It’s not news to anyone that Honda’s and Toyota’s vehicles are often pitted against one another; however, it’s also not uncommon for Honda vehicles to outshine their competition. In this particular case, we’re talking about the 2018 Toyota CH-R and how it fails to hold up against the 2017 Honda HR-V. Continue reading below to see some of the biggest differences between the two vehicles.
Why Honda Does It Better
The first, most glaring observation of note when comparing these two vehicles is the lack of sporty performance from the 2018 Toyota C-HR. The Toyota completely lacks all-wheel drive capability, even as an optional feature. Instead, it provides drivers with a less-than-sporty two-wheel drive system. On the other hand, the 2017 Honda HR-V has an AWD option even at the base model. For the Honda to be a model year younger than the Toyota, but still offer more basic SUV performance necessities than Toyota proves that there’s more value to be had in the lower-priced Honda model.
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not the 2017 Honda HR-V AWD is able to do more for you than the 2018 Toyota C-HR, then check out just a few more areas where Honda does it better.
- Cargo Space – Honda offers a maximum of 57.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Toyota only offers 36.4 cubic feet.
- Passenger Space – Toyota provides passengers with a mere 83.8 cubic feet of passenger space, while Honda gives more than enough elbow room at 100.1 cubic feet.
- Curb Weight – Even with more space and better amenities, the Honda HR-V still comes in lighter with a curb weight of 3,062 pounds—making it much more agile and high-performing than the heavier 3,300-pound curb weight of the Toyota.
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The choice is clear; the 2017 Honda HR-V takes the cake. Come see the vehicle for yourself at your local Capital Region Honda Dealer, or contact us online beforehand to learn more about the vehicle, current offers, and financing options.