2016 Honda HR-V vs. 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Both the 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2015 Subaru Crosstrek XV might be versatile, efficient, subcompact crossover utility vehicles, but when you start to look at the details you can see that one offers a considerably better package of the features and qualities that drivers in the Crystal Lake and Elgin, IL area really want. We’re here to tell you exactly how these two vehicles compare, so read on!

Efficiency and Performance

When you drive the 2016 Honda HR-V with front-wheel drive and the continuously variable transmission you can expect to achieve 28 mpg city/35 mpg highway/31 mpg combined* according to EPA estimates. The 2015 Subaru Crosstrek XV with continuously variable transmission doesn’t live up to the example set by the HR-V when it comes to fuel economy, though. The EPA says it will only achieve 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway.

Cabin and Cargo

The 2016 Honda HR-V once again punches above its weight when it comes to interior space and cargo area. That’s thanks to the clever Magic Seat system, which makes it possible for the rear seats to fold completely into the floor, providing a massive 58.8 cubic feet of cargo volume. The 2015 Subaru Crosstrek XV clocks in at only 51.9 cubic feet with the rear seats down. With all seats in place the HR-V will fit 24.3 cubic feet, while the Crosstrek XV will only fit 22.3 cubic feet.

The HR-V beats out the Crosstrek XV when it comes to seating space as well. It offers more overall cabin space, plus more rear headroom, more second row legroom, more front hiproom, and more shoulder room both front and rear.


The 2016 Honda HR-V is simply better equipped than the 2015 Subaru Crosstrek XV. The HR-V gets important features like a rearview camera, Hill Start Assist, a telescopically adjustable steering wheel, floor mats, and a stereo anti-theft system, all standard. All of those features are missing on the base Crosstrek.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Find your next Honda HR-V here at your leading Elgin area Honda dealership, Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, and we’re happy to help you find your next car today!