Which Crossover Should You Choose to Drive in Chico, CA?


At Subaru of Chico, we have found that practical matters with our drivers. That's why many of them flock to our showroom: to find a functional, convenient and stylish ride. When that happens, we turn their attention to the Subaru Crosstrek, a crossover vehicle that exudes all of the aforementioned and so much more. Of course the Crosstrek isn't the only crossover-candidate vying for your attention.


For example, The Honda HR-V offers a variety of driving benefits. However, it's important to clarify that there are some clear differences between the two crossover models. Let's take a look at how the two stack up when pinned against each other in a number of different categories.

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The Subaru Crosstrek vs. the Honda HR-V


All-Wheel-Drive: The Crosstrek was built for every season as it equips Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. With this system, the Crosstrek will respond more quickly to a loss of traction in inclement weather. The Honda HR-V base-trim fails to deliver in this respect as it only offers front-wheel-drive as a standard feature. AWD is available, but you will have to pay extra.


Ground Clearance: More ground clearance ultimately equates to better off-road abilities. It also makes the vehicle more practical as well, which is important to our drivers. When comparing the two vehicles, don't let your eyes fool you. While the Honda HR-V may appear larger, the Crosstrek offers 8.7-inches of ground clearance. The HR-V, on the other hand, only offers 7.3-inches.


Performance: The Crosstrek is outfitted with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder boxer engine, that's capable of outputting 148-horsepower. The Honda HR-V comes standard with a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder that is capable of producing 138-horsepower-shy of what the Crosstrek is capable of.


Advanced Safety: The Crosstrek offers Subaru's available Eyesight system, which is comprised of two cameras on the rearview intended to monitor traffic and react to conditions before you do. These actions include pre-collision braking, lane sway and departure warning, pre-collision throttle management and adaptive cruise control. While the HR-V offers lane watch as an available feature, it's missing many of the same advanced features found on Eyesight.

Are you interested in the Subaru Crosstrek? If so, come explore it in-depth with a test drive at our 2522 Cohasset Road location in Chico California-convenient from Sacramento, Redding and Yuba City.