Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek

Compare the New Honda HR-V to the Subaru Crosstrek in Grand Rapids

If you're in the market for a new SUV that's compact but packed with features, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by your options. You've surely seen the new Honda HR-V, but you still might be considering a competitors model like the Subaru Crosstrek for your life in the Lansing area. We've put together this quick comparison so you can see exactly why the new Honda HR-V is the right choice for you in Michigan over the Subaru Crosstrek.

Interior Features

Both of these SUVs seat five people, but a feature of the Honda HR-V that you'll really love is the available Magic Seat. This allows you to flip the bottom seat up so you can carry taller items with ease, like a nice potted plant or stand up a small shelf. The Subaru Crosstrek doesn't offer any feature similar to this. The new Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek both offer cloth upholstery standard, with a spacious interior that is comfortable, though we think you'll enjoy the more premium look and feel of the Honda HR-V.

The new Honda HR-V also features 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space, with the rear set of seats folded down, while the Subaru Crosstrek only offers just over 55 cubic feet of cargo space.


Powering the new newHonda HR-V is a 141-horsepower four-cylinder engine with a continuously variable transmission. The Subaru Crosstrek is powered by a 152-horsepower Boxer four-cylinder engine that is also paired to a continuously variable transmission. One major difference between these two is that the Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive, while the Honda HR-V comes standard with front-wheel drive. You can equip your new new Honda HR-V with all-wheel drive however.

The Honda HR-V offers sharp steering, a comfortable ride, and the nimble handling that you'll love, no matter where life takes you from Kentwood. The Subaru Crosstrek might be a capable off-roader thanks to all-wheel drive, but you'll sacrifice some on-road comfort when you choose that SUV over the Honda HR-V.


The new Honda HR-V comes standard with a 5-inch display screen, Bluetooth, and a USB port for your infotainment needs. The upper trims come with a 7-inch touchscreen display, satellite radio, an extra USB port, navigation, and more. You can even add automatic climate control and a moonroof for a more premium feel.

The new Subaru Crosstrek offers the STARLINKā„¢ infotainment system standard on a 6.5-inch touchscreen display. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, a USB port, and more are all included standard with the new Crosstrek. You can add features like navigation, a larger touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hotspot, an extra USB, satellite radio, and more.


When it comes to driving with confidence, you want to have all the modern safety technology that is available. The new Honda HR-V brings you a multi-angle rearview camera , and you can add a long list of extra driver assistance technology. Available features include the Honda Sensing system that brings you lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, road departure mitigation, and automatic emergency braking.

The Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with a rearview camera, and offers many of the same safety features that are available on the new Honda HR-V. You'll be able to add blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, reverse automatic braking, and more.

To compare the new Honda HR-V to the competition for yourself, visit us here in Grand Rapids for a test drive! We're sure that you'll love this comfortable and capable subcompact SUV for your life in Michigan, and beyond!