What's the Difference Between the Honda CR-V and HR-V?

 The 2023 Honda CR-V

The 2023 Honda HR-V


2023 Honda HR-V vs. 2023 Honda CR-V: Which Honda Crossover is Right for Your Long Island Drives?

A subcompact or compact crossover is a great way to get more versatility from your daily driver without taking on imposing space requirements. The Honda HR-V and CR-V are among the most appealing and well-rounded models in their respective classes, offering roomy accommodations, capacious cargo areas, and pleasing driving dynamics. They're also nicely equipped, including a full roster of advanced driver aids as standard equipment. And for 2023, Honda has made these compelling crossovers even better with new-gen redesigns, including roomier accommodations, upgraded features, and more curb appeal.

But which one is right for you? To help point you in the direction of your ideal match, here's a quick look at a few distinguishing highlights of each model.

2023 Honda HR-V

All-new for its second generation, the Honda HR-V is a subcompact crossover with big practicality. Its nimble size and handling make it ideal for navigating busy streets during your Smithtown sojourns or Commack commutes. However, while it looks small on the outside, the HR-V's diminutive dimensions belie an impressively accommodating interior with ample passenger room in both rows and 24.4 cubic feet to spare for your groceries or luggage. Or you can fold the rear seats to access 55.1 cubic feet.

Under the hood, the 2023 HR-V draws motivation from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque-increases of 17 hp and 11 lb-ft over its first-gen predecessor. A smartly tuned CVT sends power to the front wheels. Or you can equip Honda's Real Time AWD™ system for more surefooted handling and control in slippery conditions.

The 2023 HR-V comes standard with a configurable 7-inch Driver Information Interface in the gauge cluster and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. EX-L models get a 9-inch infotainment display, wireless smartphone integration, and a wireless charging pad. And while there's no substitute for attentive driving, all 2023 HR-V models provide an extra degree of confidence and convenience thanks to standard Honda Sensing® technologies like:

  • Forward Collision Warning and Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Traffic Jam Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • Traffic Sign Recognition System

2023 Honda CR-V

If you need something roomier for your Deer Park drives while retaining a conveniently sized physical footprint, Honda CR-V is an excellent choice. Honda's quintessential compact crossover rolls into its sixth generation with a rugged styling refresh, enhanced practicality, more features, and updated powertrains. It boasts one of the segment's roomiest cabins, with generous passenger space and an adjustable load floor that expands cargo capacity from 36.3 to 39.3 cubic feet. When you need maximum storage for an errand or adventure, you can fold the rear seatbacks for 76.5 cubic feet.

For 2023, the CR-V has integrated its hybrid variant into the main lineup. EX and EX-L trims are powered by the same capable and efficient 1.5-liter turbo-four engine (190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque). But Sport and Sport Touring models get a battery-assisted 2.0-liter four-cylinder that boosts performance (204 hp, 247 lb-ft) and achieves EPA-estimated ratings for 43 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, and 40 mpg combined.1

The Honda CR-V has similar tech options to its HR-V sibling, but adds more standard features like a Blind Spot Information System, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated front seats.

Test-Drive a New Honda SUV at Huntington Honda, near Dix Hills and Bay Shore

Reach out to Huntington Honda at your convenience for more information about the latest HR-V and CR-V models and their available features, special lease offers, and reservation opportunities. If you'd like a firsthand look at the accommodations, amenities, and drivability of Honda's exciting new SUVs, we welcome you to visit our Long Island Honda dealership for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

1Based on 2023 EPA estimates for FWD model. AWD CR-V Hybrid: 40 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, 37 mpg combined. MPG ratings are for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, vehicle maintenance, and other factors.

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