2021 Honda CR-V vs. Honda HR-V

2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Honda HR-V
2021 Honda CR-V LX 2WD w/ CVT


2021 Honda HR-V LX 2WD w/ CVT
$25,350 MSRP*

Starting MSRP

$21,220 MSRP*
2.4L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

1.8L 4-cylinder
179 lb-ft


127 lb-ft
190 hp


141 hp
28 / 34 MPG***

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

28 / 34 MPG**
105.9 cubic feet

Maximum Passenger Space

100.1 cubic feet
75.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

58.8 cubic feet

Perfect for daily commutes and road trips alike, compact SUVs like the Honda HR-V and the CR-V are fan-favorite models for a reason. Follow along with our team at Honda of Mentor as we compare the 2021 Honda HR-V vs. CR-V, and see which model’s combination of performance, interior space, and safety technology is the best match your driving needs on Mentor streets. When you’re ready to test out these Honda SUVs for yourself, you only need to let us know!

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

No matter which model you choose, you’ll encounter a potent, fuel-efficient engine. While the HR-V has more than enough power to get you through your daily commutes and errands, the Honda CR-V delivers a little more bang for your buck.

So, will you choose the Honda HR-V or CR-V? Let’s see how the standard engine options compare:

2021 Honda HR-V LX 2WD:

  • 1.8L 4-cylinder engine
  • 13.2 fuel tank capacity
  • 141 horsepower
  • 127 lb-ft of torque
  • 28 / 34 MPG EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy**
  • CVT transmission

2021 Honda CR-V LX 2WD:

  • 1.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 14.0 fuel tank capacity
  • 190 horsepower
  • 179 lb-ft of torque
  • 28 / 34 MPG EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy***
  • CVT transmission

If fuel-efficient performance is a priority on your trips around Mentor, then the Honda CR-V Hybrid is definitely worth a closer look.

Honda HR-V vs. CR-V: Passenger Space and Interior Amenities

While the Honda CR-V and HR-V are categorized as compact SUVs, both offer more than enough room to take on trips with friends and transport cargo. You’ll notice that both Honda SUVs feature similar interior dimensions; however, the CR-V offers more cargo volume than the HR-V. Here are the interior dimensions of the CR-V and HR-V:

2021 Honda HR-V LX 2WD:

  • Passenger Volume: 100.1 cubic feet
  • Headroom(Front/Rear): 39.5 inches / 38.3 inches
  • Legroom(Front/Rear): 41.2 inches / 39.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room(Front/Rear): 56.8 inches / 54.5 inches
  • Hip Room(Front/Rear): 53.1 inches / 47.4 inches
  • Cargo Volume: 58.8 cubic feet

2021 Honda CR-V LX 2WD:

  • Passenger Volume: 105.9 cubic feet
  • Headroom (Front/Rear): 40.1 inches / 39.2 inches
  • Legroom (Front/Rear): 41.3 inches / 40.4 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 57.9 inches / 55.6 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear): 55.1 inches / 49.5 inches
  • Cargo Volume: 75.8 cubic feet

Whether the Honda HR-V or CR-V looks like a better fit, you’ll receive many easy-to-use features that will help you stay connected and entertained wherever your drives take you. Stay focused on the Eastlake and Willoughby roads with accessible features like HondaLink®, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, speed-sensitive volume compensation, Pandora® compatibility, and available Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ integration.

If you’re looking for even more space, compare the Honda Pilot to the Toyota Highlander.

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

The Honda HR-V and CR-V both come equipped with the Honda Sensing® driver-assist safety suite. With this intelligent safety system, you and your passengers will enjoy peace of mind no matter where your adventures take you. Here’s what’s included with the package:

  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Honda Sensing®
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System™ (RDMS™)
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines

Are you already looking ahead? Check out the 2022 Honda HR-V configurations before you get behind the wheel.

Discover Honda SUVs with Honda of Mentor!

Now that you have an idea of what to expect from this year’s Honda HR-V vs. CR-V comparison, reach out to our team to take a closer look. No matter which models you choose, the knowledgeable team at our finance center is ready to assist you. Apply for financing, calculate your payments, and let us know what we can do to help!


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*MSRP excludes destination charges, tax, title, and license fees. Destination charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, & EX-L trims. Based on 2021 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.

***28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2021 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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