Honda HR-V Vs Toyota CH-R Comparison

Honda HR-V
Honda HR-V

Toyota CH-R
Toyota CH-R

This is our Honda HR-V Vs Toyota CH-R comparison for 2022. The Toyota CH-R was the in spirit forerunner to the Honda HR-V in it’s current model 2022 model cycle.¬† It was traditionally un Toyota like in terms of styling and pricing. The HR-V is like wise quite different to what Honda was making before. Namely unadventurous styling and high pricing. Like wise both adopt random letters as their model name rather than actual names. So how to do they compare?

Honda HR-V Vs Toyota CH-R exterior comparison: When released the CH-R was a bit of a standout when released in 2016, it looked unlike any other current model Toyota. Furthermore the CH-R looked great regardless of angle and embraced un-Toyota like elements that hampered use. In comparison the HR-V doesn’t move design forward in anyway look very much like 90’s and 2000’s lift back.

Honda HR-V Vs Toyota CH-R interior comparison: The HRV interior is a nice and spacious place to be in but while it is contemporary there is nothing flashy about it. The CH-R interior is again a departure from the usual Toyota theme. It’s dark while largely useless elements like rear windows and the scattered diamond patterns appears seemingly random. It’s also a nice place to be in but does feel a little claustrophobic.

Honda HR-V Vs Toyota CH-R drive report : N/A

Honda HR-V Vs Toyota CH-R engines and tech comparison: The HRV comes with a basic carry over engine and a new Hybrid version. Neither are what you would call powerful or fast but adequate. It has virtually all the latest safety systems, in car entertainment and connectivity you’d expect. In comparison the CH-R has a small entry level turbo engine and a Hybrid engine option. It also offers AWD as an option that still undercuts the Honda by thousands of dollars. Power outputs are not impressive but ¬†both are targeted at city and suburban commuting hence fuel efficiency rather and speed. Safety systems are dependent on model grade. There is nothing leading edge about these specifications by 2022 standards.

The conclusion and winner of the Honda HR-V Vs Toyota CH-R is clearly CH-R. As you can see by the historical pricing, the CH-R has always been one of the most expensive small SUVs. Styling and equipment levels justify the CH-R’s pricing regardless of model year. It was also one of the first equipped with a small turbo engine and a Hybrid engine option with AWD. Sure the HRV is bigger but CH-R price is still cheaper and you get more stuff and it looks much better.

Honda HR-V Toyota CH-R
4 Cylinder – Petrol
1.5 Litre (1498cc)
Claimed 89Kw @ 6600RPM
Claimed 145Nm @ 4300RPM
IL4 Cylinder Petrol (8NR-FTS)
95 Octane Unleaded
1.2 Litre (1197cc)
Claimed 86Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 185Nm @ 1500PM
4 Cylinder – Petrol – Hybrid
1.5 Litre (1498cc)
Claimed 96Kw @ 4000RPM
Claimed 253Nm @ 0 RPM
IL4 Cylinder Hybrid (2ZR-FXE)
91 Octane Unleaded
1.8 Litre (1798cc)
Claimed 72Kw 142NM petrol engine
Claimed 53Kw 163 Nm electric motor
Kerb weight FROM 1267Kg
Towing capacity – None
Kerb weight FROM 1440Kg
Towing capacity up to 600Kg
Fuel capacity & consumption
Up to 45 litres
IL4 1.5 Petrol 4.3 litres per 100km
IL4 1.5 Petrol Hybrid 5.8 litres per 100km
50 litres 95 Octane
1.2 litre Petrol 6.5 litres per 100km
1.8 litre Hybrid 4.3 litres per 100km
Other specifications Other specifications
CVT Auto
Overall height/width 1590/1790
Overall length/wheelbase 4335/2610
4WD system: None
ANCAP Safety: x/x
CVT (7 speed)
Overall height/width 1565/1795
Overall length/wheelbase 4360/2640
Drive system: On demand AWD or 2WD
ANCAP Safety: 5/5
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx Departure xx Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) 195 mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx Departure xx Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) 170 mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
2023 $36,990 – 45,000 AUD
2021 $26,990 – 41,000 AUD
2020 $24,990 – 34,590 AUD
2017 $24,990 – 33,340 AUD
2022 $30,915 – 37,665 AUD
2020 $29,540 – 36,440 AUD
2017 $26,990 – 35,590 AUD
*Specs change due to model grade and configuration. Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!