2018 Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Honda HR-V

A sporty SUV like the Honda HR-V or Subaru Crosstrek can deliver a dependable and exciting drive in any situation. So, which one offers more of what you’re looking for?

Pat Peck Honda put together this 2018 Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek comparison to help drivers in Gulfport, Long Beach, and Biloxi decide.

2018 Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek Cargo Room

2018 Honda HR-V Cargo Space

The 2018 Honda HR-V is a compact SUV that’s designed to be as versatile inside as it is on the road. It features seating for up to five people and lots of cargo room. Behind the second-row seats, you’ll find a roomy trunk with 24.3 cubic feet of cargo room.

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek can also carry up to five people and plenty of cargo. However, its trunk space is significantly smaller with just 20.8 cubic feet of cargo room.

Both SUVs offer 60/40 split folding rear seats to help you load more. In the Honda HR-V, folding down the back row gives you up to 58.8 cubic feet of space. The Subaru Crosstrek still falls a few feet short, though, with a maximum cargo capacity of 55.3 cubic feet.

Sometimes, you need to move something that needs to stay upright, such as a potted plant or a lamp. The Honda HR-V designed its interior for that, too. Its second-row Magic Seat® function lets you fold the back seats up to give you nearly four feet of room to store tall cargo.

The Subaru Crosstrek forces you to store these items in the back with the rest of your cargo. Its seats don’t have this feature and only fold forward and down.

2018 Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek Performance

2018 Honda HR-V Performance

With the 2018 Honda HR-V, you’ll be in for a fun and efficient ride. Its powertrain and design provide you with great fuel economy, whether you’re commuting into the city or on a cross-country road trip.

Under the hood, it runs on a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®). This lowers its emissions and allows it to get better production.

You’ll have a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Together, the transmissions and i-VTEC help the Honda HR-V get up to an EPA-estimated 28 MPG city and 34 MPG highway.1

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek runs on a larger 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. While it also gives you a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission and a CVT, it doesn’t offer anything to increase its efficiency like the i-VTEC valvetrain. As a result, it gets slightly worse fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 27 MPG city and 33 MPG highway.

2018 Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek Safety

The 2018 Honda HR-V was built to keep you and all your passenger safe. It starts with a sturdy frame that was built with an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure. Using physics, it absorbs energy during a collision and distributes force away from the seating area.

Underneath its intelligent frame, you’ll be protected by an advanced airbag system that includes front airbags, SmartVent® front side airbags, and side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor that covers both the front and back seats.

While the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek also features front, side, and side curtain airbags, it doesn’t have the same strong and scientifically designed frame.

Test Drive Your Next Compact SUV

Visit Pat Peck Honda to test drive the Honda HR-V. It provides drivers in Gulfport, Long Beach, and Biloxi with lots of space inside a safe and efficient SUV. To learn more about this 2018 Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.

¹Based on 2018/ EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.