2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Honda HR-V
2021 Honda CR-V LX 2WD w/ CVT


2021 Honda HR-V LX 2WD w/ CVT

Starting MSRP

190-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder

Standard Engine

141-hp 1.8L 4-cylinder
28 / 34 MPG***

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

28 / 34 MPG***
105.9 cu-ft

Max Passenger Space

100.1 cu-ft
75.8 cu-ft

Max Cargo Space

58.8 cu-ft

The Honda CR-V and HR-V crossovers are popular with Gilbert drivers for their versatility, advanced safety features, and family-friendly cabins. If you’re wondering whether the Honda HR-V or CR-V can meet your needs best, read on to compare the head-to-head with Tempe Honda. We’ll compare the Honda HR-V vs. CR-V performance specs, interior dimension, and more to help you make the call!

Honda HR-V vs. CR-V: Performance Specs

Whether you’re towing a jet ski to Gilbert or commuting to Chandler, is the Honda HR-V or CR-V the best match for your needs? The smaller HR-V may be easier for city drivers to navigate through traffic, while the more powerful CR-V is the better choice if you’ll need it for light towing jobs.

2021 Honda CR-V Performance Specs

  • Base 190-hp 1.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 1,500-pound max towing capacity
  • 28 / 34 EPA-estimated MPG***
  • CVT transmission

2021 Honda HR-V Performance Specs

  • Base 127-hp 1.8L 4-cylinder engine
  • 1,100-pound max towing capacity with trailer hitch installed
  • 28 / 34 EPA-estimated MPG**
  • CVT transmission

Honda HR-V vs. CR-V: Interior Dimensions & Features

Choosing either the Honda HR-V or CR-V brings similar upgrades to your Mesa drives, thanks to infotainment features like HondaLink®, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, and Pandora® compatibility. Plus, both are available with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.

Both crossovers are categorized as compact, so they have a smaller footprint than either the Honda Pilot or Passport. So does the Honda HR-V or CR-V have the versatility you’re looking for when it comes to transporting cargo and passengers across Phoenix? While they offer about the same amount of space for passengers, you’ll get more cargo space inside the Honda CR-V. Compare the specs here:

2021 Honda CR-V Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 105.9 cu ft.
  • Headroom Front/Rear: 40.1 in / 39.2 in
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 41.3 in / 40.4 in
  • Shoulder Room Front/Rear: 57.9 in / 55.6 in
  • Hip Room Front/Rear: 55.1 in / 49.5 in
  • Cargo Volume: 75.8 cu. ft.

2021 Honda HR-V Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 105.9 cubic feet
  • Headroom Front/Rear: 39.5 in / 38.3 in
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 41.2 in / 39.3 in
  • Shoulder Room Front/Rear: 56.8 in / 54.5 in
  • Hip Room Front/Rear: 53.1 in / 47.4 in
  • Cargo Volume: 58.8 cu ft.

Honda HR-V vs. CR-V: Safety

With either the Honda HR-V or CR-V, you can rest assured that you and your passengers are protected by the Honda Sensing® driver-assist safety suite. These intelligent safety systems help you to see more of your surroundings and avoid collisions:

  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Honda Sensing®
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System™ (RDMS™)
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines

Test Drive the Honda HR-V & Honda CR-V in Tempe

Still deciding between the Honda HR-V vs. CR-V? Visit us in Tempe to test drive them both! If you know which SUV you want to take home to Scottsdale, you can get started right now with an online financing application. Reach out to our team at Tempe Honda today for more information about the 2021 Honda lineup, Honda HR-V interior, Honda HR-V safety ratings, to compare the Honda CR-V LX vs. EX, and more.

Disclaimer: *MSRP excludes destination charges, tax, title, and license fees. Destination charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, & EX-L trims. Based on 2021 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 trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2021 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.

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