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2016 Honda HRV vs 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

2016 Honda HRV 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
7.6 l/100km Combined Fuel Efficiency 8.0 l/100km
141 HP Horsepower 148 HP
2,902 lbs. Curb Weight 3,186 lbs.
124.4 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 119.8 cu. ft.

2016 Honda HRV vs 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

2016 Honda HRV vs 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

One of the most exciting things about the 2016 model year thus far was the unveiling of the brand-new 2016 Honda HRV. It is a name that the brand has utilized before, but after putting it on the shelf for several years the HRV is back and better than ever, filling the subcompact crossover segment with a style and grace not found many other places. We wanted to compare the HRV against another one of its competitors, but there are so few subcompact crossovers out there on the market we weren’t sure who to throw it again. So instead we thought we’d tackle a vehicle slightly bigger, and compared the 2016 Honda HRV vs 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek, a compact crossover.

Advantages of the 2016 Honda HRV

After taking a look at the table above, you can tell that the vehicles are pretty evenly matched, but that the new Honda HRV gets the nod in many categories. Let’s start with fuel economy, where the estimated combined efficiency of the HRV is just slightly better than that of the XV Crosstrek. It might not be an overwhelming advantage, but it will save a bit of money at the gas pump every year. Perhaps the most surprising area that HRV take the cake is in terms of passenger volume, where the HRV has nearly 5 extra cubic feet of space for you passengers to get comfortable in. This is surprising considering the Subaru is a compact crossover while the Honda is a subcompact, the HRV is supposed to be smaller.

The Subaru XV Crosstrek does however have a bit of a boost in power. But since it’s only by 7 horsepower, the fact that the HRV weights 284 lbs. less actually eradicates that power advantage, as the lighter a vehicle is the less power it needs to move just as fast, if not faster. If you’re interested in the 2016 Honda HRV and would like to take one for a spin, feel free to give us a call or schedule a test drive right here on our website today!


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