It’s shaping up to be a big year for Honda, as they release two all-new versions of their most popular SUVs, the 2023 Honda CR-V and the 2023 Honda HR-V. Arriving on the market in 1997, the CR-V is one of the original midsize SUVs and has been a bestselling model for the past 25 years. In comparison, the HR-V has been around for a short time and acts as a new face for the brand; however, the HR-V is still based on the same platform as the new CR-V. So, you might be asking yourself, what’s the difference between these two crossovers, and which one should you purchase?
Please continue reading to learn more about these two midsize SUVs and what sets them apart.New Inventory
One significant difference between the HR-V and the CR-V is the available powertrains. The HR-V equips you with a 158-horsepower 2-liter 4-cylinder engine with either a two-wheel drive continuously variable transmission (CVT) or all-wheel drive CVT. Meanwhile, the CR-V can be outfitted with a 190-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a two-wheel drive CVT or all-wheel drive CVT. But the difference doesn’t stop there; the CR-V can also be equipped with a 204-horsepower 2-liter 2-motor hybrid system. The optional hybrid powertrain on the CR-V makes it stand out by providing superior versatility and fuel efficiency compared to the HR-V.New Inventory
Inside both vehicles, we find similar interiors and amenities. From available features like leather-trimmed seats and a one-touch power moonroof to standard amenities like Bluetooth® audio streaming and push-button start, both the CR-V and HR-V enhance comfort and style. However, some attractive features like heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, and dual-zone automatic climate control come standard on the CR-V, while some only come standard on the upper trims of the HR-V. Another significant difference is that the CR-V offers more cargo room than the HR-V. The HR-V provides up to 55.1 feet of cubic space, which is still a healthy amount of room, but the CR-V takes the crown by offering up to 76.5 cubic feet of cargo space, leaving ample room for large items and gear.New Inventory
Regarding safety, both SUVs equip you with Honda Sensing®, a suite of safety and driver-assistance technologies that provide superior confidence and enhanced peace of mind on the roads.
Honda Sensing® safety features include:
While both SUVs are equipped with these protective enhancements, the CR-V comes standard with a few extra safety systems. These include traffic sign recognition and a blind spot information system with cross traffic monitor. While offering similar tech features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility and Bluetooth® audio streaming, the Honda CR-V has quite a few advantages over its sibling, the HR-V, regarding power, efficiency, and cargo space. It's always best to compare vehicles in person; we suggest you schedule your test drive online to get behind the wheel and get to know each SUV. Also, feel free to visit us at Community Honda of Orland Park, where we can help you purchase, lease, or finance the all-new 2023 Honda CR-V or 2023 Honda HR-V today!New Inventory