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2020 Honda CR-V Vs 2020 Honda HR-V Comparison

2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Honda HR-V

1.5L 4-Cylinder with Turbocharger

Base Engine

1.8L 4-Cylinder
179 lb-ft


127 lb-ft
190 hp


141 hp
28 city*

Maximum MPG City

28 city*
34 highway*

Maximum MPG Highway

34 highway*
105.9 cubic feet

Maximum Passenger Space

100.1 cubic feet
75.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

58.8 cubic feet

Looking for a capable compact SUV to upgrade your Denver-area driving experience? Both the 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Honda HR-V offer spirited performance, impressive fuel economy, and a wide range of convenient features, but which is the right choice for you? This Honda HR-V vs. CR-V comparison from Planet Honda will help you pick the one that checks all of the boxes on your wishlist.

Honda CR-V vs. Honda HR-V: Performance Specs

With either the HR-V or CR-V, you’ll enjoy sporty and efficient performance on Lakewood roads. The entry-level 2020 CR-V LX 2WD is powered by a 190-hp 1.5L inline four-cylinder engine with a turbocharger, while the base-model 2020 HR-V LX 2WD comes with a 141-hp 1.8L four-cylinder engine. In addition to the energetic performance capabilities of these engines, you’ll also benefit from excellent fuel economy ratings with 2020 CR-V LX 2WD with CVT and the 2020 HR-V LX 2WD with CVT boasting the same EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/34 mpg highway*.

The HR-V and CR-V are also both available with the Honda Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ for enhanced traction and control on wet or icy Arvada-area roads.

Honda CR-V vs. Honda HR-V: Interior Dimensions and Features

Given the compact size of the new Honda CR-V and new Honda HR-V, you might think that the cabin space would be limited, but that’s not the case at all. The CR-V LX 2WD offers 105.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, and the HR-V LX 2WD has 100.1 cubic feet of space for passengers. Both the HR-V interior and CR-V interior can be easily configured to provide all the cargo space you require, as well. With the rear seats folded down, the Honda CR-V LX 2WD has a maximum 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The Honda HR-V LX 2WD can provide a maximum 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space without the second row. As you can see, the compact HR-V and CR-V dimensions won’t diminish comfort and versatility.

Whether you choose the HR-V or CR-V you will also enjoy a wide array of standard and available interior features, including:

  • Remote Entry
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation
  • USB Audio Interface
  • HondaLink®
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • USB Audio Interface

Honda CR-V vs. Honda HR-V: Safety Features

All of the available 2020 Honda CR-V trim levels come equipped with the Honda Sensing® safety suite, which is offered on the 2020 Honda HR-V EX trim and above. Honda Sensing® includes advanced driver-assist features such as:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Road Departure Mitigation System

Test Drive the HR-V or CR-V Today at Planet Honda

Now that you have reviewed our Honda HR-V vs. CR-V comparison, schedule a test drive with us to see how each handles out on the open road. Make sure to explore our new vehicle specials and current CR-V lease offers to save on your next compact Honda SUV. If you have any questions about the HR-V or CR-V, please feel free to reach out to us. We’re ready to put you behind the wheel of the exciting new Honda of your choice today!

*Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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