Whether your adventures take you through Wakefield, Reading, Danvers, or down roads less traveled, a crossover SUV may be just what you need. This 2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda CR-V comparison walks you through two popular vehicles in the segment. See how they fare in a head-to-head matchup!

From performance to cabin technology, we'll cover it all. Discover which SUV serves your needs best and drop us a line at Ira Subaru to learn more.

Crosstrek vs CR-V: Engineered to Last

Your next road trip demands an SUV engineered to withstand the elements. The 2020 Crosstrek and CR-V are crossover vehicles, built on car-based platforms. Both include next-generation, high-strength steel body structures designed with durability, rigidity, and a smoother drive in mind.

Only the Subaru BOXER® engine, however, uses a horizontal layout for natural balance and a low center of gravity. Keep in mind, too, that only the Crosstrek has standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to offer more balance and traction. The CR-V offers all-wheel drive as an available option.

While both SUVs drive smoothly on the roads, the Crosstrek has features that make light off-roading far easier. Available Hill Descent Control and X-MODE® help you stay in control on low friction surfaces.

Efficient Driving: MPG Fuel Economy

An efficient SUV makes adventures far more appealing. Thankfully, the Subaru Crosstrek and Honda CR-V fare well in this respect. You can take longer road trips with fewer stops at the pump-and make your commute much greener as well.

The base Honda CR-V, when equipped with all-wheel drive and a CVT, earns an EPA-estimated 27 city/32 highway MPG. In the same configuration, the base Subaru Crosstrek sees 27 city/33 highway MPG. Their engines are tuned to make efficient use of fuel at any speed.

While the CR-V is adding a hybrid model later this model year, the Crosstrek Hybrid has long been on the roads already. It earns 90 MPGe combined and is the most fuel-efficient all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid in America!1

Top-Shelf Technology for Your Drive

For many drivers, infotainment makes the world go 'round. It's your escape from the bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way home from work. It's how you stay connected to your favorite people from the roads. And it's an easy way to access the best your smartphone offers as you drive.

The SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia system and its Honda counterpart offer the advanced features you want most. From touchscreen interfaces to features such as Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, it has never been easier to stay connected on the roads.

However, only the 2020 Crosstrek makes the above features standard. While the 2020 CR-V makes them available, you'll need to upgrade beyond the base trim to experience them.

Should I Buy the Subaru Crosstrek or Honda CR-V?

Are you ready to hit the roads of Wakefield, Reading, and Danvers in your next new crossover SUV? The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek and Honda CR-V are smooth performers with impressive efficiency in any situation.

However, the Crosstrek really rises above when it comes to cabin technology and off-road performance. The standard raised roof rails are a nice touch, too! Feel free to swing by Ira Subaru and take a test drive of this incredible Subaru SUV.


1 Based on EPA-estimated electric-only energy efficiency rating. Actual efficiency may vary.

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