In the battle for Compact SUV superiority, it does not get better than the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V. While initially an elevated suspension variation of the Subaru Impreza, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek has switched to the Subaru Global Platform. The Honda HR-V shares the exact same underpinnings as the Honda Fit. The durability of the Subaru tests the dependability of the Honda. Let us dig into the details to see which one comes out ahead in this matchup.

Crosstrek and HR-V, what's new:

  • Body is restyled
  • Sport and Touring available as two brand-new trim levels
  • Honda Sensing driver assistance bundle (formerly unavailable).
  • Terminated manual transmission choice


Neither Sport Utility Vehicles is likely to establish lap records at the race track however both still have trustworthy, efficient engines. The Crosstrek carries on the Subaru tradition of using a boxer engine, this time it is a 2.0 L 4-cylinder variation, while the HR-V gets a 1.8 L inline 4-cylinder. The Subaru beats the Honda in horsepower, torque and fuel efficiency. The HR-V can be ordered with either FWD or AWD, while the Subaru is exclusively offered in AWD.



While the HR-V looks most at ease travelling the town looking for the hip, new coffee bar the Crosstrek looks ready to take on Pikes Peak. From the 18-inch alloy wheels, LED Steering Responsive Headlights and virtually 9 inches of ground clearance the Crosstrek is ready for your outdoor experience. The HR-V is sharp, sporty-looking and includes a moonroof as a standard feature on the EX-L trim.

Including perforated leather-trimmed seats and an acoustic windshield, Subaru touts a peaceful, comfortable cabin for every one of your experiences in the Crosstrek. The HR-V has much of the exact same features but Honda has given it an added ace up its sleeve, the 2nd-Row Magic Seat. The seat pillows fold up (like on several crew-cab pickups) to contain big items like a bike.


Subaru's focus on security comes in the form of SUBARU STARLINK. It offers services to help you whether you are driving, at home, or on your mobile device.The STARLINK infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Pandora on all trim models of Crosstrek. For the nature lover there is the eBird app, an electronic birding coach for discovering nearby birds.

The HR-V features Honda Sensing®, a suite of similar security and driving assistance options like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Collision Mitigation, and Road Departure Mitigation. Both vehicles use tech such as NAV, Smart Device Integration and a Back-Up Camera.

Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2019 vs. Honda HR-V EX-L 2019 - Specs & Features

Subaru Crosstrek LimitedHonda HR-V EX-L
Available Engine2.0L 4-cylinder2.5L Inline 4-cylinder
TransmissionsLineartronic® CVTContinuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
with Sport Mode
152hp / 145 lbs. ft. torque 141hp / 127 lbs. ft. torque
Exterior Lighting LED Steering Responsive Headlights Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights
LED taillights
Wheels18-inch alloys17-inch alloys
SunroofPower sliding-glass moonroof
Moonroof (Standard)
InfotainmentSTARLINK™ 8-inch touchscreen (Standard)
Navigation (Optional)
7-inch touchscreen
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
StandardStandard on Sport Trim and higher
Parking CameraRear vision camera (Standard)Multi-Angle Rearview Camera (Standard)

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