Explore the Differences Between the 2022 Honda CR-V and the 2022 Honda HR-V

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Honda HR-V

What are the Main Differences?

One of the most prevalent differences between the Honda HR-V vs CR-V is that the CR-V is available in hybrid. In fact, 3 out of the 5 CR-V trim levels come with a hybrid powertrain, compared to the HV-R which only comes with an In-Line 4-Cylinder engine across all trim levels. And when it comes to comparing the price different between the CR-V EX vs CR-V Hybrid EX, there’s only a $2,700 difference which’ll likely pay for itself within the first 2 years of ownership from saving on gas.

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Specs & Performance

The Honda CR-V vs Honda HR-V, circling back around the engine, the 2022 Honda CR-V LX 2WD w/ CVT comes with a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine whereas the 2022 Honda HR-V 2WD w/ CVT only comes with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine. And as far as performance is concerned, it’s not a make-or-break situation by any means.
Spec wise, the 2022 Honda CR-V LX 2WD has a slightly larger fuel tank, more horsepower and torque than the 2022 Honda HR-V LX 2WD. All things to consider when comparing different trim levels and options. And since both models can be configured to your liking, it’s worth looking at all the different trim levels in regard.

Dimensions & Cargo Space

Which is bigger the Honda CR-V or HR-V? There’s no clear winner when it comes to size. Both models have similar dimensions both inside and out, give or take a couple of inches. As for their class, they’re both considered midsize, compact SUVs. The perfect size for a family of 4 since it seats 5 persons comfortably.

2022 Honda Honda CR-V Exterior
Length: 182.1 in
Height (2WD/AWD): 66.1 in / 66.5 in
Width: 73.0 in

2022 Honda CR-V Interior / (front/rear)
Headroom: 40.1 in / 39.2 in
Legroom: 41.3 in / 40.4 in
Hiproom: 55.1 in / 49.5 in

2022 Honda HR-V Exterior
Length: 170.4 in
Height: 63.2 in
Width: 69.8 in

2022 Honda HR-V Interior / (front/rear)
Headroom: 39.5 in / 38.3 in
Legroom: 41.2 in / 39.3 in
Hiproom: 53.1 in / 47.4 in

What is the difference in a Honda CR-V and HR-V? The Honda CR-V’s cargo volume is 14.9 cu ft larger than the HR-V! That’s quite a bit larger no matter how you configure the rear seat up or down. Something to consider when it comes to cargo needs in the now and down the road.

2022 Honda CR-V
Cargo Volume (rear seat up/down)
39.2 cu ft / 75.8 cu ft

2022 Honda HR-V 2WD
Cargo Volume(rear seat up/down)
24.3 cu ft / 58.8 cu ft

Interior Features

Most of the interior features come standard on both models and trim levels, except from the LX trim which seems to be lacking a great deal of conveniences. In fact, the CR-V LX and the HR-V LX only comes with a 5-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution
Touchscreen. Compared to all the other trims that come equipped with a 7-Inch Touchscreen display. Here are a couple of features that come standard across the board.

  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink
  • Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)

The LX trims don’t even come equipped with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SMS Text Message, or HondaLink. And since the 2022 Honda HR-V LX starts off at $21,420, upgrading to the next trim level will get you all the above and more. Well worth a modest jump in price especially if modern day features are important to you.

Safety Options

The 2022 Honda HR-V LX and Sport trims don’t come with a lot of the Honda Sensing® Safety and Driver Assistive Technologies. Safety features like Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning only come in the EX and EX-L trims. Here are some basic safety options that come with all trims.

2022 Honda HR-V
Brake Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
LED Daytime Running Lights
Advanced Front Airbags
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks
As for the 2022 Honda CR-V, every trim level comes with Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and see below for more.

2022 Honda CR-V
SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
Anti-Lock Braking System
Driver’s & Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder
Auto High-Beam Headlights
Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) (Hybrid)

Price Comparison

When it comes to price, the 2022 Honda CR-V LX is $4,330 more than the 2022 Honda HR-V LX. As for the EX-L trim, the CR-V is $4,630 more expensive than the CR-V. That’s roughly $74.67 more a month over the course of 60 month just to put things into
perspective and not including interest.

2022 Honda HR-V
LX model $21,420* MSRP
EX-L $26,220* MSRP
2022 Honda CR-V
LX model $25,750* MSRP
EX-L $30,850* MSRP