Ever since the term “crossover” became part of the automotive industry lexicon, people have been drawn to subcompact sport utility vehicles (SUVs) due to what they offer: Greater comfort and style than regular SUVs at a lesser cost. Nowadays, the subcompact market is a competitive one, which makes finding the perfect car for you a little bit tougher than it used to be. If you are searching for your next crossover SUV but are not sure where to start, look no further. We here at Westbury Toyota have put together a quick and comprehensive comparison guide between two of 2020’s top subcompact SUVs: The Toyota C-HR and the Honda HR-V.
If you are looking for a crossover that has everything you need wrapped up in one nice package, these two vehicles are likely going to make it to the top of your list. When it comes to which one will give you more bang for your buck, all you need to do is take a look at Toyota’s side by side comparison. What you will find in the C-HR that is not in the HR-V includes (but is not limited to) the following:
In terms of providing you with a comfy, stress-free driving experience, Toyota’s C-HR comes out on top. In addition, the C-HR comes with a bevy of services to keep you connected, such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Toyota Safety Sense.
While both of these crossovers definitely stand out on the road, the 2020 C-HR underwent a sleek redesign this year which included new wheel looks and a complete restyling of the front end. Whereas the HR-V has only a lip spoiler, you will find an attention-grabbing wing spoiler on the C-HR along with a sport front fascia. It has a roof reminiscent of fastback style, lending it a very sporty air. New this year for the C-HR are two new colors: Hot Lava and Supersonic Red, both which are only available with a black roof. While Honda’s HR-V is definitely capable of turning heads, the 2020 Toyota C-HR will absolutely command attention no matter where you drive.
Which of these two crossovers has more to offer under the hood? Let’s take a closer look:
|2020 Toyota C-HR||2020 Honda HR-V|
|Regular unleaded I-4 engine||Regular unleaded I-4 engine|
|144 horsepower (hp) and 139 pound-feet (lb.-ft.) of torque||141 hp and 127 lb.-ft. of torque|
|27 miles per gallon (mpg) city driving, 31 mpg on the highway, 29 mpg combined||28 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined|
As you can see, the C-HR has a bit more get up and go than the HR-V, which makes traversing streets and highways a breeze and more than makes up for the small gap in fuel mileage.
Toyota has always gone above and beyond in terms of offering unparalleled safety features, and while Honda is no slouch in that department either, the C-HR gives you a bevy of features through both Star Safety Sense and Toyota Safety Sense that you will not find anywhere else. You can expect to find Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.
There is no denying that Honda’s HR-V is an attractive option. However, the stats we have listed above do not lie: The 2020 Toyota C-HR edges out the HR-V in comfort, convenience, power, safety, and styling. Do not settle for second best when you are searching for your next crossover. Instead, contact us here at Westbury Toyota to learn more about all purchasing and leasing options for the 2020 C-HR.