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

Compact SUV models are some of the top picks with our customers due to the comfortable and well-balanced ride that they provide. We compared two popular models, loaded with great features and intuitive designs, to break down the differences for curious drivers. The 2016 Honda HR-V is a great comparison to the 2016 Honda CR-V, so which model is the right pick for your individual needs? Take a look at our guide and then you can take a test drive at Tamaroff Honda to make the final pick.

Price and Residual Value

While there are some considerable price differences between the two models, each provides a great value with many exceptional features. The base 2016 Honda HR-V has a starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail price of $19,215*, while the base 2016 Honda CR-V MSRP begins at $23,745*. This difference in price may be partially attributed to the slightly smaller size of the HR-V.

These models are also close when it comes to ALG Residual Values. After 60 months of ownership, the base CR-V LX holds its value by 46 percent and the base HR-V LX holds its value by 45 percent. Both models are almost equal and definitely worth the investment.


Let’s look at the performance differences.

For those who want a comfortable commuter, we suggest the Honda HR-V with its 1.8L engine. This SUV delivers 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque, utilizing a Sequential Electronic Fuel Injected system. Choose between the 6-speed manual transmission on select trims, or try the optional continuously variable transmission with either Sport Mode or Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters.

If you want to amp up your ride, then turn to the CR-V with its 2.4L engine. This powertrain produces 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque with a direct-injection system. The CR-V offers continuously variable transmission with Sport Mode for seamless shifting, which improves your everyday fuel economy.

Either model may be equipped with two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive for better control on the roads. When equipped with all-wheel drive, models scan the ground every few milliseconds. When poor traction is detected, power and weight are shifted to the back wheels to stabilize you.

Tech and Conveniences

The interiors of the HR-V and the CR-V were design to maximize space and comfort. Both models can seat up to five passengers with plenty off amenities to enhance everyone’s ride. Drivers can use the steering wheel mounted controls for cruise control and audio settings. There is also a rearview camera for reversing and parking. When you need to charge devices, the front power outlets come in handy. The HR-V comes with three power outlets, while the CR-V has two outlets.

Both models also offer the conveniences of power windows and power door locks. Additionally, you’ll enjoy power and folding side mirrors that match the body color of the vehicle. For easy access into the cabin, use the standard remote that allows for keyless entry. Models also have the automatic on and off headlights, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally draining your battery by leaving the lights on.

In the CR-V, cargo is easy to load in and out with the powered tailgate. Keep in mind that the HR-V has 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seats folded, while the CR-V has 70.9 cubic feet. In the HR-V, the magic seat feature optimizes your back seat space. Move the seat down to easily create room for taller cargo items. Meanwhile, the CR-V has a 60/40 splitting rear seat that enhances versatility as well. Both SUVs offer flexibility and comfort with spacious cabins.


Honda carefully considers safety, which is why models come with a number of standard features like:

  • Advanced airbag systems
  • Tractions and stability systems
  • Whiplash-reducing head restraints
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Brake assist

Driver’s assistance features are available through Honda Sensing. These cutting-edge features stay on the lookout for unexpected changes on the road, keeping drivers and passengers even safer.

  • Lane Departure Warning will alert you if you are leave your lane without using a turn signal.
  • If you don’t brake in time, the Collision Mitigation System will help you stop the vehicle to avoid fender benders.
  • Adaptive cruise control will help you maintain a safe speed and distance from the car in front of you, so you don’t have to constantly adjust your cruise control settings.

Tamaroff Honda is Your Place for a Test Drive

Now that you’ve seen what the 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2016 Honda CR-V can offer you, stop by Tamaroff Honda to take them for a spin. Come to our showroom, and talk with an expert about these two compact SUVs. Contact us online for more information or to schedule your test drive. We look forward to introducing you to your next compact SUV.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.