While Honda designs and builds SUVs of excellent quality and different sizes, it can be difficult for the buyer to decide between them and make a choice. Since every Honda vehicle is designed with a specific driver and specific needs in mind, you're sure to find a vehicle that's right for you. Among the smaller SUVs are the CR-V and HR-V, which are similar but different in many ways: which one is really right for you?

Lombardi Honda in Montreal near the North Shore and South Shore helps you see things more clearly by comparing the different characteristics of the two cars.

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HR-V or CR-V: How to Decide?

First of all, the most notable difference is the size: it's true that they are two SUVs with similar styling, but they belong to two different categories. The HR-V, a subcompact, is obviously a little less spacious than the compact CR-V, which has more room for both passengers and luggage.

With a capacity ranging from 39.2 cu. ft. to 75.8 cu. ft. with the rear seats folded down, its trunk significantly outperforms the HR-V's capacity of 24.3 cu. ft. to 58.8 cu. ft. However, the latter offers an interesting feature, the Magic Seats, which allows the cargo space to be modulated by lifting the rear seats. However, it goes without saying that the CR-V is the ideal choice for transporting large or numerous pieces of luggage, especially during family or outdoor trips. The HR-V's smaller size, however, allows you to enjoy the advantages of an SUV while being best suited to the city and easier to park.

In terms of engines, if power and rapid acceleration are what influence you when buying a vehicle, the CR-V is the best option. Its 1.5L engine develops 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque, while the HR-V's 1.8L engine has 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. In both cases, however, you'll have the choice between all-wheel drive, available on most models, and front-wheel drive on entry-level models.

Their fuel consumption is about the same, with a combined consumption of 8.1 or 8.2 L/100 km on all-wheel-drive models. In both cases, they are excellent choices in terms of fuel economy, surpassing their rivals in the same category.

Safety is important to the Japanese automaker, which is why both vehicles now include the Honda Sensing package as standard equipment. Features such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control are included. So they're two safe, roughly equivalent choices that will help you drive with complete peace of mind every time.

The entertainment technologies are also quite similar, with touch screens ranging from 5 to 7 inches depending on the different models. A slight advantage for the entry-level LX model of the HR-V, which offers Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility, unlike the LX of the CR-V model. In terms of convenience, the CR-V offers two fast-charging USB ports at the rear of the vehicle, making rear passengers happy.

In short, the two SUVs offer similar features in terms of technology and overall appearance, but are quite distinctive in everything else. A CR-V will be a better option for large families, while the HR-V is ideal for people who travel more often alone or in pairs. In addition, the Honda HR-V 2021 starts at $20,820 and the Honda CR-V 2021 starts at $25,050, making the HR-V a more economical option.

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Lombardi Honda Has the Right SUV for You!

At your Lombardi Honda dealership in Montreal, you will find a wide range of new and used vehicles in stock. Whether you're looking for a sedan or an SUV, all Honda vehicles are designed to complement a specific lifestyle. Customize your car online or in person at the dealership thanks to Honda Configure Your Car: all the options and color choices are at your fingertips. At Lombardi, a team of experts welcomes you and guides you through the purchase or lease process to help you find the best Honda for you.

See inventory; a blue CR-V and a grey HR-V in a dealership