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2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Review

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2021 Honda
CR-V Hybrid

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2020 Subaru
Crosstrek Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$30,560 to $36,350
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$35,145
Invoice* $28,654 to $33,511 $33,016
MPG - City 40 N/A
MPG - Hwy 35 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Hybrid than in the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 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 Hybrid.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda CR-V Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Honda CR-V Hybrid is much higher than that for the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Honda CR-V Hybrid is much wider than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, 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 Hybrid, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda CR-V Hybrid doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Honda CR-V Hybrid is clearly the choice over the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Honda CR-V Hybrid has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

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

Warranty
The Honda CR-V Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.