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

The 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2016 Honda CR-V are both categorized as crossover utility vehicles, but the HR-V is labeled subcompact while the CR-V measures up as compact. That means that the HR-V will have less space and will be smaller outside, but that it will also have a lower starting price and better fuel economy figures. The CR-V, on the other hand, offers more space inside but for a slightly higher price, and it will not quite match the HR-V in EPA estimates. Frankfort, IL area drivers can find both vehicles at Community Honda of Orland Park, and you can read on to learn more about how they compare side by side.


Honda HR-VOne of the key differences between these two models is efficiency: while both models offer remarkable fuel economy for SUVs, the 2016 Honda HR-V does a little better as it is smaller and lighter. You can see the EPA estimates below:

  • The 2016 Honda HR-V earns a remarkable 28 mpg city/35 mpg highway/31 mpg combined* EPA rating with front-wheel drive and the continuously variable transmission. All-wheel drive lowers those figures slightly to 27 mpg city/32 mpg highway/29 mpg combined.
  • The 2016 Honda CR-V is still impressive, with an EPA estimated 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission. All-wheel drive drops the rating only slightly to 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway/27 mpg combined.

Cargo and Passenger Space

Honda CR-VBoth of these models offer a remarkable amount of cabin and cargo space, which puts them at the top or near the top of their respective classes. That said, the 2016 Honda CR-V gives you a bit more than the 2016 Honda HR-V. Take a look:

  • The 2016 Honda HR-V can pack up to 58.8 cubic feet of luggage with seats folded, or up to 24.3 cubic feet behind the second row. The HR-V offers 100.1 cubic feet of cabin space for passengers.
  • The 2016 Honda CR-V will fit up to 37.2 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seats, and if you fold the second row down, it will fit up to 70.9 cubic feet. It has 104.1 cubic feet of passenger space in the cabin.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Find both the CR-V and the HR-V here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. We’re happy to let you compare these two small crossovers for yourself. You can also contact us online now to learn more about the HR-V or CR-V!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.