Compact crossovers continue to gain popularity, especially among drivers around Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster, PA. They're fun and easy to handle on the busy streets of town and the city while also offering versatile space inside.

Here at Fred Beans Subaru, though, we know that all these models aren't built the same, so we want to help you figure out whether the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek or 2020 Honda HR-V has the performance, space, and features you're looking to have in your new ride.

Comparing the Specs of the Subaru Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V

These crossovers provide fun, agile driving. Better acceleration is had in the Subaru Crosstrek, especially on the highways, since its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine creates 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque.

The 1.8L 4-cylinder engine under the hood of the Honda HR-V lags behind a little bit. That's because it only produces 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque.

They each do pretty well at conserving fuel, too. If you want the most efficient performance, though, turn to the Crosstrek hybrid configuration. With this available powertrain you'll get 90 MPGe. The Honda HR-V can't compete with that level of efficiency and energy-saving performance since it doesn't have an available hybrid engine.

Drive Like a Pro

The main difference when driving these two vehicles will be felt in the control of your ride. It really isn't the fault of the HR-V, but nothing can match the handling of the Crosstrek. Systems like Active Torque Vectoring and Vehicle Dynamics Control give you sharper turning, a neutral steering feeling, and confidence navigating through corners.

The 2020 Crosstrek also comes standard with the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. This is designed to give you great stability and maximum traction driving over all road conditions. The HR-V has an available AWD, but it isn't a standard system and it isn't designed with the same balance of the one found in the Subaru Crosstrek.

Not only do these systems make your drive fun, but they also give you more confidence when driving around in the 2020 Crosstrek.

A Look Inside the Crosstrek vs HR-V

Now that you know the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is ready to handle the elements outside the vehicle, it's time to check out what it'll provide for you inside the vehicle.

The Crosstrek model's automatic climate control system has dual-zone settings, something only available in higher trim levels of the Honda HR-V. This will let you and your front passenger each adjust the settings of this system without changing the other's temperature preference.

When it comes to space, there's also plenty of that to go around in the Subaru Crosstrek. Within this crossover, there's 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, which is slightly more than the 100.1 cubic feet found in the Honda HR-V.

Time to Choose Between the 2020 Crosstrek vs 2020 HR-V

While the Honda HR-V has a good amount of space for cargo and offers some similar features as the Crosstrek, this Subaru model overall provides you with better performance and comes standard with more premium features.

It's now time for you to really see how the Subaru Crosstrek will perform out on the roads of Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster, Pennsylvania. Schedule a test drive of the 2020 Crosstrek with us at Fred Beans Subaru!

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