2019 Subaru Crosstrek Limited vs 2019 Honda HR-V EX-L

In the battle for Compact Sport Utility Vehicle superiority, it doesn't get better than the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V. While originally an elevated suspension variation of the Impreza, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek has switched to the Subaru Global Platform. The Honda HR-V shares the same underpinnings as the Honda Fit. The durability of the Subaru challenges the dependability of the Honda. Let us explore the details to see which one comes out ahead in this match.

What is new with Crosstrek and HR-V:

  • Now standard on all models, EyeSight collection of driver-assistance features
  • Information and entertainment system is new
  • Hybrid available as Plug-in model
  • Body is changed
  • Sport and Touring available as 2 new trim levels
  • Honda Sensing driver assistance package (formerly not available).
  • Manual transmission choice has been eliminated


Neither Sport Utility Vehicles is going to establish lap records at the race course yet both still have trustworthy, effective engines. The Crosstrek continues the Subaru tradition of using a boxer engine, this time around it is a 2.0 L 4-cylinder variation, while the HR-V has a 1.8 L inline 4-cylinder. The Subaru defeats the Honda in horsepower, torque and gas mileage. The HR-V can be purchased with either Front Wheel Drive or AWD, while the Subaru is entirely offered in All-Wheel Drive.



While HR-V looks most comfortable cruising the town trying to find the hip, new coffee shop the Crosstrek looks all set to deal with Pike's Peak. From almost 9 inches of ground clearance, 18-inch alloy wheels, and LED Steering Responsive Headlights the Crosstrek awaits your outdoor experience. The HR-V is sharp, sporty-looking and includes a moonroof as a conventional feature on the EX-L trim.

Featuring perforated leather-trimmed seats and an acoustic windscreen, Subaru proclaims a silent, comfy cabin for all of your journeys in the Crosstrek. The HR-V has a number of the very same features yet Honda has given it an additional trick up its sleeve, the 2nd-Row Magic Seat. The seat pillows fold up (like on numerous crew-cab trucks) to make room for huge items like bikes.


Subaru's concentration on safety can be found in the form of SUBARU STARLINK. It supplies solutions meant to help you whether you are driving, in the house, or on your mobile device.The STARLINK infotainment system features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Pandora on all trim levels of Crosstrek. For the nature fan there is the eBird app, an electronic birding coach for locating nearby birds.

The HR-V includes Honda Sensing®, a collection of similar security and driving assistance choices like Collision Mitigation, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist. Both vehicles provide choices such as Navigation, Smart Device Integration and a Back-Up Camera.

Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2019 vs. Honda HR-V EX-L 2019 - Specs & Features

Subaru Crosstrek LimitedHonda HR-V EX-L
Available Engine2.0L 4-cylinder2.5L Inline 4-cylinder
TransmissionsLineartronic® CVTContinuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
with Sport Mode
152hp / 145 lbs. ft. torque 141hp / 127 lbs. ft. torque
Exterior Lighting LED Steering Responsive Headlights Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights
LED taillights
Wheels18-inch alloys17-inch alloys
SunroofPower sliding-glass moonroof
Moonroof (Standard)
InfotainmentSTARLINK™ 8-inch touchscreen (Standard)
Navigation (Optional)
7-inch touchscreen
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
StandardStandard on Sport Trim and higher
Parking CameraRear vision camera (Standard)Multi-Angle Rearview Camera (Standard)

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