Compare the Subaru Crosstrek to the Honda HR-V near St. Louis

How Does the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Stand Up Against the Honda HR-V?

If you're in the market for a new subcompact crossover, you can't go wrong with the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. It takes the rugged Subaru reliability we all know and love and puts it in a pint-size package. Despite its smaller stature, it's still a Subaru through-and-through, and while it's a perfect fit for city driving, it's still up for any adventure you can think of. While it does face some competition from the 2019 Honda HR-V, it's a one-sided rivalry at best. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is the superior choice by far; here are just a few reasons why.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V

Power & Performance

  • The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek packs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under its hood, which gives you 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Honda HR-V has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which only grants 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. Subaru gives you a little extra power.
  • The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek comes with standard all-wheel drive, which gives you extra control when the going gets tough. All-wheel drive costs extra on the 2019 Honda HR-V.
  • The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek offers your choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously-variable transmission. The 2019 Honda HR-V does not offer a manual transmission.


  • Subaru gives you a standard 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen on the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. There is a standard 5-inch display screen on the 2019 Honda HR-V; touchscreen capability, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay all cost extra.
  • The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek offers a larger available 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. The largest available touchscreen on the 2019 Honda HR-V is only 7 inches.
  • Subaru EyeSight, the Subaru suite of active safety features, is available on every trim level of the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. It adds forward collision warning, lane keeping assistance, emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. Honda has their own suite of active safety features, Honda Sensing, but it is not available on the base trim level of the 2019 Honda HR-V.

Interior & Exterior

  • There is greater front headroom and front legroom in the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, making it easier for you to get comfortable in the driver's seat.
  • The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek can get you over obstacles without bottoming out, as it has an impressive 8.7 inches of ground clearance. The 2019 Honda HR-V only has 7.3 inches of ground clearance.


  • The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek has a starting MSRP of $18,595. The 2019 Honda HR-V has a starting MSRP of $20,520—almost $2,000 more! The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is easier on your wallet, and its impressive array of standard features make it an even better value.
  • The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek comes with standard roof rails, giving you yet another spot to store your cargo. Roof rails cost extra on the 2019 Honda HR-V.

Find the Perfect Model for Your Lifestyle!

Honda makes a decent ride, but when it comes to subcompact crossovers, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is the clear winner. Come visit us in person today, here in Ballwin, MO, to experience the Subaru difference for yourself. We'll help you set up a test drive in no time at all. If you decide the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is the right ride for you, the experts in our finance center will help you fit it into your budget with ease. Whether you decide to lease or buy, we've got your back. If you aren't sure about the Crosstrek, that's okay too. Just check out the rest of our many new Subaru models, and see if any of them catch your eye. We know we have just the ride for you right here on our lot, and we can't wait to help you find it.

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