Subaru Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V

Subaru Crosstrek Comparison Page: The Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda HR-V

Which Compact SUV is the Right Fit in Tucson

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is the most powerful yet, with all-new features and design elements.  The new Crosstrek brings you elevated driving from Oro Valley to Sahuarita, and we think you'll love everything it has to offer from start to finish. But how does the Subaru Crosstrek compare to models of similar price and build?

Let's take a look at the Honda HR-V and where it differs from the new Crosstrek. Both models offer seating arrangements for up to five, spacious cabins, and reliable driving, but you want more for your money, and here at Tucson Subaru, we want to shed some light on why the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is the better buy.

Subaru Crosstrek
Honda HR-V

Starting MSRP$21,895$20,620
City MPG27

Highway MPG33

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Road Departure Mitigation System

51.9 cu.ft.
55.9 cu.ft.

Ground Clearance
8.7 in
7.3 in

Comparing Engines, Efficiency and Capability

Let's start with the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. The Crosstrek comes with a 16.6-gallon fuel tank and 2.0L gasoline direct injection SUBARU BOXER® engine.  This engine gets up to 152 horsepower at 6,000 RPM. This engine achieves up to 33 MPG on the highway and up to 28 MPG in the city with a combined MPG rating of 30 MPG.

The 2021 Honda HR-V offers at 1.8L sequential MPI engine that offers 172 pound-feet of torque at 4,300 RPM and up to 34 MPG on the highway, 28 MPG in the city and a combined fuel economy of 30 MPG.

While the base models are almost identical in power and efficiency, where the 2021 Crosstrek really shines is with its all-new Sport trim level that comes with a standard 2.5-liter direct-injection SUBARU BOXER® engine.

Another major advantage to the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that will give you better traction and control during dicey driving conditions in Sierra Vista.

The Honda HR-V comes standard with front-wheel drive.

Comparing Features, Space and Comfort

The Subaru Crosstrek and Honda HR-V are almost identical in size. Below are the dimensions of each.


  • Passenger Volume: 100.9 cubic feet
  • Front Legroom: 43.1 inches
  • Cargo Volume: 55.3 cubic feet


  • Passenger Volume: 100.1 cubic feet
  • Front Legroom: 41.2 inches
  • Cargo Volume: 58.8 cubic feet

When taking a look at standard technology, you'll have more connectivity features in the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, which offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as standard Climate Control.

The 2021 Crosstrek comes standard with many safety technologies included in the Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology package.  This package offers you standard Pre-Collision Braking as well as new Advanced Adaptative Cruise Control with Lane Centering.

The 2021 Honda HR-V is available with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features, which includes advanced technologies such as Collision Mitigation Braking and Road Departure Mitigation.

Comparing Style

When it comes to style, your preference matters.  The new Crosstrek ups its exterior with the all-new Sport trim, which is now available in a bold yellow paint, dark accents, and yellow detailing in the cabin.

The 2021 Honda HR-V sees few updates for the new year and doesn't have the same aggressive and capable presence you see on the new Subaru Crosstrek.

If you are looking for a new compact SUV that shows off its capabilities, then the new Crosstrek is a great option in the Marana and Green Valley, AZ area.


The choice is yours! Here at Tucson Subaru, we are ready to get you set up to finance a new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.  If you have already test-driven the Honda HR-V, see how the Crosstrek varies in handling and comfort. This is the best way to see which new vehicle will be best for you!

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