2020 C-HR vs. HR-V Comparison

Like many vehicles in this newer class of vehicles, both of these compact crossovers have unique advantages. Drivers can enjoy their car-like fuel-efficiency and handling combined with the ride height and cargo space of an SUV.

To that end, the 2020 C-HR has an EPA-estimated 27/31/29 MPG (city/hwy/comb), it delivers 144 horsepower, and it features a sport-tuned MacPherson strut front suspension with angled strut bearings and a large-diameter stabilizer bar to help the vehicle's front end respond quickly and precisely.

The 2020 HR-V has a slightly less powerful 141 horsepower engine and has an EPA-estimated 28/34/30 (city/hwy/comb) MPG. The 2020 HR-V also has MacPherson strut front suspension with a front stabilizer bar.

Both the C-HR and HR-V come with complimentary 24/7 roadside assistance plans, but only C-HR’s ToyotaCare includes a factory-scheduled maintenance plan that lasts two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Honda’s Roadside Assistance lasts for 3 years/36,000 miles, but does not include factory-scheduled maintenance.

In this comparison, we take a deep dive into safety, performance, and reliability features. Which compact crossover will come out ahead?

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Safety

Toyota has a long history of reliability. Keeping you and yours safe plays a big part in that.

 

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Safety

  • The C-HR comes standard with 10 airbags including a knee airbag. The Honda HR-V has 6 without knee airbags.
  • Every 2020 Toyota C-HR comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense® P (TSS-P).
  • The Honda HR-V base trim lacks TSS-P comparable features that come standard on the Toyota C-HR base trim.
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Performance

Equipped with a 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve engine with 144 horsepower, the 2020 Toyota C-HR outperforms the 2020 Honda HR-V which produces 141 horsepower. All 2020 Toyota C-HR trims have an EPA-estimated 27/31/29 MPG (city/hwy/comb). However, the 2020 Honda HR-V LX 2WD has an EPA-estimated 28/34/30 MPG (city/hwy/comb).

 

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Performance

  • The Toyota C-HR with a 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve engine produces 144 horsepower. The Honda HR-V produces 141.
  • All 2020 Toyota C-HR trims have an EPA-estimated 27/31/29 MPG (city/hwy/comb). The 2020 Honda HR-V LX 2WD has an EPA-estimated 28/34/30 MPG (city/hwy/comb).
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Reliability

Toyota is known for its reliability. Every model, including the 2020 Toyota C-HR, comes standard with ToyotaCare.

 

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Reliability

  • Toyota was named Kelley Blue Book®’s Best Resale Value Brand for 2017, 2018, and 2019.
  • J.D Power awarded the 2020 Toyota C-HR LE FWD with an 82 Quality and Reliability rating.
  • Every model, including the 2020 Toyota C-HR, comes with ToyotaCare which includes Roadside Assistance.
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Conclusion: C-HR vs. HR-V

These vehicles are worthy opponents for their class. Both the 2020 C-HR and Honda HR-V received 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings from the NHTSA.

 

Every 2020 Toyota C-HR comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense® P (TSS-P) suite of advanced active safety features. The comparable Honda Sensing® Safety & Driver-Assistive Technologies only come standard on the higher grades of HR-V: 2020 Honda HR-V EX, EX-L, and Touring trims.

 

All 2020 Toyota C-HR trims have an EPA-estimated 27/31/29 MPG (city/hwy/comb). The 2020 Honda HR-V LX has an EPA-estimated 28/34/30 MPG (city/hwy/comb).

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Conclusion: C-HR vs. HR-V

  • Both the 2020 C-HR and Honda HR-V received 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings from the NHTSA.
  • Every 2020 Toyota C-HR comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense® P (TSS-P) suite of advanced active safety features.
  • All 2020 Toyota C-HR trims have an EPA-estimated 27/31/29 MPG (city/hwy/comb). The 2020 Honda HR-V LX has an EPA-estimated 28/34/30 MPG (city/hwy/comb).
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