2023 Honda HR-V vs. Its Competition

2023 Honda HR-V
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Toyota Corolla Cross weighs in against the HR-V, and although it wears the Corolla badge, confusingly, it’s really more of a small RAV4 than a Matrix redux.

The Subaru Crosstrek is a compact hatchback on stilts and equipped for the trail, albeit without a whole lot of a filter from noise, vibration, and the elements.

The Mazda CX-30 takes the opposite extreme; it’s not all that ready for the trail, but it sets a benchmark for refinement and dynamics in this class.

The Volkswagen Taos may be a decent pick for the value-minded but it doesn’t offer the detail-oriented driving feel repeat VW customers will expect.

And the Nissan Kicks has an especially nicely detailed and well-equipped interior.

2023 Honda HR-V2023 Honda HR-V
2023 Subaru Crosstrek 2023 Subaru Crosstrek
2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid2023 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Mazda CX-302022 Mazda CX-30
#10 in Small SUVs
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2022 Nissan Kicks2022 Nissan Kicks
#16 in Small SUVs
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2022 Volkswagen Taos2022 Volkswagen TaosGet Your Price
Quick Specs
6.4
The Honda HR-V shows that family life can be charming, even on a budget.
With the 2023 Corolla Cross, Toyota lifts the RAV4’s style and grafts on the Prius’ all-wheel-drive hybrid power.
6.0
The 2022 Mazda CX-30 is a style-forward small crossover with an upscale feel.
5.3
The 2022 Nissan Kicks hatchback packs features and value into its small footprint, but it’s not very quick.
6.2
The Taos offers a winning combination of value, technology, and spaciousness that other small SUVs can’t match.
MSRP From     
$23,650Coming SoonComing Soon$22,500$19,990$23,495
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 32 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy31 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4N/AN/ARegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonsN/AN/ASmall SUV 4WDMidsize CarsSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
LX 2WD CVTN/AN/A2.5 S AWDS FWDS FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveN/AN/AAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
5N/AN/A555
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
Sport UtilityN/AN/Ai-ACTIV AWD Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODN/AN/AAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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