Honda Cars of Katy Compares 2018 Honda CR-V VS 2018 Toyota C-HR Near Houston, TX

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2018 Honda CR-V

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2018 Toyota C-HR

Safety Comparison

The CR-V offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The C-HR doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring has standard HondaLink Assist, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The C-HR doesn’t offer a GPS response system, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the CR-V and the C-HR have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the CR-V the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 87 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The C-HR has not been tested, yet.

Reliability Comparison

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the CR-V’s reliability 13 points higher than the C-HR.

Engine Comparison

The CR-V LX’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 40 more horsepower (184 vs. 144) and 41 lbs.-ft. more torque (180 vs. 139) than the C-HR’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. The CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s standard 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. produces 46 more horsepower (190 vs. 144) and 40 lbs.-ft. more torque (179 vs. 139) than the C-HR’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Honda CR-V is faster than the Toyota C-HR:

 

CR-V LX

CR-V 1.5T

C-HR

Zero to 60 MPH

8.6 sec

8.2 sec

11.2 sec

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The CR-V has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The C-HR doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The CR-V stops much shorter than the C-HR:

 

CR-V

C-HR

 

70 to 0 MPH

166 feet

174 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

115 feet

137 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

146 feet

147 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the CR-V has larger tires than the C-HR (235/65R17 vs. 225/50R18).

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the CR-V is 2.4 inches wider in the front and 3 inches wider in the rear than the track on the C-HR.

The CR-V Touring AWD handles at .82 G’s, while the C-HR XLE Premium pulls only .81 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The CR-V Touring AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the C-HR XLE (27.9 seconds @ .6 average G’s vs. 28.3 seconds @ .59 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

The front grille of the CR-V uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The C-HR doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The CR-V uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The C-HR doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space Comparison

The CR-V has 22.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the C-HR (105.9 vs. 83.8).

The CR-V has 2 inches more front headroom, 2.1 inches more front hip room, 8.9 inches more front shoulder room, .9 inches more rear headroom, 8.7 inches more rear legroom, 1.5 inches more rear hip room and 3.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the C-HR.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The CR-V has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the C-HR with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 19 cubic feet). The CR-V has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the C-HR with its rear seat folded (75.8 vs. 36.4 cubic feet).

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the CR-V’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The C-HR doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the CR-V. The C-HR doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the CR-V EX-L/Touring has a standard power liftgate, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button, or on the CR-V Touring, by just kicking your foot under the back bumper, completely leaving your hands free. The C-HR doesn’t offer a power liftgate.

Ergonomics Comparison

The CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The C-HR doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

When two different drivers share the CR-V EX-L/Touring, the memory seats make it convenient for both. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position. The C-HR doesn’t offer memory seats.

The CR-V Touring’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The C-HR’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the CR-V has standard extendable sun visors. The C-HR doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The CR-V has a standard center folding armrest for the rear passengers. A center armrest helps make rear passengers more comfortable. The C-HR doesn’t offer a rear seat center armrest.

Both the CR-V and the C-HR offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the CR-V has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The C-HR doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

To direct the driver from any location to a given street address, a GPS navigation system is available on the CR-V (except LX/EX). The CR-V’s navigation system also has a real-time traffic update feature that offers alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The C-HR doesn’t offer a navigation system.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends both the Honda CR-V and the Toyota C-HR, based on reliability, safety and performance.

Motor Trend selected the CR-V as their 2018 Sport Utility of the Year. The C-HR has never been chosen.

The Honda CR-V outsold the Toyota C-HR by almost 15 to one during 2017.

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