2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
No other class of vehicle combines go-anywhere versatility with money-saving fuel-efficiency quite like the compact hybrid crossover segment. This combination of practicality and value has helped this segment expand rapidly in recent years, making your buying decision more difficult than ever before. To help prove how the Honda CR-V Hybrid continues to set the benchmark for its class, our team at Germain Honda of Beavercreek has created this thorough model comparison. You’ll learn exactly how the CR-V Hybrid measures up against its two biggest rivals — the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. Let’s find out which one is the best fit for your lifestyle!
Honda CR-V Hybrid vs Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
|2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX||VS||2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE|
|$30,560||MSRP (excluding destination charges)*||$29,795|
|18 inches ✓||Wheel Size||17 inches|
|Standard ✓||Power Moonroof||Requires Higher Trim Level|
|Standard ✓||Heated Front Seats||Requires Higher Trim Level|
|Standard ✓||Walk Away Auto Lock®||Not Available|
|Standard, Keyfob-Activated ✓||Remote Engine Start||Not Available|
|Standard ✓||Road Departure Mitigation Braking||Not Available|
|102.9 cubic feet ✓||Passenger Volume||98.9 cubic feet|
|3 Years / 36,000 Miles ✓||Roadside Assistance Coverage||2 Years / 24,000 Miles|
First up to challenge the Honda CR-V Hybrid is one of its most familiar foes — the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Although these two might seem fairly similar on paper, a closer look reveals some key differences. For fairness, we’ve compared the equivalent trim levels of both models. Right from the start, the only similarity they share is their price tags.
Choosing the CR-V Hybrid EX over the RAV4 Hybrid XLE means that you’ll enjoy a more stylish exterior look thanks to its standard 18-inch alloy wheels. Other premium standard features of the CR-V Hybrid EX include a power moonroof along with heated front seats for both the driver and passenger. Toyota forces you to step up to a more expensive trim level of the RAV4 Hybrid to receive these same features. A larger passenger volume means that you’ll have more room inside the Honda as well.
In terms of convenience and safety, the RAV4 Hybrid is no match for the CR-V Hybrid. Standard Walk Away Auto Lock® ensures that your valuables stay protected when you exit your vehicle for a quick trip to the store. Great for chilly winter mornings, a standard keyfob-activated remote start system ensures maximum comfort for all occupants. In the event of your vehicle running off the road, standard Road Departure Mitigation Braking can help lessen the severity of an accident. Finally, Honda includes a longer term of roadside assistance coverage for greater confidence behind the wheel.
Honda CR-V Hybrid vs Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
|2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX-L||VS||2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid|
|$33,150 ✓||MSRP (excluding destination charges)*||$35,345|
|212 ✓||Total System Horsepower||148|
|68.7 cubic feet ✓||Max Cargo Volume||43.1 cubic feet|
|Power ✓||Rear Liftgate||Manual|
|Standard ✓||Power Moonroof||Not Available|
|Standard ✓||Dual-Zone Air Conditioning||Not Available|
|8 ✓||Number of Speakers||6|
|39.1 / 40.4 inches ✓||Rear Headroom/Legroom||37.6 / 36.7 inches|
|Power 8-Way ✓||Driver’s Seat Adjustability||Power 6-Way|
|Power 4-Way ✓||Passenger Seat Adjustability||Manual 4-Way|
Next up in our comparison, the Honda CR-V Hybrid EX-L goes up against the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. Here, you’ll notice that choosing Honda over Subaru will save you over $2,000 just by comparing starting prices (excluding destination charges). That’s before we even take a closer look at these two crossovers side-by-side!
In terms of total system horsepower, the CR-V Hybrid is a far more powerful choice. Premium standard features included on EX-L grades are a power rear liftgate, power moonroof, and dual-zone air conditioning. A greater number of speakers means that you’ll enjoy a superior listening experience inside the CR-V Hybrid.
When it comes to cargo and passenger space, the Crosstrek Hybrid simply cannot measure up to the CR-V Hybrid. Choosing Honda over Subaru means that you’ll enjoy nearly 25 cubic feet of additional cargo space. Similarly, back-seat passengers have much more room to stretch out and get comfortable. The front seats of the CR-V Hybrid offer greater adjustability for a more personalized seating position.
Winner – Honda CR-V Hybrid
No matter which way you look at it, the competition from both Toyota and Subaru simply cannot compete with the Honda CR-V Hybrid. Now that you’ve seen the outstanding value, versatility, premium features, and groundbreaking technology found on the CR-V Hybrid, it’s time to discover all that it has to offer with a visit to Germain Honda of Beavercreek. We cordially invite you to browse our extensive selection of the latest CR-V Hybrid models to find the one that’s perfectly suited for your lifestyle.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.