Compare 2018 Honda HR-V vs 2018 Honda CR-V

Specs at a Glance

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V

  • Standard Engine2.4 L I-4
  • Horsepower184
  • MPG (city/hwy) *26 / 32
  • TransmissionCVT Automatic with Sport Mode

2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Honda HR-V

  • Standard Engine1.8 L I-4
  • Horsepower141
  • MPG (city/hwy) *25 / 33
  • Transmission6-Speed Manual Transmission

2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Honda HR-V

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Having a three-trim lineup, the 2018 Honda HR-V is a compact crossover SUV that carries a price label of just under $20,000. The 2018 Honda CR-V is a mid-size crossover SUV that starts at more than $24,000. Both models offer the Real Time All-Wheel Drive and a continuously variable transmission system. A 7.0-inch navigation system with the HondaLink technology is available in the HR-V and CR-V.


A 1.8 L engine with four cylinders is standard in the 2018 Honda HR-V. You get just over 140 horsepower and less than 130 pound-feet of torque from this naturally aspirated powertrain. Rated at 184 hp and 180 lb-ft, a 2.4 L engine that uses natural aspiration is standard in the 2018 CR-V LX edition. The other trims run on a 1.5 L turbo engine that’s capable of producing 190 hp and just under 180 lb-ft. Engineered to improve efficiency, the i-VTEC technology is installed in the naturally aspirated engines of the HR-V and CR-V. Both Honda crossover SUVs maintain good traction when equipped with the Real Time AWD. Depending on the weather conditions and road surface, the Intelligent Control System adjusts the torque in this signature drivetrain. This electronic module senses the slightest loss of proper contact between the wheels and the road. A six-speed manual transmission system is installed in the HR-V LX and EX models. A continuously variable transmission system with the Sports Mode is standard in the 2018 CR-V. This advanced CVT is available with dual-mode paddle shifters in the HR-V EX and EX-Navi.


Some of the exterior colors that are optional for the 2018 HR-V include Milano Red, Crystal Black, and Modern Steel. The 2018 CR-V could be painted in Obsidian Blue, Basque Pearl or White Diamond. An active grille shutter and roofline spoiler accentuate the sporty profile of this crossover SUV. Chrome covers the dual exhaust tips of this sleek model. LED headlights with an automatic on/off function are also available in the CR-V. The HR-V has a shark-fin antenna mounted on top of the roof. This compact crossover SUV also includes multi-reflector halogen headlights that automatically come on and off. Additionally, the Smart Entry technology gives you a warm welcome into the driver’s door. Both Honda models have power side mirrors that match the body colors.


Heated front seats with multiple settings are available in the 2018 HR-V and CR-V. Leather upholstery is optional for all of the seats in these Honda crossover SUVs. Designed to improve functionality in the second row, the Magic Seats have a 60/40 layout. These versatile seats could be fully folded to create extra cargo space and floor-to-ceiling clearance. If you’re seeking optimum ergonomics in the CR-V, get the 12-way power driver’s seat with a memory capacity for two positions. Both vehicles offer the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with a 7.0-inch display. You could obtain weather forecasts and traffic updates on Honda HD Digital Traffic. Pandora, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and HD Radio bring fantastic entertainment in these Honda crossover SUVs. Rated at 330 watts, a sound system with nine speakers is installed in the CR-V Touring. The HR-V is available with a 180-watt audio system that includes six speakers. Bluetooth and the HondaLink suite are some of the premium connectivity features in the cockpits of these premium cars.

Are you shopping for a new Honda crossover SUV? Then come to our dealership today. We offer the 2018 HR-V LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims. You’ll also find the 2018 CR-V LX, EX, EX-L and Touring editions in our inventory.

* Based on 2018 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.