2016 Honda HR-V vs 2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Honda CR-V
2015 Honda HR-V

This year, Honda is introducing a new player into the crossover SUV market, so naturally you will want to know the differences between the 2016 Honda HR-V vs. the 2015 Honda CR-V. Both vehicles offer Honda quality and excellence, but there are some key differences between the two. Most notably, the crossovers are built on different platforms. The CR-V is built on the same platform used for the Civic, while the HR-V is built on the same platform used for the Honda Fit subcompact. This makes the HR-V smaller and more nimble than the CR-V, leaving room for the CR-V to hold its ground as a larger vehicle designed for more passenger space and storage.

Space and Capacity

With the rear seats all folded in each vehicle, you can maximize your cargo space; the HR-V offers 58.8 cubic feet, while the CR-V offers a larger 71 cubic feet of room for all of your gear and luggage. With all seats up, the HR-V offers 24.3 cubic feet of storage, while the CR-V offers 35.2 cubic feet. The HR-V marks the debut of the new Magic Seat storage system, which allows the passenger seats to be folded down in a way that maximizes storage space.

Performance and Capability

The new 2016 Honda HR-V is designed to give you ample performance without chugging gas. In fact, the AWD CVT model gets 27 mpg fuel efficiency in the city and 32 mpg fuel efficiency on the highway, with an admirable 29 mpg combined*. Meanwhile, the AWD CR-V offers 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, at 28 mpg combined.**

Fun and Functional Features

Both the HR-V and CR-V offer features to benefit your driving experience. The 2016 HR-V is available in 8 exterior and 4 interior color themes throughout three different models. The base LX comes with a rear camera, color LCD screen and Bluetooth capability. The EX adds a 7-inch touchscreen, HondaLink features, moonroof, and heated seats. The EX-L Navi offers top-of-the-line features with leather trimmings, Navigation and SiriusXM, and roof rails. The CR-V comes in four models: the LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The LX offers basics like Eco Assist and Hill Start Assist, while the EX adds on a rearview camera and LaneWatch. Interior comfort is key with the EX-L, which features leather trimmings and dual zone automatic climate control, in addition to an amped-up audio system. The Touring includes these features, but adds on a suite of safety technologies as well.

Put These Crossovers to the Test at Headquarter Honda

While it’s easy to look at specs on paper, you need to test drive your next vehicle to get a real feel for how it will work for you. At Headquarter Honda, you can get an up close look at both the HR-V and CR-V to get a firsthand account of the space and performance each vehicle has to offer. When you are ready to come in and explore features and package options, give us a call at (800) 497-2294 to plan your test drive and get started on a new Honda adventure today!

 

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

**Based on 2015 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.