2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Honda HR-V
|2019 Honda CR-V||2019 Honda HR-V|
|2.4L I4||1.8L I4|
|26/32 *||28/34 *|
2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Honda HR-V
Serving Toms River, NJ
With ample interior space, excellent fuel economy, and manufactured by an automaker known for producing reliable vehicles, the Honda CR-V and Honda HR-V are top-class entries in the compact crossover SUV and subcompact crossover SUV segments, respectively. While the CR-V has reigned for several years as the top vehicle in its segment and enters the 2019 model year as a fifth-gen model, the HR-V is the recipient of a midcycle refresh a few years into its inaugural production cycle. The 2019 CR-V is split into LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims; the 2019 HR-V has all trims mentioned above plus the Sport, which is slotted between the base-level LX and mid-tier EX.
While the LX trim of the 2019 Honda CR-V is powered by a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine with 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, the other three trims go with a 1.5-liter turbocharged I4 that produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. Regardless of trim, the 2019 Honda HR-V has a 1.8-liter I4 that provides 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. Both vehicles have their engines pinned to a continuously variable transmission, which gets rid of gear shifting for a smoother and more fuel-efficient ride. Couple the powertrain with the front-wheel drivetrain, and you will maximize each vehicle’s fuel efficiency: up to 28/34 mpg on either one.
Although the 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Honda HR-V use different platforms, they share the same exterior design cues, such as jewel-shaped headlights and sharp edges. Projector-beam halogen headlights with auto-off ability, power side mirrors, a fin-type roof-mounted antenna, a roofline spoiler, and a rear window wiper are some of the exterior features of the CR-V and HR-V. Upper-level trims are more likely to get additions such as roof rails, fog lights, turn-signal indicators and heating ability on the side mirrors, and auto-on ability on the headlights. Underbody spoilers for enhanced aerodynamic performance and dual chrome exhaust finishers to boost engine output are available on some of the upper-level CR-V trims.
Although both the 2019 Honda CR-V and 2019 Honda HR-V are five-seaters, go for the former if you want more passenger and cargo volume. You can upgrade in trim on the CR-V to introduce features such as front-seat heating capability, a 12-way power driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support, leather upholstery, a driver-side 2-position memory system, and a 4-way power-adjustable front-passenger seat. On the HR-V, upper-level seat accommodations include an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat in addition to front-seat heating capability and leather seat trim. Both crossovers start with features such as cruise control, Bluetooth wireless connectivity for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, a four-speaker sound system, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack for connecting mobile devices, and a 5-inch color LCD screen. Options or upper-level additions or enhancements include two extra speakers, hands-free text messaging ability, HondaLink remote connectivity, a trial subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone integration, HD Radio, an extra media-playing USB port in the front, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 7-inch touchscreen (in place of the 5-inch), and a navigation system. Dual-zone automatic control, push-button engine start, a garage-door opener, an 8- or 9-speaker audio system, and two rear charging-only USB ports are exclusive to upper-level CR-V trims.
Call us today at our Honda dealership in Toms River, New Jersey, to set up an appointment with one of our Honda experts and test-drive the CR-V or the HR-V.
* 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2019 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.
* 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX CVT trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, EX-L & Touring CVT trims. Based on 2019 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.