How Does the Subaru Crosstrek Stand Up Against the Honda HR-V near Belleville, IL?

If you're in the market for a new subcompact crossover, you can't go wrong with the 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 Honda HR-V, it's a one-sided rivalry at best. The Subaru Crosstrek is the superior choice by far - here are just a few reasons why.


Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V

Standard Engine Output152 Horsepower & 145 lb-ft torque141 Horsepower & 127 lb-ft torque
All-Wheel DriveStandardAvailable
Manual TransmissionStandard Six-SpeedNot available
Fuel Economy with Continuously Variable Transmission28/33 mpg city/highway (AWD)27/31 mpg city/highway (AWD)
Fuel Tank Capacity16.6 gallons 13.2 gallons
Ground Clearance8.7 inches7.3 inches
Raised Roof RailsStandardOptional
Passenger Volume100.9 cubic feet100.1 cubic feet
Front Legroom43.1 inches41.2 inches
Touchscreen InfotainmentStandardAvailable
Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ IntegrationStandardAvailable
4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot AvailableNot available
Driver-Assist Technology Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist TechnologyAvailable Honda Sensing®

Interior & Exterior Specs

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

Power & Performance

  • Subaru Crosstrek provides more of a boost from its engine. The Crosstrek packs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under its hood, which gives you 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. The Honda HR-V has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which only grants 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 Crosstrek also offers a 2.5-liter engine, new for this model year with the all-new Crosstrek Sport trim, that delivers 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque - the HR-V has no answer for this.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek comes with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which gives you extra control when the going gets tough. All-wheel drive costs extra on the 2021 Honda HR-V.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek offers your choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission. The Honda HR-V does not offer a manual transmission.


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

Find the Perfect Model for Your Lifestyle!

When it comes to a subcompact crossover, the Honda HR-V cannot hold a candle to the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. When you measure out all the specs and features, the Crosstrek comes out on top. When you are ready to test drive this winning option near St. Louis, visit Dean Team Subaru in Ballwin, MO. Experience the 2021 Crosstrek for yourself to find out if it is the perfect subcompact crossover for you.

The experts in our finance center near Chesterfield, MO, 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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