2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda HR-V

2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda HR-V: What's the Better Crossover for Nederland Drivers?

Are you searching for a rugged, refined and adventure-ready crossover that doesn't break the bank? If those qualities appeal to you, then the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek is the ultimate compact crossover for your daily travels around Nederland, TX!

Wherever you're headed, the 2017 Crosstrek will always get you there in safety, comfort and style. Known for its adventurous spirit, the Crosstrek also possesses a spotless safety record, all-road capability and a well-appointed, versatile interior cabin. All totaled, the 2017 Crosstrek clearly outperforms and outclasses competitors like the Honda HR-V.


It's with good reason that safety is the first thing that comes to mind when discussing Subaru's fleet of cars. The Crosstrek is available with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology that includes lane departure warning, pre-collision braking and adaptive cruise control. Many of these same features aren't available in the Honda HR-V.

The Crosstrek's cutting-edge safety features engage a network of embedded cameras to watch your back, front and side on the road. As a result, the Crosstrek earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ and Superior rating in front crash prevention. For its part, the Honda HR-V failed to achieve the same crash test rating as the Crosstrek. If safety matters to you, then the Crosstrek is clearly head and shoulders above the HR-V.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

As with every Subaru besides the BRZ, the Crosstrek is equipped with Symmetrical all-wheel drive as a standard features. With AWD, the Crosstrek grips the road to provide confident performance in wet, wintry and off-road driving conditions. You can always rely on the Crosstrek's performance whether you're commuting, carpooling or chasing adventure. On the other hand, you'll have to pay more money to get all-wheel drive capability in the Honda HR-V.

Performance and Fuel Efficiency

The Crosstrek's blend of power, handling and fuel efficiency makes it a better performer than the Honda HR-V. The Crosstrek is equipped with a BOXER four-cylinder engine that creates 148 horsepower, which exceeds the HR-V's output. Even with AWD, the Crosstrek achieves up to 33 mpg during highway driving. When equipped with AWD, the HR-V provides just 31 mpg on highways. In other words, you'll get superior performance and fuel economy in the Crosstrek.

Comfort, Convenience and Tech Features

There's no doubt that the 2017 Crosstrek bests the Honda HR-V when it comes to your comfort and connectivity behind the wheel. For starters, the Crosstrek provides more passenger room than the HR-V, which gives you and your loved ones plenty of space to sit back and relax for the long haul.

In addition to ample storage space, the Crosstrek is equipped with integrated roof rails that provides additional cargo-carrying ability for camping gear, bicycles, skis and anything in-between. The Honda HR-V doesn't provide the same storage options!

It's also easier to stay connected to your network in the 2017 Crosstrek. While both vehicles are equipped with a touchscreen display, the Crosstrek's STARLINK infotainment system integrates to your smartphone and compatible apps. For the same feature in the HR-V, you'll again have to upgrade to a higher trim package for more money!

From top to bottom, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek is undoubtedly a safer, more capable and comfortable crossover than the HR-V. Find out more about the Crosstrek when you visit JK Subaru in Nederland to schedule a test drive today!


Highlights of 2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda HR-V

  • With EyeSight, Crosstrek earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating. The HR-V failed to do so.
  • All-Wheel drive is standard in the Crosstrek but merely optional in the HR-V.
  • Crosstrek provides additional storage space with integrated roof rails. The HR-V isn't offered with a similar feature.
  • Crosstrek equipped with STARLINK infotainment system with smartphone integration as a standard features. Comparable features are optional in the HR-V.
  • The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek has the lowest "5-Year Cost to Own," according to Kelley Blue Book.


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