2018 Honda HR-V vs 2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Honda HR-V in blue & 2018 Toyota C-Hr in gray

The past decade has shown a consistent trend in the automotive world that many automakers are just now waking up to. A lot of drivers are making the switch from traditional cars and larger SUVs to the compact crossover segment. Drivers like their efficiency, car-like handling, and SUV-like capability. Today, we'll be comparing two strong contenders in this segment, and seeing just how the two of them stack up. Check out this comparison of the 2018 Honda HR-V vs the 2018 Toyota C-HR.

As we mentioned prior, some automakers are new to this segment, but both Toyota and Honda have been pioneering efficient and attractive models in this category for a number of years. At first glance, you'll notice that a number of the 2018 Honda HR-V's and the 2018 Toyota HR-V's specs are similar. Both models are powered by similar-sized 4-cylinder engines. The 2018 HR-V features a standard 1,8L, 4-cylinder engine. This engine produces 141 horsepower. The 2018 toyota C-HR has a standard 2.0L, 4-cylinder engine which produces 144 horsepower. Keep reading below for a detailed look at both models.

2018 HR-V


2018 C-HR

CVT, Manual Available Transmission Options CVT

1.8L, 4-cylinder engine

Available Engine Options

2.0L, 4-cylinder engine

28 city / 34 highway*

EPA-Estimated CVT Fuel Economy (MPG) 27 city / 31 highway

25 city / 33 highway*

Manual Transmission Fuel Economy (MPG)


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

2018 Honda HR-V transmissions & trim levels

The 2018 Honda HR-V makes it easy for drivers to choose their preferred transmission. There are two available transmissions for drivers of the HR-V, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and a six-speed manual transmission. The 2018 C-HR only offers one option, a CVT. As you can see from the chart above, the 2018 Honda HR-V, when equipped with a CVT offers slightly better EPA-estimated fuel economy than the 2018 C-HR, as well.

For the 2018 model year, drivers can select between three trim levels of the Honda HR-V. Each trim level offers drivers a host of standard and available features. This allows for a high level of driver customization and preference, as well. The trim levels for the 2018 Honda HR-V are as follows:

  • 2018 Honda HR-V LX
  • 2018 Honda HR-V EX
  • 2018 Honda HR-V EX-L w/ Navi

Check it out: [ 2018 Honda HR-V trim levels and key features ]

Another major aspect of the popularity of the compact crossover market is interior versatility and cargo room. The 2018 Honda HR-V offers drivers a whopping 58.8 cubic feet of space with its seats folded down.