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2018 Honda HR-V vs 2018 Chevrolet Trax

Driver side exterior view of a blue 2018 Honda HR-V on the left "vs" a driver side exterior view of a blue 2018 Chevy Trax on the right

When looking into a compact SUV, the two main attributes that shoppers are in search of is an efficient drivetrain and flexible interior space. Both the 2018 Honda HR-V and the 2018 Chevrolet Trax have accommodating cabins that allow for multiple configurations of passengers and cargo. The 2018 HR-V and the 2018 Trax also help you drive farther while filling-up less because of their sporty and economical engines under the hood. Trying to decide which one of these attractive compact SUVs best meets your needs is difficult by the naked eye alone, and that is why we have taken the time to inspect all the differences and similarities between the 2018 Honda HR-V and the 2018 Chevrolet Trax and brought them to you here.

2018 Honda HR-V


2018 Chevrolet Trax

1.8L In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 1.4L I-4
141 HP/ 127 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 138 HP/ 148 LB-FT
6-Speed Manual Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
25 MPG City/ 33 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 25 MPG City/ 33 MPG HWY
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim level with Standard Equipment.

Differences Between the 2018 HR-V 7 2018 Trax

As you can see from the chart above the 2018 Honda HR-V and the 2018 Chevrolet Trax have almost identical standard drivetrain specs, the 2018 Honda HR-V does, however, offer an upgrade to its standard transmission while the 2018 Chevrolet Trax does not. The 2018 Honda HR-V makes a Continuously Variable Transmission with Sport Mode (CVT) available, and it comes standard on the Honda HR-V EX-L Navi trim level. Both the 2018 Honda HR-V and the 2018 Chevrolet Trax have All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as an option across all trim levels, and when the 2018 HR-V works with AWD it averages EPA estimates of 27 MPG City/ 31 MPG HWY and the 2018 Trax in AWD attains EPA estimates of 24 MPG City/ 30 MPG HWY.

On the interior, the 2018 HR-V and 2018 Trax have seating for five people, but the 2018 Honda HR-V provides 58.8 cubic feet of overall cargo volume while the 2018 Trax only offers 48.4 cubic feet. The 2018 Honda HR-V also supplies passengers with more front and rear legroom than the 2018 Chevy Trax as well. Other awesome standard interior amenities of the 2018 Honda HR-V include a 5” Color Touchscreen Display, Bluetooth® Connectivity, Rear Seat Heater Ducts, Illuminated Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, and a 60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat®. With a more efficient AWD system and more interior space, the 2018 Honda HR-V is the choice over the 2018 Chevrolet Trax. Experience all the standard and optional equipment of the 2018 Honda HR-V when you take it for a test drive at Davenport Honda in Rocky Mount, NC today.

*Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

Front exterior view of a blue 2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Honda HR-V Engine Performance

Small crossovers have become more and more popular as car shoppers are drawn to the versatility provided by these vehicles. The 2018 Honda HR-V in Rocky Mount NC appeals to car shoppers considering a subcompact crossover.

The 2018 HR-V will be offered in multiple trim levels. In addition to the trim levels, the crossover is available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The crossover body style of the HR-V allows the car to offer a maximum storage capacity of 58.8 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down.

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