Son's Automotive Group Compares 2018 Honda HR-V VS 2018 Toyota C-HR Near Braselton, GA

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2018 Honda HR-V

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2018 Honda HR-V

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2018 Toyota C-HR

Safety Comparison

The HR-V offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The C-HR doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

Both the HR-V and the C-HR have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

Reliability Comparison

The engine in the HR-V has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engine in the C-HR has dual overhead cams, which add to the number of moving parts and the complexity of the cylinder heads.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the HR-V FWD Auto gets better fuel mileage than the C-HR (28 city/34 hwy vs. 27 city/31 hwy).

Chassis Comparison

The Honda HR-V may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 200 to 400 pounds less than the Toyota C-HR.

Passenger Space Comparison

The HR-V has 16.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the C-HR (100.1 vs. 83.8).

The HR-V has 1.4 inches more front headroom, .1 inches more front hip room, 7.8 inches more front shoulder room, 7.6 inches more rear legroom and 2 inches more rear shoulder room than the C-HR.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the HR-V’s rear seats recline. The C-HR’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The HR-V has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the C-HR with its rear seat up (24.3 vs. 19 cubic feet). The HR-V has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the C-HR with its rear seat folded (58.8 vs. 36.4 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the HR-V has standard extendable sun visors. The C-HR doesn’t offer extendable visors.

To direct the driver from any location to a given street address, a GPS navigation system is standard on the HR-V EX-L. The HR-V’s navigation system also has a real-time traffic update feature that offers alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The C-HR doesn’t offer a navigation system.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Honda HR-V, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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