2016 Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek
The fully redesigned 2016 Honda HR-V has lots of cargo space, excellent visibility, and a comfortable ride, but drivers in Miami, Coral Gables, and Gladeview know that it’s not the only subcompact SUV out there.
In this 2016 Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek vehicle comparison, our team at Braman Honda in Miami compares the Honda model to the Subaru XV Crosstrek to see how these two similar vehicles differ.
Interior Specs of the Honda HR-V and Subaru XV Crosstrek
Most drivers looking for an SUV are hoping for additional room for both passengers and cargo so they can travel together and embark on the occasional adventure. The 2016 Honda HR-V answers your call with seating for up to five passengers and 100.1 cubic feet of maximum passenger volume. Meanwhile, the Subaru XV Crosstrek only offers 97.5 cubic feet.
In terms of cargo capacity, you’ll be able to load up all of your gear or groceries thanks to the 58.8 cubic feet of max cargo space in the Honda HR-V. The Subaru XV Crosstrek comes in second yet again, providing just 51.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume.
Technology: Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek
The standard and available technology features of the 2016 Honda HR-V help to make driving easier and more enjoyable. Take advantage of Bluetooth® stream audio and an advanced audio interface for listening to all of your favorite songs on the available 180-watt six-speaker sound system.
Tired of your current playlist? Then listen to available Pandora Internet Radio or SiriusXM. You’ll be able to control everything from the available 7-inch touchscreen display, which is as intuitive as it is clear.
The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek comes standard with a 6.2-inch touchscreen and a four-speaker audio system. A larger display and premium sound system are available but only if you purchase higher-level trims.
In regards to entertainment options, the choices in the Subaru are similar to what you get with the Honda HR-V, such as Bluetooth® technology, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and hands-free phone capability.
Performance and Handling
Thanks to a 141-horsepower four-cylinder engine and the Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System, the 2016 Honda HR-V offers an incredibly smooth drive. Helping to increase efficiency and drive feel is the available continuously variable transmission (CVT), which provides effortless transitioning from gear to gear.
The Subaru XV Crosstrek, on the other hand, may not feel as responsive as some drivers may want. The 2.0-liter BOXER engine provides a comparable amount of horsepower to the Honda HR-V, but acceleration and response time could feel numb. In terms of transmission systems, the Subaru comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, although a CVT is available.
Explore the Honda HR-V
Now that you’ve read the 2016 Honda HR-V vs. Subaru XV Crosstrek vehicle comparison, the next step is to actually get behind the wheel and drive one for yourself. If you live in the Miami, Coral Gables, or Gladeview area, you can easily schedule to test drive the new Honda HR-V at Braman Honda in Miami. Our friendly sales consultants will show you how each new feature works and what options are available to personalize your vehicle. Schedule your test drive today.