2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2018 Honda HR-V near Chicago, IL

2018 subaru crosstrek vs honda hr-v

What do you want out of your new crossover? If cargo space, capability, and advanced safety technology are at the top of your list, then the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and 2018 Honda HR-V are worthy of your consideration. But which one really stands out when the two popular crossover vehicles are compared side-by-side? Learn which new crossover has the advantage below. Do you have questions on a specific feature? You can get in touch with the team at Grand Subaru near Chicago by calling (888) 840-3934.

For the purpose of our analysis, we will compare the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i to the 2018 Honda HR-V LX.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2018 Honda HR-V: Interior & Exterior Design

2018 subaru crosstrek vs honda hr-v interior

While both the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and 2018 Honda HR-V comfortably seat five passengers and offer a unique design profile, the new Crosstrek has a lot more to offer both inside and out. The largest difference between these two crossovers lies in the dimensions. The Crosstrek offers greater ground clearance and wider wheelbase than the HR-V. When it comes to intelligent storage and comfort, there are clear advantages for the Crosstrek, including:

  • 17-in. alloy black alloy wheels with machine finish are standard with the Crosstrek, but the HR-V comes with steel wheels
  • Roof rails come standard with the Crosstrek, and aren't included with the HR-V
  • Grocery bag and tie-down hooks are added to the rear cargo area of the Crosstrek
  • Dual cup holders are in the center console and bottle holders are in each door of the new Crosstrek

2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2018 Honda HR-V: Safety & Technology

How connected and protected do you want to be on your next adventure? The SUBARU STARLINK™ multimedia system comes standard on the new Crosstrek and connects you to navigation, music, and podcasts. The Honda HR-V does offer media streaming options, but it's not nearly as user-friendly or comprehensive as the Subaru crossover.

When it comes to safety features, Subaru again outclasses Honda with more standard safety systems and adaptive driver aids. Key technology features offered with the Subaru Crosstrek are as follows:

  • Voice Command functionality
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Brake Assist and Brake Override System
  • Advanced airbag system including a driver's knee airbag and seat-mounted front seat side pelvis/torso airbags
  • Keyless entry system with answer-back electronic chirp

2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2018 Honda HR-V: Performance & Efficiency

In addition to the differences in technology and design, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek delivers more power and capability than the 2018 Honda HR-V. Developed with Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, the Crosstrek provides traction when you need it most. The new HR-V comes standard with front wheel drive only. Key differences in performance specs include:

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Crossover Vehicle

2018 Honda HR-V



1.8L I-4

152 HP


141 HP

145 lb.-ft.


127 lb.-ft.

Lineartronic® CVT or
6-speed manual


CVT or 6-speed manual

2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2018 Honda HR-V: Pricing & Incentives

test drive new subaru crosstrek

While the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek has a starting MSRP that's slightly higher than the 2018 Honda HR-V, the Crosstrek provides a superior performance, the latest technology, and a contemporary design profile. Grand Subaru near Chicago has the brand-new Subaru Crosstrek available in multiple colors and trim levels for you to experience right now. Discover your new Crosstrek in our inventory and then schedule a test drive by calling (888) 840-3934 or using our appointment form. Your next adventure is right around the corner at our Subaru dealership!

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