Carbone Honda Bennington compares the 2018 Honda HR-V to the 2018 Honda CR-V

At Carbone Honda Bennington, located in Bennington, we've got a fine selection of Honda HR-V and Honda CR-V crossovers, and shoppers often ask us which would be the better choice for them. Today we'll breakdown the differences.


The Honda CR-V is larger than the Honda HR-V, but before you write off the HR-V as a "too small" option, we'd like to point out that in the subcompact crossover segment it's one of the most spacious options. Cargo capacity is 23 cubic feet with all seats up and if you need the entire backrow you have 57 cubic feet (i.e., you can fit 12 small size U-haul boxes!) It also has the Honda Magic Seat® that makes shuttling tall items easier. The Honda CR-V has 39 and 75 cubic feet. Yes, significantly more cubic feet, but unless you truly need a lot of cargo space you'd be surprised how roomy the HR-V is.


Safety features on the Honda HR-V include a standard rearview camera and Bluetooth. Starting at the EX trim you'll get the Honda LaneWatch® camera on the passenger side. Not a bad selection! That said, if you really want more safety features — maybe because you have a kid or two onboard — the Honda CR-V offers more. On all trims except the base you'll have standard Honda Sensing® technologies, auto high beams, and blind spot warning.


Looks are subjective, but because the HR-V isn't simply a sized down CR-V we want to point out some key differences. The HR-V definitely has a more youthful, plucky demeanor, which makes sense for the target market of young professionals (or drivers young at heart). The CR-V has a more mature look with a few sleek appointments like sharp angles in the right places.

Both the Honda HR-V and Honda CR-V are fantastic models. Still on the fence? Come down to our dealership for a test drive. Due to our convenient location bordering two states, we proudly serve shoppers from Williamstown, North Adams, and Pittsfield Ma, as well as shoppers from Troy, NY!

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