Ever since the first “Tin Lizzie” rolled off the assembly line back in the day people have been arguing about the pros and cons of different vehicles. Which takes us to today’s discussion about the new 2016 Honda HR-V for sale near Dayton, Ohio at your Miami Valley Honda Dealers and the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek.

The HR-V and Crosstrek share similar missions. They’re stylish crossovers designed for fun, versatility, practicality, and fuel economy. Both have their unique personalities and benefits. But when you compare these two capable and well-matched crossovers, which comes out ahead? Let’s find out.


By the looks of it, both the 2016 Honda HR-V LX and 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek have their admirers. But when you put the new streamlined, sporty, and athletic HR-V next to the Crosstrek, we have to admit that the Crosstrek looks a little too conservative compared to the HR-V’s youthful appearance. Subaru has never been known to design cars that get your heart racing (remember the awkwardly styled Subaru BRAT?) Just sayin’.

HR-V’s Smart, Modern Styling

The HR-V has some design elements, such as a character line that sweeps up toward the triangular-shaped “C” pillar and sharp creases on either side of the hood that flow up and through the curved roofline, that give the HR-V a fluid, sleeker, and more visually appealing look. Wedge-shaped red/amber LED taillights finish off the HR-V’s rear end nicely. Available 17-inch alloy wheels give the HR-V an extra dose of sporty good looks.

Honda has a long history of engineering top-notch interiors. So it comes as no surprise that the new 2016 Honda HR-V excels in spaciousness, versatility, ergonomic design, and quality. Honda’s attention to detail and emphasis on creature comforts are everywhere you look.

HR-V Has More Interior Room

The HR-V’s quiet and roomy interior recently got a makeover, and it shows. Honda doesn’t hold back when it comes to using quality materials. That’s why you can enjoy the supple luxury of available leather-trimmed, power-adjustable, and heated seats on the Honda HR-V EX-L and above trim levels.

You’ll also appreciate the HR-V’s expansive 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded compared to the Crosstrek’s 51.9 cubic feet of total cargo room. Even with the rear seats in their upright position, the HR-V still gives you more cargo capacity than the Crosstrek; specifically 24.3 cubic feet of space versus only 22.3 cubic feet of space for the Crosstrek. Plus, you’ll find a storage compartment cleverly hidden under the seat that’s perfect for storing valuables and other important items in your HR-V. You won’t find that on the Crosstrek.


HR-V Offers More Flexibility

The Subaru Crosstrek also can’t match the HR-V’s remarkable interior flexibility.  Unlike the Crosstrek, you can configure the HR-V’s interior in several different ways, thanks to Honda’s exclusive 60/40-split Magic Seat®. The Magic Seat easily flips forward with one motion and lies flat so you can transport those bulkier items. And you don’t even have to take off the head restraints.

In “Tall Mode,” you flip the bottom cushion of the Magic Seat up and out of the way, giving you more vertical space. But wait! There’s more! In “Long Mode,” the passenger seat folds forward, and the rear Magic Seat folds flat, for up to 8 feet of cargo.

Sorry, but the Subaru’s interior just isn’t that magical, or versatile.

HR-V Has Leading Technology

Both the HR-V and Crosstrek have an array of high-tech infotainment, navigation, and connectivity features that similar in some respects.

With the HR-V, you get technology that’s both comprehensive and easy-to-use. The HR-V comes equipped with standard Bluetooth® Streaming Audio and a handy USB audio interface port. Or use the fingertip-convenient steering wheel controls to command your electronic world effortlessly. Or take control through a responsive 7-inch color touchscreen display.

EX and EX-L trim levels add such features as PANDORA®, SiriusXM® Radio, HD Radio®, an 180-watt, 6-speaker audio system. You can also use Bluetooth Hands-Free Link® to connect calls and SMS Text Messaging to have your texts read to you aloud. And the available HondaLink® Next Generation lets you pair compatible smartphones and access your music playlists, podcasts, schedule service, and much more.

The Crosstrek offers its Subaru Starlink™ system that offers some of these same features.

HR-V Gets Better Fuel Economy

While the HR-V and Crosstrek’s engines are pretty evenly matched, the HR-V pulls ahead of the Crosstrek with better fuel economy. You’ll get up to an EPA-estimated 35 mpg on the highway in the HR-V compared to just 31 mpg on the highway in the Crosstrek. The HR-V also beats the Crosstrek for in-city driving with an EPA-estimated 28 mpg compared to the Crosstrek’s 23 mpg. That means you can drive further and go more places in your HR-V for less cash at the pump.

In just about every category the 2016 Honda HR-V Crossover for sale near Dayton, Ohio at your Miami Valley Honda Dealers outperforms the Subaru Crosstrek. The HR-V was also named a 2016 Green SUV of the Year by Green Car Journal. And the HR-V was also named one of Kelly Blue Book’s “16 Best Family Cars for 2016” and U.S. News & World Report’s “2016 Best Cars For Families.”

That looks like a winner to us.

Best of all, with a starting MSRP of just $19,215, the Honda HR-V costs less than the Subaru Crosstrek. Now that’s one comparison statistic you can take to the bank.

Get A Winning Deal On A 2016 HR-V At Your Miami Valley Honda Dealers

Check out the award-winning new 2016 Honda HR-V today at one of our conveniently located Miami Valley Honda Dealers near Dayton, Ohio and find out why it has what you’re looking for in a smartly styled, amazingly versatile, and fuel-efficient crossover SUV.

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