2021 Honda HR-V vs. Its Competition

2021 Honda HR-V
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Subcompact crossover SUVs are hardly penalty boxes.

The Toyota C-HR has a great ride quality, but its tight interior and agonizingly slow acceleration make it hard to recommend.

The Ford Ecosport has a dated design and concerning crash-test results.

Boxy looks tie the Jeep Renegade into its ‘80s Cherokee great-grandpa, and it can be a formidable off-roader.

One of our favorites is the segment’s newcomer, the Hyundai Kona.

It’s priced well and drips with personality.

The Subaru Crosstrek is plucky and feels a class above its rivals inside; it gets a more powerful engine this year.

2021 Honda HR-V2021 Honda HR-V
2021 Ford Ecosport2021 Ford Ecosport
2021 Hyundai Kona2021 Hyundai Kona
2021 Jeep Renegade2021 Jeep Renegade
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited, left, and Sport, right2021 Subaru Crosstrek
2020 Toyota C-HR2020 Toyota C-HR
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Quick Specs
The 2021 Honda HR-V leans into hatchback practicality, but its fuel economy and standard safety gear lag.
The 2021 Ford Ecosport small crossover forsakes its name and doesn’t offer much by way of driving excitement or efficiency.
The 2021 Hyundai Kona wears like statement jewelry, and drives like a bargain.
The 2021 Jeep Renegade is the small off-road SUV that doesn’t know how to quit.
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.
The 2020 Toyota C-HR’s updated styling is less polarizing, and it now includes both Apple and Android smartphone support.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
LX 2WD CVTS FWDSE Automatic FWDJeepster FWD *Ltd Avail*ManualLE FWD (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Ford Ecosport2021 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona2021 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Jeep Renegade2021 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek2021 Honda HR-V vs. 2020 Toyota C-HR