2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V Comparison in Columbus, OH

Honda and Subaru represent two of the most highly respected names in the automotive industry. They each continue to produce safe and reliable vehicles, but which one makes the best crossover SUV for your money? Below, we look at what separates the impressive new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and the Honda HR-V. A similar starting MSRP for each model suggests that you should expect about the same equipment and capability. However, a closer look at the facts show that you get a lot more for your money with a new Subaru Crosstrek.

Once you have a better idea of what's waiting behind the wheel of a new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, we invite you to come experience one for yourself. It's easy to schedule a test drive online, and there's never an appointment necessary to stop by for a visit at 401 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH 43213.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Interior

Compare the Interior of the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek & Honda HR-V

Inside, you'll find similar dimensions for both cargo and passengers, though the new Subaru Crosstrek does hold a slight advantage in front legroom and headroom as well as rear shoulder room. This provides a little more comfort in the Subaru crossover, but there are a other more striking differences.

At the start of the lineup, the Honda HR-V comes with a 5" LCD screen compared to the 6.5" STARLINK™ touchscreen infotainment system that the Subaru Crosstrek starts out with. Then, there's the little things that make life easier. Like the 12-volt power outlet in the center console of every new Subaru Crosstrek as well as the bottle holders in each door. This is a level of convenience that you don't find in the entry-level Honda HR-V.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Technology

Compare the Technology of the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek & Honda HR-V

Today's automotive technology is truly impressive, whether it's under the hood or in the dash. Honda and Subaru both bring today's advanced technologies to their crossover SUVs, but there is a difference in what you get for your money.

At the entry level, we already mentioned the superior infotainment system that comes with the new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. Though, we didn't get to the standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto that's included in every Subaru Crosstrek. This modern smartphone connectivity will cost more on the higher trim levels of the new Honda HR-V.

You'll also find a variety of available technologies in the new Subaru Crosstrek that's just not found in any new Honda HR-V. For instance, all but the entry level Subaru crossover comes standard with 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, which will certainly make long journeys with children more enjoyable. When it comes to enduring the traffic during the commute home after a long day, the available 8-speaker Harman Kardon 432-watt premium sound system is well beyond anything you can get in the Honda HR-V.

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek Performance

Compare the Performance of the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek & Honda HR-V

There are two key advantages that make the new Subaru Crosstrek a far better choice for your money in terms of performance. First, you'll enjoy the confidence that comes with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, no matter which Subaru Crosstrek you choose. AWD is a pricey additional upgrade in the Honda HR-V, which negates any price advantage it may appear to have.

Secondly, the flat Subaru BOXER® engine under the hood of the new Subaru Crosstrek produces more power and substantially more torque. That means a better throttle feel and acceleration over the Honda HR-V with essentially the same fuel economy. It also means that the Subaru handles much more comfortably thanks to the low center of gravity that teams up with fully-independent raised suspension. The Honda HR-V does not have independent rear suspension, and that's a difference you'll feel around every corner and over every bump.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Safety

Compare the Safety of the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek & Honda HR-V

Overly crowded roads and distracted drivers have made safety one of the most important aspects to choosing a new crossover SUV. We're glad to find that the new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and the Honda HR-V are recognized as safe. However, there are a few distinctions to be aware of here, as well.

We already mentioned the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that makes the new Subaru Crosstrek safer on every driving surface. Once again, the Subaru Crosstrek has earned the highest ratings across the board from independent testing by the

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Driver Assistance Technology

Compare the Driver Assistance Technology of the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek & Honda HR-V

You may have heard that today's vehicles are now able to help you keep an eye on the road and automatically react to certain conditions if necessary. That's what the Subaru EyeSight® and Honda Sensing® systems do. These provide added safety with features like pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and more. The biggest difference is that you can get the Subaru EyeSight® system on any model throughout the lineup. To get Honda Sensing®, you'll have to pay substantially more and upgrade all the way to the EX model of the new HR-V.

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Discover Why Subaru is Among the Fastest-Growing Names in the Industry

Did you know that Subaru was the first in the nation to establish a zero-landfill automotive manufacturing plant? That means that tossing a gum wrapper in the trash is sending more garbage to a landfill than the Subaru manufacturing plant in Indiana. That's just the beginning of how Subaru does things differently.

Their famed BOXER® engines continue to provide better and safer driving dynamics with less fuel and more power while the renowned traction of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive continues to lead the industry. Further safety from the advanced EyeSight® driver assist system is now becoming standard on more Subaru models, and all this is just a preview of the unparalleled value that comes with a Subaru.

Come see us at Byers Airport Subaru to learn more about how a new Subaru can improve your life. You might be surprised at just how affordable it is, especially when you take advantage of our frequently updated special offers on all the latest Subaru models.