The Honda HR-V vs the Competition
Subcompact crossovers have become some of today’s most popular vehicles. They’re affordable, efficient, and easy to maneuver in tight spots. While the segment is overflowing with options, the Honda HR-V is hard to beat. For good reason, it was chosen as one of the Best New Cars for Teens by Newsday. A roomy interior and excellent safety features also make the HR-V a great family vehicle. However, how does the new HR-V truly stack up against the competition? Let’s find out.
HR-V EX 2WD
TOYOTA CH-R XLE
KIA SOUL EX
|COMPARABLY EQUIPPED MSRP*||$23,820||$23,180||$22,690|
|HORSEPOWER @ RPM||141 @ 6500||144 @ 6100||147 @ 6200|
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY||13.2 gallons||14.3 gallons||13.2 gallons|
|SEATING CAPACITY||5 seater||5 seater||5 seater|
vs. Toyota CH-R
When comparing the Honda HR-V to the Toyota CH-R, you’ll immediately notice the HR-V’s more spacious accommodations. Backseat passengers will have an extra 7.6 inches to stretch their legs. Greater cargo space gives the HR-V yet another advantage over the CH-R. From beach gear to hiking equipment, you can pack the HR-V with a lot more stuff. Road trips in the new HR-V will be far more enjoyable to local destinations in the Spartanburg area such as the Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve or the BMW Zentrum.
In regard to fuel economy, expect the Honda HR-V to save you more money at the pump. It’s rated by the EPA to return up to 34 mpg. Meanwhile, the Toyota CH-R tops out at 31 mpg. While both of these crossovers come standard with front-wheel drive, only the HR-V offers all-wheel drive. Not only does this feature help the HR-V to deliver a better performance in the snow, but it also makes the HR-V more suitable for traveling off the beaten path such as Croft State Park.
vs Kia Soul
The Kia Soul is a worthy competitor. However, it lags behind the Honda HR-V in a few important aspects. Kia only offers the Soul with front-wheel drive, which limits its traction on slippery roads. While the Soul provides good crash protection, you won’t be able to enjoy Honda’s Road Departure Mitigation system. Stronger overall fuel economy further sets apart the Honda HR-V.
If you love being behind the wheel of a stylish ride, the Honda HR-V is bound to impress. Its sporty stance and sharp lines will cause onlookers to take a second glance. While the Kia Soul is attractive, a boxy design gives it a blocky appearance. A sleeker body helps the HR-V to stand out so you look good driving through Spartenburg’s Downtown cultural District.
Come Find Out Why the Honda HR-V Beats the Competition
As you can see, the Honda HR-V outclasses the competition in several categories. If you would like to experience the new HR-V, stop by for a test drive at Vic Bailey Honda. All of the feature-packed trims are available so be sure to check them all out. We serve the Spartanberg, SC area so call us at 888-395-6335 or come on by!