Compare 2023 Honda HR-V vs 2023 Honda CR-V

2023 Honda HR-V vs 2023 Honda CR-V
2023 Honda HR-V 2023 Honda CR-V


2.0L I-4 1.5L Turbo I-4


158 hp 190 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/32 * TBD/TBD *

  Max Cargo Space

55.1 cu. ft. ** 76.5 cu. ft. **

  Rear Legroom

37.7 in. 41.0 in.

2023 Honda HR-V vs 2023 Honda CR-V

Serving Brighton, MI

As you search for a new crossover SUV in the Brighton area, your focus may naturally land on the Honda HR-V and the Honda CR-V. For the 2023 model year, these smaller models are both next-generation versions with exciting updates from end to end. The subcompact HR-V and the compact CR-V sit next to each other in the 2023 lineup, but they have stunning differences. After you explore their differences in detail, which model will you select?


The 2023 HR-V’s three trim levels all have the same performance capabilities. They are packed with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that generates 158 horsepower. Front-wheel drive and an auto CVT are included in the total powertrain system, and all-wheel drive is offered. The 2023 CR-V, on the other hand, is available with a gas and a hybrid engine. The first option for the Honda CR-V is a 1.5-liter turbocharged system that generates 190 horsepower, and it comes with an auto CVT. The CR-V’s hybrid option features a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gas engine and two electric motors. This 204-net-horsepower system has all-wheel drive.


These siblings in the Honda crossover SUV are easy to tell apart in a side-by-side comparison. The smaller HR-V boasts a small grille with rounded corners and a waterfall-style hood. Pointed, angled headlights and crisp accents on the sides complete the look. The 2023 CR-V has a large grille with an edgy mesh design. The horizontal headlights are capped by an LED light ribbon. From the side view, you can appreciate the extended length of the hood and the linear sculpting across the door panels.


The CR-V and the HR-V for 2023 are offered with many of the same features. Some of these are auto emergency braking, an automatic climate management system, adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, a digital driver’s display screen, a central touch display screen, and smart device connectivity. Higher CR-V trim levels add a few more features, including radar tech with the wide-angle camera, an integrated navigation system, a Bose sound system, traffic sign recognition, wireless device charging, and traffic jam assist.

Which of these next-generation Honda crossovers has what it takes to impress you on a daily basis? Make plans to get to know more about them through a test drive by contacting our sales office at Serra Honda Brighton today.

* 2023 Honda HR-V: 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 25 city/30 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2023 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.

* 2023 Honda CR-V: EPA estimates not yet available.

** Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.