It is the showdown between the Honda SUVs: the 2023 Honda CR-V versus the new Honda HR-V. Both excellent SUVs, yet different from one another!

Your Honda dealer in Montréal presents you these two vehicles, their engines, their interiors and their prices, so you can make an informed choice.

Honda CR-V and HR-V Engines

The CR-V and the HR-V each have a different gasoline engine, available in all versions of the vehicle.

Here’s a table that quickly compares the performance of these two engines:


Honda HR-V

Honda CR-V


42.0 L 4-cylinder

1.5 L 4-cylinder turbo


158 hp

190 hp


138 lb-ft

179 lb-ft

Fuel Consumption (City/Highway/Combined) (AWD models) (L/100 km)

9.4 / 7.8 / 8.7

9.1 / 7.6 / 8.4

In addition, the CR-V is available as the 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid, which comes with a hybrid version of the 4-cylinder engine found in the HR-V interior.

This engine develops a combined output of 204 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of combined torque. It has a fuel efficiency of 6.0 L/100 km in the city and 6.9 L/100 km on the highway.

Cargo Volume of the 2023 Honda HR-V and Honda CR-V

Cargo volume is another important element when comparing the two SUVs. First, in terms of overall dimensions, the CR-V is a larger vehicle than its little brother. This extra space is put to good use, as it also offers better cargo volume.

The Honda HR-V offers 691 L of space with the seats up. By lowering the seats, you can get a volume of 1,559 L. The CR-V, on the other hand, has a volume of 1,113 L and 2,166 L respectively. The CR-V Hybrid is slightly less spacious, offering volumes of 1,028 L and 2,030 L. In short, if you are looking for utility space inside your vehicle, Honda’s SUVs will certainly meet your needs.

Also, the HR-V’s smaller size is something you might prefer for city driving. In fact, its trunk, spacious for its size, is something that often comes up in Honda HR-V reviews.

Honda HR-V and CR-V On-Board Technologies

The CR-V and HR-V share several common elements in their respective list of on-board technologies, such as:

  • A standard 7-inch center screen, as well as an optional 9-inch screen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Heated front seats, etc.

However, higher trim levels of the CR-V offer additional options like:

  • 12-speaker Bose premium stereo system
  • An 8-way power driver’s seat with memory positions
  • 4-way power passenger seat
  • And much more!

If you opt for a base model, the HR-V and CR-V cabins are quite similar, which is very impressive for the HR-V, considered a more budget-friendly model.

Furthermore, the higher versions of the CR-V like the Touring Hybrid model achieve a very impressive level of technology for their price.

Summary and Comparison of the 2023 Honda CR-V Price and HR-V

Which SUV to buy in 2023? Whether you pick the Honda HR-V and CR-V, you won’t go wrong with your choice! Depending on your needs, you’ll find the one that perfectly meets your expectations.

And it wouldn’t be fair to make a comparison between two vehicles without also comparing their prices. Indeed, the Honda HR-V sub-compact SUV is of course a less expensive vehicle than its big brother the CR-V, a larger compact SUV.

Here is a table that summarizes our comparison of the HR-V and CR-V, including their respective price ranges:




CR-V hybrid


$30,780 - $39,180

$36,840 – $45,440


Power / Torque

158 hp / 138 lb-ft

190 hp / 179 lb-ft

204 hp / 247 lb-ft

Fuel Consumption (City / Highway / Combined) (L/100km)

9.4 / 7.8 / 8.7

9.1 / 7.6 / 8.4

6.0 / 6.9 / 6.4

Cargo Volume (seats up/ down)

691 L / 1,559 L

1,113 L / 2,166 L

1,028 L / 2,030 L

To find a Honda HR-V, a Honda CR-V for sale or any other model of Honda vehicle, it’s at Lombardi Honda Montréal. Come and visit us today, near the North Shore and the South Shore, to benefit from the exceptional reliability of Honda!

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