2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Honda HR-V: Head to Head

2018 Honda CR-V, 2018 Honda HR-V
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Which Honda SUV Is Best for You?

Honda has a talent for engineering practical, safe, roomy, and fuel-efficient SUVs that rise to the top of their respective segments. In fact, we named Honda the 2018 Best SUV Brand for their great lineup of SUVs. The 2018 Honda CR-V has repeatedly earned praise from us for its spacious cabin, versatility, and strong reputation for reliability. That’s why it won our 2018 Best Compact SUV for the Money and 2018 Best Compact SUV for Families awards. Class-leading cargo volume and a peppy, 190-horsepower turbocharged engine are only two of the features we love about Honda’s popular CR-V.

The HR-V is smaller in size, but this subcompact SUV is big where it counts, namely interior space and cargo room. One especially clever feature is the HR-V’s “Magic Seat,” to use Honda’s terminology. Not only does the rear seat fold down to expand cargo space, but the bottom of the rear seat cushions can be folded upward too. This makes side-loading bulky objects – like a bicycle – much easier than trying to lift and contort something into the trunk. The HR-V’s great combination of quality and value earned it our 2018 Best Subcompact SUV for the Money award.

So which one is the better choice for car buyers searching for the best small SUV? Keep reading to find out whether the Honda CR-V or HR-V wins.