The team at Bill Rapp Subaru of Norwich has put together this Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda HR-V comparison to help Oneonta, Sidney, and Norwich, New York, drivers decide which one has what it takes to be their next set of wheels.

If you've had your eye on these two compact SUVs, continue reading to find out whether it's the Subaru or the Honda that comes out on top. 


Comparing Comfort Throughout the Cabin

When you consider the fact that the Crosstrek offers 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume and the HR-V gives its occupants 100.1 cubic feet, it's clear that both vehicles have a lot of comfortable space to go around. However, the Crosstrek simply has more. For example, it supplies you and your front-seat passenger with 39.8 inches of headroom and 43.1 inches of legroom that allow the two of you to sit back and relax easily. The folks in the back seats will have plenty of personal space, too, thanks to such generous measurements as 55.6 inches of shoulder room.

The HR-V doesn't have quite as much room in these areas. Its front headroom and front legroom each fall short at 39.5 inches and 41.2 inches, respectively. It's the same situation in the second row where the shoulder room only measures 54.5 inches.  


Subaru Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V: Engine Specs

The Subaru Crosstrek continues to impress as we move on to the topic of engine performance. It makes it possible for you to choose among three powertrain options. The standard 2.0-liter engine is responsible for generating as much as 152 horsepower while the available 2.5-liter engine can produce a maximum 182 horsepower. The total system net power you'll get out of the hybrid option is 148 horsepower.

The most you can expect to get from the HR-V's lone engine is 141 horsepower. Not only does the Crosstrek allow you to pick the motor that fits best with your lifestyle requirements, but all three of its options also simply outperform the engine you'll find inside the Honda.  


A Look at Safety

Safety is another area where you can expect the Subaru Crosstrek to stand out. One of the advanced Subaru safety features is available Reverse Automatic Braking that keeps track of the space behind your vehicle while you're backing up. If there's someone or something back there, it steps in to help avoid a collision by employing the brakes as needed. This feature is likely to come in handy whenever you're backing out of a parking spot at the store or the office. Reverse Automatic Braking is not available in the Honda HR-V. 


Subaru Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V: The Results

With such attributes as its roomy interior, its profound engine capabilities, and its reassuring safety features, the Crosstrek turns out to be the better option here. If you agree that the Subaru Crosstrek appears to have what you need to take on those everyday drives around Norwich, Oneonta, or Sidney, NY, contact us here at Bill Rapp Subaru of Norwich today to take it for a test drive.

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