2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs Honda HR-V: Which Upgrade Turned Out Better?

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The Honda HR-V and the Subaru Crosstrek are both in the same segment, however they are both different. One of the vehicles can deal with rough roads along with conditions that are unpredictable and the other is suited to urban driving and offers superb in-cabin utility.

Both the subcompact crossovers were given a refresh for 2017 and both came without changes to the engine. Each of the vehicles does offer up goodies that can help them to attract customers.

The Subaru Crosstrek offers an engine that gives up 148 horses along with 145 torque and this is the 2 litre boxer four engine with five speed manual transmission. The CVT is on the Limited and the 2.0i trims.

The Honda HR-V offers up 141 horses and 127 torque thanks to the 1.8 litre four cylinder engine with the six speed manual or CVT. You can also choose to have it in AWD or FWD for the HR-V and the Crosstrek is AWD as standard.

The Honda HR-V has a price tag of $20,200 and upwards and the Subaru Crosstrek comes in at $22, 570 and upwards. The Crosstrek is the best value for money and it may be the better deal.

So would you go for the Honda HR-V or would it be the Subaru Crosstrek?

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