Both the Honda HR-V and the Toyota C-HR interest many drivers. From Santa Ana and Tustin to Mission Viejo, California, and beyond, folks have been asking our team about these two SUVs.

And that’s exactly why our Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine team wrote this crossover comparison between the Honda HR-V vs. Toyota C-HR. We urge you to check it out and then get in touch with us to schedule your test drive. Let’s get started!


Honda HR-V vs Toyota C-HREfficiency: Honda HR-V vs Toyota C-HR

After driving the Honda HR-V for a couple weeks, most people notice just how efficient it is—usually by how much they’re saving at the pump. With fuel economy ratings of up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG for 2WD CVT trims, it’s very impressive for a crossover SUV.1

On the other hand, the Toyota C-HR model’s fuel economy specifications aren’t quite as impressive. The costs of 27 city/31 highway MPG might start to add up over time. 2


Irvine, CA | Honda HR-V vs Toyota C-HRPerformance Features

Now, we’ll head right under the hood and take a look at what powers these two SUVs. When it comes to engine specs, these two models are pretty evenly matched.

The Honda HR-V provides a standard In-Line 4-cylinder engine that puts out 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque capability. Over in the C-HR, you’ll find the standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, which puts out 144 horsepower. So, as you can see, they’re neck and neck.

Where these two models start to differ is when it comes to traction and stability control. While both models come standard with a front-wheel drive system, only one offers the ability to choose an all-wheel drivetrain, and that’s the HR-V.

Whether you’re going on an off-roading adventure camping trip, or heading up to the snowy mountains, the HR-V is ready to be your partner no matter where you’re headed.

Two Rows of Spacious Passenger Dimensions

The HR-V also excels in the category of passenger space. Look at how it measures up against the C-HR:

  • Front Headroom: 39.5 inches (Honda) vs. 38.1 inches (Toyota)
  • Rear Legroom: 39.3 inches (Honda) vs. 31.7 inches (Toyota)
  • Front Shoulder Room: 56.8 inches (Honda) vs. 49 inches (Toyota)
  • Front Hip Room: 53.1 inches (Honda) vs. 52.97 inches (Toyota)

The Honda HR-V also dominates the Toyota C-HR in terms of cargo capacity. Take the 2WD version, for example: a respectable 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats up, and a whopping 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats down. The Toyota C-HR competitor only measures in at 19.1 cubic feet and 37 cubic feet, respectively.

The HR-V comes with a standard 2nd-Row Magic Seat®, which makes folding up and down your seats a breeze. You’ll have the ability to choose from Utility Mode, Long Mode, and Tall Mode, depending on what you’re transporting. A similar feature is not available over in the C-HR.


Comfort & Convenience

When it comes to the Honda HR-V vs. Toyota C-HR, you’ll want an SUV equipped with a plethora of features that are sure to keep you nice and comfortable no matter how long the drive ahead. The HR-V certainly delivers on the that front:

  • Standard High-Deck Center Console with Sliding Armrest and Storage Compartment
  • Standard 12-Volt Power Outlet (front/2nd-row)
  • Available Automatic Climate Control with Electrostatic Touch-Screen
  • Available HomeLink® Remote System

The C-HR does offer a similar feature to the Automatic Climate Control with Electrostatic Touch-Screen system, but it’s not nearly as advanced.


Honda HR-V | Irvine, CAAdvanced Driver-Assistive Safety Technologies

Finally, we’ll take a look at the safety and security features these models come equipped with. They work together to provide you with more peace of mind when you’re behind the wheel.

The HR-V offers a Honda Sensing® Safety & Driver Assisted Technologies system, which will help keep you and your family as safe as possible while you’re out there on the road.

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™

This feature helps you mitigate or avoid frontal collisions by automatically applying braking pressure in the event of an emergency. It’ll monitor the vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists traveling ahead of you, and alert you if it senses you rapidly approaching them.

  • Road Departure Mitigation System

You’ll stay securely in the center of your lane, thanks to this feature. It can determine if you cross over detected lane lines without signaling, and then provide gentle steering corrections or braking to get you back on the right path.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

ACC is ideal for highway commuters. It helps you maintain a set following interval behind the vehicles traveling ahead of you, and will automatically slow down or speed up your HR-V depending on the flow of traffic.

  • Lane Keeping Assist System

Honda HR-V ComparisonThe Lane Keeping Assist System is constantly providing subtle steering adjustments to keep you directly in the center of your lane.

The Multi-Angle Rearview Camera comes with standard guidelines, but on the Sport trim level and above, this feature includes Dynamic Guidelines, which allow you to switch between different views.

While the C-HR offers some similar features, there’s not nearly as many available to you. Feel free to have a conversation with our teammates about which safety suite would work better with your lifestyle.


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We’re a short drive from Mission Viejo, Tustin, and Santa Ana, CA, and look forward to meeting you!


1 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, & EX-L trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2 2021 EPA-estimate mileage. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive.


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