What Does HR-V and CR-V Stand For?


What Does HR-V and CR-V Stand For?

Acronyms can be confusing, especially when it comes to cars. Honda has been releasing the HR-V and CR-V for a few years now, and although they are very popular many people don’t know what the acronyms stand for. What do HR-V and CR-V stand for, and how are they different?

HR-V stands for Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle and CR-V stands for Compact Recreational Vehicle. Honda releases new models of the HR-V and CR-V yearly. The Honda CR-V is a compact SUV and the Honda HR-V is a subcompact SUV. The Honda CR-V is larger than the Honda HR-V.

Now that you know what HR-V and CR-V stand for, you are likely wondering what features each of these Honda vehicles have and what their gas mileage is. Keep reading to find out.

HR-V and CR-V Dimensions

Both the HR-V and the CR-V are wonderful vehicles when it comes to gas mileage, safety scores, space for passengers, and cargo space. Although these vehicles are similar, they are quite different in small ways.

HR-V Dimensions

HR-V was released just 5 years ago and is a subcompact vehicle. The dimensions are as follows:

  • Height: 63.2 inches
  • Ground Clearance: 7.3 inches
  • Length & width: 169 inches and 69.7 inches
  • Wheelbase: 102.8 inches
  • Horsepower: 138 (about 52 difference from the CR-V)
  • Gas mileage: up to 28 miles per gallon city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway
  • Cargo space: 24 cubic feet with seats up and 59 cubic feet when seats are down

CR-V Dimensions

CR-V has been around for about 24 years and is considered one of Honda’s best-selling vehicles in the United States. The CR-V Dimensions are as follows:

  • Height: 66.5
  • Ground clearance: 8.2 inches
  • Length & width: 181 inches and 73 inches
  • Wheelbase: 104.7 inches
  • Horsepower: 190
  • Gas mileage: up to 28 miles per gallon city and up to 34 miles per gallon on the highway
  • Cargo space: 39 cubic feet of space when the seats are up and 76 cubic feet when the seats are folded down.

HR-V and CR-V Safety and Technology

Safety and reliability are important factors that need to be considered before purchasing a vehicle. Technology has been integrated into nearly all vehicles, and it has also become important to potential drivers who are currently looking at purchasing the Honda HR-V or CR-V. Luckily for you, all of that information has been compiled here.

The 2021 Honda HR-V received a reliability rating of 78 out of 100 and an overall safety rating of 5 out of 5 stars from the NHTSA. (Source)

HR-V Standard Safety Features

  • Side and front airbags
  • Traction and stability control
  • Rearview Camera

HR-V Optional Safety Features

  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlights
  • Honda LaneWatch Blind Spot Camera

Standard Honda HR-V Technology Features

  • 4 Speaker Sound System
  • Bluetooth
  • 5 inch LED screen
  • USB Charging Port

Optional Honda HR-V Technology Features

  • 7 inch Touch Screen
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Navigation
  • 6 Speaker Sound System
  • 2 USB Charging Ports

The 2021 Honda CR-V received a reliability rating of 79 out of 100 from J.D. Power, which is only one point more than the 2021 Honda HR-V. The 2021 Honda CR-V also received an overall safety rating from the NHTSA of 5 out of 5 stars, so both the Honda CR-V and HR-V will keep your family safe during a crash. (Source)

CR-V Safety Features

  • Traction and stability control
  • Side and front airbags
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlights
  • Rearview Camera

Optional Honda CR-V Safety Features

  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers

Honda CR-V Standard Technology Features

  • 4 Speaker Sound System
  • 5 inch Display
  • Navigation
  • USB Charging Port

Honda CR-V Optional Technology Features

  • 7 inch Touch Screen
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • 6 Speaker Sound System
  • 4 USB Charging Ports
  • Wireless Charging

2022 Honda HR-V VS 2022 Honda CR-V Specs

Now that you know some things about the 2021 Honda CR-V and HR-V, you are likely wondering about the most recently released models: the 2022 Honda HR-V and CR-V. All relevant information for these vehicles is below.

2022 Honda HR-V

  • 1.8L 4-cylinder engine
  • 13.2 gallon fuel tank capacity
  • 141 horsepower
  • Passenger Volume: 105.9 cubic feet
  • Headroom Front/Rear: 39.5 in / 38.3 in
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 41.2 in / 39.3 in
  • Shoulder Room Front/Rear: 56.8 in / 54.5 in
  • Hip Room Front/Rear: 53.1 in / 47.4 in
  • Cargo Volume: 58.8 cubic feet

2022 Honda CR-V

  • 1.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 14.0 gallon fuel tank capacity
  • 190 horsepower
  • Passenger Volume: 105.9 cubic feet
  • Headroom Front/Rear: 40.1 in / 39.2 in
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 41.3 in / 40.4 in
  • Shoulder Room Front/Rear: 57.9 in / 55.6 in
  • Hip Room Front/Rear: 55.1 in / 49.5 in
  • Cargo Volume: 75.8 cubic feet only

CR-V & HR-V Prices

One of the most important things that people consider before purchasing a car is the price. Below is about how much it will cost by year for a Honda HR-V and CR-V.

Used and New HR-V Cost

  • 2014: Starting around $10,512 to $21,379
  • 2015: Starting around $21,855
  • 2016: Starting around $16,477 to $21,495
  • 2017: Starting around $10,979 to $23,694
  • 2018: Starting around $19,600 to $25,990
  • 2019: Starting around $16,815 to $27,692
  • 2020: Starting around $23,499 to $28,910
  • 2021: Starting around $23,993 to $28,995
  • 2022: Expected price to start around $21,420 based on the features chosen.

Used and New CR-V Cost

  • 2014: Starting around $10,512 to $21,379
  • 2015: Starting around $15,997 to $23,415
  • 2016: Starting around $18,450 to $25,600
  • 2017: Starting around $16,024 to $30,660
  • 2018: Starting around $17,352 to $30,079
  • 2019: Starting around $19,848 to $34,171
  • 2020: Starting around $28,949 to $36,998
  • 2021: Starting around $23,419 to $38,002
  • 2022: Expected price to start around $25,000 based on the features chosen.

The Honda CR-V and HR-V are similar when it comes to gas mileage, because they can both seat up to 5 people, and are a type of SUV, but in the end they are different cars and you will need to decide which one is best for you. The Honda CR-V is larger than the Honda HR-V, so if you need cargo space and room to move, the Honda CR-V is better than the Honda HR-V.

Will Turner

Will has an absolute passion for 4x4s and loves discovering all of the small details about each model. Will joined the Four Wheel Trends team in early 2021 and has been a valuable contributor ever since!

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