Don’t let looks sell you on a vehicle. Sure, a lot of the appeal to a car is how nice it looks, but that shouldn’t be the deciding factor. If you put the 2020 Honda HR-V and the 2020 Toyota C-HR side by side, you have two similarly sized subcompact crossover SUVS, but you also have two radically different looking vehicles. The Honda take on the subcompact crossover may not look as flashy and garish as the Toyota, but as they say, beauty is only skin deep.
But how does the 2020 Honda HR-V prove itself when it comes to everything else? Answering that question requires a deep look at all the technology, safety equipment, and other features it offers. If you do compare each of these two vehicles, you start to notice a trend about each one’s design. To help illustrate this trend, refer to the chart below that represents the available features on each of these two crossover SUVs.
When you do get into the HR-V, you will immediately see a difference. First off, interior space both feels and is bigger than with the C-HR. You can even get a greater level of customization to that space from a wider selection of trim levels and interior color options, so the HR-V becomes something yours, not just another carbon copy.
The real shining point is AWD. For some reason, the Toyota C-HR doesn’t have AWD standard or even available on any of its three trims. If AWD is what puts the “Utility” in Sport Utility Vehicle, the Honda crossover achieves where the Toyota equivalent just can’t go. So, no matter how shiny and new the 2020 Toyota C-HR looks from the outside, remember not to judge a book by its cover. Choose the 2020 Honda HR-V and get more value out of your car.