Explore the differences between the 2023 Honda HR-V & 2022 Subaru Crosstrek

2023 Honda HR-V

2022 Subaru Crosstrek

What are the main differences?

There are some blaring safety differences between the 2023 HR-V Sport AWD and 2022 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Premium AWD right out of the gate. The Blind Spot Information System and Collision Mitigation Braking System come standard with the HR-V and are optional upgrades for the Crosstrek. Granted both compact SUVs can seat 5 comfortable, the 2023 Honda HR-V cargo space is 3.6 cubic feet larger than the Crosstrek.

2023 Honda HRV specs & performance

Both the 2023 HR-V Sport and 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Premium come with AWD. Perfect for tackling inclement weather, the HR-V and Crosstrek are equipped with Continuously Variable Transmissions. Powerful enough to handle the road with confidence and ease, unless you’re driving downhill in a Crosstrek. Hill Descent Control comes standard with the HR-V Sport but not the Crosstrek Premium oddly enough.    

2023 Honda HR-V MPG – City/Highway/Combined

2WD: 26 / 32 / 28

AWD: 25 / 30 / 27

2022 Subaru Crosstrek – City/Highway/Combined

6-speed manual: 22/29/25

2.0-liter with CVT: 28/33/30

2.5-liter with CVT: 27/34/29

Dimensions & cargo space

The 2023 Honda HR-V size is categorized as a subcompact SUV. As for the nitty, gritting when it comes to the 2023 Honda HR-V length compared to the 2022 Crosstrek dimensions, reference the precise specs below. And if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

2023 Honda HR-V dimensions


Length: 179.8 in

Height: 63.4 in

Width: 72.4 in

Interior (front/rear)

Headroom: 39.4 in / 38.0 in

Legroom: 41.9 in / 37.7 in

Hiproom: 54.0 in / 47.4 in

Cargo Volume (seat up/down)

24.4 cu ft / 55.1 cu ft

2022 Subaru Crosstrek dimensions


Length: 176.5 in

Height: 63.6 in. with roof rails

Width: 71.0 in

Interior (front/rear)

Headroom: 39.8/38.0 in

Legroom: 43.1/36.5 in

Hiproom: 55.1/55.2 in

Cargo Volume (seat up/down)

20.8 cu. ft./55.3 cu. Ft

Interior features

The 2023 Honda HR-V interior is equipped with all of the modern amenities expected in a small SUV. Below is a short list of comfort and conveniences that comes standard across all Honda HR-V trim levels.

Safety options

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, the Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek have 5-star overall safety ratings. No matter which vehicle you opt for, Honda takes safety seriously through and through! From Honda Sensing to Driver-Assistive Technologies, the 2023 HR-V has 10 airbags total.

Honda Sensing® Technologies

Here are a few features every Honda HR-V 2023 is equipped with, including Honda Sensing, Active Safety, and Driver-Assistive technologies.

Active Safety & Driver-Assistive Technologies

The 2023 HR-V is equipped with Walk Away Auto Lock®, the Subaru Crosstrek is not.

Price comparison

How to compare Honda HR-V to Subaru Crosstrek pricing? Decide what is important to you. Start by making a list of must-haves, then compare and contrast. Also, consider taking into account inflation, a global part shortage, and the model year of each of the vehicles being compared.

2023 Honda HR-V LX: $23,650 Stating MSRP*

2023 Honda HR-V Sport: $25,650 Stating MSRP*

2023 Honda HR-V EX-L: $27,450 Stating MSRP*

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Base: $23,795 Stating MSRP*

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Premium: $24,945 Stating MSRP*

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Sport: $26,795 Stating MSRP*

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Limited: $28,295 Stating MSRP*


It’s time to conclude, which is better Subaru Crosstrek or Honda HR-V? Get a 2023 Honda HR-V for the price of a 2022 Subaru Crosstrek. As for design, the HR-V has a gorgeous front grille as opposed to the outdated looking one on the Crosstrek. And the HR-V comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, as for the Crosstrek it’s an optional upgrade. All in all, the 2023 HR-V gives the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek a run for its money.