2018 Honda HR-V vs 2018 Toyota C-HR

The popularity of the crossover has led to manufacturers creating models in a wide variety of sizes. Looking at the 2018 Honda HR-V vs the 2018 Toyota C-HR compares two models in the subcompact crossover class.

The 2018 Honda HR-V and 2018 Toyota C-HR are both powered by four-cylinder engines. The Honda offers a 1.8-liter four-cylinder, while the Toyota utilizes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Performance numbers on the two engines are similar. The 2018 HR-V produces 141 horsepower, while the C-HR checks in at 144 horsepower.

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2018 Honda HR-V VS 2018 Toyota C-HR
1.8-liter four-cylinder Engine 2.0-liter four-cylinder
CVT, manual Transmission Options CVT
28 city/34 highway mpg* CVT Fuel Economy 27 city/31 highway mpg
25 city/33 highway mpg* Manual Fuel Economy N/A

2018 Honda HR-V Transmission Options

The 2018 Honda HR-V will offer two transmission options for car shoppers to choose from. The crossover can be equipped with either a continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a six-speed manual transmission. The 2018 Toyota C-HR is only available with a CVT.

Fuel economy ratings will vary depending on the transmission selected. When equipped with the continuously variable transmission, the Honda HR-V is rated at an estimated 28 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highways, while the manual transmission earns up to 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.* The 2018 Toyota C-HR is rated at 27 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon with the CVT. A manual transmission is not offered.

In addition to the two transmission offerings, the 2018 Honda HR-V will be offered in three trim levels: LX, EX and EX-L w/ Navi. Each trim level will offer a different collection of standard and available comfort, safety and technology features.

Storage capacity is one of the draws of the crossover body style. With the rear seats folded down, the 2018 Honda HR-V offers 58.8 cubic feet of storage space.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2018 Honda HR-V back hatch
2018 Honda HR-V dash and display
2018 Honda HR-V storage space
2018 Honda HR-V shifter