Subcompact crossovers have never been more popular, and the vehicles like the Honda HR-v AND THE Toyota C-HR are some of the frontrunners in the segment. With a wide range of interesting features on offer along with impressive power capabilities, both these SUVs have a lot to offer. But at the same time, all the value propositions that these vehicles offer make them stiff competitors in the segment. And with the amount of competition that these vehicles have to endure in this segment, competition is ripe. In this article, we are going to look at what makes the Honda HR-V a better option compared to the Toyota C-HR.
The Honda HR-V is in its second-generation avatar at the moment and there is news in the industry that the HR-V will be receiving a major redesign for the 2023 model year. The Honda HR-V is offered in four trims – LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L. Interested in the Honda HR-V? We at White’s Honda Lima can assist you. Contact us today to schedule a test drive.
2021 Honda HR-V
2021 Toyota C-HR
|1.8-liter Inline-four Cylinder
||2.0-liter Inline-four Cylinder|
|141 hp / 127 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||144 hp / 139 ft-lbs.|
|24.3 cu. ft.
||19.1 cu. ft.|
|28 / 34 / 30
||27 / 31 / 29|
Both the HR-V and the C-HR go neck-and-neck when it comes to performance with the C-HR having a minute power bump over the HR-V. However, the C-HR’s performance is not as refined as the HR-V. For instance, the HR-V manages to bag an 8.6-second 0-60 MPH time compared to the sluggish 11.0-second 0-60 MPH time of the C-HR. Both the vehicles come with a continuously variable-speed automatic transmission (CVT) and are front-wheel drive out of the box. On the whole, the HR-V has a solid advantage over the C-HR in the performance department.
Coming to the interior, both the subcompact SUVs offer a similar amount of space. But the HR-V takes the lead when it comes to the quality of materials used and easy functionality. Both the vehicles come with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity as standard features. Sure, the C-HR goes a step above with additional standard features like Amazon Alexa capability, SiriusXM Radio, and Wi-Fi connectivity, to name some of them. But when looking at usability and quality, on the whole, the HR-V’s seven-inch touchscreen is a lot more user-friendly compared to the C-HR.
Both the vehicles come with cloth upholstered seats in the base trims as standard. Leather-trimmed seats can be availed on the higher trims. The overall space and comfort offered in the HR-V are one step above the C-HR. Not to forget, an impressive cargo capacity of 24.3 cubic feet of space compared to the frugal 19.1 cubic feet of cargo space offered in the C-HR.
Safety features offered are pretty much the same for both vehicles. But at the end of the day, it is the HR-V that offers a lot more refinement, quality, convenience, and practicality compared to the C-HR.