2016 Honda HR-V vs. 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
2016 Honda HR-V
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
Goshen and Monroe drivers who pick the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek over the 2016 Honda HR-V will be faced with lower efficiency ratings, unimpressive features, and much less cargo space. Those are all areas that encourage families to opt for a compact crossover in the first place, so there’s really little that can tempt drivers to opt for the Crosstrek.
- LX: The entry-level LX comes with a host of cutting-edge features as standard. Drivers will find a remote entry system, multi-angle rearview camera, and a 5-inch color LCD display.
- EX: The EX upgrades safety with a Honda LaneWatch feature, adds technology with a 7-inch touchscreen, enhances comfort with heated front seats, and lets you open up your drive with a power moonroof.
- EX-L Navi: The EX-L Navi fits a Honda satellite-linked navigation system to ensure that you never lose your way, when trims each seat in luxurious leather, equips handy roof rails, and provides a HD radio system.
The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek also comes in three trim levels.
- 2.0i: Includes a standard rearview camera, cruise control, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
- 2.0i Premium: Provides a cargo cover and six-speaker audio system as standard.
- 2.0i Limited: Offers drivers automatic headlights and automatic climate control.
Powertrains and MPG
The HR-V makes up to 141 hp from its 1.8L four-cylinder engine, all while making 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway* with a six-speed manual transmission and 2WD or 28 mpg city and 35 mpg highway* with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and 2WD.
In contrast, the Crosstrek’s 2.0L engine makes a slightly stronger 148 hp, but efficiency suffers as a result of that slight jump. In fact, you’ll only make up to 26 mpg city and 34 mpg highway* with the optional CVT system.
The HR-V is also the more versatile vehicle, so you’ll be able to take advantage of every square inch of cargo space with the following seating configurations:
- Utility Mode: Flip the Magic Seat down to accommodate larger, bulkier items.
- Long Mode: Fold the passenger-side front and rear seats to slide in items of up to 8 feet.
- Tall Mode: When your cargo needs to stand, the fold the rear seats downwards for close to 4 feet of vertical space.
Comfort and Convenience Features
- Honda LaneWatch: Just signal to your right to see a live video from a camera on your passenger-side mirror on your vehicle’s available touchscreen.
- Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror: Honda even makes the rearview mirror better — its auto-dimming function will ensure that the tint changes to prevent the glare of incoming lights from hitting your eyes.
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Unlike the Subaru Crosstrek’s rearview camera, the HR-V’s model offers three viewing modes (Normal, Top-Down, and Wide) to ensure a complete view of the area behind your vehicle.
The 2016 Honda HR-V is Far Above the Competition
With its roomy and versatile interior, sophisticated powertrain, and enticing onboard features, the 2016 Honda HR-V just makes more sense than the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, and it’s available now from Middletown Honda. To take one out for a test-drive near Goshen and Monroe, or for more information, just come down to our showroom today.
* Based on 2016 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.