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2019 Honda HR-V vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Subcompact crossover SUVs represent one of the fastest-growing automotive segments in the industry. Within the inventory available at the Meridian Honda showroom, the subcompact crossover SUV class is represented by the Honda HR-V. A comparison between the 2019 Honda HR-V vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek will give potential buyers some very valuable information that will aid them in their search for a new vehicle. For the current model year, the 2019 Honda HR-V picks up some revised exterior elements, new trim grades and updated suites of active safety systems. Additionally, the 2019 HR-V has been praised by independent reviewers offering comfortable seating, competitive dimensions for cargo volume and strong outward visibility. Meridian Honda customers can start the pre-ordering process today by calling 601-693-4651.

The 2019 Honda HR-V is available in five trim grades, LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. The Sport and Touring trims were introduced for the 2019 model year. There are few commonalities found with the 2019 HR-V and 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. Both small crossover SUVs have two rows of seats and seating for up to five passengers. However, the 2019 Honda HR-V is able to offer more interior cargo room than its Subaru competitor. Current Honda HR-V models with two-wheel-drive will have 58.8 cubic-feet of maximum cargo capacity. The HR-V LX and Sport models with all-wheel-drive offer 57.6 cubic-feet of cargo volume. Buyers choosing the EX, EX-L and Touring trims with all-wheel-drive will have 55.9 cubic-feet. All 2019 Subaru Crosstrek models can only accommodate up to 55.3 cubic-feet.


2019 Honda HR-V LX, 2WD Vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
1.8-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
141/127 Horsepower/Torque 152/145
CVT Transmission Six-speed manual
58.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 55.3 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Every 2019 Honda HR-V available at the Meridian Honda showroom uses the same powertrain. Under the hood of the automaker’s subcompact crossover SUV platform is a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will produce 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. Owners of the two-wheel-drive versions of the 2019 HR-V will be able to achieve 28 miles per gallon in the city* and 34 miles per gallon on the highway*. Every version of the 2019 Honda HR-V with all-wheel-drive will be able to record 27 miles per gallon in the city* and 31 miles per gallon on the highway*.

The engine used by the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek does make slightly more power than the one employed by the 2019 Honda HR-V. However, that disparity in performance will cost Subaru Crosstrek owners at the gas pump. Subaru Crosstrek models with its manual transmission are reported to record 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway; versions of the 2019 Crosstrek with the CVT will post 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

* 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX CVT trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, EX-L & Touring CVT trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

A photo of luggage packed into the back of the 2019 HR-V.
A photo showing how much cargo space is available in the 2019 HR-V with its seats up.
A photo showing an interior configuration in the 2019 HR-V with one outboard seat folded down.
An interior photo showing the rear seats folded down for maximum cargo capacity.