brand new 2016 Honda HR-V? Here’s a hint: fuel economy isn’t the only place where the HR-V surpasses its Subaru competitor.

Building an Efficient Crossover

Honda is known for making some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles – from the Civic and the Accord to the CR-V and the new HR-V – and automakers like Subaru have a tough time comparing:

  • The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek mpg ratings come in at 31 on the highway and 23 in the city.
  • The 2016 HR-V 2WD CVT has EPA-estimated fuel economies of 35 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city.*

Part of the Subaru’s lower fuel economy comes from its all-wheel drive system, but unlike Subaru, Honda gives you the choice of front- or all-wheel drive in addition to its state-of-the-art continuously variable transmission.

Honda Builds Well-Appointed Vehicles

For the last few years, Honda has been making it a point to redefine how the auto world looks at standard features, and vehicles like the HR-V show just how committed they are to giving drivers high-tech amenities without requiring any upgrades.

The 2016 HR-V’s entry-level LX trim comes with the following features:

  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • 5-inch LCD display screen
  • Honda’s 60/40 split-folding Magic Seat

The Crosstrek has some nice features, but in order for it to have the same level of technology as the HR-V, you would need to upgrade the Subaru.

Test Drive Honda’s Crossover Today

The 2016 Honda HR-V is one of the most responsive and fun-to-drive crossovers we have seen, and we can’t wait to put you in the driver’s seat for a test drive. Contact a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you and let us schedule you some quality time behind the wheel of this new crossover.

Remember to let us know if you want the LX, EX, or EX-L Navi trim level and if you prefer manual or automatic transmissions.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrids), and other factors.
West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.