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2023 Honda CR-V vs. 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Review

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2023 Honda
CR-V

MSRP*: $33,110 to $35,760
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Picture of the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek

2023 Subaru
Crosstrek

MSRP*: $23,645 to $29,495
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MPG - City 27 MPG 22 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 MPG 29 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 76.5 ft3 55.3 ft3
Engine
  • 190-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 152-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable, M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 190 hp 152 - 182 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 184.8 in 176.5 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 71.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 41.0 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 38.2 in
Rear 38.2 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 38.0 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda CR-V than in the Subaru Crosstrek. The Subaru Crosstrek will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V.

Convenience
With the Subaru Crosstrek, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Honda CR-V, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda CR-V will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru Crosstrek, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Honda CR-V is much wider than the Subaru Crosstrek, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda CR-V, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Handling
The Honda CR-V has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Crosstrek, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Honda CR-V will do just as well as the Subaru Crosstrek, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Honda CR-V has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Honda CR-V transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V and the Subaru Crosstrek. With the Honda CR-V, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru Crosstrek.