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2016 Honda HR-V vs CR-V - Tampa, FL

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Honda HR-V vs Honda CR-V Review

As popular as the Honda CR-V has become among crossover SUV enthusiasts since its introduction in the mid-'90s, there's one vehicle cut from the same cloth that directly challenges its supremacy. And that vehicle happens to be the HR-V, which, coincidentally enough, is made by the same manufacturer for the CR-V. Honda named it the "Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle" for a reason; it's supposed to be a refined version of the much older CR-V. And as the first model year for the nameplate, the 2016 Honda HR-V is indeed a refined version of the Honda CR-V, which, with the 2015 model year, is deep in its fourth generation of production.

2016 Honda HR-V


1.8-L i-VTEC


141 hp


127 lbs-ft

Fuel Economy

28 City/35 Highway mpg*

2015 Honda CR-V


2.4-Liter i-VTEC


185 hp


181 lbs-ft

Fuel Economy

27 City/ 34 Highway mpg*

Fuel Economy

The main attribute of the younger, more virile HR-V is its fuel economy. Fitted with a small, 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine that pumps out 141 horsepower at 6,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 127 foot-pounds (lb-ft) of torque at 4,300 RPM, the HR-V has the option of getting a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). This type of automatic gearbox relies on the optimal gear ratio for transferring power to the tires, rather than a fixed number of gears (e.g., six-speed manual, etc.) As a result, fuel consumption is reduced, thus allowing the 2016 Honda HR-V to provide up to 28 miles per gallon (mpg)* in the city and 35 mpg on the highway*. Although you can get a CVT on the 2015 Honda CR-V, the fuel economy is lessened with its larger, 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder; consequently, it provides up to 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.


Although both vehicles are designed as five-seaters, the 2016 Honda HR-V in particular is designed to provide more cargo room than the 2015 Honda CR-V. Go with the front-wheel drive version, and you'll get 58.8 cubic feet with the seat down, which is the most luggage volume available on the HR-V. Even with the seat in its regular position, the SUV still manages to offer ample space, at 24.3 cubic feet. Thus, the HR-V is perfect for long trips or vacations.

Tampa Honda Dealership Serving Brandon, Lakeland, Wesley Chapel, FL

Want to check out for yourself that the 2016 Honda HR-V is a better buy than 2015 Honda CR-V? Then check out Brandon Honda. With consecutive wins as DealerRater's "Florida Dealer of the Year" and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Brandon Honda is the premier place to go for your brand-new HR-V! Call now to set up an appointment.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

*Based on 2015 new car sales per AHM.

Brandon Honda
9209 East Adamo Drive
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