Subaru Crosstrek XV VS Honda HR-V Price, News, Release, Date: Both Fun Drives Or Market Driven? [VIDEO]

Nov 15, 2016 05:00 AM EST | Johanna Vanessa Anasco


Subaru's Crosstrek and Honda's HR-V are set for release next year. Honda barely disappoints when it comes to price and performance. Subaru, on the other hand, is a possible tough contender in the crossover segment. However, it is evident the Honda will not easily yield on its rival.

How Much Is The Hond HR-V Compared To the Subaru Crosstrek XV's price?

Honda HRV's price tag is expected to start around $20,265 to $27,040. Whereas Subaru's Crosstrek XC is expected to cost from $21,500 for the 2.0i base model to $22,500.

Performance Comparison

The Subaru Crosstrek XV comes with a 2.0 L DOHC H4 engine. Under the Honda HR-V's hood is a 1.8 L SOHC 14 engine. The former's output is at 148 horsepower at 6,200 rpm. Honda, on the other hand, yields 139 horsepower at 6,500 rpm.

Down With The Wheels

The Honda HR-V has the Mugen alloy-look which is a bit confusing. In contrast, the Subaru Crosstrek XV sports a new (literally) twisted design concept.

The Verdict Is A Draw

The Subaru Crosstrek XV is the closest alternative to the Honda HR-V. If one wishes to deviate out of the norm, that has been dominated by Honda, the Crosstrek will truly stand-out. Honda HR-V, on the other hand, is purely market-driven. It ticks the usual requirements. This basically covers fuel efficiency, styling, and cargo volume. Requirements buyers usually base on their needs.

Subarus Crosstrek XV doesn't fail to provide its signature fun-drive. It also provides a bigger boot space. One that is practical and easily accessible. However, the Honda HR-V is not bad at all. It never fails to provide a pleasant driving experience. Unlike the Crosstrek the HR-V's back seat has to be folded down to increase its cargo space.

It really is up to the owners which crossover to buy. A quick decision can be made if one wants to stand out, go for the Subaru Crosstrek XV. If one wants to join the majority with a solid performance, then go for the Honda HR-V.

The Numbers Laid Down





Curb weight



Maximum output

Maximum torque





Fuel tank capacity


Power to weight ratio





Vented disc/ disc

1,799 cc

1,256 kg


1.8 L SOHC 14

139 hp @ 6,500 rpm

172 Nm @ 4,300 rpm



2,610 mm


50 L


110.668 hp/ton





Vented disc/disc

1,995 cc

1,430 kg


2.0 L DOHC H4

148 hp @ 6,2000 rpm

196 Nm @ 4,200 rpm



2,635 mm


60 L


103.496 hp/ton

[Engineering Explained/YouTube]

[Everyman Drive/YouTube]

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