2016 Honda HR-V vs. the 2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

The 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2016 Honda CR-V are both small crossover utility vehicles that you may be considering here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area. Both of these models offer the famous Honda reliability and efficiency. The major difference between the two is size and price. While the Honda CR-V is a compact crossover, the Honda HR-V is a subcompact crossover. Find out more about how they differ here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake!


The smaller 2016 Honda HR-V is a bit more efficient than the 2016 Honda CR-V. Take a look at the estimates:

  • The Honda HR-V receives an EPA rating of 28 mpg city/35 mpg highway/31 mpg combined* with front-wheel drive and the continuously variable transmission. All-wheel drive slightly lowers that estimate to 27 mpg city/32 mpg highway/29 mpg combined.
  • The Honda CR-V earned a still impressive 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined rating from the EPA with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission, while all-wheel drive lowers the estimate to 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway/27 mpg combined.

Both offer impressive efficiency, but if miles per gallon is your top priority, the HR-V is the better choice.

Cargo and Passenger Space

The 2016 Honda CR-V is larger than the 2016 Honda HR-V, so it offers more cargo space and cabin space for passengers:

  • The Honda HR-V can pack up to 58.8 cubic feet of space total with the rear split folding Magic Seats hidden in the floor. The HR-V can also fit up to 24.3 cubic feet with all seats in place. The HR-V has a total of 100.1 cubic feet of cabin space.
  • The Honda CR-V can carry an impressive 37.2 cubic feet of cargo with all seats in place, and up to 70.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. The CR-V offers a bit more cabin space as well with up to 104.1 cubic feet.

If you need more cargo space, then the CR-V is a better bet.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Both the Honda HR-V and CR-V are available 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, so visit us today or contact us online for more information about either one of these small crossovers.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.