If you're looking for a vehicle that can transport people just as well as cargo, an SUV could be your best option. But with a seemingly endless amount of choices available, how do you know which SUV is the right one?

At Freehold Subaru, we've developed this 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek vs. Honda CR-V vehicle comparison to help our customers from Freehold to Farmingdale Township learn more about their options.

We look at the design features, performance specifications, and technology and explore what sets these two vehicles apart.

Design

The inside of the Subaru XV Crosstrek has been designed with 60/40 split fold-down rear seats to allow for extra cargo room or seating and features standard roof rails for additional storing overhead.

In terms of comfort, the XV Crosstrek has leather-appointed seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel available, which adds a luxurious quality to the interior.

The Honda CR-V has a redesigned exterior that's sportier than previous models, along with a new front grille and taillights. Inside, the CR-V has a notable multi-functional center console that includes two USB audio interfaces and space for storage. 

Performance

The Subaru XV Crosstrek comes with a powerful 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER engine capable of generating 148 horsepower. This four-cylinder engine can be paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a sophisticated Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

Handling in the Crosstrek is nimble thanks to its four-wheel independent raised suspension, and the standard all-wheel drive makes it a reliable vehicle in a number of road conditions.

The Honda CR-V also has a four-cylinder engine, but you'll have to pay extra to add the Real Time All-Wheel Drive. And although the CR-V does provide some additional horsepower-185 to be exact-you're only transmission option is a CVT, so manual drivers will have to look elsewhere.

Technology

The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek is packed with some intelligent technology systems, such as the EyeSight Driver Assist. This system uses two small cameras above the rearview mirror to monitor traffic conditions. If a possible collision is detected, the EyeSight technology will send a visual and audible warning and even apply the brakes automatically.

This system also helps keep an eye out for unintentional lane departure, warning you if you begin to sway out of your lane while cruise control is engaged.

The Honda CR-V's Lane Keeping Assist System works in a similar way to keep you in the correct lane. But instead of just warning you that you've begun changing lanes without signaling, the Electric Power Steering will apply torque to try to move the vehicle back into the original lane.

Conclusion

As far as aesthetics are concerned, the Subaru XV Crosstrek provides a comfortable and luxurious interior with an ample amount of cargo room. It also features standard all-wheel drive, something the CR-V doesn't.

And while the EyeSight technology and Lane Keeping Assist may seem similar, drivers may not appreciate the Honda's automatic corrective steering.

You can test drive the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek and experience all of its features for yourself by calling or visiting us at Freehold Subaru. We serve drivers from FreeholdTownship to Farmingdale, so call today and reserve your appointment. 

 

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