If you're looking for a new SUV, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2020 Honda CR-V may be at the top of your list. They both offer versatility, comfort, space, and power. Still, they have a few key differences that may help you decide which one is the better choice, and our team at Stateline Subaru has created this comparison to take a closer look.

Drivers in Somerset and Fall River, MA, and Bristol, Rhode Island, can determine the important differences between these SUVs with our Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda CR-V comparison.


The Subaru Crosstrek and the Honda CR-V have All-Wheel Drive (AWD) systems that increase your capability in inclement weather conditions. The difference is the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive of the Crosstrek comes standard. The Real Time AWD of the CR-V is only an available addition.

X-MODE® is one performance feature you'll only find on the Crosstrek. This available feature fine-tunes the engine, transmission, and All-Wheel Drive to give you better traction on all-terrain paths.

Both the Crosstrek and the CR-V offer a similar fuel economy when outfitted with their AWD systems and Continuously Variable Transmissions. The Crosstrek, however, will help you make the most of its MPG rating with a standard 16.6-gallon fuel tank. The tank in the CR-V is only 14 gallons.

Interior Space and Comfort

The Subaru Crosstrek and the Honda CR-V both have seating for five passengers, so you'll be able to bring all your friends along on your next outdoor adventure. If you're looking for more room up front, however, you may prefer the Crosstrek interior. It has 43.1 inches of front legroom, while the CR-V only offers 41.3 inches.

You'll get to sink into available leather-trimmed upholstery in either model. Plus, the available heated front seats will help you stay cozy when your adventure leads into the cold.

When it comes to staying connected, you'll have your favorite apps and music at your disposal in either model thanks to the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. You may find that the STARLINK® Multimedia system in the Crosstrek is more user-friendly with its available 8-inch touchscreen. The touchscreen of the CR-V is only seven inches.

Safety Technology

Both vehicles come with comprehensive safety suites to give you added peace of mind on the road. For example, the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology of the Subaru Crosstrek comes with the following features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Pre-collision Braking
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist

The Honda CR-V comes with the Honda Sensing® suite. It includes many similar features, so you'll have more confidence behind the wheel of either model.

Both models also offer Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. These available features will look out for vehicles in those hard-to-see places, so you can merge and back out of tight spots with ease.

Test Drive the Subaru Crosstrek

Based on this Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda CR-V comparison, the Crosstrek outmaneuvers the CR-V with its driving dynamics and by providing more space and advanced infotainment technology.

Drivers in Somerset and Fall River, Massachusetts, and Bristol, RI, can experience any of the Subaru Crosstrek trim levels in person here at Stateline Subaru. Schedule your test drive today!

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