The 2019 Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek

2019 Honda HR-V

Crossovers are all the rage right now. You get the best of both worlds with a powerful performance on par with an SUV, as well as the sleek and compact appearance of a sedan or hatchback. However, if you’re in the market for one of these reliable vehicles, you’re probably asking yourself which one to choose.

To help you make this important decision, Boardwalk Honda has taken two of the most popular models on the roads of Atlantic City and Egg Harbor and put them to the test. Below, you’ll find our 2019 Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Crosstrek comparison, filled with all the details you need to find the right car for your lifestyle.

2019 HR-V vs Crosstrek – Performance

Although both crossovers offer a reliable and smooth drive due to their similar 4-cylinder engines, there are some differences under the hood. In the Honda HR-V, you’ll find the standard Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode. This offers you a customizable driving experience suited to your needs. You can also upgrade this feature with the available Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters.

On the other hand, the Crosstrek comes with the 6-speed manual transmission. Although a CVT is available on certain models, it does not come equipped with a sport mode and is not standard on the 2.0i or 2.0i Premium, two out of the three trims the Crosstrek offers.

Generous Interior Space in both the HR-V and Crosstrek

The insides of the Honda and the Subaru are within inches of each other when it comes to headroom and legroom in the front and rear, providing the comfortable road experience for both the driver and the passengers. However, when it comes to cargo space, one of these crossovers seems to stand out more than the other.

In the 2019 Honda, they have included their 2nd-Row Magic Seat®. This available feature adjusts easily to turn 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space into an impressive 58.8 cubic feet, allowing you to carry more after grocery trips or pack up everything you need for that weekend road trip.

The Crosstrek, while still offering ample cargo space, provides slightly less with 20.8 cubic feet when the 60/40 split seats are fully upright and 55.3 cubic feet when lowered.

Driver-Assistive Technology


Both crossovers have included a plethora of safety features that are sure to keep you, and everyone surrounding you, safer while driving. The 2019 HR-V, as well as the 2019 Crosstrek, comes with similar available features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Systems to keep you in check on the highway.

However, Honda also has included their Road Departure Mitigation System, which keeps you from veering off the road entirely, as well as the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ to help your HR-V come to a complete stop when there is a possible collision ahead.

The 2019 Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek – The Choice Is Yours

We hope our comparison has been informative and helps you decide the best vehicle for your needs and driving style. However, the pros at Boardwalk Honda think one of these vehicles will leave you wanting more. To see the 2019 Honda HR-V in person, schedule a test drive today!