Honda HR-V vs. Honda CR-V: Which One is Right for You?

2022 Honda HR-V vs 2022 Toyota C-HR

Honda HR-V vs. Honda CR-V: Which One is Right for You?

It’s always challenging to pick the right car for your budget and needs. While the models are similar, they still have differences that can impact your choice when purchasing a vehicle. Both models have their share of history and are well-known for their performance and reliability among Canadian Families.

About Each Model

The Honda HR-V is an SUV that can go almost anywhere. However, it’s smaller than the CR-V and can be called the little brother of the larger model. It bears many similarities but is best suited for anyone looking for an ideal family car. The model’s driving experience is easy and relaxed, suitable for taking the kids to soccer practice or getting to and from work.

Being the “bigger brother” of the pair, the CR-V is more powerful and suited for anyone looking to keep an active and busy lifestyle. The SUV is ready for adventure and comes with both comfort and enough performance to accommodate an adventurous lifestyle, even if that adventure is just a trip to work and back.

Which One Fits Your Budget?

The 2023 Honda CR-V Chatham model comes in eight trims, with the base option, the LX-B 2WD, costing $36,374* and the highest trim, the Touring Hybrid, costing $51,021*. However, this highest trim option is a hybrid which can help you save on fuel costs and delivers higher performance.

The 2023 Honda HR-V Chatham model only comes in four options, with the LX-2WD base trim starting at $30,864* and its highest tier, the EX-L NAVI, only costing $39,264* This high trim is an all-wheel drive and has the same engine as the base trim.

Side-by-Side Comparison

Here are the key features of each model’s base trim, including their price, so that you can see the value offered for the vehicle’s price.


Starting Price: $30,864*
Engine: 2.0-litre, 16-valve, Port Injection engine
Horsepower: 158 hp
Torque: 138 lb-ft
Seating Capacity: Five
Infotainment System: 7.0-inch colour touchscreen
Fuel Economy (City): 9.1L/100 km
Fuel Economy (Highway): 7.4L/100 km
Cargo Space: 691 litres with rear seats up and 1,559 litres with rear seats down


Starting Price: $36,374*
Engine: 1.5-litre, 16-valve, Direct Injection engine
Horsepower: 190 hp
Torque: 179 lb-ft
Seating Capacity: Five
Infotainment System: 7.0-inch colour touchscreen
Fuel Economy (City): 8.4L/100 km
Fuel Economy (Highway): 7.1L/100 km
Cargo Space: 1,113 with rear seats up and 2,166 with rear seats down

Find What Fits You

When deciding, you need to pick what fits you, whether you’re single or have a family, how often you’ll drive the car, and if you value fuel economy or power more. Visiting a dealer and experiencing the cars first-hand can help you decide if you’re still unsure. Take your time, and if you’re curious, book a test drive for the 2023 Honda CR-V or the 2023 Honda HR-V at your local Chatham dealership.

All pricing is based on Ontario MSRP and does not include taxes and fees. Dealer pricing may differ. Prices are subject to change anytime without notice.

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