Which Is Right for You: The 2016 Honda CR-V or HR-V?

2016 Honda CR-V HR-V VeniceVenice, Florida, area drivers considering the purchase of a compact crossover will find that Honda offers two excellent options with the 2016 CR-V and the 2016 HR-V. However, what is the difference between these models, and which one would best fit your needs? Below, we detail all the key features that separate these two compact crossovers.

Honda CR-V vs HR-V Exterior

The differences between the CR-V and the HR-V are readily apparent from the exterior. Among those differences is size. The CR-V is obviously larger than the HR-V. However, there are also styling differences, including the mounting of a rear door handle on the actual door on the CR-V as opposed to its position on the C-pillar on the HR-V.

CR-V vs HR-V Interior

When it comes to the interior, the two crossovers feature a number of similarities, including similarly designed steering wheels. Material quality is also roughly the same in both models. Differences include larger passenger-side climate control vents in the HR-V and a dual-screen setup in the CR-V. Both models are fairly close in regards to interior dimensions in the front, but consumers should be aware that the HR-V features less space in the cargo area and back.

2016 CR-V vs HR-V Features and Gadgets

Venice drivers will be pleasantly surprised to discover that the CR-V and the HR-V share a lot of features and technology. Such gadgets include automatic climate control, heated front seats, a push-button ignition, and Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot camera. Even so, there are a few features on the CR-V that are not included in the HR-V, such as adaptive cruise control, a forward-collision warning system, lane departure warning system, and power liftgate.

Honda CR-V and HR-V Safety

Because it’s new, the HR-V has not yet received a crash-test rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration while the CR-V brought in a 4-star score from NHTSA. Both vehicles offer an impressive slate of safety equipment and features, including antilock brakes, side-curtain airbags, and a backup camera. With the CR-V, Florida drivers are able to enjoy the addition of a forward-collision warning system, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control, features that are not included on the HR-V.

Still not sure whether the 2016 Honda HR-V or CR-V is the right choice for you? Schedule a test drive of both crossovers at Venice Honda in Venice, Florida.