2019 Honda HR-V vs. 2019 Honda CR-V: Worth the Upgrade?

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HR-V vs. CR-V: Which Honda Crossover Offers the Most Bang for Your Buck?

The Honda HR-V and CR-V are both solid small crossovers. These vehicles offer good gas mileage, high safety scores, and plenty of space for passengers and cargo. However, they differ in some key areas, like price, performance, and interior quality and comfort.

The Honda HR-V came to market as an all-new subcompact crossover for the 2016 model year. It sees a major refresh for 2019, which includes a facelift, new trims, Honda Sensing safety suite availability, and an upgraded optional touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The 2019 HR-V is the winner of one of our 2019 Best New Cars for Teens awards.

The 2019 CR-V is part of a generation that arrived for the 2017 model year. It has seen few changes since that redesign, which welcomed several improvements like an optional turbocharged engine, a newly available infotainment system with smartphone app integration, updated interior and exterior styling, and more passenger and cargo space. The 2019 CR-V tops our compact SUV rankings – tied with the Mazda CX-5 – and is the winner of U.S. News’ 2019 Best Compact SUV for the Money award.

We use U.S. News Best Cars reviews and scoring data to compare these small crossovers in the categories that matter most to car shoppers. Use the information in this article – along with your priorities – to decide whether the Honda CR-V or HR-V is best for you. Keep in mind that Honda was the winner of our Best SUV Brand award in 2019.

It’s important to note that we constantly update our scores and rankings as new data and expert research become available. For this reason, the scores in this article may not match up with the scores in our rankings and individual vehicle reviews.

Continue reading to learn which small Honda SUV wins this battle.

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