Which Honda compact SUV is right for you?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda CR-V, Honda HR-V on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 4:59 PM
2018 honda cr-v vs 2018 honda hr-v

2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Honda HR-V comparison

Within the Honda lineup, there are a variety of vehicles of varying shapes and sizes. Designed to offer a well-rounded selection of vehicles, Honda hopes that its versatile vehicle list offers something for every driver. To assist shoppers in finding the vehicle that best suits their needs, we here at Continental Honda have put together a model comparison between two of the brand’s more similar vehicles, the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Honda HR-V.

As the 2018 Honda CR-V fulfills the role of compact SUV and the 2018 Honda HR-V is the brand’s compact crossover, the first major difference between the two is their sizes.

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda HR-V

5 Passengers
Seating Capacity

5 Passengers

105.9 ft3
Passenger Volume

100.1 ft3

37.6 ft3
Standard Cargo Volume

23.2 ft3

75.8 ft3
Max. Cargo Volume

57.6 ft3

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In terms of space, both the CR-V SUV and HR-V crossover offer plenty of space for families of all ages. Both offer seating space for up to five passengers. Thanks to its larger size, the CR-V is able to offer a bit more in terms of cargo space, however the two are relatively on par in terms of passenger room, with the CR-V offering only about 5 extra cubic feet.

There are definite benefits to be mentioned of the HR-V’s smaller size, such as its improved efficiency and easy maneuverability, making it a great pick for city drivers and commuters.

The next major area these two vehicles vary are their performance abilities. With the CR-V, drivers have access to more power, however the smaller engine and size of the HR-V allows it to inch ahead in terms of fuel economy.

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2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda HR-V

2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder
Standard Engine

1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder

180 lb-ft

127 lb-ft

CVT w/ Sport mode
Standard Transmission

6-speed manual

26 city / 32 hwy MPG
Fuel Economy*

25 city / 33 hwy MPG

Starting MSRP**


Shoppers interested in getting behind the wheel of either the Honda CR-V or the Honda HR-V are encouraged to check out the models available here at Continental Honda. We currently have a selection of models available on our lot located just outside of Chicago. Just give us a call or contact us online if you’re interested in taking one or both of these models out for a test drive. That way, you can compare the two directly to see for yourself which one is right for you.

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

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

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