When seeking a small, practical, and versatile crossover, your search may inevitably lead back to two segment favorites: the Honda HR-V and the Toyota C-HR. For many years, these quaint crossovers have transported folks around Abington, Willow Grove, and Glenside in comfort and safety. So, does one model have the edge over the other? How are you supposed to pick your favorite?
No two models are exactly alike. To help you in your car search, our Honda of Abington team has created a 2022 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Toyota C-HR comparison, so you can begin to understand the differences in these crossovers!
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The goal of the Toyota C-HR and the Honda HR-V is to get you from Point A to Point B without a fuss. When looking at the performance attributes of each crossover, you’ll see a lot of similarities.
Both models utilize a 4-cylinder engine, for example. Power outputs are close, too, with each model making over 140 horsepower.
Is there anything about performance to split the pair? The defining difference stems from the drivetrain. Toyota only offers the C-HR with front-wheel drive. The 2022 Honda HR-V also comes with front-wheel drive but can be had with a Real Time AWD system featuring an Intelligent Control System™. The Honda AWD format will deliver far more traction in slippery or snowy conditions than the front-wheel architecture of the Toyota.
Stepping up to a crossover as opposed to a sedan offers the benefit of more interior space. This means traits such as passenger and cargo room become increasingly important when comparing the Honda HR-V and the Toyota C-HR. So, who wins out?
Well, the cargo space comparison isn’t close. With the Toyota crossover, you’re working with just 19.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 37 cubic feet of cargo room with that second row folded flat. The Honda HR-V easily surpasses its counterpart by offering 24.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the second row and 58.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity overall.
So maybe the Toyota crossover makes up for its limited cargo space by offering tremendous passenger room? Not exactly. Take a look at how these interiors match up:
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The Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR each offer a selection of sophisticated technology features within their cabins. Each crossover SUV includes a dashboard-mounted display that’s used to select your media options.
These options include AM/FM radio, USB/auxiliary inputs used for portable media players, and even Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. The HR-V, however, also includes Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation, which adjusts audio levels as the engine gets louder.
Each vehicle even offers smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. These features will integrate your phone into the touchscreen display and give you direct access to your apps, contacts, text messages, media, and more! You’ll be able to easily select your phone’s features from the screen, so you can stay connected at all times.
Additionally, the Honda HR-V offers the available HondaLink®. This feature connects the HR-V to an app on your phone. From there, you’ll be able to remotely start your vehicle, unlock it, or even locate where you parked it. This app also lets you schedule upcoming service appointments.
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 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX CVT trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, EX-L & Touring CVT trims. Based on 2022 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.