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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
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2021 Jeep Renegade2021 Jeep Renegade2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited, left, and Sport, right2021 Subaru Crosstrek
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2020 Toyota C-HR2020 Toyota C-HR
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Quick Specs
5.2
The 2021 Honda HR-V leans into hatchback practicality, but its fuel economy and standard safety gear lag.
3.5
6.3
The 2021 Hyundai Kona wears like statement jewelry, and drives like a bargain.
5.7
The 2021 Jeep Renegade is the small off-road SUV that doesn’t know how to quit.
6.0
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.
5.5
The 2020 Toyota C-HR’s updated styling is less polarizing, and it now includes both Apple and Android smartphone support.
MSRP From     
N/A$19,995$20,400$22,830$22,245$21,295
Gas Mileage     
23 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
Engine     
N/AIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
N/AS FWDSE Automatic FWDSport FWDManualLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/AAutomatic 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