What’s the difference between a CR-V and an HR-V?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, CR-V, HR-V on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 at 4:33 pm
2020 CR-V vs 2020 HR-V

Crossover Comparison: 2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Honda HR-V

We often get questions wondering what the difference between the Honda CR-V and HR-V lines are. Well, let’s take a look.

Here are some of the major differences between the 2020 Honda CR-V line and the 2020 Honda HR-V line.


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The Big Differences

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  • Cargo space
  • Starting MSRP
  • Engine horsepower
  • Hybrid drivetrain

Two differences you’re likely to notice from the outset are size and sticker price. The base model 2020 Honda CR-V LX FWD starts at $25,150*, while the 2020 Honda HR-V LX FWD starts at $20,920*. You’ll also notice that the 2020 Honda CR-V is bigger than the 2020 Honda HR-V. The difference in interior space mainly represented by cargo volume. Non-hybrid 2020 Honda CR-V models have 39.2 cu-ft with the rear seats up and 75.8 cu-ft with the rear seats down. 2020 Honda HR-V 2WD models have 24.3 cu-ft and 58.8 cu-ft measurements. AWD variants have 23.2 cu-ft and 57.6 cu-ft measurements. Engine performance is also different. The 2020 Honda CR-V has a 190-horse 1.5-liter turbo four and the 2020 Honda HR-V has a 141-hosrepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder. Similarly, the 2020 Honda CR-V is available as a hybrid. The 2020 Honda HR-V is not.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1120 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors.

Which Should I Get?

Both vehicles have many of the same features, such as available Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, the available Honda Sensing™ technologies safety and driver assistive suite, and FWD and AWD variants. For most customers, the choice is likely to come down to price and/or cargo space. If you don’t need that much space or want to spend as little as possible, then the 2020 Honda HR-V might be an ideal solution. If you do need the space or have a bigger budget, then the 2020 Honda CR-V may be the option you go for. If you want a hybrid, though, the the 2020 Honda CR-V is the only choice.

Want More Honda Crossover Info?

If you’d like to get more info on the 2020 Honda CR-V or 2020 Honda HR-V, then contact Miller Honda. We can walk you through vehicle specs, available features, financing opportunities, and more.

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