2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Honda HR-V

When it comes right down to it, many drivers from College Place and Kennewick have trouble deciding between the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Honda HR-V. The HR-V is new for 2016, and it has revolutionized the compact crossover segment by blending the versatility of a subcompact and the efficiency of a sedan with the size and styling of a crossover. The CR-V has been a favorite across America for years, and continues to lead the midsize crossover segment. If you’re not sure which one best suits your family, just read through this quick and easy comparison.

Powertrains and MPG

The 2016 Honda CR-V blends power and efficiency for families who want a trail-ready vehicle that can also be used for day-to-day driving without consuming as much fuel as a full-sized SUV.

To provide that balance, it equips a 2.4L four-cylinder engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), providing drivers with up to 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, plus the ability to make up to 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway* with FWD or 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway* with all-wheel drive AWD.

The 2016 Honda HR-V is a compact crossover, so it is designed more for city driving than the CR-V, and it comes with a slightly less powerful engine as a result. Each trim level is fitted with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine as standard, providing up to 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. However, efficiency ratings rival those expected from a sedan, with the HR-V able to make up to 28 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway* with FWD and a CVT or 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway* with AWD and a CVT.

Interior

The 2016 Honda CR-V is able to outperform most competing midsized crossovers when it comes to cargo space, offering up to 37.2 cubic feet behind the second row and 70.9 cubic feet with the second-row seats folded down.

The 2016 Honda HR-V isn’t as large, providing 24.3 cubic feet behind the rear row and 58.8 with the rear row folded, but it’s built around the same platform as the ultra-flexible Honda Fit, so you’ll be able to enjoy several versatile interior modes, including:

  • Utility Mode: Fold down the rear row to provide enough room for larger, bulkier items.
  • Long Mode: If you need to slide in items up to 8 feet in length, just fold down both the rear seat and the front-passenger seat.
  • Tall Mode: Sometimes items need to stand up instead of lie down, so you can flip down one of the rear seats to create close to 4 feet of vertical space.

Comfort and Convenience Features

Both the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Honda HR-V come with plenty of premium features, including:

  • Full Power Accessories
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Cruise Control
  • Four-Speaker Sound System with CD Player

However, the CR-V goes a little further when it comes to available technologies. A power liftgate can be fitted to open at the touch of a button for easy loading and unloading, and you’ll be able to enjoy a 10-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support and two-position memory settings.

Safety Features

The 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Honda HR-V both boast an Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which has been developed by Honda to direct impact energy away from occupants in the event of a collision. It’s features such as this that have allowed each model to earn a 5-star overall safety rating** from the NHTSA, so you’ll enjoy top of the range protection no matter your choice.

Drive the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Honda HR-V in College Place

At the end of the day, nothing is going to beat coming down to Walla Walla Valley Honda in College Place to drive both the 2016 HR-V and the 2016 CR-V. Our team is always standing by to provide assistance to drivers in Kennewick and the surrounding communities, so don’t hesitate to pay us a visit today.


* Based on 2016 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.

** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).