We compare the Honda HR-V against the Honda CR-V to see what separates them in the market. Looking at everything from the size to engine options, you'll be sure to find the model range that is right for you and your needs.
You may have seen both the Honda CR-V and HR-V in our used car listings and could be wondering what the difference is between the two. Both have a similar body style but pictures make it a little hard to tell if it’s the right fit for you. We’re here to help so we’re taking a look at the differences between the HR-V and CR-V.
The two models play in slightly different areas of the market so your personal requirements will dictate which one is a better fit for you and your lifestyle.
Segments and size
The CR-V is the larger of the two models, playing in the compact crossover section of the market and can be classified as a C-segment Crossover. It stands 1689 mm tall, 1855 mm wide and is 4591 mm long. In the back, you get 522-litres of boot space with the seats in the upright position and this is expanded to 1084-litres with them folded down.
The HR-V is smaller than the CR-V and is classified as a B-segment subcompact crossover. It’s only 1605 mm tall, 1772 mm wide and 4347 mm long. The HR-V offers you a considerably smaller 393-litres of boot space with that growing to 1002-litres with the rear seats folded flat.
Both models only seat 5 adults.
While prices in the used sector will vary greatly based on the vehicle’s age, mileage and condition, we can look to the new car section to see how the two differ in terms of pricing.
The HR-V ranges from R451 800 for the entry-level 1.5 Comfort and top off at R534 500 for the 1.8 Elegance model. On the flip side, the CR-V starts where the HR-V leaves off with the entry model, the CR-V 2.0 Comfort coming in at R573 900 and ending up at R801 000 for the range-topping CR-V 1.5T Exclusive AWD.
The powertrain in the HR-V are only mated to CVT gearboxes and only send power to the front wheels with no option for all-wheel-drive. You do however get to choose from an 88 kW 1.5-litre petrol engine with 145 Nm on tap or a 1.8-litre petrol engine that produces 105 kW and 172 Nm torque.
The CR-V gives you a few more options and you can choose from a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 113 kW and 189 Nm or a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that makes 140 kW and 240 Nm. All of these models use a CVT gearbox and are front-wheel-drive with the exception of the range-topping 1.5T Exclusive AWD.
The 1.5-litre engine returns a claimed fuel consumption on the combined cycle of 6.3 l/100km, the 1.8 does 6.8 l/100km while the 2.0-litre engine does 7.3 l/100km. The 1.5T engine has two different fuel consumptions, one for the FWD and one for the AWD version. These are 6.7 and 7.1 l/100km respectively.
Both models are rather safe and feature ABS with EBD and have a complement of 6-airbags. The CR-V further benefits from adaptive cruise control, high beam assist, blind spot monitoring and a traction control system.
The HR-V has a maximum wheel size of 17-inches while the CR-V Exclusive model is shod with 19-inch alloy wheels and get electric seats as an added bonus.
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