A Honda CR-V and a HR-V parked side by side.

2021 Honda CR-V vs. HR-V: Pushing the Boundaries of Design and Engineering

2021 Honda vs. CRV Honda HRV: Taking SUV Performance to New Levels

Designed for the modern urban explorer, Honda's latest crossovers bring colorful and strong identity to the compact and subcompact SUV segment with highly modern designs that are sure to leave anyone impressed.

The Honda HR-V appeals to the young and trendy by combining subcompact SUV practicality with distinct exterior lines. The CR-V addresses the growing desire for compact SUVs that combine impressive performance, exceptional fuel economy, supreme comfort, usefulness, and reliability.

Each of these vehicles brings excitement both in terms of the way they look and drive. However, they differ in some regards, as you would see. If you would like to test-drive any of these models, you can visit us at South Motors Honda, Miami, FL.

Comfortable, Assured Ride

Both Honda models engage drivers with their sporty handling and comfortable, assured ride in terms of performance. For one, the 2021 Honda HR-V features a 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine that generates 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle comes standard with a continuously variable automatic transmission and a front-wheel-drive; an all-wheel-drive is available. The 2021 HR-V earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

On the other hand, the 2021 Honda CR-V features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 190 horsepower, a front-wheel-drive system, and a continuously variable automatic transmission. An all-wheel drive is optional here as well. Front-wheel drive CR-V models return similar fuel economy ratings as the HR-V at 28 mpg city fuel economy and 34 mpg on the highway.

Practical, Safe Environment

Inside, HR-V models with front-wheel drive offer 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 58.8 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded. The vehicle gets 23.2 and 57.6 cubic feet, respectively, with the all-wheel-drive models.

The Honda CR-V offers 39.2 cubic feet of storage space with the second row of seats upright and 75.8 cubic feet of space when you fold down the seats.

Regarding safety, the 2021 CR-V comes equipped with standard driver-assistive technologies such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control to help keep you safe. Other features include lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high-beam headlights, and a rearview camera.

The base model HR-V offers only a rearview camera. However, upgrading to higher-end HR-V models provides safety features like front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic and emergency braking. Other noteworthy additions include road departure mitigation, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and Honda LaneWatch blind-spot camera.

Highly Engaging Technologies

For information and entertainment, both the HR-V and CR-V offer a 5-inch display, a USB port, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker stereo. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integrations are optional in both models.

Overall, both vehicles are stylish, expressive, and modern in design and offer incredible fuel economy numbers. However, if you need more cargo space or standard safety features, the CR-V will serve you best.

For more information about both Honda models, you can visit us in-store at South Motors Honda, Miami, FL, for a test drive.

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