A compact SUV, like the Subaru Crosstrek or Honda HR-V, should have efficient power and lots of useful features, while also delivering a capable drive. So, which one of these SUVs is right for you?

Our team at Bill Rapp Subaru will help you decide which one is better for your drives in Syracuse, Oneida, and Liverpool, NY, with this 2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2021 Honda HR-V comparison.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V: Capability

The Subaru Crosstrek has standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to provide you with dependable performance when you're going off-roading or driving on slippery or steep roads. The Honda HR-V offers Real Time All-Wheel-Drive, but it doesn't come standard.

Adding to that, the Crosstrek is built with 8.7 inches of ground clearance. It'll give you more confidence when taking on bumpy all-terrain paths than the 7.4 inches of ground clearance you'll get from the HR-V. The Crosstrek also offers X-MODE®, which will further optimize the all-wheel drive system for off-road control.

The Crosstrek fits its drivetrain with additional features to make sure you're in control in many conditions. Its standard Vehicle Dynamics Control system monitors your wheels, steering, brakes, and can sense wheel slip. Then, it uses corrective braking to guide you back onto your intended path.

The Honda HR-V comes standard with a similar system known as Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control.

Crosstrek vs HR-V: Performance

The Subaru Crosstrek runs on a 2.0L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. This works in tandem with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

The Honda HR-V, on the other hand, isn't as powerful. Its 4-cylinder engine only produces up to 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. This works with a CVT, but it doesn't have an option for fans of manual transmissions.

If you're looking for the improved efficiency of a hybrid powertrain, you'll only find one in the Subaru Crosstrek. Its available permanent magnet AC synchronous motor helps achieve a total system horsepower of 148. It also boasts an all-electric EPA-estimated 90 MPGe.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V: Infotainment System

During your drive, the Subaru Crosstrek makes your trip more enjoyable with the standard SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia system. It offers you sizeable options for your dashboard touchscreen-either 6.5 or 8 inches. Both choices come standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.

The system is also Bluetooth® compatible, so syncing up your phone will be simple. You can even safely make hands-free calls. Plus, its available voice-activation feature will give you more ease of access. You'll be able to answer incoming calls, switch songs, and input a destination without taking your hands off the steering wheel!

While the Honda HR-V also has an infotainment system, navigation, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™ are not standard. It also offers an available 7-inch touchscreen that's not quite as accessible as the largest offering in the Crosstrek.

Test Drive the Subaru Crosstrek

The Subaru Crosstrek provides drivers in Liverpool, Syracuse, and Oneida, New York, with more power, enhanced capability, and more standard technology features. We hope our 2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2021 Honda HR-V comparison was able to help you in your car-buying journey.

If you'd like to learn more about the Subaru Crosstrek, contact us at Bill Rapp Subaru to schedule a test drive today!

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