The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek and the Honda HR-V are commonly compared vehicles, so for drivers in Freehold, Farmingdale, and Marlboro, we're going to highlight their engine power and performance, interior space, technology and entertainment, and safety features.  

You also can read more about the Crosstrek with our latest Subaru vehicle reviews.

Engine Power and Performance

The Subaru Crosstrek has a 2.0-liter flat four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine, while the Honda HR-V comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder SOHC 16-valve engine. In terms of horsepower, the Crosstrek can reach 148, but the HR-V only hits 141.

Additionally, the Crosstrek's engine a Subaru BOXER, which is a flat-laying horizontally opposed engine that maximizes balance, power, and efficiency.

Interior Space and Seating

The Subaru Crosstrek and the Honda HR-V each has a five-passenger capacity, but they differ when it comes to headroom and legroom. The Crosstrek has 39.8 inches of front headroom and 43.5 inches of front legroom. The Honda HR-V only offers 39.5 inches of front headroom and 41.2 inches of front legroom.

In terms of cargo space, the Crosstrek contains 22.3 cubic feet of storage space, while the HR-V has slightly more at 24.3 cubic feet. However, you can fold down the rear seats in the Crosstrek, which increases the cargo space to 51.9 cubic feet. The rear seats in the HR-V don't go down, which limits storage capacity.

Technology and Audio Entertainment

The Subaru Crosstrek features the STARLINK™ Multimedia system, which has a 6.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen display that makes controlling the HD Radio®, CD player, and Bluetooth® hands-free phone and streaming easy.

The Honda HR-V has a 5-inch touchscreen display, an AM/FM radio, a USB port, and Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio streaming. Both vehicles contain great technological amenities, but the Crosstrek has a larger display and comes standard with HD Radio®.

Safety Details

The Subaru Crosstrek and the Honda HR-V both have a four-wheel anti-lock braking system with Emergency Brake Assist and rollover sensors. For collision protection, each vehicle includes front and rear head airbags and dual front side-mounted airbags.

For additional protection, the Subaru Crosstrek has a driver's knee airbag and seat-mounted side pelvis/torso airbags.

Test Drive a Subaru Crosstrek in Freehold

It's easy to see that the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek has the edge over the Honda HR-V with more engine power and interior space plus additional airbags for safety. Schedule a test drive of the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek today at Freehold Subaru, proudly serving Freehold, Farmingdale, and Marlboro drivers. You can find our dealership at 299 South Street.


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