Honda HR-V vs. Subaru XV Crosstrek
When it comes time for you to choose your next new car, you’ll have plenty of options. If you’re looking for a crossover, the field narrows to a few. And if you’re looking for the best, you’re probably looking to compare the 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek.
We’ve got a great comparison right here for you, so keep reading to see how these two vehicles compare in terms of power and capability as well as space and comfort.
Power and Capability
An inline four-cylinder 16-valve SOHC i-VTEC aluminum-alloy engine powers the 2016 Honda HR-V. This engine produces 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque and is paired with either a six-speed manual transmission and two-wheel drive or a Continuously Variable Transmission with Sport mode or dual-mode paddle shifters and either two- or all-wheel drive.
The vehicle offers a smooth and comfortable ride with great visibility, which makes driving easy and safe. The HR-V also offers an electric parking brake with automatic brake hold, EcoAssist system with ECON button (CVT model only) and Eco Coaching, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Distribution, a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, and Hill Start Assist.
To compare, the engine in the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek feels underpowered for the vehicle and seems to lack the excellent handling that drivers love in the 2016 Honda HR-V. It’s really that highway passing power that you’re missing out on in the XV Crosstrek, which is a bit of a disappointment to most drivers.
Space and Comfort
The 2016 Honda HR-V offers a comfortable, spacious, and well-designed interior. With plenty of room for the whole family, and elbow room to spare even for adults, the HR-V is the perfect vehicle whether you’re just starting your family or you’re planning to cart around your whole crew.
The vehicle offers several features to make the interior more comfortable, including the 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The vehicle also features HondaLink Next Generation, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth streaming audio, and a USB audio interface. You’ll also find Pandora radio capability, SiriusXM satellite Radio, and HD radio. Other available features include leather-trimmed seats, climate control, and a power moonroof.
In comparison, the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek offers pretty limited cargo space compared to that of the 2016 Honda HR-V. If you’re planning to take regular adventures, even just to the grocery store, the extra cargo space in the HR-V might be helpful and convenient.
Test Drive the HR-V Today
The new 2016 Honda HR-V is available at your local Honda dealer near Palm Beach, Greenacres, and Boca Raton, Braman Honda of Palm Beach. We’re a full-service Honda dealer offering the Honda lineup in our huge inventory of new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles.
Our friendly and professional sales team is here to help you Monday through Friday from 9 am until 9 pm, Saturday from 9 am until 8 pm and Sunday from 11 am until 6 pm.
Call us at 561-337-2542 to schedule a test drive or visit us in our showroom at 5200 Lake Worth Drive in Greenacres, FL.